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Four million without water in deadly Chile floods

Four million without water in deadly Chile floods Mon, 27 Feb, 2017

Rainstorms and landslides in Chile killed four and contaminated a major river, forcing authorities to cut off drinking water to four million people in the capital, authorities said.
Israel aircraft attack Hamas targets after rocket fired from Gaza

Israel aircraft attack Hamas targets after rocket fired from Gaza Mon, 27 Feb, 2017

Israeli aircraft carried out a series of strikes in Gaza on Monday, wounding two people, health officials and witnesses said, after a rocket fired from the Palestinian territory struck southern Israel.
'Moonlight' takes best picture Oscar after stunning mix-up

'Moonlight' takes best picture Oscar after stunning mix-up Mon, 27 Feb, 2017

Coming-of-age drama "Moonlight" won the best picture Oscar on Sunday, but not before the film industry's biggest night was marred by one of the worst fiascos in its history, as "La La Land" was mistakenly handed the award first.
Iraq forces in west Mosul aim for key bridge

Iraq forces in west Mosul aim for key bridge Sun, 26 Feb, 2017

Iraqi forces battled jihadists in west Mosul on Sunday, aiming to build a floating bridge across the Tigris to establish an important supply route linked to the recaptured east bank.
Guatemala expels Dutch 'abortion ship'

Guatemala expels Dutch 'abortion ship' Sun, 26 Feb, 2017

Guatemala has expelled a Dutch "abortion ship" carrying activists who had vowed to help women circumvent the country's longstanding prohibition against terminating pregnancies, the army said Sunday.
Floods cause landslides, water cuts in Chile

Floods cause landslides, water cuts in Chile Sun, 26 Feb, 2017

Floods caused by Andean rainfall are causing havoc in parts of Chile. Emergency officials in the South American country say waters rushing down from the Andes since Saturday afternoon have caused landslides, cutting roads and isolating thousands of people
15 soldiers killed in western Niger attack

15 soldiers killed in western Niger attack Thu, 23 Feb, 2017

Fifteen soldiers were killed and 19 wounded in a attack by "terrorist elements" in western Niger, authorities said Thursday.
Mexico voices 'worry and irritation' to Trump envoys

Mexico voices 'worry and irritation' to Trump envoys Thu, 23 Feb, 2017

 Senior Mexican officials on Thursday expressed "worry and irritation" about U.S. policies during a visit by two of President Donald Trump's top envoys, who in turn sought to cool tempers after weeks of tension between the neighbors.
Israel reinstates life term of Hamas prisoner freed in swap

Israel reinstates life term of Hamas prisoner freed in swap Thu, 23 Feb, 2017

An Israeli court has ordered a senior Hamas member to complete his life sentence after he was freed in a 2011 swap of hundreds of inmates for an Israeli soldier held by the militant Islamic group, a Palestinian activist said Thursday.
South Sudan suffering 'man-made' famine

South Sudan suffering 'man-made' famine Mon, 20 Feb, 2017

South Sudan on Monday declared famine in some parts of the country, with more than three years of war leaving nearly five million hungry in what aid groups called a "man-made" tragedy.
11 family members dead in rebel push on IS Syria bastion

11 family members dead in rebel push on IS Syria bastion Mon, 20 Feb, 2017

Eleven members of the same family were killed on Monday as Turkey-backed Syrian rebels advanced on the town of Al-Bab held by Islamic State jihadists, a monitoring group said.
Powers push for ceasefire, weapons withdrawal in eastern Ukraine

Powers push for ceasefire, weapons withdrawal in eastern Ukraine Sat, 18 Feb, 2017

Germany, France, Russia and Ukraine agreed on Saturday to use their influence to implement a ceasefire and the withdrawal of heavy weapons from Monday in eastern Ukraine.
'Blind sheikh' convicted in 1993 World Trade bombing dies in U.S. prison

'Blind sheikh' convicted in 1993 World Trade bombing dies in U.S. prison Sat, 18 Feb, 2017

Omar Abdel-Rahman, the extremist Muslim cleric known as "the blind sheikh" convicted of conspiracy in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing and planning more attacks as part of a "war of urban terrorism" in the United States, died on Saturday in a North Carolina prison, authorities said.
DR Congo urged to break crisis 'impasse' by UN, AU, EU

DR Congo urged to break crisis 'impasse' by UN, AU, EU Thu, 16 Feb, 2017

The international community on Thursday urged government and opposition parties in Democratic Republic of Congo to restart deadlocked talks to set up a transition regime ahead of elections due late this year.
Colombia, ELN announce first accord at peace talks

Colombia, ELN announce first accord at peace talks Thu, 16 Feb, 2017

Colombia's government and the country's last active rebel force announced a preliminary agreement in their work toward a permanent ceasefire at peace talks on Thursday.

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