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Former Venezuela Supreme Court judge flees to U.S., denounces Maduro

Former Venezuela Supreme Court judge flees to U.S., denounces MaduroThe latest defection from the crisis-stricken OPEC nation’s government comes amid growing international pressure on Maduro over his new term, which resulted from a broadly boycotted 2018 vote dismissed by countries around the world as a sham. “I’ve decided to leave Venezuela to disavow the government of Nicolas Maduro,” Zerpa said in an interview with EVTV, which is broadcast over cable and the internet. “I believe (Maduro) does not deserve a second chance because the election he supposedly won was not free and competitive.” The Supreme Court confirmed in a statement that he had fled, referring to him as a former magistrate and adding it opened an investigation of him in November over accusations of sexual harassment by women in his office.



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Former Venezuela Supreme Court judge flees to U.S., denounces Maduro

Former Venezuela Supreme Court judge flees to U.S., denounces MaduroThe latest defection from the crisis-stricken OPEC nation’s government comes amid growing international pressure on Maduro over his new term, which resulted from a broadly boycotted 2018 vote dismissed by countries around the world as a sham. “I’ve decided to leave Venezuela to disavow the government of Nicolas Maduro,” Zerpa said in an interview with EVTV, which is broadcast over cable and the internet. “I believe (Maduro) does not deserve a second chance because the election he supposedly won was not free and competitive.” The Supreme Court confirmed in a statement that he had fled, referring to him as a former magistrate and adding it opened an investigation of him in November over accusations of sexual harassment by women in his office.



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Gunman kills three people in French Christmas market, flees

Gunman kills three people in French Christmas market, fleesInterior Minister Christophe Castaner said the shooter had evaded a police dragnet and was on the run, raising concerns of a follow-up attack. “The government has raised its security threat to the highest level and is bolstering border controls,” Castaner told a late-night news conference. “We will also reinforce security at all Christmas markets to prevent copycat attacks.” With France still on high alert after a wave of attacks commissioned or inspired by Islamic State militants since early 2015, the counter-terrorism prosecutor opened an investigation.



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Gunman kills at least two in French Christmas market and flees

Gunman kills at least two in French Christmas market and fleesOfficials said the gunman was known to security services, and the local prefecture said he was on an intelligence services watchlist.



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Gunman kills at least two in French Christmas market and flees

Gunman kills at least two in French Christmas market and fleesWith France still on high alert after a wave of attacks commissioned or inspired by Islamic State militants since early 2015, the counter-terrorism prosecutor opened an investigation. Amid fast-moving, confusing scenes it was not clear if the suspect, identified by police as Strasbourg-born Chekatt Cherif, 29, had been cornered by commandos or had slipped the dragnet. “There was confusion initially but they locked the front doors pretty soon after the gunshots,” said U.S. citizen Elizabeth Osterwisch, who was sheltering on the top floor of the Galeries Lafayette department store.



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Honduran migrant, clutching two small children, flees tear gas

Honduran migrant, clutching two small children, flees tear gasIn the shot, taken on Sunday, you can see Honduran mother Maria Meza grabbing the thin arms of her two 5-year-old twin daughters Cheili and Saira as they frantically run from a tear gas canister spewing fumes. Meza’s daughter, Jamie, is behind her mother in the photo, also running away from the approaching gas. According to their Honduran documents, Meza is 40 and her daughter is 12.



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Thai activist flees royal insult charge for posting BBC article

Thai activist flees royal insult charge for posting BBC articleA Thai pro-democracy activist said on Sunday she had fled Thailand after learning she would be prosecuted for defaming the monarchy for sharing on Facebook a 2016 BBC article deemed offensive to Thailand’s king. Chanoknan Ruamsap said in a post on her Facebook account on Sunday that she received a summons earlier this month to hear a royal insult charge under Article 112 for posting a profile of the king from the BBC’s Thai-language service, which some deemed offensive. Reuters could not immediately reach the Thai authorities or the BBC for comment.



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Ousted Caracas mayor flees house arrest, heads to Madrid

Ousted Caracas mayor flees house arrest, heads to MadridLedezma, 62, had hours earlier crossed the border into neighboring Colombia, saying he intended to fly to Europe to organize resistance against Maduro’s rule, which has left millions of Venezuelans facing food and medicine shortages. The opposition leader boarded an Avianca flight from Bogota to Madrid, where he was scheduled to arrive early Saturday, airport sources at Bogota’s El Dorado airport said.



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Ousted Caracas mayor flees house arrest, heads to Europe

Ousted Caracas mayor flees house arrest, heads to EuropeCARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Ousted Caracas Mayor Antonio Ledezma said he plans to take his fight against Venezuela's socialist government to Europe after he escaped house arrest and fled to Colombia on Friday. The flight was an apparent embarrassment for security forces who had been keeping close watch over one of Venezuela's most prominent opposition leaders.



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Student Flees Wildfire On Bike Carrying 70-Pound Dog In Duffel Bag

Student Flees Wildfire On Bike Carrying 70-Pound Dog In Duffel BagA college student who fled the deadly wildfire that swept through Santa Rosa, California, on Monday night would never leave her dog behind.



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