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India seeks to control rivers into Pakistan as punishment

India seeks to control rivers into Pakistan as punishmentNEW DELHI (AP) — India says it is building dams to stop its share of water from flowing into Pakistan-controlled Kashmir as it seeks to punish its longtime rival for an attack on paramilitary soldiers last week that left 40 dead.



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Venezuela opposition leader Juan Guaido tries to seize control of country's oil production

Venezuela opposition leader Juan Guaido tries to seize control of country's oil productionThe self-declared leader of Venezuela, Juan Guaido, is attempting to wrest control of the nation’s massive oil revenues. The country’s congress, controlled by the opposition, has appointed a transitional board of directors for Venezuela’s state oil firm. Embattled socialist president, Nicolas Maduro, lashed out at congress leader Mr Guaido, saying he would face the courts “sooner or later” for violating the constitution.



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Guaido seeks to wrest control of Venezuela's oil company

Guaido seeks to wrest control of Venezuela's oil companyCARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela's opposition-controlled National Assembly appointed a transitional board of directors for the state oil company Wednesday, in a bid by congress chief Juan Guaido to gain control of an industry that is the economic backbone of the country.



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Venezuela's Guaido aims at control of PDVSA, Citgo as U.S. imposes sanctions

Venezuela's Guaido aims at control of PDVSA, Citgo as U.S. imposes sanctionsThe moves were aimed at intensifying pressure on President Nicolas Maduro, who was re-elected last year in a contest widely seen as fraudulent. Guaido proclaimed himself president last week, but without a source of revenue or control of the military, he faces difficult odds in assuming the post, despite support across most of the Western Hemisphere. Guaido, who has not yet appointed a Cabinet, faces the intricate legal challenge of nominating new leadership for PDVSA and its subsidiaries, including Citgo Petroleum, who would manage the companies during a transition.



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As US teachers ramp up pressure, face reality: L.A. strike was about control, not students

As US teachers ramp up pressure, face reality: L.A. strike was about control, not studentsDon't let myths perpetuate a massive, outdated system. The hope for students lies in charter schools. That's what public education should look like.



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Venezuela Now Has Two Presidents Dueling for Control of Country

Venezuela Now Has Two Presidents Dueling for Control of CountryGuaido has the backing of the people, thousands of whom took to the streets Wednesday, along with a host of foreign governments, led by the U.S., Canada and Brazil, that recognized the congressman as the rightful head of state. This makes Guaido’s claim to power, for now at least, largely symbolic — part of his bid to ratchet up pressure on Maduro to step down. The question is whether the military brass will finally break ties with Maduro and demand a transition.



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Europe snow: Two die in French Alps trying to control avalanche as three German cross-country skiers killed

Europe snow: Two die in French Alps trying to control avalanche as three German cross-country skiers killedTwo ski resort workers have been killed in Morillon, a French Alps destination popular with Britons, by explosives they were using to spark an avalanche to keep the slopes safe for skiers. Their deaths came as three German cross-country skiers died and a fourth was reported missing following an avalanche in western Austria. The incident in Morillon occurred at around 8:30 am local time on Sunday as the workers were preparing the explosives at a height of 1,800 meters in the family resort in the Haut-Giffre valley. Police said it had been confirmed that they were killed by the explosion and did not die after being caught up in the avalanche the blast set off. They had been sent out to do their job in the Lanches sector of the resortbefore the ski slopes were opened to the public, after a night of heavy snowfall. Skiers had been warned that the risk of avalanche was at four on a scale of one to five. Setting off explosives, often dynamite, is a common technique used in ski resorts to spark avalanches that might otherwise happen when slopes are packed with skiers. Various methods are used, with some involving ski workers skiing to a spot above where experts believe the avalanche may take place, placing explosives there and later detonating them remotely. “The specialist pisteurs who are involved in securing the trails and roads from avalanches with explosive devices go through extensive training,” said Henry Schniewind from Henry’s Avalanche Talk, a website which offers advice and training for off-piste skiers. “Their job involves hazards from avalanche danger that most of us are aware of; the danger from explosives seems less apparent. Today’s tragedy is a reminder to us all about how brave these men and women are,” he told The Daily Telegraph. It was not immediately clear which avalanche control method was being used by the workers in Morillon, where a 21-year-old skier was killed by a falling tree earlier this month. The mountain gendarme unit from the town of Chamonix has been tasked with the investigation into their deaths and has sent officers to the scene, where they will work with rescue workers from the resorts of Flaine and Araches. The deaths reported in Austria were those of two men aged 32 and 36 and a third aged 56, all German cross-country skiers, who were found on Saturday evening, while a 28-year-old man still missing. The avalanche that killed them came after several days of heavy snowfall which saw the army called in to secure roads and buildings and help with a number of evacuations.



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U.S. anti-Islamic State meeting turns to damage control after Syria decision

U.S. anti-Islamic State meeting turns to damage control after Syria decisionThe previously scheduled conference, tentatively set for Feb. 7 in Washington, aims to gather ministers from many of the 79 nations in the Global Coalition To Defeat Islamic State and galvanize their fight against the militant group. In the latest ambiguous signal, a senior State Department official on Friday first told reporters the United States has no timeline for the withdrawal of troops from Syria and then said it does not plan to stay indefinitely. Another senior State Department official, also briefing reporters before Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s trip to the Middle East next week, said one of his main messages would be that “the United States is not leaving the Middle East.” “Despite reports to the contrary and false narratives surrounding the Syria decision, we are not going anywhere.” However, three sources familiar with the matter said that the Trump administration is still working assiduously to contain the fallout from Trump’s troop decision.



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8-Year-Old Boy Who Died in Border Control Custody Had the Flu, Authorities Confirm

8-Year-Old Boy Who Died in Border Control Custody Had the Flu, Authorities ConfirmA Guatemalan boy who died in government custody tested positive for influenza B, though the exact cause of death is still unknown.



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8-Year-Old Boy Dies on Christmas Morning in Border Control Custody

8-Year-Old Boy Dies on Christmas Morning in Border Control CustodyAccording to U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the unidentified boy died in the early hours of Christmas Day after showing “signs of potential illness” on Monday. CBP said the boy, accompanied by his father, was taken to a hospital Gerald Champion Regional Medical Center in Alamogordo, New Mexico.



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