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Venezuelan Protest Violence Flares, Violinist Injured

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CARACAS: A young Venezuelan violinist who has become one of the best-known faces of protests against President Nicolas Maduro was injured on Saturday in violent clashes in Caracas.

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Philippines Backs Out As Host Of 2019 SEA Games Due To Terror Threat

 

MANILA -- The Philippines has withdrawn its plan to host the Southeast Asian Games in 2019 due to terrorism threat that continues to hang over the Mindanao region in the southern Philippines, China’s Xinhua news agency reported.

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US Airstrike Kills 16 Afghan Police In Helmand

LASHKAR GAH -- Sixteen Afghan police personnel were killed in Friday's US-led coalition forces airstrike which accidently struck their position in southern Helmand province, the provincial government confirmed Saturday, China’s Xinhua news agency reported.

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Egyptian Court Confirms Death Sentences Against 28 Over Killing Ex-Top Prosecutor

CAIRO -- An Egyptian court on Saturday has confirmed death sentences against 28 people over the murder of a former public prosecutor in 2015, China’s Xinhua news agency reported, citing Egyptian state TV.

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Philippine Congress Approves Duterte's Request To Extend Martial Law In Mindanao

MANILA -- A joint session of the Philippine congress on Saturday approved the request of President Rodrigo Duterte to extend a 60-day martial law he imposed in the entire Mindanao in southern Philippines, China’s Xinhua news agency reported.

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Ex-CIA Head Says Trump Remarks On Russia Interference 'Disgraceful'

Pic: ReutersASPEN, COLO.: Former CIA director John Brennan on Friday criticized as "disgraceful" President Donald Trump's efforts to play down U.S. intelligence agencies' assessment that Russia meddled in the 2016 U.S. election.

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Moscow Lawyer Who Met Trump Jr. Had Russian Spy Agency As Client

Pic: ReutersMOSCOW: The Russian lawyer who met Donald Trump Jr. after his father won the Republican nomination for the 2016 U.S. presidential election counted Russia's FSB security service among her clients for years, Russian court documents seen by Reuters show.

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Spicer Resigning At White House, Scaramucci To Be Communications Chief: Trump Statement

Pic: ReutersWASHINGTON: President Donald Trump said in a statement on Friday that White House press secretary Sean Spicer was resigning as of August and that businessman Anthony Scaramucci, a long-time supporter, would become White House communications director.

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Linkin Park Cancelled North American Tour

Pic: Fuse TVCALIFORNIA: Linkin Park have cancelled their North American tour following the death of singer Chester Bennington.

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U.S. Presses Myanmar To Cease Military Ties With North Korea

Pic: ReutersWASHINGTON: Myanmar's military has maintained ties with North Korea, even though the civilian-led government denies any cooperation, and the Trump administration is pressing for a complete break-off of remaining links, current and former U.S. officials said.

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