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Tug-of-war in Venezuela over rebels' bodies

Wednesday  22:57,   17 january 2018
AFP

Dozens of Venezuelan soldiers ringed a Caracas morgue Wednesday where the body of dissident former police officer Oscar Perez and six others were taken after being gunned down in a bloody police operation. Perez, Venezuela's most wanted man, had[...]

North Americans kidnapped in Nigeria

Wednesday  22:56,   17 january 2018
BBC News

The group was reportedly travelling in two separate vehicles to the capital of Abuja.Two police escorts were also killed in a shootout with the kidnappers, who emerged from hiding to attack the[...]

Bulls gore at least five to death during controversial Indian festival

Wednesday  21:30,   17 january 2018
FOX News

At least five men have been gored to death during a bull-taming festival in southern India known as Jallikattu. During the controversial event, which started Sunday across the southern state of Tamil Nadu, bulls are released into a crowd and the[...]

Women march in Polish cities to demand abortion rights

Wednesday  21:27,   17 january 2018
Associated Press

<p>Hundreds took part in a march in Warsaw on Wednesday but it wasn't immediately clear how many took place in other cities.</p><p></p>Hundreds took part in a march in Warsaw on Wednesday but it wasn't immediately clear how many took [...]

Horses jump through roaring flames at controversial Spanish festival

Wednesday  20:41,   17 january 2018
Reuters

<p>Locals say the festival is an integral part of their culture, but animal rights groups have condemned it.</p>Load[...]

Pakistani police arrest suspect in rape, killing of 7-year-old that sparked national protests

Wednesday  19:51,   17 january 2018
FOX News

<p>Two police officers told authorities the arrested man was being treated as a prime suspect, according to a report.</p>Authorities in Pakistan on Wednesday arrested a suspect in the rape and murder of a 7-year-old girl that led to nationwide [...]

Suspected Boko Haram suicide bombers kill 12, injure 48

Wednesday  19:50,   17 january 2018
Reuters

<p>Suspected Boko Haram suicide bombers killed 12 people and injured 48 others in an attack on Wednesday on the northeastern Nigerian city of Maiduguri, officials said.</p>In recent weeks, Nigeria's military has embarked on an offensive[...]

A new U.S. air blitz in Afghanistan isn’t stopping for winter. But will it stop the Taliban?

Wednesday  18:26,   17 january 2018
MSN

U.S. and Afghan forces have conducted 2,000 airstrikes since a new strategy was announced.But for the first time in 16 years, the cold has not slowed the war in the air. U.S. and Afghan forces conducted 455 airstrikes in December, an average of 15 a [...]

After 950 years, France to lend Bayeux Tapestry to Britain

Wednesday  18:26,   17 january 2018
Reuters

France will lend Britain the Bayeux Tapestry, an 11th century treasure that tells the tale of how William the Conqueror came to invade England in 1066, an official at the presidential Elysee Palace in Paris said on Wednesday. The announcement, a day [...]

After 'monkey hoodie' scandal, H&M hires diversity leader

Wednesday  17:46,   17 january 2018
Associated Press

Swedish low-cost fashion brand H&amp;M says it has appointed a diversity leader after having been accused of racism.H&M said late Tuesday on its Facebook page that the group's "commitment to addressing diversity and inclusiveness is genuine,[...]

A nuclear North Korea is bringing back Cold War paranoia

Wednesday  16:10,   17 january 2018
MSN

False alarms and hysteria shadow efforts to calm tensions with North Korea.Over the weekend, residents of Hawaii received a terrifying emergency alert on their phones: A ballistic missile was incoming. “Seek immediate shelter,” the alert warned in[...]

Pro-choice Poles gear up for 'Black Wednesday' protest

Wednesday  15:24,   17 january 2018
AFP

<p>Women's rights groups and pro-choice activists are set to hold rallies across Poland on Wednesday to protest moves to further restrict access to abortions in the mainly Catholic country.</p>Parliament last week rejected a draft bill[...]

Future of Catalan crisis at stake as new parliament convenes

Wednesday  15:24,   17 january 2018
Associated Press

<p>Catalonia's new parliament began meeting Wednesday amid looming questions about the role that fugitive and jailed politicians will play in the chamber's separatist majority and the future regional government.</p>Load[...]

UK appoints 'minister for loneliness'

Wednesday  15:22,   17 january 2018
AFP

Britain appointed a "minister for loneliness" on Wednesday to tackle what Prime Minister Theresa May described as "the sad reality of modern life" affecting millions of people. Tracey Crouch, a junior minister for sport and civil [...]

Van Gogh sketch unveiled for first time

Wednesday  15:21,   17 january 2018
BBC News

<p>A previously unknown drawing by Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh has gone on display in the Netherlands.</p>Load[...]