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Venezuela crisis: Colombia border points closed amid aid stand-off

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionBattle of the concerts Venezuela has said that its border with Colombia has been partially closed, shortly after opposition leader Juan Guaidó defied a travel ban to cross it.Vice President Delcy Rodriguez tweeted to say the "total, temporary closure" was due to serious threats against the country's sovereignty and security.Tensions have been rising over a row about the delivery of humanitarian
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Nigeria election 2019: Atiku Abubakar challenges Muhammadu Buhari

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP Image caption President Muhammadu Buhari (l) is expected to face a strong challenge from Atiku Abubakar (r) Nigerians are finally going to the polls following a last-minute postponement a week ago. In Africa's most populous nation, the main challenger to President Muhammadu Buhari, 76, is former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar, 72.Mr Buhari says he has built a strong foundation for prosperity but his rival says Nigeria is
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Curacao blocks Venezuela aid ship cargo, citing security

[ad_1] Willemstad, Curaçao (Netherlands Antilles) (AFP) - Curacao authorities Friday blocked Venezuelan opposition supporters from loading aid donations onto a ship to sail to their country, the vessel's captain said, with the island's government citing security concerns.The Venezuelans have flown containers to Curacao from private donors in the United States -- part of a broader aid effort by Venezuela's self-declared leader Juan Guaido to put pressure on President Nicolas Maduro.The
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GOP senators to watch on Trump’s emergency declaration

[ad_1] WASHINGTON (AP) — The fight over President Donald Trump's U.S.-Mexico border wall is heading to the GOP-controlled Senate, putting Republicans in the uncomfortable spot of deciding whether to back his declaration of a national emergency.Enough Republicans are chewing over whether to support Trump's plan to create suspense about the vote and how the issue will play in the 2020 elections. Their objections range from constitutional to pragmatic, with many
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Trump announces Kelly Knight Craft as UN ambassador pick

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption If confirmed, Ms Knight Craft will replace Nikki Haley who stepped down in October President Donald Trump has announced that he plans to nominate Kelly Knight Craft for the country's vacant post of United Nations envoy. Ms Knight Craft is currently the US ambassador to Canada. She will replace Nikki Haley, who resigned last year.In two tweets announcing her nomination, the president congratulated
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Venezuela’s Guaido defies travel ban as aid row turns deadly

[ad_1] Cúcuta (Colombia) (AFP) - Venezuela's opposition leader Juan Guaido claimed the military helped him defy a travel ban by the government of President Nicolas Maduro as he joined thousands over the Colombian border on Friday for a charity concert to push for humanitarian aid deliveries.Maduro is trying to prevent food and medicines, mainly from the US, from entering the country as tensions over access to the supplies turned deadly
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Ranveer Singh: The Bollywood star known for his outlandish wardrobe

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Bollywood actor Ranveer Singh has established himself as one of India's most bankable stars, delivering a series of hits in recent years. But he also regularly grabs the headlines for his unconventional sartorial sense.While waiting for Singh to enter a suite in a plush Berlin hotel for an interview, the only thing I'm thinking about is what he will be wearing.Singh has a reputation for
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Maduro’s Troops Kill 1; Guaido Defies Travel Ban at Border

[ad_1] (Bloomberg) -- Venezuelan soldiers on Friday opened fire on members of an indigenous Pemon community that was trying to stop a convoy from blocking the delivery of humanitarian aid in the crisis-torn country, killing one woman and wounding more than a dozen.The tribe retaliated by taking soldiers prisoner in the clash in the remote Gran Sabana region near the Brazilian border.The violence began a weekend in which Venezuela’s opposition
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Week in pictures: 16 – 22 February 2019

[ad_1] Our selection of some of the most striking news photographs taken around the world this week. Image copyright Mohammad Ponir Hossain / REUTERS Image caption A fast-moving fire swept through the historic Chawkbazar district of Bangladesh's capital, Dhaka, killing at least 78 people. Image copyright Rob Kinnan/USA TODAY Sports/Reuters Image caption College basketball player Zion Williamson was injured after only 33 seconds of a match when his Nike shoe