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Lenin Moreno Sworn In As Ecuador President

 Lenin Moreno.

QUITO -- Lenin Moreno was sworn in as Ecuador's president on Wednesday following a tight electoral race that the former vice president won on promises of maintaining the social programs of his leftist predecessor, Rafael Correa.

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UN's Guterres: Trump Budget Would Make UN Peacekeeping 'Simply Impossible'

The proposed cuts would reduce the UN peacekeeping budget by more than $1 billion USD. The US currently pays for more than one-fourth of the UN peacekeeping budget.

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Manchester Suicide Bomber Salman Abedi Linked To Key UK IS Recruiter

Manchester Arena suicide bomber Salman Abedi had links to an Islamic State cell which operated in the city, and knew one of the terror group's most prolific recruiters, Sky News can reveal.

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Brazilians Riot To Demand Ouster Of President, Military Called In After Ministries Set On Fire

The troubled president of Brazil, Michel Temer, ordered the military to restore order in the capital after clashes with protestors went out of control.

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Will Manchester Change After The Attack?

As people in Manchester woke up to a "critical" terror threat level and the prospect of soldiers on the streets, Lars Bevanger reflects on what the terror attack might mean for the city’s cohesion and sense of optimism.

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Prosecutors File Appeal Against Ahok's Blasphemy Sentence

Prosecutors proceeded on Wednesday (24/05) with their appeal against Basuki "Ahok" Tjahaja Purnama's blasphemy sentence, submitting appeal documents to the Jakarta High Court, a court spokesman said.

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#Prayforjakarta Trends On Twitter As Twin Explosions Shake City

Twitter was flooded with tweets expressing shock and sympathy for Jakarta following Wednesday (24/05) evening’s twin bomb attacks at a bus station in Kampung Melayu, East Jakarta.

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Five Killed, Dozens Injured In Twin Explosions At Jakarta Bus Station

At least five people were killed — including three police officers — and ten others injured on Wednesday night (24/05) when two explosions ripped apart a TransJakarta bus station in Kampung Melayu, East Jakarta, according to National Police Spokesman Insp. Gen. Setyo Wasisto.

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Tick Bite Leaves Young Oregon Girl Partially Paralysed

CHARLOTTE, NC - A video circulating online is enough to make any parent’s blood run cold.

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Venezuela Prosecutor: Protest Victim Killed By National Guard

A student who died at an anti-government protest in Caracas last month was killed by a tear gas canister fired by the National Guard, Venezuela's chief prosecutor says.

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