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Jacob Zuma resigns as South Africa’s president, ending standoff with ruling party

Washington Post Headlines - Fri, 2018-02-16 16:58
Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa, who replaced Zuma as ANC leader in December, becomes country’s acting leader.
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Community Mourns At Candlelight Vigil After Deadly School Shooting

NPR Headlines - Fri, 2018-02-16 15:26

Thousands gathered at a local park, some chanting "no more guns," amid tearful remembrances of the 17 students and staff killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla.

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Pakistan says it destroyed Indian post, killing 5 soldiers

Washington Post Headlines - Fri, 2018-02-16 14:29
Pakistan’s army on Friday claimed it killed five Indian soldiers when it destroyed their post in the Himalayan region of Kashmir in retaliation against Indian sniper fire that struck a school van, killing the driver.
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Afghans submitted 1.17 million war crimes claims to court

Washington Post Headlines - Fri, 2018-02-16 14:29
Since the International Criminal Court began collecting material three months ago for a possible war crimes case involving Afghanistan, it has gotten a staggering 1.17 million statements from Afghans who say they were victims.
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3 independents poised to shake up Mexico’s presidential race

Washington Post Headlines - Fri, 2018-02-16 14:29
The bronco, the jaguar, and the former first lady: These three outsiders appear destined for Mexico’s July 1 ballot as the first independent candidates to seek the presidency in generations, the result of a reform seen as a victory for democracy in the country.
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Head of anticorruption mission in Honduras resigns

Washington Post Headlines - Fri, 2018-02-16 14:29
The head of the Organization of American States’ anti-corruption mission in Honduras resigned Thursday citing a lack of support from the regional body and the Honduran government.
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South Africa Elects Cyril Ramaphosa As Its New President

NPR Headlines - Fri, 2018-02-16 12:56

He started as a mineworker and became a prominent anti-apartheid activist and a tycoon. Now he's leading the nation.

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Canada Hosts A Pride House At The Winter Olympics In South Korea

NPR Headlines - Fri, 2018-02-16 12:01

Eight years after the first Pride House was created for LGBTQ athletes at the Vancouver Olympics, Canada has worked with local activists to host another one at the Pyeongchang Games.

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Thailand’s former top cop grilled over brothel owner’s loan

Washington Post Headlines - Fri, 2018-02-16 12:00
Thailand’s former national police chief, who currently heads the Thai Football Association, met with investigators Thursday to explain his financial links with a fugitive massage parlor owner accused of human trafficking.
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Honduras opposition denies gang involvement in election

Washington Post Headlines - Fri, 2018-02-16 12:00
Leaders of Honduras’ political opposition have denied accusations from the president that street gangs tried to swing the November election in their favor through intimidation.
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Myanmar government under Suu Kyi cracks down on journalists

Washington Post Headlines - Fri, 2018-02-16 12:00
When five Myanmar journalists were sentenced to decadelong prison terms for reporting the alleged existence of a military-run chemical weapons factory in Myanmar a few years ago, Aung San Suu Kyi — then an opposition lawmaker — condemned the harsh punishments as “very excessive.”
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The Latest: Mikaela Shiffrin turns in steady 1st slalom run

Washington Post Headlines - Fri, 2018-02-16 12:00
The Latest on the Pyeongchang Olympics (all times local):
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Recreational marijuana legalization delayed in Canada

Washington Post Headlines - Fri, 2018-02-16 12:00
Canadians will have to wait until at least early August or later to legally purchase recreational marijuana.
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U.S. and Britain are divided over what to do with captured ISIS fighters

Washington Post Headlines - Fri, 2018-02-16 12:00
The United States warned that if British officials do not put them on trial, the two members of the ‘Beatles’ cell could end up at Guantanamo Bay.
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Arizona Department Of Corrections Changes Sanitary Pad Policy Following Backlash

NPR Headlines - Fri, 2018-02-16 10:26

The department said it has increased inmates' free allotment of sanitary pads, after protesters launched the #letitflow campaign and sent a lawmaker tampons in the mail.

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Shiffrin skis again and men’s figure skating gets underway

Washington Post Headlines - Fri, 2018-02-16 09:58
American Mikaela Shiffrin is set to compete in the women’s slalom for what would be her second gold medal of the Pyeongchang Olympics, and Norwegian Aksel Lund Svindal will go for a second medal, in the men’s super-G, as Day 7 gets underway.
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Fugitive convicted in 2001 killing of Sir Peter Blake nabbed

Washington Post Headlines - Fri, 2018-02-16 09:58
A man convicted in the killing of yachtsman Sir Peter Blake has been caught in Brazil after being on the run for more than 15 years, police said Thursday.
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Australian government ministers banned from sex with staff

Washington Post Headlines - Fri, 2018-02-16 09:58
Australia’s prime minister on Thursday banned government ministers from having sex with staff as his deputy battled for his political survival over revelations that he is expecting a baby with a former press secretary.
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Mikaela Shiffrin Is Shut Out Of Medals In Slalom At Winter Olympics

NPR Headlines - Fri, 2018-02-16 09:58

Mikaela Shiffrin was trying to win a third gold — and defend the gold medal she won in Sochi. But she was edged off of the podium at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.

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Austrian Snowboarder Breaks Neck In Olympics Quarterfinals Race

NPR Headlines - Fri, 2018-02-16 09:04

Markus Schairer fractured his fifth vertebra in a nasty crash that left him sprawled on his back for some time. He apparently didn't suffer lasting damage. He even finished the run.

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