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Showdown in Venezuela as US backs Maduro rival's power claim

Showdown in Venezuela as US backs Maduro rival's power claim

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January 24, 2019 at 5:00 am

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelans headed into uncharted political waters Thursday, with the young leader of a newly united and combative opposition claiming to hold the presidency and socialist P...

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January 24, 2019 at 5:00 am | Amnesty criticizes Iran's mass arrests as US frees reporter...

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Alleged cocaine smuggler appears in Australian court

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January 24, 2019 at 5:00 am | SYDNEY (AP) — An Australian businessman who was allegedly part of a criminal syndicate that smuggled 1.28 metric tons (1.41 U.S. tons) of cocaine inside a shipment of prefabricated steel from China h...

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The Latest: Russian officials condemn Venezuela protests

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January 24, 2019 at 5:00 am | CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The Latest on the political crisis in Venezuela (all times local): 4 a.m. Russian officials and senior lawmakers have reacted angrily to opposition protests in Venez...

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Amnesty criticizes Iran's mass arrests as US frees reporter

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January 24, 2019 at 5:00 am | DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran arrested more than 7,000 people last year, including dozens of journalists, in what Amnesty International on Thursday called a "shameless campaign of repressio...

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Osaka vs. Kvitova for Australian Open title, No. 1 ranking

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January 24, 2019 at 5:00 am | MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Naomi Osaka never made it past the fourth round at any of the first 10 Grand Slam tournaments of her career. Now, still just 21, she's suddenly on the verge of a second co...

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Australia to urge China to treat detained writer fairly

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January 24, 2019 at 5:00 am | BEIJING (AP) — Australia's defense minister said Thursday he will press Chinese officials to treat a Chinese-Australian writer fairly and release all information about his case, days after the man wa...

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Indonesian in North Korea trial wins appeal for statements

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January 24, 2019 at 5:00 am | PUTRAJAYA, Malaysia (AP) — An Indonesian woman jointly accused of killing the estranged half brother of North Korea's leader won an appeal Thursday to obtain witness statements given to police as par...

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Japan whalers discuss plan to resume commercial hunt July 1

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January 24, 2019 at 5:00 am | TOKYO (AP) — Japanese whalers are discussing plans ahead of their July 1 resumption of commercial hunting along the northeastern coasts for the first time in three decades. Their preparation foll...

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