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Fresh Venezuela clashes after man set alight

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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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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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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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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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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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Business

Ford to fire CEO Fields amid slowing sales: source

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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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