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A youth uses his pillow as a bag to collect rice from the pavement that shook loose from a food cargo truck waiting to enter the port in Puerto Cabello, Venezuela. (Photo | AP)
Venezuela boosts minimum wage by 50 percent

Venezuela grapples with the world's highest inflation rate -- set to hit 475 percent this year, according to the International Monetary Fund.

09 Jan 2017

US President Barack Obama. (File photo | AP)
Trump and I are opposites: Barack Obama

Obama said he did not think Trump had devoted much time so far to worrying about the details of the presidency.

09 Jan 2017

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Some 100 killed in one week in Brazil's prisons

At least four inmates were killed in a facility in Manaus, the capital of Amazonas state, sending the number of violent prison fatalities over 100 in just one week.

09 Jan 2017

A heavy police presence was at the Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport after it re-opened Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017. | AP
Florida airport shooting suspect appears in new video 

Santiago, 26, is accused of killing five travelers and wounding six others the attack.

09 Jan 2017

Hillary Clinton. (File photo | Reuters)
Clinton will never run for office again: confidante

Hillary Clinton will never run for office again after losing the US presidential election to Donald Trump in November after the most divisive campaign in memory.

09 Jan 2017

An injured woman is taken into Broward Health Trauma Center in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., after a shooting at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. |AP
Death penalty possible in Florida airport shooting case 

Santiago told investigators that he planned the attack, buying a one-way ticket to the Fort Lauderdale airport.

09 Jan 2017

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Over 600 flights cancelled in Turkey due to snowfall

At least 10,000 passengers heading to Istanbul had to be accommodated in hotels as their flights were cancelled.

09 Jan 2017

Prime Minister Theresa May (Photo | AP)
UK's May vows to seek ambitious EU deal and work with Trump 

May, who took office in July, also faces the challenge in 2017 of forging a relationship with a new U.S. president.

09 Jan 2017

Sweden's Prime minister Stefan Loefven (Photo | AFP)
Swedish leader warns of security threats in Baltic Sea area 

Sweden's prime minister has warned that the Scandinavian country faces several security threats, including cyberattacks.

09 Jan 2017

Four more inmates die in latest Brazil prison rebellion 

Four inmates have died in a penitentiary rebellion as the overall death toll from a week of bloodshed in Brazilian prisons approaches 100.

09 Jan 2017

Donald Trump. (File Photo | AP)
Trump has taken few steps to disentangle from private empire 

Donald Trump pledged to step away from his family-owned international real estate development, property management and licensing business. 

09 Jan 2017

Syrian President Bashar Assad | (File Photo/AP)
Assad says Syrian forces on road to victory after retaking Aleppo

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said that his forces are on the road to victory after recapturing the key city of Aleppo.

09 Jan 2017

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Mexican agents catch man who shot US consular official 

Prosecutors in Mexico say they caught a gunman who opened fire on an official of the U.S. consulate in the western city of Guadalajara.

08 Jan 2017

US President elect Donald Trump.(FIle Photo | AP)
Priebus: Trump "accepts" US intel blaming Russia for hack 

Earlier, Trump had repeatedly expressed skepticism about Russia's role and has declined to say whether he accepts the meddling was done on his behalf.

08 Jan 2017

Former Iranian President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani waves to journalists. (File Photo | AP)
Influential former Iranian leader Rafsanjani dead at age 82 

Iranian state media says influential former President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani has died at age 82.

08 Jan 2017

US soldier, part of anti-IS push, dies in Jordan 

The U.S. military says a soldier has died in a noncombat-related incident while operating construction equipment in Jordan.

08 Jan 2017

A body is being removed from the scene of an attack in Jerusalem Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017. (Photo | AP)
Israel police: Palestinian truck attack kills 4 in Jerusalem 

A Palestinian rammed his truck into a group of Israeli soldiers in Jerusalem, killing four soldiers and wounding 15 others.

08 Jan 2017

Dan Kovacs waits at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017. (Photo | AP)
Travelers lose 25,000 items in Florida airport rampage 

The shooting on Friday afternoon, which killed five people and wounded six, also stranded about 12,000 outgoing and incoming travelers.

08 Jan 2017

Maithripala Sirisena and Ranil Wickremesinghe
Sirisena tells detractors that the national unity govt will fulfill its mandate

Sirisena further said that he is not worried about statements or actions of those who are wanting to topple the government this year.

08 Jan 2017

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Two road accidents in Pakistan leave 15 dead and 24 wounded

A car-van collision in Sohawa and a bus-truck collision near Sahiwal on Sunday amounted to the casualty, sources said.

08 Jan 2017

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China steps up naval patrol in disputed islands with Japan

The two countries doggedly try to enforce the claims of their countries over the islands which are under the administrative control of Tokyo.

08 Jan 2017