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UN Warns Burundi's President over Fourth Term

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is warning Burundi's President Pierre Nkurunziza against seeking a fourth term, saying such a move risks deepening the crisis in the African country.

In a report obtained by AFP, the UN chief says he is "very concerned" by recent statements by Nkurunziza, in power since 2005, suggesting he could seek a fourth term in office, which would require changes to the constitution.

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Mexico Warns U.S. It Will Refuse Non-Mexican Deportees

Mexico will not accept deportees from the United States unless they are Mexican nationals, Interior Secretary Miguel Angel Osorio Chong declared on Friday, a day after meetings with top U.S. officials.

"As for other migrants, we cannot accept them," Osorio Chong said in an interview on Mexican radio station Radio Formula. 

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French Presidential Candidate Fillon to Face Criminal Probe

Francois Fillon, the conservative candidate in France's presidential election, will face a probe by investigating magistrates into claims he gave his family fake jobs, prosecutors said Friday.

Fillon, one of the frontrunners in the presidential race, will be investigated for alleged embezzlement of public funds and misappropriation of corporate assets, prosecutors said in a statement.

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Trump Blasts FBI for Not Stopping Leaks to Media

President Donald Trump took the unusual step Friday of publicly criticizing the FBI, saying it was failing to stop national security leaks to the media, even from within the agency.

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India's Modi Hints at Pakistani Hand in Deadly Rail Crash

A train crash that killed 148 people may have been caused deliberately as part of a "conspiracy" hatched in Pakistan, India's prime minister said Friday, as he campaigned for a key state election.

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China Says U.S. Must Work Together on Solution to N. Korea

China called on the U.S. to shoulder more responsibility in tackling North Korea's rogue nuclear program Friday, slapping down claims by President Donald Trump that Beijing could bring the isolated state to heel.

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Kim Jong-Nam Killed by VX Nerve Agent

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un's half brother was assassinated with a lethal nerve agent manufactured for chemical warfare and listed by the UN as a weapon of mass destruction, Malaysian police said Friday.

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U.S. Promises No Mass Deportations in Bid to Calm Mexico

U.S. officials promised Mexico no "mass deportations" or use of military force to expel immigrants, moving to calm tensions over President Donald Trump's vow to crack down on "bad dudes" illegally residing in his country.

U.S. Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson met with Mexican ministers who expressed "concern and irritation" over Trump's combative stance on trade and migration ties with Mexico.

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New York Unveils $25 Million Grant to Combat Anti-Semitism, Hate

New York state took fresh steps Thursday to combat a spike in anti-Semitism and hate crimes, promising a $25 million grant to boost security and a $5,000 reward for information leading to arrests and convictions.

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Greek Cypriot Leader Sees Talks Stalled until April

Greek Cypriot leader Nicos Anastasiades said he believes UN-backed talks on reunifying Cyprus will remain stalled until after Turkey's April 16 referendum on presidential powers, in an interview published Friday.

Anastasiades, who heads the island's internationally recognised government, has held 21 months of negotiations with his Turkish Cypriot counterpart Mustafa Akinci that many have seen as the best chance in years for a settlement.

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