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Bangladesh says once-submerged island ready for Rohingya

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Putin’s power shake-up leaves some Moscow residents unenthused

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Turnout halved at French pension protest marches – ministry

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Turkey targets Kurdish rebels in Iraq, killing 4 Yazidis

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Pakistan avalanches kill at least 77 people

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Venezuelan opposition barred from congress as armed group attacks lawmakers

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Top UN official in Lebanon blasts politicians’ inaction

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Taal Volcano eruption: Desolate images show horses and cows buried in ash

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Exclusive: Mexican reform would allow phone calls as evidence, speed extraditions – draft

FILE PHOTO - Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador gestures as he speaks during his visit to the Mexican-American Mormon community in La Mora, Sonora, Mexico January 12, 2020. REUTERS/Carlos...

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