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Venezuela's armed forces declare 'loyalty' to Maduro

Venezuela's armed forces declare 'loyalty' to MaduroVenezuela’s armed forces declared “absolute loyalty” to President Nicolas Maduro on Tuesday, just two days before the socialist leader is sworn in for a second term of office. Maduro will be sworn into office on Thursday by the Supreme Court despite the country’s laws stating this is the job of parliament.



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Armed man surrenders following 10-hour siege after negotiator sings White Christmas to him

Armed man surrenders following 10-hour siege after negotiator sings White Christmas to himA man with a rifle who held off a team of armed police in a 10-hour siege gave himself up after an officer sang a Christmas carol to him. Nathaniel Lewis, 34, allegedly started shooting at the specialised police who rushed to his home in Pennsylvania, US, when a relative reported him acting erratically on Christmas evening. The shots hit a police vehicle, a house and another vehicle, and the Swat (Special Weapons and Tactics) team returned fire.



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Migrants won't see armed US soldiers on border

Migrants won't see armed US soldiers on borderSAN DIEGO (AP) — As thousands of migrants in a caravan of Central American asylum-seekers converge on the doorstep of the United States, what they won't find are armed American soldiers standing guard.



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Twitter Melts Down After Trump Says Synagogue Needed An Armed Guard

Twitter Melts Down After Trump Says Synagogue Needed An Armed GuardGun control "had little to do" with the shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue



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Pittsburgh Synagogue Hires Armed Guards to Open for Sunday School After Shooting

Pittsburgh Synagogue Hires Armed Guards to Open for Sunday School After Shooting'We're not going to be deterred'



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Man Armed With Hammer Tries To Steal Original Copy Of Magna Carta

Man Armed With Hammer Tries To Steal Original Copy Of Magna CartaPolice in Salisbury, England, have arrested a 45-year-old man they say tried



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Armed groups agree to keep Tripoli ceasefire: U.N

Armed groups agree to keep Tripoli ceasefire: U.NArmed groups vying for control of the Libyan capital have agreed to set up a mechanism to “consolidate” a recently agreed ceasefire, the United Nations’ Libya mission, UNSMIL, said on Sunday. On Tuesday, the United Nations persuaded various armed groups to halt fighting that had killed dozens in Tripoli, one of the many sites of unrest gripping the oil producer. “Parties agreed today to freeze their forces’ movements, a monitoring & verification mechanism to consolidate the ceasefire + development of a plan to withdraw armed groups from sovereign locations and critical infrastructure in #Tripoli,” UNSMIL tweeted.



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Emaciated children rescued from filthy and heavily armed New Mexico compound

Emaciated children rescued from filthy and heavily armed New Mexico compoundEleven emaciated children living in a filthy, heavily-armed compound, have been rescued by police looking for a missing three-year-old boy. Officers searching for Abdul-Ghani Wahhaj, who was was reported to have been abducted in Georgia late last year, raided a compound in rural New Mexico, about 120 miles north east of Santa Fe and close to the border with Colorado. While they did not find the youngster, police did discover 39-year-old Siraj Wahhaj, who was wanted by Georgia authorities for the alleged adduction of his son.



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Four tourists killed by armed attackers in Tajikistan

Four tourists killed by armed attackers in TajikistanFour foreign cyclists were killed by armed attackers in Tajikistan in what was originally reported as a hit-and-run road accident, the Central Asian country’s interior minister said Monday. The victims, two Americans, a Swiss and Dutch citizen, were struck by a car and attacked on Sunday while on a popular cycle route in the Danghara district, about 100 kilometres (60 miles) south of the capital Dushanbe. “(The suspects) had knives and firearms,” said interior minister Ramazon Hamro Rahimzoda, adding that two other cyclists, Swiss and Dutch nationals, were injured and hospitalised.



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Heavily armed men in helicopter free notorious French inmate

Heavily armed men in helicopter free notorious French inmatePARIS (AP) — A notorious French criminal serving 25 years for murder made an audacious escape from prison Sunday after several heavily armed men landed a helicopter in a courtyard, freed him from a visiting room and carried him away.



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