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Sudan Protests Death Toll Reaches 24, Panel Says

The death toll from protests in Sudan that began last month has risen to 24, the head of the Sudanese government fact-finding committee, Amer Ibrahim, said Saturday.

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Congo ruling coalition wins legislative majority, constraining president-elect

Outgoing Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila’s ruling coalition won a majority in legislative elections, a coalition official said on Saturday, despite opposition leader Felix Tshisekedi’s win in the presidential vote the same day.

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Julian Castro joins 2020 presidential race

Julian Castro, the telegenic former mayor of San Antonio, Texas and Obama-era cabinet member, launched his bid to become the nation’s first Hispanic president Saturday, emphasizing a message of hope and diversity at a time when Americans are locked in angry debate over immigration and border security.

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Trump tweets long attack on FBI over inquiry into possible aid to Russia

Donald Trump on Saturday unleashed an extended assault on the FBI and the special counsel’s investigation, knitting together a comprehensive alternative story in which he had been framed by disgraced “losers” at the bureau’s highest levels.

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Syrian air defense systems strike down several missiles over western Damascus — media

Syria’s air defense systems have opened fire at air targets over western districts of Damascus, a government-run TV channel reported on Saturday.

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Russian officers deliver humanitarian aid to ancient Syrian city of Maaloula

Russian officers from the Center for reconciliation of the opposing sides in Syria have delivered humanitarian aid to the town of Maaloula, a center’s spokesman Eduard Titov told reporters on Saturday.

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EU is captive to U.S. economy – Qasemi

Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi said on Saturday that the European Union is captive to the U.S. economy.

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Pentagon chief of staff quits just weeks after Jim Mattis departure – Times of India

Rear Admiral Kevin Sweeney has resigned his post as chief of staff to the US secretary of defence, the defence department said on Saturday.

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France again rocked by ‘yellow vests’ protests

Thousands of “yellow vest” protesters took to the streets in several French cities on Saturday, in the fifth weekend of demonstrations against the Emmanuel Macron government.

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Yellow vest violence surges with attack on French government building

The first Yellow Vest demonstration of the new year reached a new level of violence Saturday as a government ministry building was attacked and the minister evacuated out the back door.

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ISIS missile injures two British soldiers in Syria

A missile fired by fighters from the Islamic State militant group (ISIS) wounded two British soldiers and killed an allied Kurdish fighter on Saturday, an NGO said.

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Venezuela’s assembly rejects Nicolas Maduro’s legitimacy as president

Venezuela’s opposition-controlled but toothless National Assembly declared Nicolas Maduro’s presidency illegitimate on Saturday, calling on the military to support efforts to “restore democracy.”

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Egyptian explosives expert killed defusing bomb in Cairo

A policeman was killed while trying to dismantle an explosive device outside a Coptic church in Egypt on Saturday, a security source said.

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FBI arrests Russian over exports of defense-restricted goods

Russia demanded an explanation from the United States on Saturday over the arrest of one of its nationals, amid tensions between the two countries after Moscow held a U.S.

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Netherlands, German police thwart Dutch ‘terror plot’

The Dutch public prosecutor’s office opened an investigation on Saturday into a suspected terror plot in the Netherlands. The counterterrorism Special Intervention Service (DSI) and police initially arrested four people in Rotterdam who were suspected of plotting a “terrorist crime,” police said.

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Australia takes away citizenship of alleged top ISIS recruiter

The Australian government has stripped citizenship from a man it believes is a top recruiter for Islamic State, Australia’s home affairs minister said on Saturday.

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