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US strikes IS-held mosque as Syria battle intensifies

US strikes IS-held mosque as Syria battle intensifies

 The U.S. military said Tuesday it struck a mosque that had allegedly been used as an Islamic State control center, as American-allied Syrian forces battled the extremists in their last stronghold in eastern Syria amid reports of more civilian c ...
  • Venezuela opposition takes to streets over blocked aid

    Thousands of opposition activists headed out into the streets of Venezuela on Tuesday to demand the military allow in desperately-needed aid, with President Nicolas Maduro's supporters due to rally against "imperialist intervention."
  • South Africa imposes severe power cuts ahead of election

    South Africa on Monday introduced its most severe electricity rationing in nearly five years, presenting President Cyril Ramaphosa with a major political challenge just months ahead of a May general election.
  • Fierce battles near final IS foothold in eastern Syria

    Islamic State group militants cornered in their last foothold in eastern Syria fought back with suicide car bombs, snipers and booby traps Monday, slowing Kurdish fighters advancing under the cover of U.S.-led coalition airstrikes, Kurdish news agenc ...

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South Africa imposes severe power cuts ahead of election Central African peace deal still not fully signed: minister Chad president says rebel convoy 'destroyed' Bashir's hometown split as anti-government protests hit Sudan Six killed in Madagascar lightning strike Sudan's Bashir fights for survival as protests spread

Middle East

US strikes IS-held mosque as Syria battle intensifies Fierce battles near final IS foothold in eastern Syria Israeli gunfire kills Gaza teens during border protests US and Taliban agree to a 'draft framework' for peace deal US, Taliban see significant progress in ending Afghan war Hundreds of Syrian refugees return home from Lebanon

Europe

EU agrees to work with British PM on Brexit demands Spain, France, Germany give Venezuela's Maduro ultimatum Ukrainian court sentences ex-president Yanukovich to 13 years in prison Russia and Turkey mull next steps in war-torn Syria Germany bans Iranian airline on suspicion of spying, terror Total lunar eclipse woos sky watchers

Asia - Pacific

Thai king moves to block sister's 'inappropriate' candidacy for PM Philippines vows to crush 'terrorists' after church bombs kill 20 Canadian PM fires envoy to China after remarks on Huawei case Total lunar eclipse woos sky watchers Tropical storm's rain, surging seas strike Thai beaches Sydney, Hong Kong kick off 2019 parties with dazzling fireworks

US & Canada

Canadian PM fires envoy to China after remarks on Huawei case Total lunar eclipse woos sky watchers Government shutdown becomes longest in US history

Latin America & Caribbean

Venezuela opposition takes to streets over blocked aid Venezuela's Maduro vows to block 'fake' aid 'spectacle' Spain, France, Germany give Venezuela's Maduro ultimatum

South Asia

Global support lets Bangladesh PM withstand election worries Sydney, Hong Kong kick off 2019 parties with dazzling fireworks Bangladesh probes vote rigging allegations in election hit by violence

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Venezuela's Maduro vows to block 'fake' aid 'spectacle'

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro vowed on Friday not to let in "fake" aid from the United States requested by opposition leader Juan Guaido, which is being stockpiled at the border with Colombia. Thai king moves to block sister's 'inappropriate' candidacy for PM Israeli gunfire kills Gaza teens during border protests EU agrees to work with British PM on Brexit demands Central African peace deal still not fully signed: minister Chad president says rebel convoy 'destroyed'

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Indonesia tsunami hits Sunda Strait after Krakatoa eruption

A tsunami killed at least 222 people and injured hundreds on the Indonesian islands of Java and Sumatra following an underwater landslide believed cau ...

U.S. President Trump and North Korean leader Kim meet in Singapore

U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un pledged on Tuesday to work toward complete denuclearization of the Korean peninsula wh ...

President Donald Trump meets with Japanese PM Shinzo Abe

Five days before meeting North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, US President Donald Trump said on Thursday the unprecedented summit was "all ready to go," a ...

US President Trump Meets with Chancellor Merkel of Germany

US President Donald Trump and German Chancellor Angela Merkel appeared to make little headway on high-stakes trade and security disagreements Friday, ...

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