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Presidential Clash in Venezuela
Leader of the opposition led Congress swears himself in as president of Venezuela; Deepening divide between the White House and the Democrats in Congress. Also: one of Zimbabwe's best known musicians, Oliver Mtukudzi, has died after a lengthy illness.
Thailand to hold first election since 2014 coup
The Thai authorities have announced that the first general election since a military coup five years ago will be held on 24th March. Also: Australian writer ''missing in China'', and UNESCO honours reggae music.
Zimbabwe: Soldiers accused of a campaign of violence
There are reports of random assaults on opposition supporters. A search for the plane carrying the Argentine footballer, Emiliano Sala, is suspended; a court in Moscow denies a bail application by a former US Marine accused of spying; and "The Favourite" and "Roma" both receive ten Oscar nominations.
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