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Venezuela opposition says 7 million vote in anti-Maduro poll

By Corina Pons and Brian Ellsworth CARACAS (Reuters) - More than 7 million Venezuelans voted in Sunday's unofficial referendum held by the opposition to heap pressure on President Nicolas Maduro and repudiate his plan to rewrite the OPEC nation's cons...

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Australia opens way for faster military response to 'terrorist incidents'

Australia's military will be more readily deployed to respond to "terrorist incidents" on home soil under proposed changes to laws announced by the government on Monday. Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said state and territory police forces...

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Canada fires drive thousands more out of their homes

Thousands of people fled their homes in western Canada over the weekend as strong winds fanned forest fires that have ravaged British Columbia province for more than a week. The inferno's progress prompted authorities to take new emergency measures, o...

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US-China citizen given 10 years for espionage in Iran: media

A Chinese American accused of "infiltration" in Iran has been sentenced to 10 years in prison, local media reported on Sunday. The man was identified as Xiyue Wang, a 37-year-old researcher at Princeton University, according to Mizanonline, the offici...

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Knife-wielding man kills two in southern China Wal-Mart: Xinhua

A knife-wielding man has killed two people and injured nine in a Wal-Mart supermarket in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen, the official Xinhua news agency reported, citing local police. Xinhua said the injured had been sent to hospital but did no...

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The Latest: Muslim worshippers visit Jerusalem holy site

The Latest: Muslim worshippers visit Jerusalem holy siteJERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on Israeli-Palestinian tensions following last week's attack at a Jerusalem holy site, in which three Arab Israelis shot dead two police officers before being killed (all times local):

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Donald Trump approval rating at 70-year low as Russia scandal swirls

Donald Trump approval rating at 70-year low as Russia scandal swirlsDonald Trump’s approval rating has plunged in a national poll, published on Sunday, that charts Americans’ perceptions of a stalling domestic policy agenda and declining leadership on the world stage. The Washington Post/ABC News poll, which put Trump’s six-month approval rating at a historic 70-year low, came amid mounting controversy over Russian interference in the 2016 election. It emerged on Saturday that Trump’s campaign committee made a payment to the legal firm representing the president’s eldest son almost two weeks before a meeting between Trump Jr and a Russian lawyer promising compromising information on Hillary Clinton was made public.

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