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Cold spell forces two-day closure of schools in eastern Libya

By Libya Herald reporter. Benghazi, 7 January 2017: The Beida-based interim government’s education ministry has ordered that schools be closed tomorrow and Monday, because of the cold weather, particularly in the east of the country. The temperature in Benghazi saw a high of 11º centigrade and a low of 8º today, but with the wind and [...]

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Duterte delegates Philippines into economic sweet spot but misgivings rising

MANILA (Reuters) - After six months at the helm in the Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte has been touting just two achievements of his presidency - a vicious war on drugs and a surprise alliance with his country's bitter rival, China.

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Bolivia’s Morales says he may run for fourth term despite referendum loss

LA PAZ (Reuters) - Bolivian President Evo Morales said on Sunday he may run for a fourth consecutive term in elections in 2019 despite losing a referendum in February that would have reformed the country's constitution to allow him to run again.

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Ex-Guantanamo detainee living in Uruguay denied entry to South Africa

MONTEVIDEO (Reuters) - A former Guantanamo prisoner who was resettled in Uruguay but has asked to leave was denied entry to South Africa by that country's migration authorities, a Uruguayan official said.

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Tsipras says people of Greece have made enough sacrifices

(Reuters) - Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said in a speech in Berlin to a congress of European leftist parties on Saturday that it was time for his country's creditors to understand that the Greek people have made enough sacrifices.

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Yemen edging nearer famine as war, ‘shredded economy’ take toll: U.N. official

GENEVA (Reuters) - Yemen's humanitarian catastrophe is set to worsen as the war has ruined the economy and is stopping food supplies getting through, driving the country to the brink of famine, the top U.N. aid official in the country told Reuters.

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Exclusive: Yemen traders halt new wheat imports as famine approaches

LONDON/ABU DHABI (Reuters) - Yemen's biggest traders have stopped new wheat imports due to a crisis at the central bank, documents seen by Reuters show, another blow to the war-torn country where millions are suffering acute malnutrition.

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Philippines cancels visit by U.N. rapporteur on extrajudicial killings

MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippines has canceled a trip next year by the U.N. special rapporteur on extrajudicial killings to look into the rising death toll in its war on drugs, the country's foreign minister said on Wednesday.

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Mexican Senate passes medical marijuana bill

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico's Senate overwhelmingly approved a bill on Tuesday that would allow for the use of medical marijuana, in a further step toward outright legalization in a country long wracked by warring drug cartels.

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New Italy PM Gentiloni says ready to intervene to support banks

ROME (Reuters) - Italy's new prime minister, Paolo Gentiloni, said on Tuesday that his government would be ready to take action to support the country's troubled banking sector.

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