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29 Countries Urge Venezuela to Free Prisoners, Launch Peace Talks Paraguay led nearly 30 countries Thursday in calling on Venezuela to engage in a national dialogue with the opposition to preserve peace and security, and to release political prisoners. Oscar Cabello Sarubbi, Paraguays vice minister of foreign affairs, r
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Donors to Pledge $3 Billion a Year to Stabilize, Grow Afghanistan, US Says An international conference next week is expected to pledge more than $3 billion a year in development support for Afghanistan, but the money will be dependent on reforms and countering corruption, a senior U.S. official said Thursday. Richard Olson, U.S.
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Rosetta Probe Ready for Crash into Comet It has been a productive 12 years for the Rosetta space probe, but the end of the mission is near. The spacecraft, which was launched by the European Space Agency in 2004, is set to crash onto the comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, ending a mission that saw
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Ukraine Marks 75th Anniversary of Babi Yar, WWIIs Worst Civilian Massacre On Thursday, Ukraine marked the 75th anniversary of the worst single massacre of civilians in World War II and one of the bloodiest war crimes in human history the 1941 slaughter at Babi Yar. Nazi SS forces and Ukrainian collaborators murdered nearly 34,0
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Parks Traveler Gets Crash Course in US History in New York In celebration of the National Park Services 100th anniversary, adventurer Mikah Meyer is traveling across America with the goal of visiting every one of the more than 400 sites within its jurisdiction. The young traveler set out from Washington, D.C., in
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Asia-Pacific Rebalance Will Unlock Region's Potential, Carter Says Secretary of Defense Ash Carter said the so-called Asia-Pacific rebalance, a policy that places greater focus on the Asia-Pacific region, will unlock tremendous potential for the U.S. and its allies there. Speaking aboard the USS Carl Vinson at port in Sa
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Turkey Intensifies Anti-IS Campaign In the month after a suicide bomber killed dozens of people attending a mostly Kurdish wedding in southeastern Turkey, the government has ramped up its military campaign against Islamic State (IS) militants, arresting 40 IS suspects in Istanbul and anothe
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Are War Games With US On or Off? Philippine Officials Unsure Philippine officials were awaiting clarification Thursday from President Rodrigo Duterte about military exercises with U.S. forces after he promised to honor their defense treaty but declared joint war games would cease. The maverick former Philippine may
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UN Prepares for Mass Displacement of Iraqis as Battle Looms to Retake Mosul The anticipated Iraqi military offensive on Mosul could trigger one of the largest man-made disasters in many years, displacing more than one million Iraqi civilians, the U.N. refugee agency warned. UNHCR representative in Iraq, Bruno Geddo, says his agen
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Burundi Opposition Party Leader Arrested, Linked to Armed Gangs The head of one of Burundi's opposition parties has been arrested and accused of collaborating with armed gangs, police said Thursday. Gervais Niyongabo, chairman of FEDES-SANGIRA, was detained in the southern Makamba region Wednesday, police spokesman Pi
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