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U.S. urges EU to recognise Guaido as Venezuela’s president

Mr Guaido, the Head of Venezuela’s National Assembly, declared himself president of the crisis-wracked country in January, piling pressure on the president, Nicolas Maduro.

Ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick [Photo: Washington Post]

Pope defrocks Cardinal over sex abuse allegations

The defrocking of a cardinal is the first in almost a century.

Theresa May during the Tory conference [Photo: The Week UK]

UK’s May seeks more time to find Brexit deal, tells lawmakers

Parliament is to hold a debate on Brexit on February 14.

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Alabama executes inmate without imam following Supreme Court ruling

Ray was sentenced to death for the murder of 15-year-old Tiffany Harville in 1995.

Earthquake Photo credit: BBC

5.2-magnitude quake hits Northwestern Greece

There were no injuries or major material damage.

Donald Trump

Trump to focus on immigration in State of the Union

The U.S. Constitution requires that the president provide updates on the state of the union from time to time.

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1,200-year-old Bible found in South-eastern Turkey

Three suspects were nabbed while trying to sell the ancient book

President Recep Erdogan

Turkey hunts over 100 coup suspects

Police launched simultaneous operations in 58 provinces across the country to catch the suspects linked to a failed coup.

Venezuelan President, Nicolas Maduro

Venezuelan President invites Pope Francis to mediate political crisis

The president warns of civil war as pressure mounts on him to stand down.

Nicolas Maduro

Venezuelan crisis: Maduro slams EU countries over recognition of rival Guaido

Maduro and Guaido have been battling for legitimacy in a struggle that has drawn in the world’s major powers on one side or the other.

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Nepalese woman suffocates after being banished for menstruating

The incident recently occurred three weeks after another woman and her two sons died in similar conditions.

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Huge blast heard in Somali capital Mogadishu

It was unclear what caused the explosion, however, Islamist militant group, al Shabaab, frequently carries out bombings in Mogadishu.

Nicolas Maduro

Venezuela frees two French journalists

Baptiste des Monstiers and Pierre Caille were freed on Thursday.

Jamal Khashoggi (Photo Credit: The Independent)

Khashoggi killing: UN investigator meets victim’s fiancée

The Saudi Arabia journalist and Hatice Cengiz were set to get married before he was killed in October.

Donald Trump

White House names deputy press secretary to handle Congress inquiries

Democrats are pushing to open investigations into President Trump’s administration.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry

Prince Harry elated to be a father

Prince Harry let slip a nickname for the future royal baby – ‘our little bump.’

Nicolas Maduro

Again, Venezuelans demand President Maduro’s resignation

The Speaker of the opposition-controlled National Assembly Juan Guaido declared himself the country’s interim president a week ago.

British Prime Minister, Theresa May

Brexit: Stalemate as EU rejects UK’s deal change demand

Investors and allies are trying to gauge how the Brexit crisis will ultimately end up

North Korea President, Kim Jong-Un [Photo credit: News.com.au]

North Korea unlikely to give up nuclear weapons – U.S. spy chief

The assessment contradicts Trump’s periodic assessments of North Korea’s commitment to denuclearisation.

File photo of Venezuelan protests against government [Photo Credit: The Daily Star]

43 die in Venezuela violence – UN

There were violent demonstrations in the South American country between January 22 and 25.

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Oil rises as U.S. slaps sanctions on Venezuela, but economic worries still loom

Despite the sanction, traders say ample global oil supply and an economic slowdown, especially in China, were keeping crude prices in check.

Ex-French President Hollande questioned over murder of two journalists in Mali

Claude Verlon and Ghislaine Dupont were found dead shortly after being abducted in the town of Kidal in Mali in 2013.

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Rebels fire at plane in Indonesia, kill one

The plane landed safely at Mapenduma airport in Nduga district and no one on board was hurt.

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Greek PM to announce minimum wage increase

About 600,000 workers will be directly affected by the minimum wage increase.

Nicolas Maduro

Venezuelan Opposition leader Juan Guaido declares himself president

The opposition leader promises a transition to a new government in a nation suffering a hyperinflationary economic collapse.