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Virginia governor urges people to avoid alt-right rally

Far-right activists to descend on Charlottesville for rally against the removal of a Confederate statue.

counter protesters in Charlottesville

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Venezuela's Maduro urges direct talks with Trump

Venezuelan leader expresses willingness to hold talks with the US president on the heels of a new wave of sanctions.

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Trump thanks Putin for expelling US diplomatic staff

Russian move will 'save a lot of money' after 755 diplomatic staff in Russia were expelled, US president says.

Donald Trump

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Nine people dead in prison fight in Mexican border city

Eleven also injured as authorities in Tamaulipas state say rival groups of inmates fought with shanks, sticks and rocks.

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Canadian diplomat in Cuba also treated for hearing loss

The incident comes a day after media reports of a group of American diplomats in Havana suffering similar symptoms.

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Trump: US 'locked and loaded' against North Korea

US president hopes Kim Jong-un will find 'another path' after his government threatens to target US territory of Guam.

Korean Peninsula

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Trump escalates threats on North Korea as tension rise

Despite North Korea's plan to fire missiles near Guam and angry rhetoric, there is no observable march toward conflict.

Donald Trump warned Kim Jong-un

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US expels Cuban diplomats over 'medical incidents'

Expulsions follow report of alleged use of covert sonic device in 2016 that left US diplomats with severe hearing loss.

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Venezuela sacks fifth opposition mayor in two weeks

The Supreme Court handed down a 15-month jail sentence to David Smolansky as US slaps Caracas with fresh sanctions.

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FBI raided Paul Manafort's home as part of Russia probe

Spokesman confirms FBI searched Paul Manafort's residence after US media reported agents seized documents in July raid.

Paul Manafort

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