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Syria's Ghouta residents 'wait to die' as more bombs fall
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Residents of Syria's eastern Ghouta district said they were waiting their "turn to die" on Wednesday, amid one of the most intense bombardments of the war by pro-government forces on the besieged, rebel-held enclave near Damascus.

Stakes rise in Turkey's Afrin assault as pro-Assad militia arrive
BEIRUT/ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey warned on Wednesday that pro-Damascus forces would face "serious consequences" for entering Syria's Afrin region to help Kurdish fighters repel a Turkish offensive.

Ivanka Trump to meet South Korea's Moon on Olympics trip: official
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka Trump, a senior White House adviser, will meet South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Friday as part of a weekend trip to lead the U.S. delegation to the closing ceremony of the Winter Olympics.

Civilian witness contradicts Myanmar police on Reuters reporters' arrest: defense
YANGON (Reuters) - The first civilian to testify in the case of two Reuters reporters accused of violating Myanmar's Official Secrets Act contradicted police and prosecutors on Wednesday about where the pair were arrested, a defense lawyer said.

More than 90 Nigerian schoolgirls missing after Boko Haram attack: sources
BAUCHI, Nigeria (Reuters) - More than 90 Nigerian schoolgirls are feared missing after Islamist insurgent group Boko Haram attacked a village in the northeastern state of Yobe, two sources told Reuters on Wednesday.

Venezuela opposition to boycott 'fraudulent' presidential vote
CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela's opposition coalition said on Wednesday it could not participate in a "fraudulent, illegitimate" presidential election on April 22 due to unfair conditions created by President Nicolas Maduro's government.

Israeli intelligence helped Australia stop airliner attack: Netanyahu
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Wednesday Israeli intelligence services had prevented the downing of an "Australian airliner" as part of wide-ranging international intelligence-sharing but gave no details.

At least 44 die in Peru after bus plunges into ravine

Latvia's reputation at stake after corruption allegations

Russia resists Western bid to condemn Iran at U.N. over Yemen arms