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A World Bank report warned of the ripple effects of water pollution on the health, economies, education and agriculture of rich and poor countries alike

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President Donald Trump said Tuesday his government is talking to 'various representatives' of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, who also confirmed that discussions had been taking place

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In three interventions in the foreign exchange market, the bank acted in concert with statements from officials saying the government's top priority was to stabilize the peso after it lost 18% of its value against the US dollar last week

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Iranian women have long been barred from watching men's teams play

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International donors have been significantly less generous in their support of Venezuelan migrants than other global refugee crises, Colombia's foreign minister said on Tuesday

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US secretary of state says world cannot afford to ignore actions of Iran and its proxies

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CITES allows some trophy hunting for conservation reasons while opponents say trophy hunting is immoral, leads to poaching

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Administration officials have said they are reviewing State Department and USAID spending with eye to using budget process known as 'rescission' to slash up to $4.3 billion in spending that had already been approved by Congress

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Rights activists were outraged by the UN decision to hold the conference in Cairo, saying President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi has presided over the worst crackdown on freedoms in Egypt's modern history

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But, US leader says that for continued economic growth, the independent Federal Reserve needs to cut its benchmark interest rate by another full percentage point

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The surge marks an 83% increase over the same period of 2018, the INPE said and is the highest since records began in 2013.

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The move underscores escalating tensions between Jubbaland authorities and the federal government in Mogadishu, who have been seeking to exert control over the election process

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Some 9,000 people have been forced to flee their homes on the island, which is one of Spain's main tourist destinations

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'Nusta' recently returned to native Bolivia 129 years after being donated to the Michigan State University museum

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A look at how an insect smaller than a paper clip can become one of the deadliest animals in the world

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US president onfirms he is considering deputy secretary of state to be next US ambassador to Russia, and says he would like to see Russia back in the G-8 leading industrialized countries group

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Spanish charity ship Open Arms to be taken to Lampedusa after interior minister had refused to let it dock

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Vice pesident and Pentagon officials tell the National Space Council the US Space Command will officially be up and running Aug. 29

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An asylum deal with the US would 'necessarily' depend on economic benefits to its country, the Guatemala president-elect tells VOA's Latin America Division

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The Aug. 8 accident "should have no connection" to CTBTO activities, Russia's deputy foreign minister said, adding that the agency's mandate did not extend to weapons development

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Seven other soldiers were wounded in the attack on Monday and five are still missing, according to official statements

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US talks with Taliban on Afghanistan resuming

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President Rodrigo Duterte warns foreign ships faced 'unfriendly' treatment if they venture into Philippines' territorial waters without permission, in a swipe at China's deployment of warships a few miles off the coast

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A years-long drought in Chile, coupled with a growing population and a sprawling copper and lithium mining industry thirsty for water, have forced Chilean officials to look more closely at the costs of climate change

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Socialist leader and caretaker prime minister Pedro Sanchez has been trying to rally support among parliamentarians to confirm him as premier since April, when voters gave his party more support than any other, but not enough to command a majority

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