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Dec 10, 2017

Microbes by the ton: Officials see weapons threat as North Korea gains biotech expertise
North Korea was once regarded as too backward to make biological weapons. No longer.

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Dec 10, 2017

Trump's foreign policy driven by campaign vows, instinct and unconventional thinking
To some critics, the president''s approach to sensitive international issues appears to 'serve his political purposes, not the nation''s interests.'

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Dec 10, 2017

US Nobel laureate worries politics could undermine science
An American researcher who shared this year''s Nobel Prize for medicine bluntly criticized political developments at home in his address at the awards'' gala banquet Sunday night.

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Dec 10, 2017

Voting counting begins in Venezuela's mayoral elections
Vote counting began Sunday night in mayoral elections across Venezuela that pitted candidates backed by socialist President Nicolas Maduro against a fractured opposition still bruised by a poor showing in gubernatorial contests earlier in the year.

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Dec 10, 2017

Passengers removed after ferry pulled from shoal in Calais
Authorities evacuated a ferry carrying 313 people that ran aground Sunday at the French port city of Calais, interrupting boat traffic across the English Channel.

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Dec 10, 2017

Police search area after bag with ammunition found in Berlin
Berlin police are trying to determine the source of 200 rounds of ammunition found in an underground parking lot in the German capital.

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Dec 10, 2017

Corsican nationalists win local vote, as another corner of Europe seeks its own path
The leaders of the movement said they want autonomy from France for now, not independence.

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Dec 10, 2017

Corsican nationalists win regional vote with historic score
Corsican nationalists swept elections Sunday on the French Mediterranean island of Corsica for a new regional assembly, crushing President Emmanuel Macron''s young centrist movement and traditional parties.

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Dec 10, 2017

German FM: ‘United States of Europe' wouldn't negate nations
Germany''s foreign minister says a 'United States of Europe' proposed by his party''s leader wouldn''t spell the end of nation-states on the continent.

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Dec 10, 2017

Amid criticism, Mexico is on track to strengthen military's role in fighting crime
A bill now being debated in the Mexican Senate could help keep soldiers in the streets for the foreseeable future. But many Mexicans worry that could lead to political or human-rights abuses.

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Dec 10, 2017

Israeli, French leaders tangle over US Jerusalem decision
The French and Israeli leaders sparred verbally Sunday over the U.S. decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel''s capital, while new violence rippled across the region following the move by U.S. President Donald Trump.

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Dec 10, 2017

Italian tightrope walker inches his way over Tiber River
An Italian tightrope walker has inched his way across the Tiber River in Rome.

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Dec 10, 2017

Romania: Protests of laws viewed as lax on graft renewed
More than 10,000 people are participating in another round of protests against Romanian legislation that critics say would make it harder to punish high-level corruption.

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Dec 10, 2017

Evacuation underway from grounded Calais ferry; no injuries
Authorities were evacuating a ferry carrying 313 people that ran aground Sunday at the French port city of Calais, interrupting boat traffic across the English Channel.

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Dec 10, 2017

German intelligence warns of increased Chinese cyberspying
The head of Germany''s domestic intelligence agency warned Sunday that China allegedly is using social networks to try to cultivate lawmakers and other officials as sources.

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Dec 10, 2017

Honduras' electoral court finds results ‘consistent'
Honduras'' electoral court has finished a hand recount of votes in nearly 5,000 ballot boxes and says that results are 'extremely consistent' with original data.

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Dec 10, 2017

Palestinian stabs Israeli amid tensions over Jerusalem
A Palestinian stabbed an Israeli security guard Sunday at the entrance to Jerusalem''s bustling central bus station, seriously wounding him in the first attack in the volatile city since President Donald Trump recognized it as Israel''s capital.

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Dec 10, 2017

The Latest: Israeli PM urges approval of Jerusalem decision
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Dec 10, 2017

Venezuela sees low turnout in mayoral elections
Mayoral elections began at a sluggish pace in Venezuela on Sunday, as voters appeared to abstain from choosing between candidates backed by President Nicolas Maduro and a fractured opposition still bruised by a poor showing in recent gubernatorial races.

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Dec 10, 2017

The Latest: US committed to Mideast peace, says official
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Dec 10, 2017

Kenya opposition group says protest mock inaugural postponed
Kenya''s main opposition group on Sunday postponed a mock ceremony to inaugurate its leader as president.

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Dec 10, 2017

Kuwait names ruler's son as defense minister in shakeup
Kuwait has announced new picks for Cabinet, with five out of 16 members hailing from the royal family, including the ruler''s son who has been chosen to head the Defense Ministry.

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Dec 10, 2017

North Korea is a nuclear weapons power, analysts say. But can the U.S. accept that?
Why would Kim Jong Un's cash-strapped regime spend so much time and money building these weapons only to give them up? And even if they were prepared to bargain them away eventually, why would they do so now, when President Trump and his top aides are threatening military action? According to analysts, there is still room for diplomacy — but with more realistic goals.

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Dec 10, 2017

The Latest: French president condemns attacks in Israel
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Dec 10, 2017

Corsicans vote to elect new regional assembly
Voters in the French Mediterranean island of Corsica voted Sunday to elect a new regional assembly — with victory expected for Corsican nationalists.

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Dec 10, 2017

Calais ferry runs aground with over 300 onboard, no injuries
A ferry carrying 313 people has run aground at the French port city of Calais Sunday interrupting boat traffic across the English Channel, according to authorities.

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Dec 10, 2017

World leaders congratulate Iraq on defeating IS
World leaders congratulated Iraq Sunday following the prime minister''s declaration of victory over the Islamic State group. Saudi Arabia says the achievement is a big victory against terrorism in the region and the United Kingdom applauded Iraq''s security forces 'for their courage and sacrifice.'

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Dec 10, 2017

Swiss woman angry over champagne refusal ejected from plane
German police say the pilot of a passenger jet destined for Zurich made an unscheduled stop at Stuttgart airport because a Swiss passenger become aggressive after being denied champagne.

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Dec 10, 2017

Peace laureate urges world to ‘see the light' and ban nukes
A leading activist in the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, this year''s Nobel Peace Prize winner, has likened her group''s aim with her struggle to survive the atomic bombing of Hiroshima.

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Dec 10, 2017

Calais ferry runs aground with 313 onboard, no injuries
Authorities in the French port city of Calais say a ferry with 313 people onboard has run aground, interrupting boat traffic across the English Channel.

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Dec 10, 2017

Anti-migrant leader pushes to win national power in Italy
An Italian right-wing party leader has used a rally opposing easier citizenship for foreigners to seek more support in Italy''s upcoming election.

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Dec 10, 2017

US-led coalition congratulates Iraq on defeating IS
The top U.S.-led coalition commander is congratulating Iraq on defeating the Islamic State group.

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Dec 10, 2017

UN calls for urgent evacuation of 137 sick Syrian children
The United Nations children''s agency says 137 children stranded in a rebel-held suburb near the Syrian capital require immediate medical evacuation amid a crippling siege in which five have died from a lack of medical care.

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Dec 10, 2017

Western Europe hit by high winds, rain from Storm Ana
Spain and Portugal have issued warnings of high winds and heavy rain as a storm reaches the Iberian Peninsula from the Atlantic.

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Dec 10, 2017

The Latest: Pope warns of Jerusalem ‘spiral of violence'
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Dec 10, 2017

Spain rescues 104 migrants crossing Mediterranean Sea
Spain''s maritime rescue service says it has saved 104 migrants trying to make the perilous crossing of the Mediterranean Sea to Europe from North Africa.

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Dec 10, 2017

Israeli police: Security guard seriously wounded in stabbing at Jerusalem's central bus station
Israeli police: Security guard seriously wounded in stabbing at Jerusalem''s central bus station.

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Dec 10, 2017

Lebanese security forces clash with protesters near U.S. Embassy in Beirut
Demonstrations turned violent after President Trump''s decision last week to recognize Jerusalem as the Israeli capital.

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Dec 10, 2017

Saakashvili supporters demand Ukraine's leader be impeached
Several thousand supporters of opposition leader Mikheil Saakashvili are rallying in the Ukrainian capital of Kiev to demand his release from jail.

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Dec 10, 2017

Saudi-backed forces push toward key rebel-held port in Yemen
Yemen''s official news agency is reporting that Saudi-backed forces are advancing toward the Red Sea port of Hodeida, which provides a lifeline to the Shiite rebels known as Houthis.

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Dec 10, 2017

German intel chief: Islamic radical numbers are growing
The head of Germany''s domestic intelligence agency says the number of Islamic radicals is growing and becoming increasingly difficult to keep under surveillance as recruiting efforts move underground.

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Dec 10, 2017

The Latest: Lebanon breaks up protest outside US Embassy
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Dec 10, 2017

Spain, Portugal brace for strong winds, rain from Storm Ana
Spain and Portugal have issued warnings of high winds and heavy rain as a storm reaches the Iberian Peninsula from the Atlantic.

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Dec 10, 2017

Israel says it destroys Hamas tunnel using new techniques
The Israeli military says it has destroyed a tunnel built by the Hamas militant group that stretched from the Gaza Strip several hundred meters (yards) into Israel.

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Dec 10, 2017

3 people arrested in fire-bomb attack on Swedish synagogue
Three people have been arrested for allegedly throwing firebombs at a synagogue in the Swedish city of Goteborg.

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Dec 10, 2017

Bahrain faith group visits Israel amid Jerusalem tensions
An interfaith group from Bahrain is visiting Israel amid turmoil there over U.S. President Donald Trump''s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital.

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Dec 10, 2017

The Latest: Protest near US Embassy in Beirut sparks clashes
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Dec 10, 2017

Emmanuel Macron speaks to the world. But what about the French?
As the French president prepares to lead a major climate summit, critics say he has remained silent on contentious cultural issues at home. While the photogenic former executive has established himself on the international stage and travels the globe, a number of fringe figures have started addressing the subjects Macron will not.

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Dec 10, 2017

Prominent Shiite cleric in Bahrain home after surgery
Supporters say a prominent Shiite cleric who lost his citizenship and remains under house arrest in Bahrain has returned home after undergoing surgery.

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Dec 10, 2017

Israeli defense chief calls for Arab boycott after protests
Israel''s defense minister is calling for a boycott of Arab businesses where residents carried out violent protests against President Donald Trump''s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel''s capital.

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Dec 10, 2017

Thousands of Indonesians rally at US Embassy over Jerusalem
About 10,000 Indonesians have rallied outside the U.S. Embassy in Jakarta in support of Palestinians and denouncing President Donald Trump''s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel''s capital.

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Dec 10, 2017

Iran says ‘good relations' possible if Saudis change
President Hassan Rouhani says Iran is ready to restore ties with Saudi Arabia if it stops bombing Yemen and cuts its alleged ties with Israel.

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Dec 10, 2017

Venezuela's mayoral elections reveals opposition turmoil
Venezuelans will choose hundreds of mayors on Sunday in elections pitting candidates backed by President Nicolas Maduro against a fractured opposition still bruised by a poor showing in recent gubernatorial voting.

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Dec 09, 2017

Trudeau's pick for Canadian Supreme Court disappoints some progressives
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau appointed a woman to the country's high court. But his decision not to select an indigenous judge, particularly in light of his calls for reconciliation with native people, has led to criticism.

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Dec 09, 2017

Pablo Escobar's hit man Popeye accused of violating parole
Colombian authorities are seeking to re-arrest a former hit man for late drug lord Pablo Escobar for violating his parole after he was caught partying with a major trafficker wanted by the U.S., prosecutors said Saturday.

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Dec 09, 2017

I wasn't banned from the Russia's Duma, so I went there. Here's what I found.
In the Russian parliament, a journalist accredited with a privately owned U.S. news outlet can have access that Russian media counterparts can only dream about. 

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Dec 09, 2017

As Venezuela falls apart, Maduro consolidates power
Many senior officials have been ensnared in the Venezuelan government''s 'historic fight against corruption,' an effort many observers see as President Nicolás Maduro''s attempt to strengthen his authority ahead of next year''s elections.

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Dec 09, 2017

Arab ministers demand reversal of Trump Jerusalem decision
Arab foreign ministers on Saturday demanded that the United States rescind President Donald Trump''s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel''s capital, calling it a 'grave' development that puts Washington on the same side as the occupation and the violation of international law.

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Dec 09, 2017

I didn't get banned from the Russian State Duma, so I went there. Here's what I found.
Russia''s lower house of parliament rails against America, but welcomed an American.

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Dec 09, 2017

North Korea is a nuclear state. But can the U.S. accept that?
Analysts say there is still room for diplomacy — but with more realistic goals.

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Dec 09, 2017

Officials from UN, North Korea agree situation is dangerous
The United Nations says its political chief and North Korea''s foreign minister agree that the current situation on the Korean peninsula is the most dangerous security issue in the world.

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Dec 09, 2017

Liberated and angry in Marawi
Months of fighting drove the Islamic State from the Philippine city of Marawi but left behind distrust and destruction

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Dec 09, 2017

Mexico conservative party chief resigns, eyes presidency bid
The head of Mexico''s conservative National Action Party presented his resignation Saturday, positioning himself to run for president as the candidate of a left-right coalition in an increasingly crowded field.

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Dec 09, 2017

1 man dies, another injured climbing Greece's Mount Olympus
Police say one man has died and another was slightly injured as they attempted to climb Mount Olympus, Greece''s highest mountain.

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Dec 09, 2017

Arab foreign ministers blast Trump over Jerusalem
Arab foreign ministers kicked off an emergency meeting Saturday in the Egyptian capital with scathing criticism of President Trump''s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel''s capital, a move they agreed has robbed Washington of its credentials as an honest broker in Mideast peace.

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Dec 09, 2017

Thousands protest against Netanyahu, corruption in Tel Aviv
Thousands of Israelis have poured into the streets of Tel Aviv for an anti-corruption rally calling on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to resign.

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Dec 09, 2017

Arab foreign ministers meet in Cairo over Jerusalem
Arab foreign ministers gathered in the Egyptian capital, Cairo, on Saturday for an emergency meeting designed to formulate a unified response to President Trump''s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel''s capital, a move that has sparked anger and protests in the Arab world.

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Dec 09, 2017

PM announces on state TV Iraq's war against IS has ended
After more than three years of combat operations, Iraq announced Saturday that the fight against the Islamic State group is over after the country''s security forces drove the extremists from all of the territory they once held. Iraqi and American officials warned, however, that key challenges remain despite the military victory.

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Dec 09, 2017

The Latest: US congratulates Iraq on end of war against IS
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Dec 09, 2017

The Latest: PM al-Abadi tells nation IS defeated in Iraq
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Dec 09, 2017

Kenya president says no talks with defiant opposition leader
Kenya''s president is ruling out dialogue with the opposition leader who boycotted the recent election and plans a mock 'inauguration' next week.

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Dec 09, 2017

Italy's left rallies to warn that fascism could return
Italy''s governing Democrats led a rally Saturday to warn about fascism making a comeback in the nation that once suffered under fascist dictator Benito Mussolini and which is now seeing a rash of right-wing protests against migrants.

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Dec 09, 2017

‘We stood there crying': Emaciated polar bear seen in 'gut-wrenching' video and photos
A video of a starving polar bear shot by a nature photographer has kick started a discussion about climate change.

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Dec 09, 2017

Venezuela opposition heads splintered into mayoral elections
Only a few residents came out to greet opposition candidate Yon Goicoechea as he campaigned on a narrow street in this poor hilltop neighborhood outside Venezuela''s capital in the countdown to Sunday''s mayoral elections.

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Dec 09, 2017

Iraq declares complete victory in the war against Islamic State
The announcement by the Iraqi prime minister came almost in passing, reflecting a nationwide fatigue with the bloody three-year fight.

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Dec 09, 2017

Italy's left rallies to warn of danger of fascism comeback
Italy''s governing Democrats have led a rally to warn about fascism making a comeback in the nation, which had suffered under fascist dictator Benito Mussolini.

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Dec 09, 2017

Nobel laureate: If atomic bombs exist, disaster inevitable
As long as atomic bombs exist, a disaster is inevitable, the head of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, the winner of this year''s Nobel Peace Prize, said Saturday.

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Dec 09, 2017

Powerful Iraqi militant appears on Lebanon-Israel border
A powerful Iran-backed Iraqi militant commander has visited the Lebanon-Israel border expressing support for the Lebanese and Palestinians against the Jewish state.

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Dec 09, 2017

‘We stood there crying': The story behind the emotional video of a starving polar bear
A video of a starving polar bear shot by a nature photographer has kick started a discussion about climate change.

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Dec 09, 2017

Anti-nuclear Nobel Peace group opens display of paper birds
The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, the recipient on this year''s Nobel Peace Prize, has installed a 1,000 red paper cranes outside the Norwegian Parliament before formally receiving the prize.

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Dec 09, 2017

As Venezuela disintegrates, Maduro consolidates power
Dozens of officials are arrested in an anti-corruption drive. Many say it''s a purge of the president''s rivals

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Dec 09, 2017

Berlin zoo celebrates polar bear birth, caught on camera
Berlin''s Tierpark zoo is celebrating the birth of a polar bear, nine months after its mother lost a cub.

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Dec 09, 2017

Report: Avalanche in Iran kills 8 climbers
Iran''s state-run media says eight climbers have died in an avalanche and a ninth is missing.

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Dec 09, 2017

Report: Croat war criminal cremated after death at Hague
Croatia''s state television says a former general who died after taking what he said was poison at a U.N. war crimes court has been cremated.

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Dec 09, 2017

Iraq says its war against IS has ended
Iraq said Saturday that its war on the Islamic State group is over after more than three years of combat operations drove the extremists from all of the territory they once held.

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Dec 09, 2017

Trudeau nominated a woman for Canada's Supreme Court. Some progressives are disappointed.
Canada's prime minister appointed a woman to the country's high court, but some were disappointed he didn't select an indigenous judge.

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Dec 09, 2017

Iraqi commander says his country's war against IS has ended
A senior Iraqi military commander says his country''s war against the Islamic State group is over.

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Dec 09, 2017

Irish border lives and livelihoods hinge on Brexit outcome
Farmer John Sheridan drives his mud-caked Land Rover up and down country lanes and roads, back and forth across the snaking border separating Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. There''s little sign he is crossing an international frontier.

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Dec 09, 2017

Archaeologists discover 2 ancient tombs in Egypt's Luxor
Egypt''s Antiquities Ministry says archaeologists have discovered two ancient tombs in the southern city of Luxor.

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Dec 09, 2017

Gaza death toll in U.S. embassy violence rises to 4 as Israel responds to rockets  
The unrest was sparked by President Trump''s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel''s capital.

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Dec 09, 2017

Indian state of Gujarat votes in crucial local elections
Voters in the western Indian state of Gujarat are casting ballots in local elections that are seen as a crucial test of the popularity of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Bharatiya Janata Party.

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Dec 09, 2017

Suspected Saudi-led airstrikes kill 4 in Yemen
Yemeni rebel officials say Saudi-led airstrikes outside a rebel-run TV station in the capital killed at least four people.

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Dec 09, 2017

2 die after pilotage boat capsizes in Gulf of Finland
The Finnish Border Guards says two people have been found dead inside a pilot boat that capsized and sank off southern Finland.

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Dec 09, 2017

Detainees on agenda as top British diplomat arrives in Iran
Iranian state media is reporting that British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has arrived in Tehran, where he is expected to discuss the fate of detained dual nationals.

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Dec 09, 2017

Jailed Saakashvili calls for Ukraine president's impeachment
From his jail cell in Ukraine''s capital, opposition leader Mikheil Saakashvili is calling on supporters to rally for the impeachment of the president and has declared a hunger strike.

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Dec 09, 2017

Taliban kill 3 Afghan soldiers in attack on checkpoint
An Afghan official says Taliban insurgents have killed three Afghan soldiers in an attack on a checkpoint.

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Dec 09, 2017

Honduran opposition challenges election results at deadline
The challenger in Honduras'' still unresolved presidential election has filed a challenge to the Nov. 26 contest that seeks to annul the results and requests a recount.

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Dec 09, 2017

Alliance of communist parties leading poll results in Nepal
An alliance of two major communist parties is leading parliamentary election results in Nepal and could be forming the next government in the Himalayan nation.

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Dec 08, 2017

US Navy prepares to comb sea bed for crashed plane, sailors
The U.S. Navy says it will deploy deep water salvage experts to search for a transport aircraft that crashed in the western Pacific last month, killing three sailors.

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Dec 08, 2017

UN approves Mali peacekeepers helping new Sahel force
The Security Council unanimously approved a resolution Friday that will enable the U.N. peacekeeping force in Mali to provide support to the new 5,000-troop African force that is charged with fighting extremists in western Africa''s vast Sahel region.

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