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    Mexico Teachers Protest Six Killed In Oaxaca Clashes

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    Six people have been killed in southern Mexico in clashes between protesting teachers and police. More than 100 other people, including many police officers, were injured. The incident took place in the state of Oaxaca, where two high-profile union leaders were arrested last week, accused of corruption. Members of the CNTE union, which has a…

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    What An Obama Endorsement Will Mean For Hillary

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    On Tuesday evening Mr Obama called Hillary Clinton to congratulate her on securing enough delegates to “clinch” the Democratic nomination. He also called Bernie Sanders to thank him for his hard-fought campaign. At the Vermont senator’s request, the two will have a meeting on Thursday to discuss “how to build on the extraordinary work he…

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    Syria Conflict: Attacks Reported As Truce Comes Into Effect

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    The first major temporary truce in Syria’s five-year civil war has come into effect. The “cessation of hostilities” began at midnight (22:00 GMT Friday) with early reports saying front lines were silent. However, Syrian state television said several shells had hit residential areas of the capital, Damascus. It did not say who had fired. Low-level…

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    EU Referendum: Cameron Sets June 23 For UK Vote

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    The UK will vote on whether to remain in the EU on Thursday 23 June, Prime Minister David Cameron has said. The prime minister made his historic announcement in Downing Street after briefing the cabinet. He said he would be campaigning to remain in a reformed EU – and described the vote as one of…

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    US Economy Adds 151,000 Jobs In January

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    The US economy added 151,000 jobs in January, helping to push the country’s unemployment rate down to 4.9%. The number was lower than expected and is a sharp slowdown from December, when 292,000 jobs were added. Job losses in transport and education weighed on the numbers, the Bureau of Labour Statistics said. Last week, figures…

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    China’s Currency Reserves Plunged In January

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    China’s foreign currency reserves plunged by $99.5bn in January, the People’s Bank of China reported. China has been running down its vast foreign currency reserves in an attempt to boost the value of its own currency and stem a flow of funds overseas. At $3.23 trillion, China still has the world’s biggest reserve of foreign…

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    Pope Francis Set For Historic Patriarch Meeting

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    Pope Francis will hold a historic first meeting with Patriarch Kirill, the head of Russian Orthodox Church, in Cuba next week. The Russian Orthodox Church said the “persecution of Christians” would be the central theme of the meeting. Pope Francis will stop over in Cuba on his way to Mexico. It is the first meeting…

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