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Asia Bibi, Christian Woman in Blasphemy Row, Leaves Pakistan

Asia Bibi, the Christian woman at the centre of a decade-long blasphemy row, has left Pakistan, unconfirmed reports in local media said Wednesday, months after her death sentence was overturned, triggering massive protests by Islamist hardliners.

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Student Killed in U.S. School Shooting near Columbine

A teenaged student was fatally shot and multiple others were wounded Tuesday in a school shooting by fellow pupils in the US state of Colorado, across town from one of the worst gun massacres in the country's modern history.

"It is with extreme sadness that we can confirm that 1 student at the STEM School was killed," the Douglas County Sheriff's Office said on Twitter, putting the deceased victim's age at 18.

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Canada Minister Urges Cuba to Be 'Part of the Solution' in Venezuela

Canada's Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland on Tuesday urged Cuba to line up with Lima Group nations and end its support for Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro.

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Protesters Slam Sudan State Media for Coverage Blackout

Grasping an empty plastic bottle that stands in for a microphone, young Sudanese protester Abu Bakr Marghani pretends to be a journalist interviewing demonstrators at Khartoum's sit-in outside the army complex.

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Blast in Pakistan's Lahore Kills at Least Three, Wounds 15

A blast at one of Pakistan's oldest and most popular Sufi shrines killed at least three people and wounded 15 in the eastern city of Lahore Wednesday, state media reported, as the country marks the fasting month of Ramadan.

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Venezuela to Prosecute Lawmakers Who Backed Failed Uprising

Venezuela will prosecute seven lawmakers who backed last week's failed uprising orchestrated by opposition leader Juan Guaido, the country's Supreme Court ruled Tuesday, as Washington removed sanctions against Caracas' sacked spy chief for backing the revolt.

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Mexico Confirms 13 Dead in Luxury Jet Crash

Mexican authorities found Tuesday human remains that confirm the death of the 13 people on board a luxury jet that crashed over the weekend in the north of the country.

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Voting Starts in South African Election

Polling stations opened in national elections in South Africa on Wednesday in a test of the ruling ANC's popularity 25 years after the start of democracy.

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Iran Sends Letters on Partial Withdrawal from Nuclear Deal

Iran has delivered letters to ambassadors outlining its partial withdrawal from the 2015 nuclear deal with world powers, state television reported Wednesday, without elaborating on what steps it plans to take.

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NGO Says Venezuela Arrested 2,000 This Year for Political Reasons

More than 2,000 people have been arrested in Venezuela for political reasons since the beginning of the year, most of them detained during anti-government protests, an NGO reported Tuesday.

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