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  1. Venezuela to limit US diplomats, require visas for Americans

    Venezuela to limit US diplomats, require visas for Americans

    Caracas (AFP) - President Nicolas Maduro plans to limit the US diplomatic presence in Venezuela and require American tourists to obtain visas, amid growing tensions between the two countries.

  2. US ice storm halts nearly 1000 flights

    US ice storm halts nearly 1000 flights

    An overnight storm in Texas has grounded nearly 1000 flights out of Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport.

  3. NZ troops sent to Iraq causes concerns

    NZ troops sent to Iraq causes concerns

    A terrorism expert and New Zealand's opposition say sending troops into Iraq is giving the terrorists what they want.

  4. 'Jihadi John' contemplated suicide in 2010: report

    'Jihadi John' contemplated suicide in 2010: report

    London (AFP) - The London man believed to be Islamic State executioner "Jihadi John" told a journalist four years ago that surveillance by British security services had left him contemplating suicide, it emerged Saturday.

  5. Bomb blasts kill 37 people in Iraq

    Bomb blasts kill 37 people in Iraq

    In a series of attacks in and around Iraq's capital, 37 people have been killed.

  6. Zimbabwe's Mugabe celebrates 91st birthday

    Zimbabwe's Mugabe celebrates 91st birthday

    Robert Mugabe has celebrated his 91st birthday by threatening to take over the remaining land still in the hands of whites.

  7. Businessman charged with defrauding billionaire AS Monaco owner

    Businessman charged with defrauding billionaire AS Monaco owner

    Monaco (AFP) - A prominent Swiss businessman was on Saturday charged in connection with an alleged art fraud targeting Russian oligarch and football club owner Dmitry Rybolovlev.

  8. MH370 wife hopes husband will return

    MH370 wife hopes husband will return

    The wife of a New Zealander who was on board the doomed Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 hopes to bring her husband home a year after the tragedy.

  9. Sierra Leone registers rise in Ebola cases

    Sierra Leone registers rise in Ebola cases

    Sierra Leone has recorded a rise in new Ebola cases this week, with President Ernest Bai Koroma reinstating various restrictions to combat the spread.

  10. Another Mexican drug lord caught, but victory elusive

    Another Mexican drug lord caught, but victory elusive

    Mexico City (AFP) - Mexico's government dealt a major blow to the Knights Templar drug cartel by capturing its last leader, but the proliferation of new armed groups shows the government is far from victory.

  11. IOC head says Olympic reforms bearing early fruit

    IOC head says Olympic reforms bearing early fruit

    Rio de Janeiro (AFP) - International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach said Saturday a swathe of reforms aimed at streamlining Olympic tournaments and keeping costs in check were bearing early fruit, after Tokyo 2020 organizers unveiled changes to their plans designed to save more than $1 billion.

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