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'19Jan
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This Day in History — January 29

Today is the 29th day of 2019. There are 336 days left in the year.TODAY’S HIGHLIGHT1845: Edgar Allan Poe’s famous narrative poem The Raven (“Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary...”) is...
'19Jan
29

Maduro rival says taking control of Venezuela's foreign assets

CARACAS, Venezuela (AFP) — Venezuela's self-proclaimed acting president Juan Guaido said yesterday he was taking control of the country's foreign assets as he piled pressure on leader Nicolas Maduro by calling for...
'19Jan
28

Riot control guns: What's all the fuss about Flash Balls in France?

French police are equipped with so-called defence ball launchers that are used in riot-control operations.     Often called Flash Balls after the name of one producer of such weapons, they are designed to not...
'19Jan
28

‘Hard as hell’: Violence fears grow

A car bomb was exploded in Londonderry earlier this month that was crudely built with gas canisters but the detonator was possibly Semtex, a plastic explosive favoured by the provisional IRA.No one was injured in...
'19Jan
28

Open Letter by Over 70 Scholars and Experts Condemns US-Backed Coup Attempt in Venezuela

23 January 2019, Venezuela, Caracas: Juan Guaidó, the head of Venezuela's opposition-dominated National Assembly, declares himself interim president at a rally against Nicolas Maduro. Rafael Hernandez/DPA/PA Images...
'19Jan
28

Philippines church bombing town on lockdown as ISIS threat reemerges

Mindanao, an island chain in the far south of the Philippines at the borders of Malaysia and Indonesia, has long been plagued by terrorism and unrest.It is home to several Islamist insurgent groups, including Abu...
'19Jan
28

Migrants are being paid thousands of dollars to return home

KABUL, Afghanistan — A wave of anxiety washed over Mohammad Farooq Niazi as the plane touched down in his homeland."I missed my country," he said, recalling his mindset on the day he returned to Afghanistan after...
'19Jan
28

‘New Zimbabwe’ looks more and more like the old

President Emmerson MnangagwaWhile Zimbabwe was on fire, president Emmerson Mnangagwa was abroad telling the world it was open for business. The irony of preaching openness whilst the entire country was cut off from...
'19Jan
28

Yankee Go Home – Get Your Blood-Soaked Hands Out Of Venezuela

It is immensely frustrating to be unable to fully illustrate the rage and fury I feel while watching and listening to the grotesquely biased and prejudice dripping drivel which has risen like steam off a freshly...
'19Jan
28

Maduro rejects call for elections amid mounting pressure

By AFPVenezuela's President Nicolas Maduro rejected on Sunday a European ultimatum that he call elections as opposition rival Juan Guaido stepped up appeals to the military to turn against the leftist government....

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