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Pope Has Tough Words For Indigenous, Chile During Mass

TEMUCO, Chile — Pope Francis took the Chilean state and the country’s largest indigenous group to task Wednesday over their failure to forge a truly unified nation, saying the government must do more than just negotiate “elegant” agreements and radical Mapuche factions must stop violence.

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Democrats Say No Dreamer Solution After Kelly Meeting

WASHINGTON - Two Democratic lawmakers said White House chief of staff John Kelly offered no legislative solutions to protect people brought to the United States illegally as children in a meeting on Wednesday with the Congressional Hispanic Caucus.

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Thai Court Drops Royal Insult Case Over Ancient King

Sulak Sivaraksa

BANGKOK - Thailand’s military court on Wednesday dropped the prosecution of an 85-year-old academic who had been accused of royal insult for questioning the truth of a 17th century elephant-back battle, he and his lawyer said.

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Nigerian Militants Threaten Oil Sector Attacks Within Days

YENAGOA/LAGOS - Nigerian militants threatened on Wednesday to attack off-shore oil facilities within days, raising fears of a repeat of a 2016 wave of violence that helped push Africa’s biggest economy into recession.

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Without Rain, South Africa's Cape Town May Run Out Of Water By April

CAPE TOWN - South Africa’s Cape Town, one of the world’s iconic tourist destinations, could run out of water by April as the city’s worst drought in a century risks forcing residents to join queues for emergency rations.

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Mexican Ombudsman Documents Violations Of Central Americans' Human Rights

Luis Raul Gonzalez Perez

MEXICO CITY -- Mexico’s National Migration Institute (INM) violated the human rights of 122 undocumented Central Americans, including minors, by lodging them in facilities in the eastern state of Veracruz not acceptable for migrants.

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US Navy To Charge Commanders Of Crashed Warship With Homicide

WASHINGTON, -- The US Navy is filing negligent homicide charges against the commanders of two crashed guided missile destroyers last year, China's Xinhua news agency reported.

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Iranian Oil Tanker Wreck Produces Two Slicks In East China Sea: China

Pic: ReutersBEIJING: An Iranian oil tanker that sank in the East China Sea has left two oil slicks covering a combined 109 square km (42 square miles), the Chinese government said late on Tuesday, as maritime police scour for damage and prepare to explore the wreck.

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Japan Government Tells Public Broadcaster Not To Repeat False Missile Alert

Pic: ReutersTOKYO: The Japanese government called on public broadcaster NHK on Wednesday to make sure a false alarm warning of a North Korean missile launch will not be repeated, with tensions still high because of the North’s missile and nuclear programmes.

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El Salvador Eyes Work Scheme With Qatar For Migrants Facing Exit From U.S.

Pic: ReutersSAN SALVADOR: El Salvador is discussing a deal with Qatar under which Salvadoran migrants facing the loss of their right to stay in the United States could live and work temporarily in the Middle Eastern country, the government of the Central American nation said on Tuesday.

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