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Australian men charged with terrorism over mosque fires

Australian police have charged three men with committing terrorist acts on suspicion of starting fires at a Shiite Muslim mosque in Melbourne last year, inspired by Islamic State and intending to divide the Muslim community.

UK to release tranche of Brexit position papers

Britain will issue a cluster of new papers this week to outline its strategy positions in divorce talks with the European Union, ranging from regulation of goods to data protection, the UK's Brexit department said on Sunday.

Venezuela 'congress in resistance' rejects new super-assembly

Venezuela's opposition-controlled congress on Saturday rejected the self-proclaimed lawmaking authority of a new legislative body elected last month at the behest of President Nicolas Maduro, widening the political divide in the crisis-hit country.


Obama to expand national monument on California coast: White House

WASHINGTON President Barack Obama will expand a national monument in California this week to add about 1,665 acres of Pacific shoreline, the White House said on Saturday.