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Venezuelans stage ‘silent protest’ in wave of unrest

After tense negotiations with security forces blocking their way, protesters in Caracas were allowed to march to their destination, the headquarters of the Catholic bishops' conference.

Death toll rises to 20 in Venezuela protests

Riot police and pro-government vigilantes fought running battles with protesters demanding the ouster of President Nicolas Maduro on the capital's east, west and south sides, witnesses said.

11 killed in overnight violence in Venezuela capital: officials

The toll brings to 20 the number of people killed in three weeks of violent anti-Maduro demonstrations.

Venezuela opposition plans silent procession, road sit-ins

Some residents came out on balconies to cheer as the politicians urged supporters to don white and march silently through Caracas on Saturday to commemorate the eight people killed in the demonstrations. The opposition is planning Monday sit-ins to block highways.

EU urges Venezuela to ‘de-escalate’ deadly protest tensions

The 28-nation bloc also called for an investigation to identify those responsible for the violence, as opponents vowed to hold fresh rallies to oust President Nicolas Maduro.

2 dead, over 400 arrested in Venezuelan protests

While some 57 persons have been injured on Wednesday said the Mayor of Caracas' Ramon Muchaco, Efe news reported from social media updates.

Second person killed in day of Venezuela protests: prosecutors

"She was shot in the head," a source in the public prosecutors' service told AFP. Non-government rights group Provea said the woman died "in the context of the demonstrations" that erupted across the country.

Riots, looting in Venezuela; opposition leaders arrested

Venezuelan authorities on Friday said they had arrested two opposition youth leaders, the latest move in a crackdown against ongoing anti-government protests that have left five people dead.

Venezuelan protesters clash with police in new demo

The rally was marked by anger over a ruling from the leftist government banning opposition leader Henrique Capriles from office for 15 years. Around 4,000 people attended the demonstration.

UN Security Council again eyes sanctions on South Sudan

Attacks on humanitarian and UN missions, serial rapes, recruitment of child soldiers and famine: Six years after independence, "all the optimism that accompanied the birth of South Sudan has been shattered by internal divisions

Google, Cuba sign allowing faster access to company’s data

Cuba has signed the deal with Google which will allow the internet giant to provide faster access to its data on the island.

Cubans line streets as Fidel Castro’s ashes begin journey

A cedar coffin containing the remains of revolutionary leader Fidel Castro was taken out of Cuba's Defence Ministry and pulled by a green military vehicle for the more than 800-kilometre procession.

Pope creates 17 cardinals, ‘Princes of the Church’

Dressed in red robes, these "princes of the Church" will kneel before the pontiff to pledge their allegiance in a solemn ceremony known as a consistory.

Ecuador beat Venezuela in World Cup qualifier

Ecuador dominated Venezuela 3-0 to move closer to qualifying for the 2018 World Cup and demolish whatever hopes the visitors still harboured of making the trip to Russia.

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