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Top Republican Urges Slow US Pullout until IS 'Truly Defeated'

A senior Republican senator on Saturday urged President Donald Trump to slow down the withdrawal of US ground troops from Syria until jihadists were defeated to avoid a "nightmare" for Washington's allies.

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Macron's Debate Put to Test as 'Yellow Vests' Stage Tenth Protest

France's "yellow vests" took to the streets on Saturday for a 10th straight weekend of anti-government protests, defying attempts by President Emmanuel Macron to channel their anger into a series of town hall debates.

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Zimbabwe Police Erect Road Blocks to Hunt Protesters

Zimbabwe police manned checkpoints on many main roads on Saturday, searching vehicles for protesters allegedly involved in recent anti-government demonstrations.

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Suspicious Deposits Made to Account of Brazil President's Son

Brazilian authorities have detected a series of suspicious cash transfers amounting to around $30,000 into the bank account of President Jair Bolsonaro's eldest son, according to a report.

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Burkina Faso PM and Government Resign

Burkina Faso's government and Prime Minister Paul Kaba Thieba stood down on Friday, according to a statement released by the country's president. 

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Special Counsel Disputes Explosive Report on Trump Lawyer Testimony

Special Counsel Robert Mueller's office took the rare step Friday of disputing a news report on his Russia investigation, saying a BuzzFeed article alleging that US President Donald Trump directed his former lawyer to lie to Congress is "not accurate."

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Canada PM Renews Calls for Saudi Blogger's Release

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau renewed calls for the release of Saudi blogger Raif Badawi after meeting his wife on Friday, calling the issue "a priority" for him and all Canadians.

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Brexit Bullion: Fear of No-Deal Triggers Irish Gold Rush

In a vault under the streets of Dublin a pot of gold owned by anxious investors is growing every day Britain edges closer to leaving the EU without a deal.

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Two Monks Shot Dead as Violence Flares in Thailand's Deep South

Gunmen in Thailand's deep south shot dead two Buddhist monks and wounded two others inside a temple, police said Saturday, capping a week of deadly violence as the prime minister vowed to "punish" those responsible.

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Fuel Pipeline Blaze in Mexico Kills 21, Injures Dozens

A massive fire broke out at an illegal pipeline tap in central Mexico on Friday, killing at least 21 people and injuring 71 more, just as the government wages a major crack-down on fuel theft.

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