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Lula, who grew up poor and with little formal education before becoming a trade union leader and politician, says he will go down fighting.
Latin America was declared free of measles in 2016, but the Pan American Health Organization last month reported a virulent outbreak in Venezuela.
Thousands of Palestinians are again expected to gather at five spots near the Gaza border on Friday, while Israeli soldiers and snipers will take up positions on the other side of
US Surgeon General Jerome Adams urged people who struggle with opioid abuse and their family members and friends to obtain naloxone from a pharmacy, and learn to use it in case of
Television footage appeared to show the fire starting on the roof of the Gaziosmanpasa Taksim Educational and Research Hospital before flames swept down one side of the building.
Merkel's trip, three days after French president Emmanuel Macron's state visit to the US capital, will come just before the expiry of an exemption for the EU from US import tax.
Britain blames Russia for the nerve agent poisoning, something Moscow denies.
Prime Minister Viktor Orban, seeking a third consecutive term in Sunday's vote, has conveyed a strong anti-migration message.
Islamist rulers Hamas have offered to pay $3,000 to the family of any Palestinian killed by Israeli troops along the Gaza border.
Bollywood actor Salman Khan faces between one and six years in prison for the crime that has gripped cinema-obsessed India for nearly two decades.
According to media reports, the victim of the shooting was known in the neighborhood and was mentally ill but not violent.
The two-term former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva was sentenced in January to 12 years in prison for taking a bribe.
'We continue to see unacceptable levels of illegal drugs, dangerous gang activity, transnational criminal organizations and illegal immigration flow across our southern border'.
Protesters on Tuesday overwhelmed offices of their state representatives and jeered when Republican-controlled legislature refused to consider additional school funding.
Dutch media identified the man as Marouane Boulahhyani, 23, a rapper from the eastern city of Arnhem, known by his stage name "Maru-One".
Authorities say shelters for around 50,000 refugees have been constructed at Bhashan Char, a silty strip of land that only emerged from the Bay of Bengal in 2006.
Prosecutors allege the 40-year-old "committed crimes against humanity and war crimes in Timbuktu, Mali, between April 2012 and January 2013."
Separatist activists have in the past weeks taken advantage of the void left by a renewed crackdown on the restive region's independence movement to step up their protests.
Human rights organisations repeatedly accuse the oil-rich Gulf country of suppressing all forms of opposition.
In rural areas, where few people drink, getting hold of alcohol can be difficult and people sometimes turn to homemade booze.
The bodies of a mother and son were discovered at their flat in Hanover on Tuesday evening, after a relative saw the bloodied body of one of the victims through a window.
South Africa's Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Lindiwe Sisulu, condemned the "latest act of violent aggression carried out by Israeli armed forces in Gaza".
Police said four people were taken to local hospitals with three suffering from gunshot wounds and while the fourth had suffered a sprained or broken ankle.
The British royal pulled out of an annual service attended by the queen last week.
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