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Saudi coalition announces $1.5 billion in aid for Yemen

Saudi Arabia on Monday announced $1.5 billion in new aid for Yemen, where nearly three years of conflict has devastated the local economy and pushed millions to the brink of famine, causing what the United Nations describes as the world's worst humanitari

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Oxfam highlights sharp inequality as Davos elite gathers

A CEO from one of the world's top five global fashion brands has to work for just four days to earn what a garment worker in Bangladesh will earn in an entire lifetime, campaigning group Oxfam International said Monday.

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Deadly Kabul hotel siege investigated as a possible 'insider attack'

For up to seventeen hours from Saturday night through to Sunday, scores were slaughtered, shot and hiding for their lives as six Taliban operatives stormed Kabul’s luxury Intercontinental Hotel – with fingers pointing to an attack likely car

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Ex-Guatemala president candidate charged in Odebrecht bribes

U.S. authorities have detained former Guatemalan presidential candidate Manuel Baldizon to face charges in Guatemala.

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Kenya: Explosive kills 4 more children grazing livestock

A Kenyan official says four more children have been killed by an explosive device that went off in a field where they grazing livestock.

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Spain to seek Catalan politician's arrest on Denmark visit

Spain's state prosecutor office says it will reissue a European arrest warrant for the arrest of the fugitive former leader of Catalonia if he leaves Belgium and enters Denmark as planned.

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7 die at Ethiopia's Epiphany in clashes with security forces

Ethiopian police in the restive Amhara region in the north confirmed Sunday that seven people were killed when worshippers celebrating the Epiphany holiday clashed with security forces.

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Mexico posts highest homicide rate in decades

Mexico has posted its highest homicide rate in decades, with a record 29,168 murders in 2017.

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Kremlin spokesman: Putin, Ukraine's leader meet unannounced

The Kremlin's spokesman says some contacts between Ukraine's leader and Russian President Vladimir Putin have taken place outside the public eye.

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Ethiopia refuses World Bank arbitration over Nile River dam

Ethiopia's leader has rejected arbitration by the World Bank on a disagreement with Egypt over the hydroelectric dam that Ethiopia is building on the Nile River.

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The Latest: German Social Dems vote to enter coalition talks

The Latest on efforts to create a new coalition government in Germany (all times local): 4:30 p.m. Germany's Social Democrats have voted to enter coalition talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives, a key step toward ending political gridlock an

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Macedonians protest bill to make Albanian second language

Hundreds of people have gathered in Macedonia's capital to protest a bill that would make Albanian the country's second official language.

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Venezuelan officials bury rebel policeman killed in shootout

Officials in Venezuela have buried a rebel policeman killed nearly a week ago in a shootout with government security forces.

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Greeks rally over name dispute with neighbor Macedonia

Over 100,000 Greeks have gathered in the northern city of Thessaloniki to demand that neighboring country Macedonia change its name because it is also the name of the Greek province of which Thessaloniki is the capital.

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The Latest: Pope greets prisoners at residence in Peru

The Latest on Pope Francis' visit to Peru (all times local): 9:30 a.m.

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The Latest: Thousands rally across Australia for women

The Latest on women's marches taking place around the world (all times local): 2:35 p.m. Thousands of people have rallied in cities across Australia to support women's rights and show solidarity with those marching elsewhere around the globe.

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Thousands march for women in London despite sleet and snow

Thousands of people have turned out in central London despite sleet and snow to show solidarity with women around the world in demanding equality, justice and an end to harassment.

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Tourists in Jamaica warned to stay in resorts after shootings lead to state of emergency

British and Canadian tourists were warned to stay inside their Montego Bay resorts in Jamaica after a spate of violence led officials there to deploy soldiers and declare a state of emergency.

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Swiss resort cut off after new snow increases avalanche risk

Swiss authorities say a village near the famed Matterhorn peak is again cut off to road and rail traffic after new snowfall renewed the danger of avalanches.

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Russian police discover crocodile in basement during weapons raid

Authorities in the Russian port city of St. Petersburg had an unexpected surprise Thursday during a weapons raid when they discovered a crocodile in the basement.

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Macron shares African outrage on Trump's vulgar language

French President Emmanuel Macron says he shared the outrage of many African countries in response to President Donald Trump's disparaging comments about the continent.

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UN appeals for $3B in aid to war-battered Yemen

The United Nations and its partners have appealed for nearly $3 billion in aid to Yemen, where a Saudi-led coalition is at war with Iran-allied rebels known as Houthis.

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Spain: 2 migrants dead after boat sinks in Mediterranean

Spain's maritime rescue service says two migrants have died after their boat sank while trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea to European shores.

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Philippines says it won't be embroiled in US-China sea spat

The Philippines says it won't get embroiled in a fresh spat between the U.S. and China involving Beijing's protest of an American warship passing near a Chinese-controlled shoal also claimed by the Philippines.

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Report: Avalanche kills 2 soldiers, injures 7 in Turkey

A Turkish media report says Turkish troops conducting military operations in Turkey's southeast have been hit by an avalanche.

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Island volcano in Papua New Guinea erupts with ash, steam

An island volcano in Papua New Guinea erupted again Sunday, sending plumes of steam and ash into the air.

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Congo police fire tear gas to disperse demonstrators

Police in Congo have fired tear gas at demonstrators who marched after church services Sunday around the country to call for President Joseph Kabila to step down from power.

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Pakistan police officer fired over killings is shot dead

Police in Pakistan say gunmen have shot and killed a former police officer who was fired over the 2011 killing of five Chechen women in the southwestern city of Quetta.

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German Social Democrats debate coalition talks with Merkel

Germany's center-left Social Democrats are debating whether to enter coalition talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives, and help break the political deadlock since September's election.

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The Latest: Jordan king tells Pence US must 'rebuild trust'

The Latest on Vice President Mike Pence's Middle East tour (all times local): 12:50 p.m. Jordan's King Abdullah II is appealing to U.S. Vice President Mike Pence to "rebuild trust and confidence" after the Trump administration's recent decision to designa

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Death toll in Prague hotel fire increases to 3

Officials say the death toll in a hotel fire in downtown Prague has increased to three after one of those injured died in a hospital.

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