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Guacho: Dissident Colombian leader killed by security forces

Image copyright AFP/COLOMBIAN PRESIDENCY Image caption Colombian President Ivan Duque (centre) announced the death on Friday A Colombian dissident leader has been found and killed, the country's president says.Walter Arízala, known better under his alias Guacho, was wanted for the murder of two Ecuadorean journalists and their driver earlier this year.On Friday, Colombian President Ivan…
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US government shutdown over border wall row

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionTrump: "Any measure that funds the government must include border security"A partial US government shutdown has taken effect after US lawmakers failed to break a budget impasse.Mr Trump, who has to sign off any deal, is insisting at least $5bn (£4bn) in government funding be included to…
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True-life treasure hunt that turned into a comic book

Image copyright Paco Roca, Guillermo Corral/Astiberri Edicion Image caption The treasure-hunting firm is given the fictional name Ithaca in the book When Spanish civil servants got wind that someone was sweeping up the priceless treasure of a 200-year-old frigate from the ocean floor, it triggered a real-life escapade full of naval pursuits and secret airlifts…
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Michael Kovrig arrest: Canadian held in China 'not allowed to turn lights off '

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Michael Kovrig was arrested on 10 December in China A former Canadian diplomat detained in China last week is being denied legal representation and is not allowed to turn lights off at night, sources say. Michael Kovrig, who now works for the International Crisis Group (ICG) think tank, was detained…
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Trump vows 'very long' government shutdown over border wall

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionTrump: "Any measure that funds the government must include border security"US President Donald Trump has threatened a "very long" government shutdown if Democrats do not fund his long-promised border wall.In a series of tweets, Mr Trump demanded $5.7bn (£4.5bn), which was passed by the House of Representatives,…
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Catalan protests as Spanish cabinet meets in Barcelona

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Protesters are angered by the decision to hold the cabinet meeting in Catalonia's regional capital Catalan separatists have blocked roads and clashed with police as Spanish ministers held a cabinet meeting in the regional capital Barcelona.The decision to move the meeting was aimed at reducing tensions, months after Catalan leaders…