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Venezuela on edge as Maduro unveils raft of economic reforms

Venezuela on edge as Maduro unveils raft of economic reformsUncertainty reigned in Venezuela on Saturday after President Nicolas Maduro unveiled a major economic reform plan aimed at halting the spiraling hyperinflation that has thrown the oil-rich, cash-poor South American country into chaos. Ahead of a major currency overhaul on Monday, when Caracas will start issuing new banknotes after slashing five zeroes off the crippled bolivar, Maduro detailed other measures he hopes will pull Venezuela out of crisis.



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Police investigating after young pit bull left to drown in cage on river's edge

Police investigating after young pit bull left to drown in cage on river's edgeNew Jersey authorities are searching for a suspect who they say left a young



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The Cold Frontier, Part Five: A journey along North Korea's edge

The Cold Frontier, Part Five: A journey along North Korea's edgeBy Seung-Woo Yeom and Hongji Kim SEOUL (Reuters) – Most North Koreans who break out do so by crossing the river border. When the artist finally left North Korea in 2001, he brought photos of his family with him. “All I could think about was getting to China to buy food.



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The Cold Frontier, Part Five: A journey along North Korea's edge

The Cold Frontier, Part Five: A journey along North Korea's edgeBy Seung-Woo Yeom and Hongji Kim SEOUL (Reuters) – Most North Koreans who break out do so by crossing the river border. When the artist finally left North Korea in 2001, he brought photos of his family with him. “All I could think about was getting to China to buy food.



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Goats rescued from edge of bridge

Goats rescued from edge of bridgePolice and transportation workers carried out a very unusual rescue on the Pennsylvania Turnpike. Christine D'Antonio of CBS Pittsburgh station KDKA reports.



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2019 Ford Edge ST: Yes, There's Now an ST SUV

2019 Ford Edge ST: Yes, There's Now an ST SUVHoned for performance with 335 horsepower and a tuned suspension.



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Spain on a knife's edge as Madrid seizes control of rebel Catalonia

Spain on a knife's edge as Madrid seizes control of rebel CataloniaSpain was plunged into crisis Friday as Madrid seized power from independence-seeking Catalonia, the first curtailment of regional autonomy since the brutal dictatorship of Francisco Franco. After regional lawmakers voted to declare a Catalan “republic”, Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy moved swiftly to dissolve the rebel government and parliament, and called December 21 elections to replace them. Secessionist lawmakers voted 70 to 10 in the 135-member parliament Friday to declare Catalonia “a republic in the form of an independent and sovereign state”.



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Firefighters gaining edge in California wildfires that have killed at least 40

Firefighters gaining edge in California wildfires that have killed at least 40By Salvador Rodriguez SANTA ROSA (Reuters) – Firefighters began gaining ground on wildfires that killed at least 40 people in the past week, the deadliest blazes in California’s history, as winds eased and searchers combed charred ruins for more victims with hundreds still missing. Two of the three most destructive Northern California fires were more than half contained early on Monday, and some residents who fled the flames in hard-hit Sonoma County could be allowed to return home later in the day, officials said. More than 5,700 structures were destroyed by more than a dozen wildfires that ignited a week ago and consumed an area larger than New York City.



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Israeli warning as Palestinians edge closer to reconciliation

Israeli warning as Palestinians edge closer to reconciliationThe Palestinian cabinet met in Gaza for the first time since 2014 Tuesday, as Israel warned it would reject any reconciliation deal between the Palestinian factions unless Islamists Hamas disarm. The meeting comes as part of moves to end a decade-long split between the internationally recognised Palestinian Authority, based in the occupied West Bank, and Hamas, which runs the Gaza Strip. The return of the PA to Gaza had been cautiously welcomed by the United States and the United Nations, but Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said it could be a “bogus” reconciliation “at the expense of our existence”.



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Irma pushes Florida's poor closer to the edge of ruin

Irma pushes Florida's poor closer to the edge of ruinIMMOKALEE, Fla. (AP) — Larry and Elida Dimas didn't have much to begin with, and Hurricane Irma left them with even less.



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