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Egypt holds referendum that could keep Sisi in power until 20304/20/2019 3:09:16 PM Egyptians began voting on Saturday in a three-day referendum on constitutional changes that could allow President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to stay in office until 2030 and bolster the role of the powerful military.Blast, gunfire as attackers hit Afghan communications ministry in central Kabul4/20/2019 2:56:34 PM Gunmen attacked the communications ministry in the center of Kabul on Saturday, interrupting months of relative calm in the Afghan capital and underlining security threats that have continued despite efforts to open peace talks with the Taliban.German plane arrives in Madeira to take home bus crash survivors4/20/2019 2:38:23 PM An air force medical plane from Germany landed on the Portuguese island of Madeira on Saturday to take home the injured survivors of a bus crash that killed 29 German tourists earlier this week.Kosovo brings back fighters, families of jihadists from Syria4/20/2019 2:26:12 PM Kosovo brought back 110 of its citizens from Syria on Saturday including jihadists who had gone to fight in the country's civil war and 74 children, the government said.Iraq to host regional rivals Iran and Saudi Arabia at conference4/20/2019 2:10:42 PM Iraq will host senior parliamentary officials from arch-rivals Saudi Arabia and Iran on Saturday as Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi seeks to bolster his country's nascent role as a mediator in the region.Thai navy boards cabin of fugitive 'seasteaders' facing death penalty4/20/2019 1:36:33 PM The Thai navy on Saturday boarded the floating cabin of a fugitive U.S. bitcoin trader and his Thai girlfriend, both prominent members of the "seasteading" movement who possibly face the death sentence for setting up their offshore home.Russian envoys meet Syria's Assad, discuss post-war efforts, trade4/20/2019 1:34:58 PM Several Russian envoys met Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and discussed a constitutional committee, trade, as well as the ways to improve Syria's relations with neighboring Arab countries, Russia's Foreign Ministry said.Northern Ireland police arrest two over murder of journalist4/20/2019 1:31:43 PM Two men have been arrested in connection with the killing of Northern Irish journalist Lyra McKee during a riot in Londonderry on Thursday, police said, as politicians in the divided British region united to condemn the attack.Four Turkish soldiers killed in clashes with PKK: ministry4/20/2019 1:20:32 PM Four Turkish soldiers were killed on Friday in clashes with the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) near the border with Iraq, Turkey's Defence Ministry said on Saturday.Saudi-led coalition in Yemen targets drone store near presidential palace: state TV4/20/2019 1:03:13 PM Aircraft from the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen on Saturday attacked a camp containing drones near Yemen's presidential palace in the Houthi-controlled capital, Saudi state TV reported.North Korea slams Bolton's 'dim-sighted' call for sign of denuclearization4/20/2019 12:19:05 PM North Korea has criticized U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton's "nonsense" call for Pyongyang to show that it’s serious about giving up its nuclear weapons, the second time it has criticized a leading U.S. official in less than a week.Voting begins in Egypt's constitutional referendum, Sisi casts ballot: state TV4/20/2019 11:42:18 AM Voting began on Saturday in Egypt in a referendum on proposed constitutional amendments that would extend President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi's rule.Islamic State attacks Syrian army, allies, killing dozens: monitor4/20/2019 11:08:17 AM Islamic State attacks on the Syrian army and allied militias in central Syria have killed 35 soldiers over two days, a war monitor said early on Saturday.Gunmen kill 13 at Veracruz bar in one of worst Mexican slayings this year4/20/2019 11:07:17 AM Gunmen shot dead 13 people at a bar in the city of Minatitlan in the Mexican Gulf coast state of Veracruz, authorities said on Friday, in one of the worst slayings to hit Mexico since President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador took office.Australia's Shorten sets 100-day target to boost overtime pay4/20/2019 10:50:14 AM Australian opposition leader Bill Shorten gave himself 100 days to make sure that low-paid workers get more money for working overtime if he wins next month's election.China to show new warships as Beijing flexes military muscle on navy anniversary4/20/2019 9:16:37 AM China will show off new warships including nuclear submarines and destroyers at a parade next week marking 70 years since its navy's founding, a senior commander said on Saturday, as Beijing flexes its increasingly well-equipped military muscle.U.S. arrests former Marine connected to North Korea embassy raid in Spain4/20/2019 5:08:46 AM U.S. authorities have arrested a former U.S. Marine who is a member of a group that allegedly raided the North Korean embassy in Madrid in February and stole electronics, two sources familiar with the arrest said on Friday.Pompeo says nothing's changed on North Korea talks: 'It'll be my team'4/20/2019 5:05:24 AM Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said U.S. diplomatic efforts will continue toward the goal of denuclearization of North Korea, a day after a North Korean official said it no longer wanted to deal with him in talks.Peru ex-president leaves cadaver as sign of 'contempt' for his enemies: suicide note4/20/2019 3:42:08 AM Peruvian ex-president Alan Garcia wrote in an alleged suicide note read by family members at a wake on Friday that he had killed himself in order to avoid humiliation at the hands of his political enemies.Peruvian judge orders ex-President Kuczynski to pre-trial jail for three years4/20/2019 3:40:49 AM A Peruvian judge on Friday ordered former President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski to spend up to three years in jail while prosecutors prepare corruption charges against him for allegedly taking bribes from Brazilian construction company Odebrecht.