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Venezuelans line up in Cúcuta, Colombia, to collect a meal given by a non-profit agency.  Photograph: Juan Arredondo/The New York Times

For the past three weeks, Wilya Hernández, her husband and their daughter (2) have been sleeping on the rubbish-strewn streets of Cúcuta, a sprawling (...)

Step back: Will Steven Spielberg’s remake of West Side Story move the action from the now-prized real estate of west Manhattan? Photograph: Ernst Haas/Hulton Archive

Top archaeologists have just released an analysis of pictograms accompanying Paleolithic cave paintings. They read as follows: “Another remake! Men th(...)

 Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte. “He’s sick and tired of being accused,” said Mr Duterte’s spokesman Harry Roque. File photograph: Manan Vatsyayana/AFP/Getty Images

International Criminal Court (ICC) prosecutors have opened a preliminary examination into Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte’s “war on drugs”, whic(...)

Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro speaking during a rally in Caracas on Wednesday. “The people have decided already: Nicolas Maduro is president of the republic for the 2019-2025 period,” he said.  Photograph:  Federico Parra/AFP/Getty Images

Venezuela on Wednesday set a presidential election for April 22nd after mediation talks between the leftist government and an opposition coalition col(...)

Armed Naval and Garda personnel with the cocaine which was seized from a yacht off the west coast of Ireland, in the harbour at Castletown Bere in Co Cork in 2008. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

A hospital porter who found that his work increasingly involved wheeling the dead bodies of overdose victims thanked a Naval Service officer for savin(...)

An injured man is moved to a stretcher outside a hospital following the suicide attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, on  January  27th. Photograph: AP Photo/Rahmat Gul

The Taliban drove an ambulance packed with explosives into a crowded Kabul street in Afghanistan on Saturday, setting off an enormous blast that kille(...)

A Catholic priest prays over the grave of Óscar Pérez, in El Hatillo, Venezuela, on Sunday. Photograph: Meridith Kohut/The New York Times)

The end had come for Óscar Pérez. Blood streamed down the rebel’s face. His men were fighting behind cabinets and ovens as the Venezuelan government c(...)

Former Venezuelan police officer Óscar Pérez participating in an anti-government protest in Caracas in July, when he rose to national fame. Photograph: Inaki Zugasti/AFP/Getty Images

In a fatal shootout on Monday that transfixed Venezuela, security forces surrounded the Caracas hideout of a rebel band led by a rogue helicopter pilo(...)

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Opec’s crude production held steady in December as the group approached a fresh year of output curbs in full compliance with its supply deal. The 14 (...)

Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro speaking during a ceremony. Photograph: EPA/Venezuelan News Agency

In a new twist to the cryptocurrency craze, Venezuela, the South American oil giant in default on some of its dollar bonds, plans to issue its own dig(...)

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