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Kurdish militia to exit Syria’s Manbij under US-Turkey deal

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Washington, Jun 6 (AP) - An American-backed Syrian Kurdish militia said Tuesday it will leave the strategic town of Manbij under a delicate U.S.-Turkey deal that could ease tensions between the NATO allies and force a realignment of troops along the volatile Syria-Turkey frontier.
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Bahrain court denies appeal by activist Nabeel Rajab

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Dubai, June 5 (AP) - A Bahrain appeals court on Tuesday upheld a five-year prison sentence for human rights activist Nabeel Rajab amid the island kingdom's clampdown on all dissent, a verdict that has been widely criti-cized internationally.
Rajab did not attend the hearing before the Bahrain...
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Energy chief defends Trump directive on coal, nuclear plants

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Washington, Jun 5 (AP) - Energy Secretary Rick Perry on Monday defended President Donald Trump's call to bolster struggling coal-fired and nuclear power plants, saying a rash of plant retirements is "alarming" and pos-es a looming crisis for the nation's power grid.
Experts disagree and say Trump...
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US renews call for OAS to suspend Venezuela

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Washington, Jun 5 (AP) - The Trump administration renewed its call Monday for the Organization of Ameri-can States to suspend Venezuela and for other members to step up pressure on the country's government to re-store constitutional order.
"Tomorrow, during the General Assembly we will have the...
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Guatemala volcano death toll up to 65, expected to rise

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El Rodeo, Jun 5 (AP) - Rescuers pulled survivors and bodies from the charred aftermath of the powerful erup-tion of Guatemala's Volcano of Fire, as the death toll rose to 65 on Monday and was expected to go higher from a disaster that caught residents of remote mountain hamlets off guard, with...
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