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Suu Kyi in court as genocide case set out against Myanmar

Mass rapes, the burning alive of Muslim Rohingya families in their homes and the killing with knives of dozens of children were described by Gambia’s legal team as it set out its genocide case against


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US bars former Saudi diplomat in Turkey from entering US over Khashoggi murder

The United States on Tuesday (December 10) barred from entering the country Mohammed al Otaibi, the former Saudi consul general in Istanbul in October 2018, when Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was k


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World's richest countries need to behave like adults in climate fight: Kerry

The world’s richest nations are failing to “behave like adults” and act firmly enough to meet global warming targets set in the Paris climate accord, former US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Tu


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Chile military plane crashes near Antarctic with 38 on board

Chile’s Air Force on Tuesday (December 10) said one of its cargo planes had crashed with 38 people on board after going missing in an isolated area between South America and the Antarctic, with the ch


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Six shot dead in Czech hospital attack, suspect shoots himself

A gunman shot dead six people on Tuesday (December 10) at a hospital waiting room in the eastern Czech city of Ostrava in an unexplained attack, authorities said.


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World leaders risk anger, more protests over inequality: UN official

Political leaders around the world could face growing citizen anger if they cannot re-engage with unhappy populations, a United Nations official said on Monday (December 9), as heads of state around t


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US lawmakers reach deal on massive defense bill, eye Russia, Turkey, China

US lawmakers announced an agreement on Monday on a $738-billion bill setting policy for the Department of Defense, including new measures for competing with Russia and China, family leave for federal


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Democrat says Trump violated oath

The head of a US congressional panel leading the impeachment inquiry against Donald Trump on Monday (December 9) accused the Republican president of putting himself before his country and violating hi


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Turkey says it has deported 11 French terrorist suspects

Turkey said on Monday (December 9) it had deported 11 French nationals back to France as part of a program to extradite what it says are foreign terrorist fighters.


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Brexit versus public services: Rival British leaders make final campaign push

Prime Minister Boris Johnson will travel to the heartlands of Brexit Britain in a final campaign blitz ahead of Thursday’s election, as he seeks to secure the parliamentary majority he needs to take t


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Tech, climate change creating new inequalities, UN says

A new generation of global inequalities fueled by climate change and technology could trigger violence and political instability if left unchecked, the United Nations warned on Monday (December 9).


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Finland's Social Democrats name Marin to be youngest ever prime minister

Finland’s transportation minister Sanna Marin was selected by her Social Democratic party on Sunday (December 8) to become the country’s youngest prime minister ever, taking over after the resignation


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Biden campaign attacks Trump policy on Saudi Arabia, North Korea

Democrat Joe Biden’s presidential campaign launched new attacks on Donald Trump on Sunday (December 8), advocating a reevaluation of US-Saudi relations and calling North Korea’s apparent weapons test


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Trump says North Korea must denuclearize

US President Donald Trump said on Sunday that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un risks losing “everything” if he resumes hostility and his country must denuclearize, after the North said it had carried o


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Fire at New Delhi factory kills 43

​At least forty-three people were killed in India’s capital New Delhi on Sunday when a fire swept through a six-storey factory where laborers were sleeping, government officials said.


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Democrats huddle to draft impeachment charges against Trump

Democrats in the US House of Representatives met on Saturday (December 7) to prepare for what could be the final week of their months-old impeachment inquiry that has imperiled Donald Trump’s presiden


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Saudi airman may have become radicalized before US Navy base attack

The Saudi airman accused of killing three people at a US Navy base in Florida appeared to have posted criticism of US wars and quoted slain al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden on social media hours before


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More French protests see roads blocked, trains disrupted in Paris

Truckers blocked roads in about 10 regions around France on Saturday (December 7) to protest against a planned reduction in tax breaks on diesel for road transport, while train and metro services rema


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Europeans, Iran to cross swords at nuclear talks

European powers will demand at talks on Friday (December 6) that Iran stop violating their nuclear deal or risk renewed UN sanctions, but with Tehran angry over a lack of European protection from US s


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US military could add troops to Middle East, but struggles to explain plans

The United States military struggled on Thursday (December 5) to explain its plans for potential increases in US forces in the Middle East amid concerns Iran could carry out further aggressive actions


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