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File photo of Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro. Photograph:( Reuters )

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http://www.wionews.com/world/virginia-governor-deeply-sorry-for-racist-yearbook-photo-194500US governor Ralph Northam 'deeply sorry' for racist yearbook photo

Ralph Northam, the Democratic governor of the US state of Virginia, on Friday confirmed he appeared in a racist yearbook photo and said he is "deeply sorry."

3 injured as 6.5-magnitude quake shakes Guatemala, Mexico

A 6.5-magnitude earthquake shook Mexico and Guatemala on Friday, leaving three people injured and causing infrastructure damage, authorities said.

General Motors to lay off about 4,000 salaried workers: Report

General Motors is expected to lay off about 4,000 salaried workers under a reorganization announced late last year, a person familiar with the matter said Friday.

Venezuela's opposition leader Guaido courts Russia, China; powers divided on Maduro

Global jostling intensified on Thursday between countries that want Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro in power and those trying to force him to resign, as opposition leader Juan Guaido made overtures to his rival's allies Russia and China.

Good chance we will have to declare emergency, says Trump on wall funding row

President Donald Trump stepped up his attacks on House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Friday, saying "she's very bad for our country" and "doesn't mind human trafficking" because she opposes his long-promised wall along the US-Mexico border.