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Spend Three Months Teaching English in Cambodia
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Live & Work in Phnom Penh with one of our Internships, teaching English, and immerse yourself in Khmer culture in the bustling capital of Cambodia, Phnom Penh. Work 30 hours a week teaching young adults following your two week orientation. Get airport pick-up and transfers, accommodation and [...]
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Taliban kills dozens of Afghan forces as peace efforts continue
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Afghan and Pakistani officials talk about peace as Taliban offensives continue in Afghanistan. A series of Taliban attacks in western and northern Afghanistan has killed 21 members of the country's security forces, Afghan officials say. Jamshed Shahabi, spokesperson for the governor in western Badgh [...]
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Anti-BDS measure stalled in US Senate but ‘will come back’
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Legislation that includes measure against boycotts of Israel hits roadblock as government shutdown enters 19th day. Washington, DC - US legislation addressing security policy in the Middle East, including a measure taking aim at boycotts of Israel, failed to clear a key procedural hurdle on Tuesday [...]
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Pompeo in Egypt amid concerns over Trump’s Middle East policy
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US top diplomat holds talks with Egypt's President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi and Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry in Cairo. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is in Egypt as part of a Middle East tour aimed at reassuring Arab partners after President Donald Trump announced his plans to withdraw US forces fr [...]
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Hundreds of thousands join annual Catholic procession in Manila
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Devotees believe touching the Black Nazarene or simply being in its presence will cure sickness and bring good fortune. Hundreds of thousands of people have thronged the streets of Manila to fling themselves at a statue of Jesus Christ as it inched its way through the Philippine capital in an annual [...]
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‘Panic’ grips Rohingya as Myanmar army battles Buddhist rebels
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Thousands of Rohingya living on no-man's land on Myanmar-Bangladesh border are caught on sidelines of fierce clashes. Frequent clashes between Myanmar security forces and Buddhist rebels in Rakhine state have spread alarm among thousands of Rohingya refugees living in no-man's-land on the country's [...]
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Taiwan announces new drill tactics to counter China
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Military chiefs say new manoeuvres aimed at defending island against possible 'Chinese invasion'. Taiwan's military has announced a series of newly designed large-scale military drills for this year aimed at countering China's renewed threat to use force to gain control over the island. While Taiwan [...]
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In talks with Kim, China’s Xi backs second North Korea-US summit
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In talks with North Korean leader, Chinese president says Beijing backs second meeting between Pyongyang and Washington. Chinese President Xi Jinping has told Kim Jong-un that Beijing supports a second summit between the North Korean leader and US President Donald Trump, adding that he hopes they "m [...]
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US slaps sanctions on Venezuelan media magnate
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Raul Gorrin allegedly led a currency exchange network, which the Treasury says stole $2.4bn. The United States has imposed sanctions on a Venezuelan media magnate close to President Nicolas Maduro's government for allegedly running a currency exchange network it said siphoned $2.4bn to corrupt gove [...]
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Military personnel, relatives tortured in Venezuela: HRW
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New report says detainees were strangled, deprived of food and had the soles of their feet cut with razor blades. Venezuelan intelligence agents have arrested and tortured military personnel, accused of plotting against the government, according to an international rights group. In a new report, Hum [...]
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Guatemala on the edge of the abyss
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Guatemala is about to witness a major standoff between the presidency and the courts, which could hurt its democracy. On Monday, the Guatemalan government announced its withdrawal from a treaty with the United Nations which created an International Commission against Impunity in Guatemala (CICIG). A [...]
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Bolsonaro threatens to withdraw Brazil from UN migration pact
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Brazilian president slams freshly-minted global accord, saying rules will be made 'without external influence'. Brazil's new far-right President Jair Bolsonaro on Wednesday blasted the UN's global migration pact, a deal he has promised to pull out of, saying decisions about who was able to come into [...]
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Bolsonaro and the Israeli-Iranian rivalry in South America
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The new right-wing presidency in Brazil will likely hurt Iranian interests in South America. Iran and Israel have been bitter enemies since 1979, when Iranian revolutionaries toppled the Pahlavi regime and established the Islamic Republic in its stead. The hostility has since spilled over into regio [...]
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Malta reaches deal for 49 stranded migrants to disembark
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After 19 days at sea, Malta PM Joseph Muscat reaches a deal with eight EU countries on migrants on board rescue ships. Malta has reached a deal with other European Union member states to allow 49 migrants on two rescues ships off the coast of the island nation to disembark, Maltese Prime Minister Jo [...]
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More snow and strong winds for Germany, Austria
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As blocked weather pattern matures, it will generate heavy snow and strong winds in parts of Europe. The meteorological services of both Austria and Germany issued warnings of more snow on Tuesday, which will remain in force until Friday morning. At the time of the announcement, two metres of snow h [...]
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