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NY Times World News

U.S. Bars Travel by Top Venezuelan Officials

Limits affecting cabinet members, agency heads, mayors, judges, and members of the military and the police were imposed in response to human rights abuses by the Venezuelan government at antigovernment demonstrations.

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Israeli Shells Are Said To Hit a U.N. School

At least 20 people who had gone to the shelter seeking protection from the fighting were killed when what appeared to be four shells struck it.

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Op-Ed Contributor: Britain’s Crime of Complicity With the Savile Sex Abuse Scandal

The political establishment is tangled in a web of deceit and intrigue over decades of child sexual abuse.
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Sinosphere Blog: Pangolins Are ‘Being Eaten out of Existence,’ Conservation Group Says

Pushed to the edge of extinction in Asia by consumer demand, the scaly anteater faces increased poaching in Africa.

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Reuters World News

Carnage at U.N. school as Israel pounds Gaza Strip

GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli shelling killed at least 15 Palestinians sheltering in a U.N.-run school and another 17 near a street market on Wednesday, Gaza's Health Ministry said, with no ceasefire in sight after more than three weeks of fighting.

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Moscow fights back after sanctions; battle rages near Ukraine crash site

MOSCOW/KIEV (Reuters) - Russia fought back on Wednesday over new U.S. and EU sanctions imposed over Ukraine even as G7 leaders warned of further steps, while Ukraine's government accused pro-Russian rebels of placing land mines near the site of a crashed Malaysian airliner to prevent a proper investigation.

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U.S. bars Venezuelan officials accused of abuses in protests

WASHINGTON/CARACAS (Reuters) - Washington barred a group of Venezuelan officials, including government ministers and presidential advisers, from the United States on Wednesday after accusing them of abuses in a crackdown on protests against President Nicolas Maduro this spring.

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Army breaks up protests as Yemen raises fuel prices

SANAA (Reuters) - One woman was killed in protests that erupted in Sanaa on Wednesday after the Yemeni government announced a rise in fuel prices.

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