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Argentina's new government won't seek to revive deal with Iran

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Argentina's new government will not appeal a court's decision to strike down a deal with Iran over investigating a deadly 1994 bombing of a Buenos Aires Jewish community center, a government source said on Friday, putting the long-running controversy to rest.
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Colombian prosecutor accuses rebels of 150 forced abortions

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombia's chief prosecutor says his office has documented more than 150 forced abortions carried out by the country's main rebel force. And he says the number could rise....
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Venezuelan president asks cabinet to resign after opposition win

Caracas (AFP) - President Nicolas Maduro has shifted into damage control mode, asking his cabinet to resign in oil-rich but troubled Venezuela after the opposition won a majority in the legislature in a landmark challenge to his grip on power....
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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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