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{FD} Man convicted of attempted murder invited to Trudeau party

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A stunning oversight that allowed a man convicted of attempted murder to be invited to a party in India with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is prompting many to say the Canadian government is too close to Sikh separatists. Continue reading

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{FD} Cash-strapped Venezuela faces eviction from Miami consulate

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Venezuela’s cash-strapped government faces eviction from a Miami building it once owned after its consulate failed to pay rent since August. Continue reading

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{FD} Not guilty verdict in death of indigenous teen in Canada

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A man accused of killing a 15-year-old indigenous girl and dumping her body in Winnipeg’s Red River has been found not guilty of second-degree murder. Continue reading

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{FD} Haiti suspends Oxfam pending investigation into sexual abuse

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A Haitian government minster says Oxfam will be suspended in the country for two months pending an investigation into sexual misconduct by employees of the aid group. Continue reading

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{FD} Argentina: arrests after cocaine seized at Russian embassy

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Argentine officials say that a police officer and a Russian diplomatic official were arrested after authorities seized a large cocaine shipment at the Russian embassy in Buenos Aires. Continue reading

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{FD} Brazilian authorities to relocate Venezuelan migrants

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Authorities have announced plans to relocate Venezuelan migrants who have fled to Brazil’s northern state of Roraima. Continue reading

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{FD} University experts to lead Puerto Rico storm death review

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Puerto Rico’s governor says experts at George Washington University will lead an in-depth review to determine the number of deaths caused by Hurricane Maria amid accusations that the U.S. territory has undercounted the toll. Continue reading

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{FD} 7 Americans among injured after ferry explosion in Mexico

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Seven Americans were among more than two dozen people injured when an explosion ripped through a ferry as it unloaded passengers in a Mexican tourist destination Wednesday. Continue reading

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{FD} EU, Africa leaders drum up support for impoverished Sahel

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European Union leaders meet Friday with counterparts from West Africa in a show of support for the impoverished Sahel region that has fallen prey to extremists and is a key transit point for migrants heading to Europe. Continue reading

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{FD} Want an evening out with Trump Jr? You’re probably too late

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Want an evening out with Donald Trump Jr.? Sorry, even if you have an extra $39,000 it’s probably too late to buy a “conversation and dinner” with the eldest son of the American president. Continue reading

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{FD} Venezuelan pastor fills presidential void left by opposition

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With two months to go before Venezuela’s presidential election, the only challenger to jump in the ring against President Nicolas Maduro is a little-known television evangelist who was once arrested for fuel smuggling and has a range of business ventures. Continue reading

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{FD} Mexican candidate: government erred in not going after arms

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Ruling-party presidential candidate Jose Antonio Meade says the government made a mistake by focusing more on seizing drugs headed for the United States than on weapons heading into Mexico. Continue reading

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{FD} Colombia arrests cop who got Escobar for money laundering

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The Colombian cop who commanded the operation that killed drug kingpin Pablo Escobar has been arrested for laundering money on behalf of a demobilized right-wing militia. Continue reading

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{FD} Mexico judge rules arrest of alleged cartel boss was illegal

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A judge in Mexico has ruled that the arrest earlier this week of an alleged drug cartel boss in a city bordering Texas was illegal. Continue reading

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{FD} Crews to leave Puerto Rico as $830M Fluor contract nears end

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Crews who are helping restore power in Puerto Rico as part of an $830 million federal contract are leaving as nearly a quarter of a million customers remain in the dark more than five months after Hurricane Maria. Continue reading

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{FD} Argentina truckers gridlock traffic to protest Macri reforms

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Tens of thousands of Argentines joined a demonstration on Wednesday organized by truckers and other labor unions in the first major protest so far this year against President Mauricio Macri’s austerity measures. Continue reading

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{FD} Ferry explosion injures 18 in Playa del Carmen, Mexico

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Mexican authorities say an explosion on a ferry has hurt 18 people in the Caribbean beach city of Playa del Carmen, but none of the injuries are life-threatening. Continue reading

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{FD} Mexico finds illegal avocado plantation in Monarch reserve

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Mexican environmental inspectors say they’ve found 7.4 acres (3 hectares) of illegal avocado plantations in the Monarch butterfly wintering grounds west of Mexico City. Continue reading

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{FD} Venezuela opposition demands fair presidential election

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Venezuela’s opposition says it will boycott an election challenging socialist President Nicolas Maduro unless the government drops a ban on major candidates and takes other steps to ease fears it’s rigged. Continue reading

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{FD} Ferry explosion at Playa del Carmen pier injures at least 12

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More than a dozen people were reportedly injured Wednesday in an explosion on a ferry docked at a Mexican tourist destination. Continue reading

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{FD} Mexican front-runner promotes ‘well-being of the soul’

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Religion has been the electrified “third rail” of Mexican politics since anti-clerical laws in the 1920s sparked a bloody uprising by Catholics in which thousands died. Continue reading

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{FD} At least 36 dead as bus veers off cliff in Peru

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Police say at least 36 people were killed when a double-deck bus veered off a highway and tumbled 200 meters (about 650 feet) down a cliff in southern Peru. Continue reading

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{FD} At least 25 dead as bus veers off cliff in Peru

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Police say at least 25 people were killed when their bus veered off a highway and tumbled 200 meters (about 650 feet) down a cliff in southern Peru. Continue reading

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{FD} Vatican sex abuse investigator hospitalized in Chile

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The special envoy sent by Pope Francis to investigate allegations that sex abuse was covered up has been hospitalized in Chile. Continue reading

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{FD} Russia appoints honorary consul in Pakistan border province

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Russia has named an honorary consul in a Pakistani province on the Afghan border, signaling closer ties with Islamabad at a time when U.S.-Pakistani relations are spiraling downward. Continue reading

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{FD} El Salvador detains 3 officers in torture, abduction case

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Police in El Salvador arrested two military colonels and a lieutenant colonel Tuesday in connection with the case of eight soldiers who were convicted last year of abducting and torturing two people, one of them a minor. Continue reading

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{FD} Vatican investigator meets with Chilean sex abuse victims

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The Vatican’s sex abuse investigator has begun a series of meetings in Chile with abuse victims and others who have opposed the appointment of a bishop accused of covering up for the country’s most notorious pedophile priest. Continue reading

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{FD} Venezuela’s migrant crisis could match scale of Syria’s catastrophe, experts say

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Venezuela’s ongoing economic and political turmoil has created a widespread dearth of food and basic medical supplies that has caused millions of people to flee the stagnating country and created a humanitarian crisis that some experts say could surpas… Continue reading

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{FD} US senator says $6B in aid for Jordan likely to rise

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The chairman of a U.S. Senate panel dealing with foreign aid says a recently signed agreement granting Jordan $1.275 billion a year through 2022 “is a floor” and that Congress is likely to authorize additional financial support for the kingdom. Continue reading

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{FD} Brazil’s lower house approves military intervention in Rio

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Brazil’s lower house has approved a decree to put the military in charge of Rio de Janeiro’s security forces amid a spike in violence. Continue reading

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{FD} More big parties join Venezuela ballot boycott: official

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A Venezuelan opposition official says the largest parties in the broad anti-government coalition have decided to boycott an upcoming presidential election they say won’t be free or fair. Continue reading

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{FD} Lawmakers to question Oxfam on handling of abuse scandal

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British lawmakers are set to question officials of two anti-poverty charities Tuesday amid concern sex predators are targeting aid organizations because of the chaotic environments in which they work. Continue reading

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{FD} Ohio businessman, deported after 38 years in US, vows return

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Amer Othman’s life turned upside down in an instant. Continue reading

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{FD} Underpaid Venezuelans skipping out on work to make ends meet

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On many days, Ramon Medina has no choice but to skip work to make ends meet. Continue reading

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{FD} Gray whale returned to ocean after 3 days beached in Mexico

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A gray whale has been returned safely to the Pacific Ocean after three days beached on the coast of Mexico’s Baja California Sur state. Continue reading

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{FD} Oxfam says staff intimidated witnesses in Haiti sex scandal

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Oxfam’s report on sexual misconduct allegations in Haiti shows that three staff members intimidated and physically threatened witnesses as the charity investigated the original claims. Continue reading

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{FD} Court: Pardoned Peru strongman Fujimori can be tried again

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A court in Peru has determined that former Peruvian strongman Alberto Fujimori can be tried in connection with a 1992 massacre despite his recent pardon from a 25-year jail sentence. Continue reading

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{FD} Gulf cartel boss captured in Mexican state bordering Texas

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Mexican marines have captured an alleged top boss of the Gulf drug cartel in the northern border state of Tamaulipas. Continue reading

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{FD} Judge grants $300M loan for Puerto Rico power company

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A federal judge has approved a $300 million loan for Puerto Rico’s power company that officials say will help keep it operating until late March. Continue reading

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{FD} Experts: Vast underwater archeology site imperiled in Mexico

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Mexican experts say the recently mapped Sac Actun cave system “is probably the most important underwater archaeological site in the world,” but is threatened by pollution. Continue reading

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{FD} Rio could be ‘laboratory’ for solving Brazil’s crime crisis

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A Brazilian leader says that use of the military to combat rising violence in Rio de Janeiro could be a test case for other violent areas of Brazil. Continue reading

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{FD} Bodies found in Mexico belong to 2 kidnapped federal agents

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Mexico’s federal Attorney General’s Office says two bodies found in a car have been confirmed to be those of two prosecution agents kidnapped Feb. 5 and forced to appear on a video by a drug gang. Continue reading

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{FD} 2 Americans, 2 Ukrainians arrested in Serbia over drone

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Two U.S. and two Ukrainian citizens have been arrested in Serbia for trying to photograph the military security headquarters in downtown Belgrade with a drone. Continue reading

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{FD} Case against activists threatens Kuwait’s political openness

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In Kuwait, activists have been gathering nightly to peacefully demonstrate against their government — something that elsewhere in the Arabian Peninsula would see protesters tear-gassed, beaten, arrested and sentenced to prison. Continue reading

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{FD} Oxfam reports staff intimidated witnesses in Haiti scandal

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Oxfam’s report on sexual misconduct allegations in Haiti shows that three staff members intimidated and physically threatened witnesses as the charity investigated the original claims. Continue reading

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{FD} 5.9 quake hits southern Mexico, days after more powerful one

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The U.S. Geological Survey says an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.9 has struck the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca, days after a more powerful temblor hit the same area. Continue reading

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{FD} Florida cold case reheats after murder in Jamaica, report says

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A woman’s cold-blooded murder in Jamaica last month has reignited interest in a 10-year-old Florida cold case, the Sun-Sentinel reports. Continue reading

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{FD} Bolivia blames both Carnival blasts on dynamite

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Bolivian authorities now say that both of the explosions that killed 12 people during recent Carnival celebrations were caused by dynamite, not exploding gas tanks as initially thought. Continue reading

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{FD} Main party candidates formally join Mexico presidential race

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Three presidential candidates have accepted the nominations of Mexico’s main parties for the July 1 election, formally entering what is shaping up to be a crowded race. Continue reading

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{FD} Iraqi victories remain fragile as US reduces troops

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From their outpost on Iraq’s westernmost edge, U.S. 1st Lt. Kyle Hagerty and his troops watched civilians trickle into the area after American and Iraqi forces drove out the Islamic State group. Continue reading

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