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Caracas, other parts of Venezuela hit by power cut

Caracas, other parts of Venezuela hit by power cut

Caracas and other parts of crisis-wracked Venezuela were hit by a massive power cut on Monday, AFP journalists and internet users said.The lights went out in most of Caracas at 4:41 pm (2041 GMT) while people in other parts of the country took to social media

US mistrust on the rise, with government seen as worst: poll

US mistrust on the rise, with government seen as worst: poll

Americans distrust the news media, but see government and political leaders as even more untrustworthy, a survey showed Monday.The Pew Research Center found 69 percent of Americans say the federal government intentionally withholds important information from t

Zelensky party heads for absolute majority in Ukraine

Zelensky party heads for absolute majority in Ukraine

Ukraine's comedian-turned-president Volodymyr Zelensky is set to control an absolute majority in parliament, ushering in a generational shift in the ex-Soviet country's political arena.The 41-year-old became Ukraine's youngest ever post-Soviet leader when h

China thanks UAE for backing Beijing's Xinjiang policies

China thanks UAE for backing Beijing's Xinjiang policies

China on Monday thanked the United Arab Emirates for backing its security crackdown in Xinjiang, state media said, as President Xi Jinping played host to Abu Dhabi's crown prince.Beijing has come under growing international scrutiny for placing an estimated o

India counts down to new bid to launch Moon mission

India counts down to new bid to launch Moon mission

Thousands gathered to witness India's second attempt to send a landmark spacecraft to the Moon on Monday, a week after a fuel leak forced the launch to be postponed.Indian scientists offered ritual prayers at temples near the base, according to media reports,

Veteran NY chief prosecutor Robert Morgenthau dies: report

Veteran NY chief prosecutor Robert Morgenthau dies: report

Veteran New York chief prosecutor Robert Morgenthau, who oversaw crimefighting in the city for 35 years and inspired a television character, died on Sunday, according to local media.Morgenthau was a New York fixture who battled as district attorney against the