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Jailed Venezuelan opposition leader ends hunger strike

Caracas - Jailed Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez said Tuesday he has ended a month-long hunger strike, a day after the government set a date for legislative elections.

Opposition hopeful as Venezuela sets legislative vote

Caracas - Venezuela will hold legislative elections December 6, officials said Monday, setting a date after weeks of pressure from opposition groups hoping to deal President Nicolas Maduro's socialist party a crippling defeat.

Two men try to surf on a whale shark, anger conservationists

A video showing two men attempting to surf on the back of a rare whale shark has sparked the ire of conservationists who say the men should be prosecuted for their actions.

Venezuela anti-government march demands election date

Caracas - Marchers hit the Caracas streets Saturday to demand elections and the release of jailed Venezuelan opposition activists including figurehead Leopoldo Lopez, who has been on hunger strike since May 24.

Venezuela's Maduro calls Donald Trump a 'thief'

Caracas - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro lashed out Thursday at US billionaire and presidential candidate Donald Trump for saying Mexican immigrants were bringing crime and drugs to the United States."I completely reject Donald Trump's statements. Rogue.

Jailed Venezuelan dissident ends hunger strike

Caracas - Venezuelan dissident Daniel Ceballos has ended a prison hunger strike after 20 days, his wife reported on Twitter.

Former Latin presidents press Venezuela on rights

Caracas - Former leaders from Spain and Latin America called Monday on Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro to free political prisoners, "respect fundamental rights and liberties" and create a climate for political dialogue.

WBC lightweight champion Jorge Linares knocks out Kevin Mitchell

WBC lightweight champion Jorge Linares successfully defended his title against Kevin Micthell of the United Kingdom on May 30 at the O2 Arena on the Greenwich Peninsula in London.

Thousands of Venezuelans protest for dissidents' release

Caracas - Thousands of demonstrators took to Caracas' streets on Saturday to press for the release of imprisoned foes of President Nicolas Maduro's government.

Venezuela denies opposition leader Lopez on hunger strike

Caracas - Venezuela's public ombudsman denied Monday that jailed opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez was on hunger strike or in solitary confinement, saying he "had lunch with his children" the day before.

Jorge Linares to defend lightweight title against Kevin Mitchell

WBC lightweight champion Jorge Linares will defend his title against Kevin Micthell of the United Kingdom on May 30 at the O2 Arena on the Greenwich Peninsula in London.

Venezuela denies violating Colombian migrants' rights

Caracas - Venezuela denied Thursday that it has violated the rights of deported Colombian immigrants, as police continued detaining undocumented workers in an intensifying crackdown.

Bikers gunned down in Venezuela for spare bike parts

Caracas - Venezuela has been hit hard by a severe recession. The socialist-led country is now running low on motorcycle parts, and the best way to get replacements is to stop a biker and just steal his bike. Refusal to hand the bike over means death.

College student caught on video putting Windex in roommates food

A student at the University of South Carolina is facing criminal charges after she was allegedly caught on a hidden camera secretly poisoning her roommate's food.

'Cuban 5' spies in Venezuela to pay tribute to Chavez

Caracas - The Cuban spies whose release by the United States helped pave the way for its thaw with Cuba traveled to Venezuela Monday to pay tribute to late leftist firebrand Hugo Chavez.

Venezuela to nationalize food distribution

Caracas - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has promised to nationalize food distribution in the South American nation beset with record shortages of basic goods, runaway inflation and an escalating economic crisis.

Two teens sentenced in former Miss Venezuela's killing

Caracas - A Venezuelan court has sentenced two teens to four years in prison for their role in the killing of former Miss Venezuela Monica Spear and her partner last year.

Op-Ed: Is Jade Helm a training operation to impose U.S. martial law?

In video footage recently released, American military is seen training to escort civilians to FEMA camps and initiate martial law. Is there more to the Jade Helm training operation than authorities are saying?

Venezuelan opposition leader transferred from military prison

Caracas - Venezuelan authorities moved a prominent opposition leader from a military prison to a private clinic and eventual house arrest early Saturday, officials and the politician's family said.

Remote tribespeople carry antibiotic resistant genes

Washington D.c. - Researchers have discovered antibiotic resistance genes in the bacteria of a South American tribe never exposed to antibiotic drugs. This suggests some bacteria have always been antibiotic resistant.
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