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Earthquake Strikes Off Coast Of Valparaiso

A major earthquake of magnitude 7.1 has struck off the west coast of Chile, rocking the capital Santiago and briefly causing alarm along the Pacific Coast but not producing any serious damage.

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Two Killed In Worsening Venezuela Unrest

Gunmen have killed two more people during political unrest in Venezuela, bringing the total number of deaths in this month's unrest to 23.

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Bomb Attack Hits U.S. Base In Eastern Afghanistan

Suspected Taliban insurgents on Monday attacked a U.S.-operated base in Afghanistan's eastern province of Khost, officials said, but gave few immediate details of an assault that coincided with a visit to Kabul by U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis.

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Turkey's Erdogan To Meet Trump At White House In Mid-May

ErdoganTurkish President Tayyip Erdogan will meet his U.S. counterpart, Donald Trump, at the White House in an upcoming visit in mid-May, Turkish Presidential Spokesman Ibrahim Kalin said on Monday.

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Iranian Court Rejects Final Appeal Of Jailed British-Iranian Charity Worker

Iran's Supreme Court has upheld a five-year jail sentence for a British-Iranian charity worker who was convicted on unspecified charges relating to national security, her husband said on Monday.

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Lawyer For Philippines Hit-Man Files Complaint Against Duterte At ICC

A Philippines lawyer filed a complaint at the International Criminal Court (ICC) on Monday against President Rodrigo Duterte and senior officials, accusing them of mass murder in a nationwide anti-drugs crackdown.

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At Least 15 Drown As Migrant Boat Sinks Off Greece's Lesbos

At least 15 people, including a child, drowned when an inflatable boat carrying refugees and migrants sank off Greece's Lesbos island, officials said on Monday.

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Gloves Off In French Election As Le Pen Aide Slams Macron

Far-right leader Marine Le Pen's top aide sharply attacked her centrist opponent Emmanuel Macron, who is favorite to beat her for the French presidency, as campaigning for the final round on May 7 got under way within hours of first round results.

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Taliban Attack Prompts Resignation Calls In Afghanistan

Afghan families have buried their dead and the country has observed a national day of mourning following the deadliest-ever Taliban attack on a military base that prompted angry calls for ministers and army chiefs to resign.

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