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Heavy casualties after overnight battle at Kabul hotel

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KABUL Gunmen in army uniforms who stormed Kabul's Intercontinental Hotel late on Saturday and battled Afghan Special Forces through the night killed more than 30 people and wounded many more, although the final toll of dead and wounded may still be higher. | Video

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Colombian negotiator returning to Ecuador for talks with ELN rebels 21 Jan 2018

BOGOTA The Colombian government's head negotiator at peace talks with the ELN rebel group will return to Ecuador to seek a new ceasefire, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said on Sunday, after being recalled to Bogota following a surge in guerrilla attacks.

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U.S. Supreme Court to decide legality of Trump travel ban 20 Jan 2018

WASHINGTON The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday set up a major showdown over presidential powers, agreeing to decide the legality of President Donald Trump's latest travel ban targeting people from six Muslim-majority countries. | Video

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'Andres Manuelovich': Mexican leftist laughs off Russia election jabs 19 Jan 2018

MEXICO CITY The leftist frontrunner for Mexico's presidential election, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, on Thursday made light of allegations that his campaign may have Russian backing, joking that he would henceforth be known as "Andres Manuelovich."

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Mexico rejects Trump claim it world's most dangerous country 18 Jan 2018

MEXICO CITY Mexico on Thursday dismissed a claim by U.S. President Donald Trump that it was the most dangerous country in the world and reiterated it would not fund the construction of a wall along the U.S. southern border.

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Venezuela talks off in row over fugitive ex-policeman's death 18 Jan 2018

CARACAS Talks between Venezuela's government and the opposition coalition foundered on Thursday after the opposition denied providing information that led to the death of a rogue former policeman and six other anti-government militants.

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Shutting out immigrants is not Christian, pope says 18 Jan 2018

IQUIQUE, Chile Pope Francis said on Thursday that it is not Christian to shut out immigrants, urging nations to welcome people whose lives had been "watered down" by poverty, injustice and exploitation.

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HRW says Trump is 'disaster' for human rights, fuels authoritarians 18 Jan 2018

PARIS U.S. President Donald Trump's record on human rights in his first year in office has been a "disaster" and has encouraged oppression by authoritarian leaders from China to Russia, the head of Human Rights Watch said in an interview on Wednesday. | Video

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Wave of looting shutters stores, spreads fear in Venezuela 17 Jan 2018

CARACAS/SAN CRISTOBAL, Venezuela A wave of looting by hungry mobs across Venezuela has left streets of shuttered shops in provincial towns and pushed some store owners to arm themselves with guns and machetes, stirring fear that the turmoil could spread to the capital Caracas. | Video

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EU set to hit top Venezuelan officials with sanctions - diplomats 17 Jan 2018

BRUSSELS Seven senior Venezuelan officials are likely to face European Union sanctions from next week, including the country's powerful chief justice, diplomats said, as the EU seeks to pressure President Nicolas Maduro to resolve a political crisis.

Venezuela 2012: more revolution?

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Insight: Chavista militants may be wild card after election

CARACAS - Sitting in front of a mural of Jesus and the Virgin Mary armed with AK-47s, three red-shirted children are clutching assault rifles and copies of Venezuela's constitution.  Full Article