His economy is in freefall, his citizens are taking to the streets to demand his ouster and his country can’t even pull off an international soccer match without things going haywire. So Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro responded last week by hosting a new radio program, called “The Hour of Salsa,” in which he insulted the political opposition—then spun tunes and danced around the studio with his wife. Maduro followed up this bizarre performance with a speech in which he declared that “neither through elections nor bullets” would the opposition ever gain control of the Miraflores presidential palace.

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Time For Truth: (Time) – Think Politics Are Bad in the U.S.? Welcome to Venezuela

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A US-backed Kurdish and Arab force says it has begun an operation to capture Raqqa, so-called Islamic State’s “capital” in Syria.

The Syria Democratic Forces (SDF) will be aided by US-led coalition air strikes.

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Time For Truth: (BBC News) – Syria conflict: Rebel force targets IS 'capital' Raqqa

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A follower of Islamic State was responsible for an attack last week on a Kenyan police officer outside a U.S. embassy in Nairobi, the group’s Amaq news agency said on Saturday.

A knife-wielding man whom police described as a criminal was shot dead outside the U.S. Embassy in Nairobi last Thursday after he attacked and injured a Kenyan police officer.

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Iraqi civilians are said to be enduring dire conditions after fleeing the Mosul area as the army attempts to retake the city from so-called Islamic State (IS).

Some 5,000 people have crossed the border into Syria in the last 10 days, the aid agency Save the Children says.
They have arrived at the al-Hol refugee camp where conditions are already reported to be filthy and overcrowded.
Up to 1.5 million civilians are thought to still be in Mosul, and up to 5,000 IS fighters.

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Time For Truth: (BBC News) – Mosul battle: Escaping civilians facing 'dire conditions'

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Tens of thousands of angry protesters, many of whom were armed, took to the streets of Yemen’s capital, Sanaa, to protest an airstrike on a funeral ceremony that left over 150 dead and hundreds injured and call for an investigation.

Demonstrators at a massive rally called the ‘Volcano of Rage’ gathered outside the UN office in Sanaa.

Read the Full Article: Source – Russia Today
Time For Truth: (Russia Today) – 1,000s of Yemenis rally outside local UN office after deadly airstrike blamed on Saudi-led coalition

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