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Heather Nauert Withdraws From Consideration For U.N. Ambassador

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The State Department spokesperson says "it is in the best interest of my family to withdraw." In the two months since her nomination was announced, Nauert's credentials have been questioned.

Munich Security Conference Reveals A Growing Rift Between U.S. And Its Allies

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel received a standing ovation for a speech that critiqued U.S. foreign policy. Meanwhile, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence defended U.S. global leadership.

U.S. Masses Aid Along Venezuelan Border As Some Humanitarian Groups Warn Of Risks

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Some aid workers are being denounced as opposition activists and there are fears that all aid could be blocked. The situation could soon resemble a "medieval siege," warns an analyst in Caracas.

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Venezuela's Health Crisis Spills Over To Neighboring Countries

Refugees are fleeing to try and get health care. And disease outbreaks across Latin America are being linked back to Venezuela.

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Nigerian Election Delayed Hours Before Polls Were Due To Open

In Africa's most populous country, current President Muhammadu Buhari is trying to hold onto his position, and opposition leader Atiku Abubakar is his fiercest challenger.

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Concern Grows For Loujain Al-Hathloul, Jailed Saudi Women's Driving Activist

Loujain al-Hathloul, who opposed the kingdom's past ban on women driving, is among several Saudi female activists who have been imprisoned since last year. Relatives say the women have been tortured.

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U.S. Agency Tightens Immigration Rules To Spotlight Child Marriage

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services released new rules for officers to identify visa petitions in which spouses are minors. No minimum age requirement for such requests currently exists.

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Journalist's Arrest In Philippines Sparks Demonstrations, Fears Of Wider Crackdown

Maria Ressa, the CEO of the news outlet Rappler, which has been critical of President Rodrigo Duterte, was arrested earlier this week and charged with violating the country's cyber law.

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India Vows 'Befitting Reply' After Attack On Security Forces In Kashmir

The government says it is taking steps to isolate Pakistan, which it blames for Thursday's fatal bombing. Pakistan calls the violence a result of "brutalities of Indian occupied forces in Kashmir."

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Gunmen Sentenced In The Death Of Myanmar Democracy Advocate Ko Ni

Ko Ni pushed for reform of the country's military-drafted constitution. A Muslim in the predominantly Buddhist country, he had just returned from a Jakarta visit to study interfaith peace.

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'Do Not Travel To Haiti,' U.S. Tells Citizens, Citing Violent Unrest

The advisory comes after anti-corruption protests exploded over allegations about billions of dollars in development money. Haiti's President Jovenel Moise is refusing to resign.

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Florists Fear A 'No Deal' Brexit Would Wilt The Flower Business

U.K. flower shop owners who rely on shipments from the Netherlands are concerned about how leaving the European Union without a withdrawal agreement will affect them.

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Airbus To Stop Production Of A380 Superjumbo Jet

The European company says it has no reason to continue production after its biggest customer cut back its orders. Despite much fanfare, the double-decker plane has struggled to find a market.