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    World Trump Administration Discussed Coup Plans With Rebel Venezuelan Officers – NY Times

    The Trump administration held secret meetings with rebellious military officers from Venezuela over the last year to discuss their plans to overthrow President Nicolás Maduro, according to American officials and a former Venezuelan military commander who participated in the talks...... Read...
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    World Colombia kills ‘most dangerous’ FARC dissident – Punch Newspapers

    Colombian armed forces killed “the most dangerous” dissident guerrilla from now-disbanded Marxist rebels FARC on Saturday in the drug violence-infested jungle area on the border with Ecuador, the government said. Victor David Segura had been identified by President Ivan Duque as “the...
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    World Power restored in most of Japan’s quake-hit Hokkaido; Toyota plants to shut – Yahoo News

    TOKYO (Reuters) – Power had been restored to almost all customers in the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido by early Saturday, two days after an earthquake caused an island-wide blackout and killed at least 21 people. But the impact of … Read more via Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines...
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    World Jack Ma says he isn’t about to retire from Alibaba but is planning a gradual succession – TechCrunch

    Reports of Jack Ma’s impending retirement are greatly exaggerated, it seems. Ma, the co-founder and executive chairman of Alibaba, has pushed back on claims that he is on the cusp of leaving the $420 billion Chinese e-commerce firm. The New York Times first reported that the entrepreneur plans...
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    World Twitter users respond to Trump’s question on Nike’s new ad – Punch Newspapers

    On Friday, President Donald Trump took to his Twitter handle, @realDonaldTrump, to ask what Nike was thinking when it put out its new advertising material headlined by athlete, Colin Kaepernick. Kaepernick, who is a free agent National Football League player in the US, first started kneeling on...
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    Metro ‘Plaid Shirt Guy’ Says Secret Service Detained Him After Being Kicked Out of President Trump’s Montana Rally –

    The “plaid shirt guy” who went viral for his facial expressions at President Trump’s Montana rally Thursday said he was asked to leave by secret service for not being enthusiastic enough. On Thursday, Tyler Linfesty stood behind Trump, in full view of many cameras, … Read more via More Top...
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    World Egypt sentences 75 to death but photojournalist to be free ‘in days’ – The Guardian Nigeria Newspaper

    This picture shows detainees inside the soundproof glass dock of the courtroom during the trial of 700 defendants including Egyptian photojournalist Mahmoud Abu Zeid, widely known as Shawkan, in the capital Cairo, on September 8, 2018. An Egyptian court on September … Read more via The...
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    World At Least 14 Killed In Indonesia Bus Crash – Channels Television

    At least 14 people died and several others were injured when a bus carrying domestic tourists crashed and plunged into a ravine on the Indonesian island of Java, police said Saturday. The crash happened when the bus with at least 30 people on board was heading to … Read more via Channels...
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    World Japan Toll Rises To 35 After Powerful Quake – Channels Television

    The death toll from a powerful quake that triggered landslides in northern Japan rose to 35 Saturday, as tens of thousands of rescue workers raked through the mud for survivors. The majority of the dead are from the small rural town of Atsuma, where a cluster of dwellings were wrecked when a...
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    World Former Angola president quits as party leader, hands over to incumbent – Punch Newspapers

    Angola’s former president Jose Eduardo dos Santos on Saturday handed over the reins of the ruling MPLA party to President Joao Lourenco after dominating politics for nearly four decades..... Read more via Punch Newspapers – Get more World News