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Car Plows Into Crowd In Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, Injuring At Least 15

An eight-month-old girl was killed when a car slammed into a crowd in Rio de Janeiro near Copacabana beach. Dozens others were injured. Authorities believe the driver had an epileptic seizure and lost control of his vehicle.

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New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern Pregnant With First Child

Pic: ReutersWELLINGTON: New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Friday she was pregnant with her first child, and planned to take a short break after the birth in June.

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African U.N. Envoys Suggest Trump Meet Leaders In Ethiopia After 'Shithole' Remark

Pic: ReutersUNITED NATIONS: African U.N. envoys suggested on Thursday that U.S. President Donald Trump meet with African leaders in Ethiopia this month after he was reported to have described some immigrants from Africa and Haiti as coming from “shithole” countries.

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Trump Administration Appeals 'Dreamer' Immigrant Ruling To Top Court

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WASHINGTON: The U.S. Justice Department on Thursday said it had asked the Supreme Court to overturn a lower court ruling last week that blocked President Donald Trump’s move to end a program that protects hundreds of thousands of immigrants brought to the United States illegally as children.

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France, Germany To Make Joint Bitcoin Regulation Proposal At G20 Summit

Pic: ReutersPARIS: France and Germany will make joint proposals to regulate the bitcoin cryptocurrency at the next summit of the G20 group of major economies in Argentina in March, French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said on Thursday.

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Pope Lands In Peru As President Seeks Help In Political Crisis

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LIMA - Pope Francis arrived in Peru on Thursday, as President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski appealed to the pontiff to help put the country back on track after a political crisis nearly ousted him from office a month ago.

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Zimbabwe Opposition Leader Roy Bennett Killed In U.S. Helicopter Crash

Exiled Zimbabwe opposition leader Roy Bennett and four other people were killed in a helicopter crash in a remote northern part of the U.S. state of New Mexico, officials and his political party said on Thursday.

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U.S. Won't Pay $45 Million Pledged For Palestinian Food Aid For Now

WASHINGTON - The United States will not provide $45 million in food aid for Palestinians that it pledged last month as part of the West Bank/Gaza Emergency Appeal led by the U.N. Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), the U.S. State Department said on Thursday.

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Prosecutor: Parents Who Tortured Children Were ‘Depraved’

RIVERSIDE, Calif.  — A California couple tortured a dozen of their children for years, starving them to the point that their growth was stunted, chaining them to their beds for months at a time and forbidding them from showering more than once a year or using the toilet, a prosecutor said Thursday.

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