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July 30, 2017 9:45 PM Venezuelans stay away from polls to protest government vote

Venezuelans stayed away from the polls in massive numbers on Sunday in a show of protest against a vote to grant President Nicolas Maduro's ruling socialist party virtually unlimited powers in the face of a brutal socio-economic crisis and a grinding battle against its political opponents and groups of increasingly alienated and violent young protesters 43

July 21, 2017 8:39 AM Venezuela strike erupts into violence leaving 2 dead

Caracas — A nationwide strike against plans to rewrite the constitution shut down much of Venezuelan's capital on Thursday before erupting into sporadic violence that left at least two young men dead. President Nicolas Maduro pledged to forge ahead with reshaping Venezuela's government despite the protests and a US threat to levy economic sanctions if he continued 67

June 21, 2017 3:14 PM 'Around 100 killed' in CAR's Bria despite truce deal

Bria mayor says death toll will certainly rise after a day of heavy clashes between rival factions. As many as 100 people may have been killed in a day of clashes between rival factions in the Central African Republic town of Bria, shortly after a truce deal was signed, the town's mayor said. Bodies lay in the streets of Bria, around 580km northeast 76

June 21, 2017 12:44 PM Around 100 killed in C. Africa after truce deal

The death toll from clashes in Central African Republic has surged to around 100, local officials said Wednesday of violence that erupted hours after the government signed a truce with rebel groups. The bloodshed, which left dozens more injured, dashed hopes of an end to the simmering sectarian violence which has blighted the country since 2013, pitting 64

June 15, 2017 4:38 PM Africa and the Gulf crisis: the peril of picking sides

Decisions by African states to take sides in the Gulf rift could have long-term impact on their citizens, analysts warn. As the Gulf crisis enters its third week, the decision to cut or downgrade diplomatic ties with Qatar by nine African countries could have a long-term impact on the nationals of those countries, analysts warned. "This is not good for Africa 36

May 30, 2017 2:31 PM 50 years on: Nigeria's Biafra secessionist movement

Umuahia, Nigeria - Nnamdi Kanu waves his hand and puffs in frustration: "Nothing seems to be working in Nigeria. There is pain and hardship everywhere. What we're fighting [for] is not self-determination for the sake of it. It's because Nigeria is not functioning and can never function." The leader of a group demanding the secession of southeastern Nigeria 65

January 20, 2017 4:08 AM Inauguration Eve: Donald Trump sweeps into DC pledging to unify nation

Ready for his big moment, Donald Trump swept into Washington on a military jet Thursday for three days of inaugural festivities and pledged to unify a nation that is divided and clamoring for change. Washington braced for an onslaught of crowds and demonstrators - with all the attendant hoopla and hand-wringing. "It's a movement like we've never seen anywhere 15

January 19, 2017 8:49 PM Trump lands in Washington with a wave and a salute

WASHINGTON -- Ready for his big moment, Donald Trump swept into Washington on a military jet Thursday and quickly set to building better ties to the Republican Congress as he kicked off three days of inaugural festivities. Washington braced for an onslaught of crowds and demonstrators -- with all the attendant hoopla and hand-wringing. Trump was quickly 13

December 31, 2016 8:03 PM New Year revellers defy terror alerts to see in 2017

Sydney kicked off New Year celebrations with a spectacular fireworks display as revellers across the globe defied global terror alerts to see in 2017 in style. Around 1.5 million people packed Australia's biggest city to watch as the midnight fireworks erupted from Sydney Harbour Bridge sending rainbow-coloured showers soaring into the night sky. Crowds 22

October 10, 2016 2:14 AM Haiti turns to mass graves as hurricane toll reaches 1,000, cholera casualties mount

PORT-AU-PRINCE/PORT SALUT, HAITI/JEREMIE HAITI – Haiti started burying some of its dead in mass graves in the wake of Hurricane Matthew, a government official said on Sunday, as cholera spread in the devastated southwest and the death toll from the storm rose to 1,000 people. The powerful hurricane, the fiercest Caribbean storm in nearly a decade, slammed 12