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Turkey warns as Syrian govt poised to enter Afrin

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Turkey warned the Syrian government Monday against entering the Kurdish-controlled enclave in northern Syria where a major Turkish military offensive is underway, saying it would hit back at the troops if their goal is to protect the Kurdish fighters.
The warning sets up a potential clash between Turkish troops and Syrian government forces backed by Russia and Iran, whose deployment would be a first step toward restoring President Bashar Assad's presence along the border with Turkey.
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Underpaid Venezuelans skipping out on work to make ends meet

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On many days, Ramon Medina has no choice but to skip work to make ends meet.
Like around half of Venezuelans, he earns the minimum wage - the equivalent of around $3 a month - so whenever his cellphone buzzes with a tip, he sneaks away from his job as a hospital orderly for the chance of taking...
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Republican gains in secretary of state posts jolt Democrats

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With Republicans holding two-thirds of secretary of state offices, Democrats are focusing renewed attention and money on a statewide post once considered a sleepy political stepping stone, acknowledging they're playing catch-up with the GOP.
The Democratic Association of Secretaries of State has...
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Turkey warns as Syrian govt poised to enter Afrin

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Turkey warned the Syrian government Monday against entering the Kurdish-controlled enclave in northern Syria where a major Turkish military offensive is underway, saying it would hit back at the troops if their goal is to protect the Kurdish fighters.
The warning sets up a potential clash between...
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17 killed in garbage dump collapse in Mozambique

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Johannesburg, Feb 20 (AP) - Heavy rains triggered the partial collapse of a huge mound of garbage in Mozam-bique's capital on Monday, killing 17 people who were buried by debris.
Authorities believe more bodies could be buried at the Hulene garbage dump on the outskirts of Maputo, and a search...
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