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Surging cocaine violence has Uruguay clamoring for DEA help

Uruguay’s main port received two cargo scanners sixteen years ago to detect drugs and other suspicious loads. Unfortunately, during delivery one of them fell into the sea.

February 18, 2024 11:26 am
 

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Ukraine shoots down three Russian warplanes, air force chief says

Ukrainian forces shot down two Russian Su-34 fighter-bombers and one Su-35 fighter in the skies over eastern Ukraine on Saturday, the country’s air force chief said.

February 18, 2024 10:37 am
 

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Navalny's death leaves despair and apathy in Moscow

The hundreds of flowers and candles laid in Moscow on Friday to honour the memory of Alexei Navalny, Russia’s most prominent opposition leader, were taken away overnight in black bags.

February 18, 2024 9:14 am
 

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Putin foe Alexei Navalny dies in jail, West holds Russia responsible

Alexei Navalny, Russian President Vladimir Putin’s most formidable domestic opponent, fell unconscious and died on Friday.

February 17, 2024 4:23 pm
 

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Israel bombards Gaza, with biggest functioning hospital under siege

Gaza’s largest functioning hospital was under siege on Friday in Israel’s war with Islamist group Hamas, leaving patients and doctors helpless in the chaos as warplanes struck Rafah, the last refuge for Palestinians in the enclave, officials said.

February 17, 2024 3:53 pm
 

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Tens of thousands rally against Hungary's Orban after sex abuse pardon scandal

Tens of thousands of Hungarians protested in Budapest on Friday at the biggest rally against Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s government for years, after a sex-abuse case pardon by President Katalin Novak caused public uproar and led to her resignation.

February 17, 2024 1:54 pm
 

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Taiwan agrees to bring in Indian migrant workers to ease job crunch

Taiwan and India signed an agreement on Friday to bring in Indian migrant workers to the island as labour-strained Taipei seeks to expand its foreign workforce beyond its traditional source countries of Southeast Asia.

February 17, 2024 12:34 pm
 

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Jailed former Thai premier Thaksin to be released on Sunday, PM says

Jailed former Thai Premier Thaksin Shinawatra will be released from hospital detention on Sunday, Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin said.

February 17, 2024 10:31 am
 

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Donald Trump must pay $354.9 million, barred from NY business for 3 years, judge rules

Donald Trump must pay $354.9 million in penalties for fraudulently overstating his net worth to dupe lenders, a New York judge ruled, handing the former U.S. president another legal setback in a civil case that imperils his real estate empire.

February 17, 2024 8:22 am
 

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India ministers, farmers unions to hold talks hoping to end protests

Farmers unions in India will hold talks with government ministers on Thursday, a union leader said, after two days of protests demanding higher prices for their crops.

February 16, 2024 4:33 pm
 

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Ex-Pakistan premier Imran Khan nominates Omar Ayub as PM candidate: aide

A key aide of former Pakistan prime minister Imran Khan said on Thursday that the jailed leader had nominated Omar Ayub Khan as a candidate in a parliamentary vote to elect a new premier following last week’s national elections.

February 16, 2024 3:34 pm
 

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India’s Supreme Court scraps Electoral Bonds in setback to Modi’s BJP

India’s Supreme Court on Thursday scrapped a seven-year-old election funding system that allows individuals and companies to make unlimited and anonymous donations to political parties, calling it “unconstitutional”.

February 16, 2024 2:28 pm

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