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  • Sri Lanka reinstates ousted prime minister, says  official

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    Sri Lanka reinstates ousted prime minister, says official

    COLOMBO, Dec 16 — Sri Lanka's sacked prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe was reinstated today, his party said, ending a 51-day crisis that had paralysed the island nation and...

  • Australia reaffirms Jerusalem decision despite backlash

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    Australia reaffirms Jerusalem decision despite backlash

    SYDNEY, Dec 16 — Australia's conservative prime minister today stood by his decision to recognise west Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, despite criticism from neighbouring...

  • As Brexit muddles along, Trump roots for a full break

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    As Brexit muddles along, Trump roots for a full break

  • Australia appoints military leader as next governor general

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    Australia appoints military leader as next governor general

  • Nations agree global climate pact rules, but seen as weak

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    Nations agree global climate pact rules, but seen as weak

  • Guatemalan girl's dad: She was healthy, well-hydrated before death at border

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    Guatemalan girl's dad: She was healthy, well-hydrated before death at border

  • Seven dead in southwest China mining accident

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    Seven dead in southwest China mining accident

  • Joy as US-seized bells ring again on Philippine soil

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    Joy as US-seized bells ring again on Philippine soil

  • Rebels hail Yemen ceasefire accord a 'success,' despite skirmishes

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    Rebels hail Yemen ceasefire accord a 'success,' despite skirmishes

  • US-led coalition destroys Syrian mosque used as ISIS command centre

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    US-led coalition destroys Syrian mosque used as ISIS command centre

  • Outraged Democrats vow to challenge court ruling undercutting Obamacare

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    Outraged Democrats vow to challenge court ruling undercutting Obamacare

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  • Turkey won't 'give up' on Khashoggi murder probe

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    Turkey won't 'give up' on Khashoggi murder probe

  • Flare-up leaves 11 dead in Indian Kashmir

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    Flare-up leaves 11 dead in Indian Kashmir

  • Australia recognises west Jerusalem as capital of Israel

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    Australia recognises west Jerusalem as capital of Israel

  • Experts: West fighting jihadists must tackle root causes

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    Experts: West fighting jihadists must tackle root causes

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  • Animals safe as large blaze breaks out at British zoo

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    Animals safe as large blaze breaks out at British zoo

    LONDON, Dec 16 — A zoo in northern England said its animals were safe after a fire broke out yesterday in its Monsoon Forest section, the largest indoor zoological building in...

  • Four family members of Strasbourg gunman released, say French prosecutors

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    Four family members of Strasbourg gunman released, say French prosecutors

    PARIS, Dec 16 — Four family members of the gunman who went on a deadly shooting spree at a popular Christmas market in the French city of Strasbourg were released from custody...

  • British minister warns Brexit stuck as no-deal or referendum looms

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    British minister warns Brexit stuck as no-deal or referendum looms

    LONDON, Dec 16 — Britain's exit from the European Union was heading for an impasse, one senior minister said yesterday, after a week in which Prime Minister Theresa May failed...

  • Trump administration departures, firings, reassignments

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    Trump administration departures, firings, reassignments

    WASHINGTON, Dec 16 — President Donald Trump said yesterday that Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke will step down at the end of December, the latest senior official to exit Trump's...

  • As Zinke departs, Trump says he will name new interior secretary next week

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    As Zinke departs, Trump says he will name new interior secretary next week

    WASHINGTON, Dec 16 — US Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, who has aggressively sought to roll back Obama-era environmental protections, will be leaving his post at the end of the...

  • Bishop from China's underground Catholic church steps down, report state media

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    Bishop from China's underground Catholic church steps down, report state media

    BEIJING, Dec 15 — A bishop from China's underground Catholic church will step down at the request of the Vatican to make way for a candidate recognised by Beijing, state-run...

  • Minister urges divided UK MPs to find Brexit consensus

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    Minister urges divided UK MPs to find Brexit consensus

    LONDON, Dec 15 — A senior government minister called today for British MPs from all parties to "forge a consensus" on Brexit to avoid a potentially damaging "no deal" withdrawal...

  • Turkey won't 'give up' on Khashoggi murder probe, says minister

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    Turkey won't 'give up' on Khashoggi murder probe, says minister

    DOHA, Dec 15 — Turkey's foreign minister said today his country would "not give up" on finding out the truth about the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi inside the...

  • France's 'yellow vest' protests decline on decisive weekend

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    France's 'yellow vest' protests decline on decisive weekend

    PARIS, Dec 15 — Groups of defiant "yellow vest" demonstrators faced off with tens of thousands of police around France on Saturday, but their numbers appeared lower on a fifth...

  • Ukrainians await historic synod decision on independent church

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    Ukrainians await historic synod decision on independent church

    KIEV, Dec 15 — Several thousand Ukrainians rallied outside one of Kiev's main cathedrals today ahead of a historic synod expected to establish an Orthodox church independent...

  • Turkey will keep attacking PKK in Iraq, foreign ministry says

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    Turkey will keep attacking PKK in Iraq, foreign ministry says

    ISTANBUL, Dec 15 — Turkey will keep striking Kurdish PKK fighters in northern Iraq, the foreign ministry said on Saturday, a day after Baghdad formally complained that repeated...

  • Britain's Hunt says version of PM May's deal can get through parliament

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    Britain's Hunt says version of PM May's deal can get through parliament

    LONDON, Dec 15 — Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said today that the British parliament could back Prime Minister Theresa May's deal if lawmakers received assurances from the...

  • Israel destroys house of Palestinian charged with killing soldier

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    Israel destroys house of Palestinian charged with killing soldier

    GAZA, Dec 15 — Israeli forces today demolished the family home of a Palestinian charged with killing an Israeli soldier in the occupied West Bank, the military and witnesses...

  • Eleven dead as gunfight sparks protests in Indian Kashmir, says police

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    Eleven dead as gunfight sparks protests in Indian Kashmir, says police

    KASHMIR, Dec 15 — Seven civilians were killed as Indian troops fired on protesters today after a gunfight left three armed rebels and a soldier dead in the disputed region of...

  • Marathon UN climate talks near final straight

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    Marathon UN climate talks near final straight

    KATOWICE (Poland), Dec 15 — Nations appeared today to be on the cusp of a deal to implement the Paris climate goals, after all-night negotiations to hammer out a plan aimed at...

  • Myanmar's president praises Rakhine state for 'auspicious' year

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    Myanmar's president praises Rakhine state for 'auspicious' year

    YANGON, Dec 15 —Myanmar's president said today it had been an "auspicious" year for Rakhine state, the violence-scarred territory and epicentre of the Rohingya crisis. More than...

  • Eleven die, more than 90 fall sick after eating temple food in India

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    Eleven die, more than 90 fall sick after eating temple food in India

    MUMBAI, Dec 15 — Eleven people including two children died and more than 90 were hospitalised after consuming a religious food offering at a temple in the southern Indian state...

  • Rajapakse bows out, ending Sri Lanka power struggle

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    Rajapakse bows out, ending Sri Lanka power struggle

    COLOMBO, Dec 15 — Sri Lanka’s crisis looked over today as strongman Mahinda Rajapakse bowed out of a power battle that had crippled the strategically located island for seven...

  • US federal judge rules Obamacare unconstitutional

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    US federal judge rules Obamacare unconstitutional

    WASHINGTON, Dec 15 — A federal judge in Texas yesterday ruled the Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare, was unconstitutional based on its mandate requiring that...