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January 12

Mining truck crashes into minibus in Sweden; 6 reported dead

A mining company truck has crashed into a minibus in northern Sweden, and Swedish media are reporting that six people have died and one person is injured in the crash.
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January 12

US says time for new government in Venezuela

The United States stepped up its criticism of Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro on Saturday with an explicit call for the formation of a new government in the South American country.
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January 12

Egypt says its security forces killed 6 militants

Egypt's interior Ministry says security forces have killed six Islamic militants in a raid on their desert hideout south of the capital Cairo.
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January 12

Control of Russian radio telescope satellite lost

Russia's space agency says its specialists are attempting to fix problems that have blocked control of an orbiting radio telescope.
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January 12

Police in Costa Rica, Spain arrest kidnappers of American

Police in Costa Rica and Spain say they have arrested 12 people alleged to have been involved in the kidnapping of a missing American in Costa Rica.
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January 12

Malaysia state's new sultan tipped to be country's next king

The central Malaysian state of Pahang's soon-to-be new sultan is tipped to become the country's next king under a unique rotating monarchy system.
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January 12

Pakistani court allows 5-day probe in Chinese mission attack

A Pakistani court has ruled that police may have five days to investigate the five suspects accused of helping a separatist group attack the Chinese Consulate in Karachi in November, killing two civilians and two policemen.
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January 12

Probe of IOC's Takeda hangs over Tokyo Olympics

A month ago, Tsunekazu Takeda was warmly applauded by 1,400 Olympic dignitaries as he spoke alongside International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach in Tokyo.
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January 12

Romanian govt scraps warships' acquisition amid dispute

Romania's defense ministry has suspended the 1.6 billion euro ($1.83 billion) acquisition of four warships following a political dispute over which offer best serves the NATO member.
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January 12

Train crash on test run on Istanbul suburban route injures 2

Turkish media says two people were injured after a train hit a construction vehicle on an Istanbul suburban route.
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January 11

Top US Navy officer to visit China amid heightened tensions

The U.S. Navy's top officer will visit China starting Sunday amid increasing frictions in the South China Sea and other tensions underscoring their rivalry for dominance in Asia.
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January 11
Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun walks in Bangkok, Thailand, Friday, Jan. 11, 2019. Alqunun, the 18-year old Saudi woman who fled her family to seek asylum, rem

Saudi woman fleeing alleged abuse heads for asylum in Canada

An 18-year-old Saudi woman who said she was abused by her family and feared for her life if deported back home left Thailand on Friday night for Canada, which has granted her asylum, officials said.
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January 11
Police and a first responders work at the scene where a double-decker city bus struck a transit shelter in Ottawa, on Friday, Jan. 11, 2019.

3 dead, 23 injured in Ottawa bus crash

A double-deck city bus smashed into a transit shelter during Friday's rush hour, and Ottawa authorities said three people were killed and 23 injured.
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January 11

Nissan executive Munoz resigns after Ghosn's arrest

Nissan Chief Performance Officer Jose Munoz, who took a leave of absence a week ago, has resigned, the first high-profile departure at the Japanese automaker publicly acknowledged as related to the arrest of former Chairman Carlos Ghosn.
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January 11

Arrests made in Costa Rican kidnapping of American

Costa Rican authorities are hoping the arrest of 12 people allegedly involved in the September kidnapping of the owner of an internet sports betting site will lead to the missing U.S. citizen.
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January 11

Trudeau says China not respecting diplomatic immunity

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Friday that Chinese officials are not respecting the diplomatic immunity of one of the Canadians detained in China last month as he ramped up efforts to get them released.
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January 11

Maduro foe says he's ready to replace the president

The head of Venezuela's opposition-run congress said Friday that he is prepared to step into the nation's presidency temporarily to replace Nicolas Maduro, whose inauguration has been rejected as illegitimate by most countries in the hemisphere.
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January 11

Poland: Huawei exec, Polish security expert spied for China

Poland has arrested a director at the Chinese tech giant Huawei and one of its own former cybersecurity experts and charged them with spying for China, authorities said Friday.
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January 11

UN proposal calls for monitors to oversee Yemen cease-fire

A proposed U.N. resolution would establish a United Nations political mission to oversee implementation of a cease-fire and the withdrawal of rival forces from Yemen's key port of Hodeida.
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January 11

UN anti-corruption body in Guatemala says work lit backlash

The head of a United Nations-backed anti-corruption commission in Guatemala says power structures that co-opt the government and refuse to give up their privileges are responsible for trying to block the body's work.