Peru’s former President Garcia dies after shooting himself as police arrived
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Peru’s former President Garcia dies after shooting himself as police arrived

Alan Garcia, the former president of Peru, died at Lima’s Jose Casimiro Ulloa Hospital on Wednesday after he shot himself in the head at his Lima home as police arrived to arrest him in connection with an ongoing bribery…

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A third gender for Kenya?
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A third gender for Kenya?

“I grew up as Mary Waithera, I went to school as Mary Waithera,” says James Karanja. “But I used to wake up at 3 a.m. so that I could take a shower and prevent other girls seeing that…

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Mass deforestation: How trade fells trees in Brazil and Indonesia
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Mass deforestation: How trade fells trees in Brazil and Indonesia

The margarine Martin Persson spreads on his sandwiches each morning doesn’t keep him awake at night — but it does taste lightly of guilt. Persson, a scientist at Chalmers University in Sweden who follows a vegan diet, knows…

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Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo honored with the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting
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Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo honored with the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting

The Reuters staff and specifically reporters Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo are honored with the Pulitzer Prize for “expertly exposing the military units and Buddhist villagers responsible for the systematic expulsion and murder of Rohingya Muslims from…

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Sea goddess ‘told’ Foxconn boss to run for Taiwan president
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Sea goddess ‘told’ Foxconn boss to run for Taiwan president

The boss of Foxconn, Terry Gou, announced on Wednesday he will likely run for the Taiwanese presidency after receiving encouragement from the goddess of water. The party he intends to run for favors closer ties with Beijing, which…

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Israel backs deportation of Human Rights Watch country director
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Israel backs deportation of Human Rights Watch country director

The Israeli Justice Ministry on Tuesday said Omar Shakir, the director of Human Right Watch’s Israel office, must leave the country by May 1 after he lost an appeal against a deportation order. Israeli authorities have accused Shakir,…

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First Red Cross aid delivery arrives in Venezuela
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First Red Cross aid delivery arrives in Venezuela

The Red Cross confirmed on Tuesday that a humanitarian shipment had arrived in Venezuela. The announcement marks the first shipment of aid to successfully make it into the crisis-ridden nation. “This is a great step forward to support…

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New US policy on seized property in Cuba threatens EU ties
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New US policy on seized property in Cuba threatens EU ties

The Trump administration will ramp up pressure against Cuba by allowing US nationals to file lawsuits against foreign companies doing business on the island. The major policy shift sets the stage for fresh economic disputes between the US…

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Donald Trump vetoes resolution to end US involvement in Yemen war
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Donald Trump vetoes resolution to end US involvement in Yemen war

US President Donald Trump issued a veto on Tuesday to kill a resolution approved by both houses of Congress which sought to end US military assistance for Saudi Arabia’s war in Yemen. The move marked the second time…

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Indonesia elections: Personality, religion and politics
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Indonesia elections: Personality, religion and politics

The 2019 Indonesian election is a massive undertaking, with presidential, parliamentary, regional and local elections all taking place at the same time in a country with 193 million eligible voters spread across three time zones; from Papua in…

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