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From jail, crime bosses blow up bridges and set petrol stations on fire

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Petrol stations set alight, bridges blown up and police stations torched are just a few of the ways crime bosses in Brazil are flexing their muscles from within the confines of their prison walls. The recent orders of destruction from the powerful inmates came after authorities led a crackdown on living conditions for those behind Read More

‘Same bull. Same bully’: Iranian FM trolls Bolton with #10YearChallenge tweet

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Javad Zarif has again shown his knack for roasting US officials on Twitter, this time mocking National Security Advisor John Bolton for 10 years of calls to attack Iran. While Bolton remains stubbornly attached to leveling clichéd digs about Iran’s “malign” and “murderous” “mullahs,” Zarif highlighted his opponents “delusional” aversion to change with a #10YearChallenge Read More

At least five people killed in Kashmir avalanche

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SRINAGAR, India (Reuters) – At least five people were killed when an avalanche hit the truck they were traveling in Kashmir on Friday, and five more people were missing, officials said. After the avalanche in the Ladakh area of the heavily militarized Himalayan region, the army began search and rescue operations, said Rajesh Kalia, a Read More

Moscow’s pick of new envoy to conflict-ridden CAR is ‘good choice’ – ex-diplomat to RT

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Moscow has assigned a new envoy to the Central African Republic (CAR) as the country faces fresh internal conflicts. However, appointing a new ambassador is nothing out of the ordinary, a veteran diplomat told RT. Vladimir Titorenko was appointed ambassador to CAR on Tuesday. He replaced Sergei Lobanov, who had been Moscow’s envoy since 2011. Read More

Drought, animal disease threaten South African farmers

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JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – South African grain and red meat farmers are bracing for hard times after dry weather conditions and an outbreak of the highly contagious foot and mouth disease suspended meat exports, officials said on Friday. FILE PHOTO: Cattle graze on a barren and parched land at a field in Hoopstad, a maize-producing district Read More

Protesters clash with French police in Souillac before Macron visit (VIDEOS)

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French demonstrators scuffled with armed police as they await Emmanuel Macron’s visit to Souillac. The town in southwest France has been locked down in anticipation of the presidential visit. Videos circulating on social media shows protesters gathering in front of police who prevent them from passing. On Boulevard Louis Jean Malvy, demonstrators are seen attempting Read More

Trump-Deutsche Bank links in sights of U.S. House investigators

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Democrats now in control of the U.S. House of Representatives are working out which House panels will take the lead in investigating President Donald Trump’s business ties to Deutsche Bank, lawmakers and aides familiar with the plans told Reuters. FILE PHOTO: A Deutsche Bank sign is seen on the floor of the Read More

DOJ to question Ecuadorian Embassy staff following Guardian Manafort story – WikiLeaks

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The US Department of Justice is to question six staff from the Ecuadorian Embassy in London following the Guardian’s controversial article alleging Paul Manafort visited Julian Assange, according to WikiLeaks. The DOJ issued formal requests on January 7 to “interrogate six former diplomats & staff at Ecuador’s London embassy following Guardian’s fabricated story of Assange-Manafort Read More

Shutdown clouds outlook for consumer-driven U.S. economic growth

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – After tax cuts, rising incomes and buoyant stock markets set off a consumer boom in 2018, signs are emerging that the main engine of U.S. economic growth could sputter, and a record-long government shutdown further muddies the waters. FILE PHOTO: A federal worker left unpaid or furloughed collects a free bag Read More

El Chapo 'escaped naked through tunnel under bath'

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El Chapo’s former mistress fled with the notorious Mexican drug lord – who was naked – through a tunnel under a bathtub, a court heard. Lucero Guadalupe Sanchez Lopez was testifying against Joaquin Guzman – known as El Chapo (shorty) – at a drug trafficking trial in New York. Sanchez, 29, a former local politician Read More