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Fresh Venezuela clashes after man set alight
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Fresh Venezuela clashes after man set alight

By  • Politics

Doctors rallied in Venezuela Monday in the latest street protests against President Nicolas Maduro, as a young man lay in hospital after being set on fire by an angry crowd. A 19-year-old man died from a gunshot, bringing the death toll to 49 as the unrest entered its eighth week, the public prosecution service said.
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Jury selection underway for Cosby sex assault trial
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Jury selection underway for Cosby sex assault trial

By  • World

A US judge kicked off jury selection Monday for Bill Cosby’s sexual assault trial in a process fraught with challenges in finding a panel without pre-conceived notions about the megastar turned pariah’s guilt or innocence.
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‘Confirmed fatalities’ at Manchester concert: British police
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‘Confirmed fatalities’ at Manchester concert: British police

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British police said early Tuesday there were “a number of confirmed fatalities” and injuries after reports of at least one explosion during a pop concert in the northwest city of Manchester.
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Brazil’s Temer says ‘naive’ but not guilty
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Brazil’s Temer says ‘naive’ but not guilty

By  • Politics

Brazilian President Michel Temer said Monday that he’d been “naive” to hold the late-night meeting which sparked an explosive corruption scandal, but insisted he’d done nothing wrong and wouldn’t resign.
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UN calls on North Korea to stop missile tests
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UN calls on North Korea to stop missile tests

By  • World

The United Nations on Monday called on North Korea to put a stop to its ballistic missile tests in order to open up the prospect of talks with world powers. The appeal followed the launch on Sunday of a missile — the latest in a series this year as Pyongyang steps up its efforts to develop an intercontinental ballistic missile capable of hitting the United States.
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Ford to fire CEO Fields amid slowing sales: source
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Ford to fire CEO Fields amid slowing sales: source

By  • Business

Ford plans to fire CEO Mark Fields amid slowing sales in the US and Chinese markets, a source familiar with the matter said Monday. The US auto maker is expected to name Jim Hackett, who is currently responsible for the autonomous vehicle division, to replace Fields as part of a major management reshuffle.
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Feline good: Cats counter stress at Tokyo firm
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Feline good: Cats counter stress at Tokyo firm

By  • World

Workaholic Japan is known for long office hours and stressed out employees, but one company claims to have a cure: Cats. A total of nine fluffy felines eat, sleep and walk freely in the small office of IT firm Ferray in Tokyo.
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EU’s Barnier gets green light for Brexit talks
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EU’s Barnier gets green light for Brexit talks

By  • Politics

EU ministers on Monday unanimously gave Frenchman Michel Barnier the green light to start what they warned would be “very difficult” talks with Britain over its exit from the bloc.
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Tense trial opens of alleged Turkey coup ringleaders
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Tense trial opens of alleged Turkey coup ringleaders

By  • Politics

More than 220 suspects, including over two dozen former Turkish generals, went on trial Monday accused of being among the ringleaders of the attempted coup last year aimed at ousting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
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Mozart junior: Curse of the ‘missing spark’
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Mozart junior: Curse of the ‘missing spark’

By  • World

Having famous parents can be a mixed blessing, but Austrian musician Franz Xaver Mozart had it tougher than most. Born months before Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart died in 1791, Franz Xaver spent his life trying — and failing — to step out of his genius father’s shadow.
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