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Maduro decree seeks to stop Hugo Chavez tomb desecration

Caracas (AFP) - Just after losing control of Venezuela's legislature, President Nicolas Maduro on Tuesday issued a decree aimed at stopping anyone from desecrating ex-president Hugo Chavez's remains and tomb.
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Toronto Islamic school shutters amid scrutiny after US attack

Ottawa (AFP) - A Toronto-area Islamic school with links to a seminary in Pakistan where California attacker Tashfeen Malik studied shuttered its doors Tuesday after it was reported that former students had sought to join the Islamic State group....
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Venezuela opposition wins supermajority in National Assembly

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela's opposition won a key two-thirds majority in the National Assembly in legislative voting, according to final results released Tuesday, dramatically strengthening its hand in any bid to wrest power from President Nicolas Maduro after 17 years of socialist rule....
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Canada launches inquiry into murdered aboriginal women

TORONTO (AP) — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's government on Tuesday launched an investigation into hundreds of murdered and missing aboriginal women and girls, stressing the need for a stronger relationship with the country's indigenous communities....
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Venezuela opposition thrashes 'Chavismo' to win legislature

Venezuela's opposition trounced the ruling Socialists on Sunday to win the legislature for the first time in 16 years and gain a long-sought platform to challenge President Nicolas Maduro's rule of the OPEC nation. ...
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Impeachment proceedings opened against Brazil's Rousseff

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Impeachment proceedings were opened Wednesday against Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff by the speaker of the lower house of Congress, a sworn enemy of the beleaguered leader....
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Haiti: the poorest country in the Americas

Port-au-Prince (AFP) - Haiti, which votes Sunday for a new president and lawmakers, is the poorest country in the Americas, crippled by long-term political instability and a devastating quake in 2010....
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Canada's New PM to Withdraw Jets From Anti-ISIS Coalition in Iraq and Syria

Canada's newly-elected Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has confirmed that he will follow through with an election pledge to withdraw the country's fighter jets from the U.S.-led coalition against ISIS in Iraq and Syria....
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Son of late PM Pierre Trudeau becomes Canada's new PM

TORONTO (AP) — Canadians voted for a sharp change in their government Monday, returning a legendary name for liberals, Trudeau, to the prime minister's office and resoundingly ending Conservative Stephen Harper's near-decade in office....
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Mudslide kills dozens in Guatemala

Hundreds of rescue workers using shovels and pickaxes recovered four more bodies early Saturday in the wake of a hillside collapse above a group of homes on the outskirts of the Guatemalan capital. ...
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