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Dec 16, 2018

French city honors victims of Christmas market attack
People have filled a square in the French city of Strasbourg to show respect and sympathy for the victims of last week's shooting attack near a famous Christmas market as the death toll rose to five

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Dec 16, 2018

Brazil police say faith healer has turned himself in
Brazilian police in the central state of Goias say the celebrity faith healer accused of sexually abusing more than 300 women has surrendered to authorities after spending nearly a day as a fugitive

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Dec 16, 2018

Croatia denies police violently push migrants into Bosnia
Croatian authorities are denying a report by an international watchdog group that the country's police are illegally and sometimes violently pushing migrants back into neighboring Bosnia

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Dec 16, 2018

Romania party boss calls rival's comment on EU post treason
The leader of Romania's ruling party says the country's president should be charged with treason after he said Romania wasn't prepared to assume the European Union's rotating presidency

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Dec 16, 2018

Sudan president lands in Syria in 1st visit by Arab leader
Sudan's president has become the first Arab League leader to visit Syria since a war erupted there nearly eight years ago

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Dec 16, 2018

Israeli PM's son gets temporary ban on Facebook
Facebook has temporarily blocked Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's son Yair for writing a post criticizing the social media platform as "thought police."

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Dec 16, 2018

Iraq lays cornerstone to rebuild iconic Mosul mosque
Iraqi religious leaders have laid the cornerstone to rebuild Mosul's landmark al-Nuri Grand Mosque, which was blown up in the battle with Islamic State militants in 2017

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Dec 16, 2018

Sri Lankan leader takes reinstated PM to task
Sri Lanka's president on Sunday launched a scathing verbal attack at his reappointed Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe accusing his leadership of being corrupt and anti-national, casting doubt on any immediate end to the country's restive politics

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Dec 16, 2018

Canada gets access to detainee in China 6 days after arrest
Canada's ambassador to China was given access to detained Canadian entrepreneur Michael Spavor six days after he was arrested in China

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Dec 16, 2018

Kremlin candidate wins Far East governorship in repeat vote
Russians living in the far eastern region of Primorsky Krai elected a Kremlin-backed candidate for governor after results from a previous election were thrown out due to alleged voting fraud

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Dec 16, 2018

Report: Iranian general fatally shoots himself by accident
The website of Iran's Revolutionary Guard is reporting that a general who fought in Syria and Iraq has allegedly accidentally killed himself while cleaning a gun

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Dec 16, 2018

Hungary sees another day of anti-government protests
Several thousand protesters have marched peacefully through Budapest for a fourth day to oppose laws introduced by the Hungarian government that critics say will restrict workers' rights

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Dec 16, 2018

Iranian general fatally shoots himself by accident
A Revolutionary Guard general who fought in Syria and Iraq has accidentally killed himself while cleaning a gun

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Dec 16, 2018

Archaeologists discover a ‘one of a kind,' 4,400-year-old tomb in Egypt
The well-preserved tomb belonged to a royal priest named Wahtye and is filled with drawings of his family.

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Dec 16, 2018

French city remembers victims of Christmas market attack
Residents of the eastern French city of Strasbourg have filled a city square for a memorial to the four people shot dead and the dozen wounded by a gunman at their famous Christmas market

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Dec 16, 2018

Fighting around Yemen's Hodeida leaves 12 dead, 25 wounded
Fighting around Yemen's port city of Hodeida leaves 12 dead and 25 injured

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Dec 16, 2018

Report: Iran prisoner who died in hospital was a terrorist
Iranian semi-official ISNA news agency is reporting that a detained activist who died last week was a member of terrorist group planning attacks

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Dec 16, 2018

Trump says he'll review case of Matt Golsteyn, a Special Forces veteran who faces murder charge
Army veteran killed a suspected Taliban bombmaker in 2010 and was charged by the Army last week.

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Dec 16, 2018

42 people injured in Japan restaurant explosion
Japanese police say 42 people have been injured in an explosion at a restaurant in northern Japan

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Dec 16, 2018

Kremlin candidate wins in repeated vote in Russia's Far East
Russians living in the far eastern region of Primorsky Krai elected a Kremlin-backed candidate for governor after a previous election was thrown out due to voting fraud

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Dec 16, 2018

Sri Lanka's prime minister reinstated, ending political crisis
The power struggle between the president and prime minister threatened to derail the country's democracy.

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Dec 16, 2018

Turkey expects ‘concrete steps' from US on cleric's return
Turkey's foreign minister is expressing impatience with the United States for not extraditing a cleric whom the Turkish government alleges masterminded a failed 2016 coup

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Dec 16, 2018

41 people injured in Japan restaurant explosion
Japanese police say more than 40 people have been injured in an explosion at a restaurant in northern Japan

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Dec 16, 2018

Police, anti-migration protesters clash at EU headquarters
Police have used tear gas and water cannons on demonstrators who assembled around the European Union's headquarters in Brussels to protest the adoption of a United Nations migration pact

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Dec 16, 2018

Japanese police say more than 40 people injured in an explosion at a restaurant in northern Japan
Japanese police say more than 40 people injured in an explosion at a restaurant in northern Japan

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Dec 16, 2018

Croatia denies abusing migrants at Bosnian border
Croatian authorities are denying a report by an international watchdog group that the country's police are illegally and sometimes violently pushing migrants back into neighboring Bosnia

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Dec 16, 2018

Moscow police arrest least 5 protesters near security office
A human rights activist says Moscow police have arrested at least five protesters at an unsanctioned rally outside the headquarters of the Federal Security Service (FSB), the successor agency to the KGB

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Dec 16, 2018

Frogs, fish and small birds die in English zoo fire
Chester Zoo says insects, frogs, fish and small birds perished in a fire that broke out in an enclosure devoted to exotic tropical habitats

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Dec 16, 2018

New Ukrainian Orthodox leader gives 1st liturgy, urges unity
New Ukrainian Orthodox leader urges peace and unity in first liturgy

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Dec 16, 2018

Strasbourg remembers victims of the Christmas market attack
Residents of the eastern French city of Strasbourg have filled a city square for a memorial to the four people shot dead and the dozen wounded by a gunman at their famous Christmas market

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Dec 16, 2018

Prosecutor: Bavarian stabbing suspect has long arrest record
Bavarian authorities say the 38-year-old German man arrested in connection with stabbing three women in Nuremberg last week has a long criminal record, including a sexual assault conviction

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Dec 16, 2018

2 killed in attack in Rwanda, near border with Burundi
At least two Rwandan civilians were killed and eight injured when attackers set fire to three passenger vehicles in the southern Nyamagabe district, which borders Burundi, said a Rwandan army official

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Dec 16, 2018

Pope hopes new UN global pact sparks compassion for migrants
Pope Francis is expressing hope that the new, U.N. global pact for safe, orderly migration, spurs solidarity toward migrants

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Dec 16, 2018

Strong quake rocks Indonesia's Papua; no injuries, damage
A strong earthquake has struck Indonesia's easternmost province of Papua, but there were no immediate reports of injuries or damage

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Dec 16, 2018

Sri Lanka's president reinstates prime minister he sacked
Sri Lanka's president has reappointed Ranil Wickremesinghe as prime minister, nearly two months after firing him and setting off a long political stalemate in the South Asian island nation

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Dec 16, 2018

Lebanese take to the streets to protest political stalemate
Hundreds of Lebanese have taken to the streets to protest against a political stalemate that has prevented the formation of a new government seven months after elections

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Dec 16, 2018

Bomb kills 8 in Syrian town held by Turkey-backed forces
Syrian activists say a bomb blast in a northern town held by Turkish-backed opposition forces has killed at least eight people

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Dec 16, 2018

New ballot in Russian Far East after tainted vote tossed out
Russians living in the far eastern region of Primorsky Krai have voted for a new governor after previous election was tainted by fraud

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Dec 16, 2018

Gathering in Strasbourg remembers victims of market attack
A gathering is being held in a central square of the eastern French city of Strasbourg to pay homage to the victims of a gunman who killed four people and wounded a dozen more several days ago

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Dec 16, 2018

1 dead, 44 injured in Switzerland bus crash
Zurich police say a tour bus on its way to Germany has crashed in Switzerland, killing one person and injuring 44 others

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Dec 16, 2018

Sri Lankan president reinstates the prime minister he sacked
Sri Lanka's president has reappointed Ranil Wickremesinghe as prime minister, nearly two months after firing him and setting off a long political stalemate in the South Asian island nation

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Dec 16, 2018

Remove or keep a statue? South Africa debates painful legacy
South African tussle over statue of 19th century white leader echoes similar US debate on Confederacy monuments

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Dec 16, 2018

Israeli military finds 4th Hezbollah tunnel from Lebanon
The Israeli military says it has exposed a fourth Hezbollah attack tunnel dug from Lebanon

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Dec 16, 2018

North Korea marks 7th anniversary of Kim Jong Il's death
North Koreans are marking the anniversary of the death of leader Kim Jong Il seven years ago with visits to statues and vows of loyalty to his son, Kim Jong Un

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Dec 16, 2018

Indonesia's Soputan volcano erupts, ejecting thick ash
A volcano in central Indonesia has erupted, ejecting columns of thick ash as high as 7,500 meters (24,606 feet) into the sky

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Dec 16, 2018

In Cameroon, journalists are being jailed on charges of ‘fake news'
Reporter Mimi Mefo Takambou was detained for tweeting reports of government culpability in an American missionary's death.

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Dec 16, 2018

Pakistan summons Iran envoy over militant attack near border
Pakistan has lodged a protest with Iran over the killing of six paramilitary troops who were ambushed by militants while patrolling the border

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Dec 16, 2018

AP Interview: Catalan separatists on hunger strike speak out
AP Interview: Jailed Catalan separatist politicians on hunger strike for the past two weeks say their upcoming trial will be a platform to foster their cause for independence from Spain.

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Dec 16, 2018

North Korea marks 7th anniversary of Kim Jong's Il death
North Koreans are marking the anniversary of the death of leader Kim Jong Il seven years ago with visits to statues and vows of loyalty to his son, Kim Jong Un

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Dec 16, 2018

Sri Lanka president reinstates Wickremesinghe as premier
Sri Lanka's president has reappointed Ranil Wickremesinghe as prime minister, nearly two months after firing him and setting off weeks of political stalemate

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Dec 16, 2018

Sri Lankan president has reinstated Ranil Wickremesinghe as prime minister after nearly 2 months of political impasse
Sri Lankan president has reinstated Ranil Wickremesinghe as prime minister after nearly 2 months of political impasse

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Dec 16, 2018

Strike, lockdown shut Kashmir amid anger over killings
A security clampdown and a strike sponsored by separatists fighting against Indian rule has shut most of Indian-administered Kashmir a day after protests and fighting killed seven civilians and four combatants.

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Dec 16, 2018

Pakistan army chief confirms death sentence for 15 militants
Pakistan's army chief has approved death sentences for 15 people convicted by military courts of involvement in attacks that killed 32 security forces and two civilians

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Dec 16, 2018

Exodus from Venezuela leaves families divided across borders
When Emili Espinoza was finally able to make a video call to the 3-year-old son she hadn't seen since fleeing Venezuela months before, the little boy named Elvis didn't recognize her

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Dec 15, 2018

Father of Strasbourg attacker said his son backed IS group
The man described as the father of the 29-year-old suspect in this week's deadly Christmas market attack in Strasbourg says his son subscribed to the beliefs of the Islamic State group

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Dec 15, 2018

Troops kill 7 civilians as protest turns bloody in Kashmir
Police in Kashmir say Indian forces who were exchanging fire with insurgents have fatally shot at least seven civilians when large crowds descended on the site of the gunbattle in support of the militants

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Dec 15, 2018

After a petition called Gandhi ‘racist,' his statue was removed from the University of Ghana
In early writings, Gandhi argued that the British colonial government treated Indians "little better, if at all, than the savages or the Natives of Africa."

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Dec 15, 2018

Global climate summit ends with deal to nudge the world toward tougher emissions targets
The agreement among nearly 200 nations, reached after two weeks of negotiations in Poland, includes a "rule book" that would govern how countries report their emissions and fund climate action. The deal is an important step in implementing the promises of the 2015 Paris Agreement for combating climate change. But critics argued that Saturday's agreement […]

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Dec 15, 2018

Legal experts rip judge's rationale for declaring Obamacare law invalid
The decision by a federal judge in Texas sparked criticism but will not immediately change anything.

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Dec 15, 2018

German police arrest male suspect in Nuremberg stabbings
German police say they have a man in custody suspected in the stabbing of three women in the southern city of Nuremberg

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Dec 15, 2018

Teen activist says leaders not ‘mature enough' to take action on climate change
Greta Thunberg spoke at the global climate conference in Poland, telling officials they 'are too scared of being unpopular' to take action on climate change.

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Dec 15, 2018

Teenage activist calls leaders not ‘mature enough' to take action on climate change
Greta Thunberg spoke at the global climate conference in Poland, telling officials they 'are too scared of being unpopular' to take action on climate change.

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Dec 15, 2018

Brazil's gay couples exchange vows in collective ceremony
About forty gay couples have gotten married in downtown Sao Paulo, tying the knot partly out of fear that the new administration of President-elect Jair Bolsonaro could restrict same sex marriage.

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Dec 15, 2018

Ukraine Orthodox leaders approve break with Russian church
Ukrainian Orthodox leaders on Saturday approved the creation of a unified church independent of the Moscow Patriarchate and elected a leader to head the new church, officials said

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Dec 15, 2018

Visitors evacuated, animals moved after fire at British zoo
A British zoo says a fire has broken out at one of its enclosures and that visitors were evacuated

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Dec 15, 2018

Maldives police question ex-strongman after accounts frozen
Police in the Maldives say they have questioned the country's defeated former strongman president over complaints of alleged illegal financial transactions a day after they froze bank accounts with millions of dollars

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Dec 15, 2018

The Latest: Ukraine Orthodox OKs break with Russian church
Ukrainian Orthodox leaders say they have approved the creation of a unified church independent of the Moscow Patriarchate and elected a leader to head the new church

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Dec 15, 2018

Miners in Canada unearth the largest diamond ever found in North America
The 552-carat yellow diamond is reportedly about the size of a chicken egg.

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Dec 15, 2018

Miners in Canada unearth a giant of a diamond — the largest ever in North America
The 552-carat yellow diamond was found in Canada

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Dec 15, 2018

Miners in Canada unearth absolute unit of a diamond — the largest ever in North America
The 552-carat yellow diamond was found in Canada

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Dec 15, 2018

Ukrainian Orthodox leaders have approved the creation of a unified Church independent of the Moscow Patriarchate
Ukrainian Orthodox leaders have approved the creation of a unified Church independent of the Moscow Patriarchate

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Dec 15, 2018

Numerous Great Barrier Reef coral species are found living in the deep ocean
The surprising discovery may offer a potential boon for coral conservation efforts, experts say.

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Dec 15, 2018

Zimbabwe's ruling party OKs president as its 2023 candidate
Zimbabwe ruling party OKs president as its 2023 candidate, just months after disputed election

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Dec 15, 2018

Ukrainian fighter jet crashes on landing, pilot is killed
Ukraine's military says a Ukrainian Air Force pilot has died when his Sukhoi Su-27 fighter jet crashed while attempting to land at a base in the northern region of Zhytomyr

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Dec 15, 2018

7 killed as Indian forces fire on Kashmir protesters
Police and residents say seven civilians were killed and over three dozen injured when government forces fired at anti-India protesters in Kashmir following a gunbattle that left three rebels and a soldier dead

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Dec 15, 2018

A second Brexit referendum was once a pipe dream. Now some wonder if it's the only way out of the chaos.
Support for a do-over has been growing.

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Dec 15, 2018

A second Brexit vote was once a pipe dream. Now some wonder if it's the only way out of the chaos.
There are no plans for a new referendum. There probably isn't enough time. But that hasn't stopped speculation of holding a "People's Vote."

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Dec 15, 2018

Spain rescues 2 minors crossing Mediterranean on truck tire
Spain's maritime rescue service says it has saved two underage migrants who were trying to cross the Strait of Gibraltar afloat a truck tire

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Dec 15, 2018

Ethiopia sentences 66 soldiers who marched on PM's office
Ethiopia sentences 66 soldiers who marched on PM's office in alleged attempt to derail reforms

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Dec 15, 2018

Poland's ruling conservatives strike strong pro-EU tone
Poland's prime minister and other leaders of the ruling conservative party, long seen as euroskeptic, have set a strongly pro-European tone at a party convention

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Dec 15, 2018

US Official: ‘End days' nearing for Islamic State in Syria
A U.S. military official says fighting against the Islamic State group in its last enclave in eastern Syria "is going very well."

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Dec 15, 2018

Russian policeman injured after discovering WWII land mine
Moscow police say an off-duty Russian police lieutenant has been hospitalized after a World War II-era land mine exploded on the side of a highway

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Dec 15, 2018

Egypt announces discovery of 4,400-year-old tomb
Egypt has announced the discovery of a private tomb belonging to a senior official from the 5th dynasty of the pharaohs, which ruled roughly 4,400 years ago

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Dec 15, 2018

British zoo fire prompts evacuation of visitors
A British zoo says a fire has broken out at one of its enclosures and that visitors are being evacuated

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Dec 15, 2018

US says new airstrike in Somalia kills 8 al-Shabab fighters
US says new airstrike in Somalia kills 8 al-Shabab fighters; at least 40 such strikes in 2018

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Dec 15, 2018

Genoa mayor says new bridge to be built by Christmas 2019
Genoa mayor says new bridge to be built by Christmas 2019 to replace the one that collapsed

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Dec 15, 2018

Cambodia seizes over 3 tons of rare African ivory
Cambodian authorities say they have seized more than 3 tons of rare African ivory hidden inside an abandoned shipping container, the country's largest haul of elephant tusks in the last four years

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Dec 15, 2018

Diplomat from Melania Trump's native Slovenia warns of waning U.S. influence in Europe
Foreign Minister Miro Cerar told U.S. officials that China and Russia are investing heavily in Balkan countries while Washington's profile is hardly visible.

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Dec 15, 2018

AP Interview: Catalans on hunger strike speak before trial
AP Interview: Jailed Catalan separatist politicians on hunger strike for the past two weeks say their upcoming trial will be a platform to foster their cause for independence

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Dec 15, 2018

2 female suicide bombers die in northern Cameroon attack
2 female suicide bombers die in northern Cameroon attack blamed on Nigeria-based extremists

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Dec 15, 2018

Ukraine Orthodox leaders to approve break with Russia church
Thousands of people have gathered outside a Kiev cathedral to witness the birth of a new Ukrainian Orthodox Church as tensions between Ukraine and Russia continue to drive the two farther apart

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Dec 15, 2018

Want a great documentary to watch? Try one of these six picked by our foreign correspondents.
Here are six 2018 documentaries highly recommended by a few of our correspondents around the world.

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Dec 15, 2018

Domestic problems leave leaders in Britain, France and Germany on weaker ground with Trump
Europe's "Big Three" have tried to rein in Trump's nationalist impulses, but are now weakened by the same forces.

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Dec 15, 2018

Russia claims US ignoring outreach on nuclear disagreement
Russia claims Pentagon ignoring efforts to work out nuclear treaty dispute

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Dec 15, 2018

US orders some staffers from Congo as election approaches
US orders non-emergency staffers from Congo as major election approaches, citing armed unrest

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Dec 15, 2018

Canadian police force slammed for handling of dozens of indigenous deaths
A review of 37 cases by an independent watchdog agency slammed Thunder Bay police for inept investigations and systemic racism in its handling of mysterious death cases involving indigenous victims.

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Dec 15, 2018

Turkey vows to keep striking PKK targets in Iraq
Turkey says it will continue to defend itself against terrorists after its strikes against Kurdish militants in northern Iraq sparked criticism from Baghdad

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Dec 15, 2018

7 civilians, 4 combatants killed in Kashmir fighting
Police say seven men have been killed and nearly two dozens injured when government forces fired at anti-India protesters in Kashmir following a gunbattle that left three rebels and a soldier dead

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Dec 15, 2018

Suspected food poisoning kills 11 at Indian temple ceremony
Police say they have arrested three people after at least 11 died of suspected food poisoning following a ceremony to celebrate the construction of a new Hindu temple in southern India

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Dec 15, 2018

Sri Lanka's disputed prime minister resigns to end impasse
Sri Lanka's disputed Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa has resigned, saying he wants to end a political impasse over his appointment

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