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  1. Showdown looms as Venezuela opposition to confront border troops over aid

    Venezuela's opposition and activists prepared on Saturday to confront troops stationed along the country's borders to block their plan to bring in food and medicine that authorities are calling a veiled U.S.-backed invasion.
  2. North Korea's Kim sets off by train to Vietnam for summit with Trump - report

    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un set off by train for Vietnam on Saturday, for his second summit with U.S. President Donald Trump next week, Russia's TASS news agency reported.
  3. Nigerian presidential rivals cast ballots in delayed election

    President Muhammadu Buhari and his main challenger, businessman Atiku Abubakar, cast their ballots in Nigeria's presidential election on Saturday as voting began after a week's delay in Africa's biggest economic power.
  4. Bootleg liquor kills at least 84 in northeast India, 200 hospitalized

    At least 84 people have died from drinking toxic bootleg liquor in the northeastern Indian state of Assam, and around 200 others have been hospitalized, a state government minister said on Saturday.
  5. African nun scolds bishops on abuse: 'This storm will not pass'

    An African nun told Catholic bishops on Saturday to acknowledge the church's hypocrisy in its handling of the sexual abuse crisis, and a cardinal admitted case files had been destroyed.
  6. 'I was like a prisoner': Saudi sisters trapped in Hong Kong recall beatings

    Two sisters from Saudi Arabia who fled the conservative kingdom and have been hiding out in Hong Kong for nearly six months said they did so to escape beatings at the hands of their brothers and father.
  7. Fire at government-run airshow in India destroys hundreds of cars

    A fire at an airshow in India destroyed three hundred cars on Saturday, a senior fire official said, the latest accident to mar the government-run event.
  8. Egypt seeks death sentence for two monks over bishop's murder

    An Egyptian court on Saturday recommended the death penalty for two monks after they were convicted of murdering a bishop at a monastery last year.
  9. Iran says it has various options to neutralize 'illegal' U.S. sanctions: Tasnim

    Iran said on Saturday it had many options to neutralize the reimposition of U.S. sanctions on its oil exports, the semi-official Tasnim news agency reported, adding that Tehran's clerical rulers had no plans to hold talks with Washington.
  10. Widow of late Fiat Chairman Gianni Agnelli dies at 91

    Marella Agnelli, the 91-year-old wife of late Fiat Chairman Gianni Agnelli, died on Saturday at her home in Turin, the Agnelli family said in a statement.

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