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South Sudan Rival Leaders To Hold New Talks Amid Deep Rift

South Sudanese President Salva Kiir and his arch-rival Riek Machar have agreed to meet in Sudan's capital for their second round of talks in nearly two years, the Sudanese foreign ministry said, even as expectations for a possible agreement are quite low.

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OPEC Reaches Deal To Raise Oil Output

Leaders from the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) have agreed on a modest increase in oil production from next month.

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Malta Says Not Responsible For Lifeline Boat Denied By Italy

A ship with more than 200 migrants and refugees on board is being blocked from entering Italian waters, the second time in two weeks that a new anti-immigrant government in Rome has turned away a vessel carrying people rescued from drowning in the Mediterranean.

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Ethiopian Armed Opposition Group Ginbot 7 Suspends Attacks

Ethiopian opposition group Ginbot 7 has said that it will cease armed attacks in the country following reforms announced by the new government.

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UN: Rule Of Law ‘Virtually Absent' In Venezuela

Security forces in Venezuela have carried out hundreds of unjustified killings without any apparent consequences, the United Nations has said in a new report, drawing a rejection from government officials in Caracas..

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GANNOS To Conduct Census On Stateless, Undocumented Individuals

KOTA KINABALU -- A government affiliate called Gabungan NGOs Negeri Sabah (GANNOS) will conduct a census on about 800,000 individuals in the state who claim to be stateless or do not possess any identification document.

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Man Detained After Bomb Scare At London’s Charing Cross Rail Station

Charing Cross rail terminal in London was evacuated after reports of a man on the tracks who claimed to have an explosive device, the British Transport Police said. The suspect was swiftly detained by officers.

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Turkey Detains 14 Daesh Suspects Ahead Of Elections

ANKARA -- Turkish authorities on Friday detained 14 suspected Daesh members who were preparing an attack ahead of Sunday's elections, Xinhua news agency reported, citing state-run Anadolu news agency.

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S. Korea, N. Korea Start Talks On Reunion Of Separated Families

SEOUL -- Officials from South Korea and North Korea on Friday held talks on humanitarian issues, including the reunion of families separated by the inter-Korean border, Xinhua news agency reported.

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