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Twenty-two civilians killed, including children, in north Yemen - U.N.

Twenty-two civilians killed, including children, in north Yemen - U.N. Tue, 12 Mar, 2019

Air strikes by the Saudi-led coalition killed at least 22 civilians, including women and children, in a village in northern Yemen.
Venezuelan blackout hits oil exports, residents scramble for food

Venezuelan blackout hits oil exports, residents scramble for food Mon, 11 Mar, 2019

Much of Venezuela, including parts of the capital Caracas, remained without power for a fifth day, crimping vital oil exports and leaving people struggling to obtain water and food.
UK leader holds last-ditch Brexit talks with EU before vote

UK leader holds last-ditch Brexit talks with EU before vote Mon, 11 Mar, 2019

Prime Minister Theresa May scrambled to win last-minute changes from the European Union to her Brexit deal, a day before a crucial vote in Britain's Parliament that could derail the country's withdrawal from the EU — and cost May her job.
Algeria's President Bouteflika pulls out of race for 5th term

Algeria's President Bouteflika pulls out of race for 5th term Mon, 11 Mar, 2019

Algeria's President Abdelaziz Bouteflika announced his withdrawal Monday from a bid to win another term in office and postponed an April 18 election, following weeks of protests against his candidacy.
U.S.-backed Syrian force attacks Islamic State enclave

U.S.-backed Syrian force attacks Islamic State enclave Mon, 11 Mar, 2019

 U.S.-backed Syrian forces launched an assault against the final Islamic State enclave in eastern Syria, aiming to wipe out the last vestige of its self-declared "caliphate" that once spanned a third of Iraq and Syria.
Malaysia frees Indonesian suspect in Kim Jong Nam murder case

Malaysia frees Indonesian suspect in Kim Jong Nam murder case Mon, 11 Mar, 2019

An Indonesian woman accused in the 2017 killing of the North Korean leader's half-brother was freed, as a Malaysian court dropped the murder charge against her in a case that drew suspicions of being a political assassination.
Netanyahu warns Hamas after Gaza unrest

Netanyahu warns Hamas after Gaza unrest Sun, 10 Mar, 2019

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Hamas that Israel would not hesitate to launch a "large-scale operation" in Gaza, as daily exchanges with the Palestinian territory threatened a wider escalation.
Madagascar battles killer measles outbreak

Madagascar battles killer measles outbreak Sun, 10 Mar, 2019

Frangeline is aged two but weighs no more than a four-month-old -- the terrible result of her battle with measles, which is cutting a deadly swathe through Madagascar.
Guinea-Bissau votes in hope of ending long leadership deadlock

Guinea-Bissau votes in hope of ending long leadership deadlock Sun, 10 Mar, 2019

Voters in Guinea-Bissau went to the polls Sunday to elect a new parliament in the hope of ending a protracted leadership deadlock in a country that has become renowned for drug trafficking and instability.
Ethiopian Airlines flight to Nairobi crashes, killing 157

Ethiopian Airlines flight to Nairobi crashes, killing 157 Sun, 10 Mar, 2019

 An Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 passenger jet to Nairobi crashed early on Sunday with 149 passengers and eight crew members aboard, the airline said, and there were no survivors, according to the state broadcaster.
North Korea 'poised to conduct new missile test', satellite images show

North Korea 'poised to conduct new missile test', satellite images show Sat, 09 Mar, 2019

North Korea may be preparing for a missile or space launch, US news outlet NPR has reported, based on satellite image analysis of a key facility near Pyongyang.
Dutch PM Rutte says path to Brexit breakthrough unclear

Dutch PM Rutte says path to Brexit breakthrough unclear Sat, 09 Mar, 2019

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said the path to a breakthrough on Brexit remained elusive, and he did not know what his British counterpart Theresa May meant when she said that only "one more push" was needed to reach a deal.
Colombia to allow Venezuelans to enter on expired passports

Colombia to allow Venezuelans to enter on expired passports Sat, 09 Mar, 2019

Colombia will allow Venezuelans to cross the border using expired passports in view of the difficulty of renewing travel documents in the neighboring country in the midst of its economic crisis, the migration agency said.
Britain, EU locked in talks as Brexit vote nears

Britain, EU locked in talks as Brexit vote nears Fri, 08 Mar, 2019

Intensive talks between the European Union and Britain are underway to help get Brexit through the British parliament next week, but the bloc has already presented its ideas, a spokesman said on Friday.
Palestinian killed by Israeli fire in border clashes

Palestinian killed by Israeli fire in border clashes Fri, 08 Mar, 2019

 A Palestinian teenager was killed by Israeli fire during renewed clashes along the Gaza border, the enclave's health ministry said Thursday, with Israeli aircraft striking Hamas positions in response to the violence.
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