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5 dead, dozens injured as Congo police disperse protests

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Kinshasa, Jan 22 (AP) - Police in Congo used tear gas and gunfire to disperse thousands of anti-government demonstrators across the nation on Sunday, leaving five people dead and injuring more than 33 who marched after church services calling for President Joseph Kabila to step down, the United Nations said.
Catholic churches and activists had called for peaceful demonstrations Sunday in Kinshasa, Goma, Lubumbashi and other cities. The protests turned violent as police tried to disperse the...
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Pence meets Jordan king on trip clouded by Jerusalem move

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Amman, Jan 21 (AP) - U.S. Vice President Mike Pence is defending President Donald Trump's move to declare Jerusalem the capital of Israel, a decision that has touched off uneasiness among Arab nations on his first tour of the region.
Pence was to meet Sunday with Jordan's King Abdullah II for...
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Not all S Koreans are happy about unified hockey team

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South Koreans seem generally happy they'll see the North Koreans at their Olympics, but aren't as pleased about sharing a team with them.
The agreement between the war-separated rivals to field a unified women's ice hockey team at February's Winter Olympics has triggered a debate in South Korea...
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Venezuelan officials bury 2 killed in clash

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Caracas, Jan 21 (AP) - Two people killed alongside a rebel police officer in a violent shootout with Venezuelan security forces have been buried by government officials despite protests from relatives, an opposition law-maker said Saturday.
The body of former officer Oscar Perez and four others...
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Turkish jets bombard Kurdish-run city of Afrin in Syria

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Kocabeyli, Jan 21 (AP) - Turkish jets bombed the Kurdish-controlled city of Afrin in northern Syria on Satur-day, as President Recep Tayyip Erdogan promised to expand Turkey's military border operations against a Kurdish group that has been the U.S.'s key Syria ally in the war on the Islamic...
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