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Jan 14, 2020

Guatemala to swear in conservative Giammattei as president
Guatemala will swear in Alejandro Giammattei, a conservative physician opposed to gay marriage and abortion, as its new president Tuesday while the country's outgoing leader exits amid swirling corruption accusations

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Jan 14, 2020

SKorea's Moon could seek exemption of UN sanctions on NKorea
South Korea's president says he could push for exemptions of U.N. sanctions placed on North Korea as a way to promote inter-Korean relations

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Jan 14, 2020

The end of Xi Jinping's Taiwan dream
The results of Taiwan's election serve as an emphatic rejection of Beijing's vision for the island.

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Jan 14, 2020

US officials cite deterrence to defend lethal drone strike
The Trump administration has insisted the threat of an "imminent" attack led to the drone strike on Iran's top general

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Jan 13, 2020

Trudeau: Plane victims would be alive if not for tensions
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the victims of the Ukrainian jetliner shot down by a missile that killed 176 people including 57 Canadians would be alive right now if tensions had not escalated in the region

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Jan 13, 2020

Head of ex-leaders: US killing made Mideast more `volatile'
Former Irish president Mary Robinson, who heads a group of prominent former leaders, says the U.S. assassination of Iran's top general has made the Middle East more "volatile" and "unstable

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Jan 13, 2020

Legion of Christ accused abuser removed from priesthood
The Legion of Christ religious order says the Catholic Church has removed Mexican Fernando Mart?nez from the priesthood after considering him guilty of various sexual abuse crimes against minors

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Jan 13, 2020

Philippine volcano spews lava, ash for 3rd day, 30,000 flee
A volcano near the Philippine capital is spewing lava, ash and steam and trembling constantly on the third day of an eruption that could portend a much bigger and dangerous eruption

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Jan 13, 2020

Asian shares rise on optimism about US-China trade deal
Asian shares are following Wall Street higher amid optimism that a trade deal between the U.S. and China will be a boon for the regional economy

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Jan 13, 2020

Benedict defends priestly celibacy as Pope Francis considers changes
The former pope's remarks were revealed in a book excerpt published by the French newspaper Le Figaro.

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Jan 13, 2020

Britain's Princes Harry and William deny ‘offensive' report that William's bullying produced a rift
The rare joint statement came as the brothers were meeting with the queen to discuss Harry's future role.

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Jan 13, 2020

Canada to get access to recorders from downed plane in Iran
Canada's Transportation Safety Board says that Iranian officials have invited it to participate as an observer in analysis of the voice and flight data recorders from the Ukrainian jetliner shot down by a missile

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Jan 13, 2020

Firenadoes, ember attacks and megafires: Australia is seeing sci-fi weather
Climate change has pushed natural phenomena, like wildfire, to mutate into more disastrous and deadly versions of themselves.

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Jan 13, 2020

France to deploy more soldiers to West Africa, where terrorist groups are on the rise
The move comes amid an unprecedented surge of Islamist violence.

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Jan 13, 2020

‘I am livid': Canadian CEO blasts ‘narcissist in Washington' after an employee lost his family in plane crash caused by Iranian missile
The CEO of a Canadian food company seemingly slammed President Trump for stoking conflict with Iran after U.S. military officials killed Iranian commander Qasem Soleimani earlier this month.

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Jan 13, 2020

A look at the major players in Libya's shape-shifting war
Russia is hosting Libya's rival leaders for peace talks on Monday, a diplomatic push closely coordinated with Turkey and reminder of how Libya's conflict has shape-shifted in recent months

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Jan 13, 2020

A man was caught smuggling 200 venomous scorpions in his checked bags
He was detained and fined for trying to smuggle the arachnids out of Sri Lanka, officials say.

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Jan 13, 2020

Anger in Iran over jet's downing; gunfire disperses protests
Popular anger is swelling in Iran over the accidental shootdown of a Ukrainian jetliner and the government's attempt to conceal its role in the tragedy

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Jan 13, 2020

Queen agrees to ‘period of transition' for Harry and Meghan
Queen Elizabeth said they would be transitioning to a life without reliance on public funds and spending time in Canada and the United Kingdom.

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Jan 13, 2020

Russia urges Syrian civilians to flee final rebel enclave, naming three passages out
The warning came the day a Russian-Turkish cease-fire came into effect, as Russia and its allies promised to halt airstrikes.

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Jan 13, 2020

Killing of Soleimani reflects an aggressive national security team not inclined to curb Trump
The president's advisers have shifted focus to confronting Iran and away from the campaign that has weakened the Islamic State.

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Jan 13, 2020

Libya's warring factions, urged by Putin and Erdogan, enter into fragile cease-fire
The agreement underscores Russia and Turkey's new influence over the North African oil-producing country.

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Jan 13, 2020

Harry and Meghan plan a future in Canada, long seen as ‘friendly environment' for the royal family
Queen Elizabeth II confirmed the couple would spend more time in the Commonwealth realm where Meghan once worked and the couple recently vacationed.

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Jan 13, 2020

Hong Kong denies entry to Human Rights Watch head Kenneth Roth
Roth, who had planned to launch the group's World Report 2020 in the Chinese territory, said authorities did not provide a reason for the denial.

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Jan 13, 2020

How do sanctions on Iran work?: Reporters answer questions about U.S. strike that killed Soleimani and its aftermath
Post reporters answer readers' questions about the U.S. strike that killed Soleimani and Iran's response.

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Jan 13, 2020

India's first-time protesters: Mothers and grandmothers stage weeks-long sit-in against citizenship law
Hundreds of Muslim women and children occupying a road in the capital have become an enduring symbol as unrest grips the nation.

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Jan 13, 2020

Iranians are furious at their regime. But Trump still bans them.
Trump hopes to capitalize over anger within Iran over the regime's mistaken strike on a civilian passenger jet. But his own policies hurt ordinary Iranians, as well.

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Jan 13, 2020

Iranians protest for third day over downed airliner amid reports of gunfire by security forces
Videos showed demonstrators fleeing from tear gas and a woman with a wound that protesters said was caused by live ammunition.

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Jan 13, 2020

Trump planning to divert additional $7.2 billion in Pentagon funds for border wall
The move would give the administration five times more money than Congress authorized in 2020 for barrier construction — and add hundreds of miles of new barriers.

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Jan 13, 2020

Trump to promote trade deals in Sunday speech to US farmers
The White House says President Donald Trump will highlight his policies on trade and domestic energy when he addresses the American Farm Bureau Federation's annual convention Sunday in Austin, Texas

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Jan 13, 2020

The U.S. is putting asylum seekers on planes to Guatemala — often without telling them where they're going
A Guatemalan government watchdog calls the Trump administration's first "safe third country" program "a total disaster."

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Jan 13, 2020

Taal volcano eruption forces thousands to seek safer ground in the Philippines
Clouds of ash drifted across the country as many people evacuated their homes and authorities warned of increasing danger.

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Jan 13, 2020

UN envoy for Colombia: Peace depends on stopping killings
The U.N. envoy for Colombia is warning that peace won't be achieved if former combatants who laid down their weapons and social leaders continue to be killed Carlos Ruiz Massieu said Sunday's announcement by Colombian authorities that they thwarted a planned attempt to kill Rodrigo Londono, who had been the top military commander of Colombia's main rebel group,  the FARC, and now heads its legal political party, "underscored the risks" facing ex-rebels

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Jan 13, 2020

Ukraine knew Flight 752 had been shot down, but it was careful not to antagonize Iran
Ukraine wanted overwhelming proof that Iran was responsible. That meant avoiding sharp criticism to ensure cooperation in the probe.

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Jan 13, 2020

U.S. citizen dies in Egyptian jail after lengthy hunger strike
Mustafa Kassem had spent more than six years in prison on charges the State Department viewed as meritless. He had written letters to President Trump and Vice President Pence pleading for help.

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Jan 13, 2020

U.S. commanders at al-Asad base believe Iranian missile barrage was designed to kill
The lack of serious casualties appears to be partly a function of luck at the sprawling base in Iraq.

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Jan 03, 2020

Turkey detains seven people over escaped Nissan executive Ghosn's ‘illegal' transit through Istanbul
Four of those arrested were pilots aboard a private plane that brought Carlos Ghosn from Tokyo.

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Jan 03, 2020

Qasem Soleimani: Who was Iran's powerful military leader?
The 62-year-old, believed killed in a strike in Baghdad, ultimately bore responsibility for Iran's clandestine operations overseas.

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Jan 03, 2020

Iranians demonstrate in support of slain military commander
Iranian officials have called the killing of Qasem Soleimani a "heinous crime," while some residents expressed worry about an escalating conflict with the United States.

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Jan 03, 2020

Iran has invested in allies and proxies across the Middle East. Here's where they stand after Soleimani's death.
Tehran vowed "severe revenge" in response to a U.S. airstrike that killed Iran's most powerful military commander.

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Jan 03, 2020

In major escalation, American strike kills top Iranian commander in Baghdad
The Pentagon blamed Quds Force leader Qasem Soleimani for American deaths and said the strike was intended to head off future Iranian attacks.

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Jan 03, 2020

Iran vows revenge after U.S. drone strike kills elite force commander
The death of Quds Force commander Qasem Soleimani in a strike ordered by President Trump could plunge the region into a new cycle of violence.

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Jan 03, 2020

Heartbreaking photos show migrants traveling through Bosnia in search of a better life
Associated Press photographer Manu Brabo documents the experience of migrants looking for a new life.

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Jan 03, 2020

As Iran and the U.S. face off, Iraq is stuck in the middle
The siege at a U.S. Embassy in Baghdad shows Iraq's fraught position between Washington and Tehran.

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Jan 03, 2020

After upending U.S. policy on North Korea, Trump's bet hasn't paid off
The decision to directly engage Kim Jong Un has accomplished little. Now, amid renewed warnings from the North Korean leader, pressure is mounting on President Trump to change course and acknowledge that his strategy has failed.

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Jan 03, 2020

Accused of serious crimes, he smuggled himself out of Japan. But Carlos Ghosn may escape extradition from Lebanon, too.
Many countries refuse to extradite their own citizens. Lebanon is one of them.

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Jan 03, 2020

‘Houses were exploding': In Australia's fire horror, heartbreak and relief
After surviving a rampant wildfire this week, residents of Lake Conjola braced for the blaze to return with a vengeance.

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Jan 03, 2020

‘A more dangerous world': Iran killing triggers global alarm
Global powers are warning that the U.S. killing of Iran's top general has made the world a more dangerous place

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Jan 03, 2020

4 workers die, 20 hurt in Cambodian building collapse
Officials say at least four workers died when a building under construction in southern Cambodia collapsed, trapping workers in the rubble

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Jan 03, 2020

Germany, a model for coming to terms with its past, still struggles with its colonial period
Between 1904 and 1908, German colonial troops killed an estimated 80,000 people in southwest Africa, in what is now Namibia. In some ways, the precedent of how it has atoned for the Holocaust makes its colonial reconciliation more contentious.

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Jan 03, 2020

Cycle of revenge: What's next after killing of Iran general?
The unprecedented killing of Iran's top general in a U.S. airstrike in Iraq has sent shockwaves across the Middle East, with Iran and its allies vowing revenge amid fears of an all-out war

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Jan 03, 2020

Doctors rush to Indian town where children have been dying
India's health ministry is rushing a team of pediatricians and other medical experts to a western Indian town where more than 100 children have reportedly died in a government-run hospital in the past month

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Jan 03, 2020

Carlos Ghosn walked out of his home alone, security camera footage shows
More details of Ghosn's dramatic escape are emerging, as criticism mounts in Japan.

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Jan 03, 2020

Bolsonaro wants Brazil to be a tourism Eden. But he can't stop insulting everyone.
Officials have promised to double the number of visitors by 2022. They were down 5 percent last year.

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Jan 03, 2020

Australia's prime minister visited families devastated by the wildfires. It did not go well.
Residents of a fire-hit town heckled Australia's prime minister, who's a climate change skeptic and vocal supporter of the country's large coal industry.

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Jan 03, 2020

Bannon protege loses case against liberal Polish newspaper
A conservative American activist has lost a defamation case against a Polish journalist who described him as "Trump's man," and as someone therefore indirectly linked to Russian President Vladimir Putin

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Jan 02, 2020

Brazil's Bolsonaro wants his country to be a tourism Eden. But he can't stop insulting everyone.
Officials have promised to double the number of visitors by 2022. They were down 5 percent last year.

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Jan 02, 2020

Co-creator defends suspected UAE spying app called ToTok
The co-creator of a video and voice calling app suspected of being a spying tool of the United Arab Emirates defended his work in an interview with The Associated Press

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Jan 02, 2020

Carlos Ghosn might not be as safe in Lebanon as he thought
Lebanese lawyers file complaint alleging he visited Israel, which constitutes a crime in Lebanon.

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Jan 02, 2020

Firestone tires built Liberia's economy. Now, painful layoffs are sowing fear for the future.
What do global titans owe their most vulnerable workers?

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Jan 02, 2020

4.5 quake hits Puerto Rico amid rare seismic activity
A 4.5-magnitude earthquake has hit Puerto Rico in the latest of a rare string of quakes that has frightened many in the U.S. territory

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Jan 02, 2020

After fleeing Japan, Carlos Ghosn may escape extradition from Lebanon, too
Many countries refuse to extradite their own citizens. Lebanon is one of them.

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Jan 02, 2020

Hillary Clinton appointed chancellor of Queen's University in Belfast
The university announced Thursday that Clinton will serve in the largely ceremonial role for the next five years.

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Jan 02, 2020

Iraq: Rockets fired at Baghdad airport, 4 people killed
Iraqi officials say at least three Katyusha rockets were fired at Baghdad International Airport, causing multiple casualties

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Jan 02, 2020

Mexico is giving millions of workers a historic pay increase. But will it have much effect?
The minimum wage will be less than $1, leaving Mexicans far behind U.S. counterparts.

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Jan 02, 2020

Landing with a splash in Lebanon, Ghosn sends new ripples around the globe
Japan and Lebanon gauge the diplomatic fallout, while the case speaks to both defenders and detractors of Japan's justice system.

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Jan 02, 2020

Libya to mobilize civilians after news of Turkish deployment
Libya's forces based in the country's east say they've called on citizens to take up arms against Turkish troops if they deploy to fight against them in the country's ongoing civil war

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Jan 02, 2020

Scenes from Australia's deadly bush fire crisis
The heat and dry conditions have turned the Australian landscape into a tinderbox.

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Jan 02, 2020

Sebastian Kurz is poised to become the world's youngest government leader — for the second time
A political experiment in Austria could become a model for other countries across Europe.

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Jan 02, 2020

Pope Francis apologizes after smacking hand of woman who had pulled him toward her
As Francis greeted a New Year's Eve crowd, a woman caught him by surprise, grabbing his hand and pulling him toward her. The startled pope smacked her hand to break free.

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Jan 02, 2020

Netanyahu to ask Israeli parliament for immunity from criminal charges
The prime minister was indicted in November in three cases focused on bribery, fraud and breach of trust. He has called it a politically motivated "coup."

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Jan 02, 2020

The U.N. once predicted Gaza would be ‘uninhabitable' by 2020. Two million people still live there.
New year or not, Palestinians have no choice but to keep living in the struggling, war-torn coastal enclave.

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Jan 02, 2020

Taiwan military chief among eight killed in Black Hawk helicopter crash
The aircraft went down in a mountainous area near the capital as the self-ruled island prepared for elections next week.

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Jan 02, 2020

Supporters of Iranian-backed militia end siege of U.S. Embassy in Baghdad
Backers of Kataib Hezbollah, who had converged on the embassy to protest U.S. airstrikes that had killed 25 fighters Sunday, began dismantling their tents and leaving the area.

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Jan 02, 2020

Thousands flee Australia's coastal towns as raging wildfires close in
A navy ship prepared to evacuate tourists and residents from one remote area, as authorities warned of potentially catastrophic conditions this weekend.

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Jan 02, 2020

Turkey detains 7 over Ghosn's travel as clues in passport mystery emerge
The former Nissan executive who escaped from house arrest in Japan reportedly had two French passports and used the second one to enter Lebanon.

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Jan 02, 2020

Turkey's parliament authorizes troop deployment to Libya as proxy war escalates
President Trump, in a phone call with Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan, said that "foreign interference is complicating the situation in Libya."

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Jan 02, 2020

UN council to hear latest on offensive in Syria's Idlib
The U.N. Security Council is going to receive a closed briefing on the ongoing offensive in the last rebel stronghold in Syria at the request of France and the United Kingdom

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Dec 22, 2019

Uber drivers in Brazil may have been killed for canceling on a gang member's mother, police say
The drivers were fatefully summoned last Friday to a favela in northeastern Brazil.

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Dec 22, 2019

Thousands protest against new PM, close roads in Lebanon
Thousands of protesters have demonstrated in central Beirut and elsewhere in Lebanon against the country's new prime minister, saying he should abandon the post because he is a member of the ruling elite

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Dec 22, 2019

Three French executives were convicted in the suicides of 35 of their workers
The executives were found guilty of creating a corporate culture so toxic it drove employees to take their own lives.

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Dec 22, 2019

Top scientists warn of an Amazon ‘tipping point'
The world's largest rainforest is ‘teetering on the edge of functional destruction,' experts say.

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Dec 22, 2019

The new British Parliament includes more working-class Conservatives and a record number of women
The House of Commons is dominated by Prime Minister Boris Johnson's party.

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Dec 22, 2019

Packing into piazzas, Italy's ‘Sardines' are demonstrating against a politician who isn't in power
The Sardines have harnessed a measure of the grass-roots frustration common in so many global political protests this year, but they are alone in one respect: The target of their ire is not the people technically in power, but rather the opposition.

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Dec 22, 2019

Prince Philip hospitalized as ‘precautionary measure,' Buckingham Palace says
The duke, who is 98 and married to reigning monarch Queen Elizabeth II, is undergoing treatment for a preexisting condition.

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Dec 22, 2019

Modi defends new citizenship law as protests rage across India
Critics say the measure, which for the first time makes religion a criterion for Indian citizenship, violates the nation's secular constitution.

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Dec 22, 2019

Mexican wrestlers thrill public at historic Metro station
Mexican masked wrestlers have brought lucha libre wrestling to a historic subway station over the weekend to celebrate 50 years of Mexico City's Metro system

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Dec 22, 2019

Japan still hunts whales. But now it's more profitable to watch them.
Economics and changing tastes, rather than Western pressure, may decide Japan's relationship with whales.

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Dec 22, 2019

Iran rejects ‘conditional release' for Iranian-British woman
The lawyer of an Iranian-British woman convicted on spying charges in Iran has asked that she be released after serving half of her sentence

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Dec 22, 2019

How Trump's gambit in North Korea nuclear talks came undone
U.S. negotiations have been characterized by a lack of clarity, unrealistic demands and unjustifiable optimism, analysts say.

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Dec 22, 2019

How young lawyers are joining the struggle against India's citizenship law
Thousands of people have been detained in protests over a new law that makes religion a criterion for migrants seeking citizenship.

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Dec 22, 2019

In Libya, cheap, powerful drones kill civilians and increasingly fuel the war
The U.N. blames airstrikes for most of the civilians killed since eastern warlord Khalifa Hifter started his offensive to oust the government from Tripoli in April.

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Dec 22, 2019

Afghanistan's Ghani wins slim majority in presidential vote, preliminary results show
The announcement by election officials follows nationwide tensions over a troubled vote count and repeatedly postponed polling.

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Dec 22, 2019

American diplomat's wife is being charged with causing the death of British teen Harry Dunn
Britain's Crown Prosecution Service authorized police to charge American Anne Sacoolas with "causing death by dangerous driving" in the case.

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Dec 22, 2019

As South Sudan's conflict drags on, U.S. frustrations mount
South Sudan recalled its ambassador in Washington after the United States announced sanctions on two top South Sudanese officials.

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Dec 22, 2019

A January Brexit wins endorsement from a new U.K. Parliament dominated by Boris Johnson's Conservative Party
The bill includes a firm December 2020 end date for the transition period.

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Dec 22, 2019

‘Burnt Christmas tree' is a perfect symbol for Australia's fire-ravaged holiday season
While bush fires encroach on Sydney and fill Melbourne's air with soot, those down under are trying to keep a holiday spirit and traditions alive.

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Dec 22, 2019

A U.N. deadline is forcing North Korea's global workers to go home. Some never will.
North Korea has sent workers abroad to make money for the regime. It was also a path for some to defect.

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Dec 22, 2019

Egypt frees ex-general arrested after challenging president
The Egyptian military has released one of the country's former chiefs-of-staff, nearly two years after his arrest following an announcement that he would challenge the country's president in the 2018 election vote

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Dec 22, 2019

DHS inspector general finds ‘no misconduct' in deaths of two Guatemalan migrant children
The findings are the result of year-long investigations into the December deaths of two children who had been taken into U.S. custody.

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