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Trump returns to debate stage; Rubio to face onslaught

MANCHESTER, New Hampshire (AP) — An aggrieved Donald Trump returns to the debate stage Saturday night hoping to find his way into the winner’s circle in New Hampshire, while a rising Marco Rubio looks to fend off an onslaught of … Continue reading

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Turkmen leader sacks key aide amid graft charges

Ashgabat (Turkmenistan) (AFP) – Turkmenistan’s President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov has sacked his administration chief, complaining of corruption and mismanagement, state television said Saturday, as economic troubles begin to mount in the isolated Central Asian state. Berdymukhamedov indicated “a weakening of discipline … Continue reading

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Pakistan wants as many Taliban groups as possible to join talks

Islamabad (AFP) – Pakistan said as many Taliban groups as possible must be persuaded to join any upcoming peace discussions with the Afghan government, as a third round of four-country talks aimed at reviving negotiations with the insurgent group began … Continue reading

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As Syria rebels face rout, allies Saudi, Turkey may send troops

Riyadh (AFP) – With rebel forces facing the prospect of a crushing defeat by Syria’s Russian-backed regime, their allies Saudi Arabia and Turkey may send in limited numbers of ground troops, analysts say. Riyadh on Thursday left open the possibility … Continue reading

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Syria rebels risk collapse after Russia-backed regime gains

Beirut (AFP) – Syria’s mainstream rebels risk total collapse after a Russian-backed regime advance that severed their main supply line to Aleppo city and threatens to leave them completely besieged there. Analysts said rebels and their international backers were left … Continue reading

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Missouri lawmaker ends restraining order after alleged fight

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri lawmaker has dropped a restraining order he had obtained against a colleague with whom he says he got into a fistfight. Rep. Courtney Allen Curtis confirmed Friday that he had dropped the action … Continue reading

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UN asks Chad for answers over CAR rebel leader visit

United Nations (United States) (AFP) – UN officials are demanding the Chadian government explain why a Central African rebel leader was able to travel freely to Chad in defiance of Security Council sanctions against him. Nourredine Adam, the second-in-command of … Continue reading

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New Hampshire may be now or never for Jeb Bush

Concord (United States) (AFP) – In a state whose motto is “Live Free or Die,” New Hampshire’s primary Tuesday is do or die for Republican presidential hopeful Jeb Bush. “I don’t really follow the pundits because it’s not good for … Continue reading

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Satellite images show fuel trucks at North Korea launch site

Seoul (AFP) – Fuel trucks were spotted at North Korea’s main satellite centre, according to a US think tank, however the group says it is unlikely Pyongyang has begun fuelling the rocket it plans to launch in the coming weeks. … Continue reading

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Utah legislators back plan to declare porn a health crisis

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A state senator in Utah wants to declare pornography a public health crisis, echoing an argument being made around the U.S. by conservative religious groups as porn becomes more accessible on smartphones and tablets. Republican … Continue reading

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