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In Moscow, 1 million people visit relics of popular saint

MOSCOW — Over a million people have visited the relics of Saint Nicholas, one of the Russian Orthodox Church’s most revered figures, since they were brought to Moscow last month.A total of 1,021,500 people have paid their respects to the holy remains, according to data published Saturday on an o
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Venezuelan protesters, security forces clash at air base

CARACAS, Venezuela — Young protesters broke down a metal fence guarding an air base in Caracas on Saturday before being repelled by security forces firing tear gas in another day of anti-government protests in Venezuela’s capital.Demonstrators threw stones, and some protesters were injured.The c
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The high-tech jobs that created India’s gilded generation are disappearing

NEW DELHI — They were going to be India’s gilded generation.When P.R. Sujoy became a software engineer, he thought his life was made. It was a job his father, a former government employee who prized stability above all, could brag about to nosy relatives. It came with a highflying salary, enou
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Trump administration abruptly shutters diplomatic office on Pakistan and Afghanistan policy

The Trump administration appears poised to close the stand-alone State Department office devoted to policy on Afghanistan and Pakistan that was the brainchild of diplomat Richard C. Holbrooke, but it has not made a final decision, the State Department said. The acting director of the Office of the S
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The grim video of a Venezuelan protester being shot on live TV

El momento preciso en que un GNB dispara contra joven manifestante #EnVIVOplay por: https://t.co/AyLxbCohdr pic.twitter.com/M4MM5LS8S7— VIVOplay (@vivoplaynet) June 22, 2017As people watched on live TV, a protester hurled rocks over the fence of La Carlota air base in Caracas. His face was covered
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Pakistan, accused of terrorist infiltration, starts to fence its border with Afghanistan

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — The 1,800-mile border between Pakistan and India has long been treated as a hostile red line between neighboring, nuclear-armed rivals. Its sole official crossing is a heavily guarded military post. Long stretches are illuminated by powerful floodlights, and the 340-mile, mil
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In Venezuela, prisoners say abuse is so bad they are forced to eat pasta mixed with excrement

CARACAS, Venezuela — The headquarters of the Venezuelan intelligence service is a vast pyramid-shaped edifice known as the Helicoide, a former shopping mall which now functions as an interrogation pen for political prisoners and protesters. The 30-year-old economics student had heard enough about
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India’s prime minister to meet with Trump as part of ‘no-frills’ but important visit

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will meet for the first time with President Trump at the White House on Monday, part of a two-day “no-frills” visit to the capital that will include little of the pomp of the prime minister’s earlier trips during the Obama administration.The White House sai
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Rescuers dig for bodies after landslide wipes out village in southwestern China

BEIJING — China mounted a major rescue effort Saturday with 112 people still missing after a landslide caused by torrential rain destroyed a mountain village in the southwestern province of Sichuan earlier in the day, state media reported.Just six bodies had been recovered by late Saturday.The la
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Israel hits Syrian military targets after errant fire reaches its side of the Golan Heights 

JERUSALEM — The Israeli air force struck three Syrian army targets in the Golan Heights on Saturday, after errant fire from the Syrian side landed in Israeli-controlled territory.Israel’s military spokesman said that 10 projectiles fired from Syria landed in open areas on the Israeli-controlled
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