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Venezuela opposition leader flees to Spain

Venezuela opposition leader flees to Spain

Veteran Venezuelan opposition leader Antonio Ledezma, under house arrest since 2015 for alleged coup plotting, escaped across the border to Colombia on Friday and later flew to Spain.

Turquoise waterfalls dry up after quakes

Turquoise waterfalls dry up after quakes

The Agua Azul waterfalls in southern Mexico are a playground of bright turquoise water cascading over limestone steps.

Pinochet casts long shadow over vote

Pinochet casts long shadow over vote

He’s been dead for 11 years, but Augusto Pinochet still casts a long shadow over today’s presidential election in conservative Chile, where the right is set to reclaim power.

Party set to sack Mugabes

Party set to sack Mugabes

Zimbabwe’s ruling ZANU-PF party will meet today to dismiss President Robert Mugabe and reinstate the vice-president he dismissed, Emmerson Mnangagwa, two party sources told Reuters yesterday.

Medical group wants access to asylum seekers on Manus

Medical group wants access to asylum seekers on Manus

Australia’s main medical association yesterday called on the government to allow independent doctors and other health experts to help more than 400 asylum seekers languishing inside a recently closed detention centre in Papua New Guinea.

Pro-trade Republicans jittery about Nafta talks

Pro-trade Republicans jittery about Nafta talks

Pro-trade Republicans in the US Congress are growing worried that US President Donald Trump may try to quit the Nafta free trade deal entirely rather than negotiate a compromise that preserves its core benefits.

Canada throws lifeline to isolated hamlet

Canada throws lifeline to isolated hamlet

Life can be tough in Tuktoyaktuk, a Canadian hamlet on the Arctic Ocean where one in three are jobless. But things are looking up thanks to a new highway linking the tiny community to the rest of the country and bringing with it the promise of tourism and jobs.

AC/DC co-founder Malcolm Young dies

AC/DC co-founder Malcolm Young dies

AC/DC guitarist Malcolm Young has died aged 64, the band announced yesterday. Young founded the Australian rock group with his brother Angus, who said he will leave “an enormous legacy”.

Leonard wins Scottish Labour party leadership

Leonard wins Scottish Labour party leadership

Jeremy Corbyn has strengthened his grip on the Labour party after Scottish members elected a leftwing trade unionist, Richard Leonard, as their seventh leader in the past decade.

Six militants, IAF commando killed in Kashmir gun battle

Six militants, IAF commando killed in Kashmir gun battle

Six suspected militants and an air force commando were killed yesterday in a fierce gunfight in Jammu and Kashmir which also injured another soldier, the army said.

India’s Manushi Chhillar wins Miss World crown

India’s Manushi Chhillar wins Miss World crown

An Indian medical student was crowned Miss World at a glitzy event in a Chinese resort yesterday, making her country the joint-most successful in the beauty pageant’s history.

Tax raid at Jaya’s home divides TN ruling party

Tax raid at Jaya’s home divides TN ruling party

Income tax raid at the Poes Garden residence of late chief minister J Jayalalithaa on Friday night has created a major controversy with All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam leaders calling it “unfortunate and regretful” while Chief Minister K Palaniswami blamed V K Sasikala and her family...

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