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Samsung tells South Korea corruption inquiry of 'gift horse'

Samsung admits giving a horse to the daughter of a woman at the centre of a S Korea corruption probe.
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Posted: December 6, 2016, 1:46 pm

Berlin transport company makes light of Twitter vitriol

Public transport staff in Berlin are filmed reading expletive-ridden tweets from customers.
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Posted: December 6, 2016, 1:24 pm

India Jayalalitha death: Masses mourn 'iron lady'

J Jayalalitha, India's "iron lady" politician, is buried in the presence of thousands of mourners.
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Posted: December 6, 2016, 1:22 pm

Tel Aviv gets golden Netanyahu statue (briefly)

A 15ft (4.5m) gilded statue of PM Benjamin Netanyahu appears near Tel Aviv's city hall.
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Posted: December 6, 2016, 1:08 pm

Pisa tests: Singapore top in global education rankings

Singapore has the highest achieving students in international education rankings, with its teenagers coming top in tests in maths, reading and science.
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Posted: December 6, 2016, 12:42 pm

French Interior Minister Cazeneuve replaces Valls as PM

French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve becomes PM, replacing presidential candidate Manuel Valls.
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Posted: December 6, 2016, 12:33 pm

LRA commander Dominic Ongwen pleads not guilty to war crimes at ICC

Dominic Ongwen tells judges at the ICC that he was a victim of the LRA too.
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Posted: December 6, 2016, 12:15 pm

Migrant crisis: Europol to investigate Egypt mass drowning

A Reuters-BBC Newsnight investigation into a mass migrant sinking prompts Europol to “look again”.
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Posted: December 6, 2016, 12:01 pm

Colourful campaign

Why two rainbow-coloured lions have sparked a debate about LGBT rights in Hong Kong.
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Posted: December 6, 2016, 11:24 am

Pablo Escobar's hired killer 'robbed in Colombia'

A hired killer for late Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar says he was robbed in Medellin.
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Posted: December 6, 2016, 10:56 am

Roman Polanski extradition rejected by top Polish court

Poland's Supreme Court rejects a request to have film-maker Roman Polanski extradited to the US.
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Posted: December 6, 2016, 10:48 am

Fifteen Saudi Shia sentenced to death for 'spying for Iran'

A court in Saudi Arabia sentences 15 people to death and several others to prison for spying for Iran.
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Posted: December 6, 2016, 10:12 am

North Korea 'hacks South's military cyber command'

A South Korean military unit set up to prevent hacking appears to have been breached by the North.
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Posted: December 6, 2016, 9:50 am

Lady Gaga says she has PTSD after being raped at 19

Pop star Lady Gaga reveals she suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder after being raped at 19.
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Posted: December 6, 2016, 9:36 am

Gigi Hadid wins international model of the year at 2016 Fashion Awards

The 21-year-old beat off competition from her sister Bella and best friend Kendall Jenner at the ceremony in London.
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Posted: December 6, 2016, 7:44 am

Sheriff's deputy dies in San Antonio sinkhole

An off-duty sheriff's deputy dies when her car falls into a water-filled sinkhole in San Antonio.
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Posted: December 6, 2016, 7:33 am

Syria: Celebrations as families return to homes in Aleppo

Families loyal to Syrian President Assad celebrate as they return to Aleppo after the government retakes territory.
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Posted: December 6, 2016, 7:15 am

LIVE: Jayalalithaa dead; Narendra Modi arrives in Chennai to pay last respects - Firstpost


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LIVE: Jayalalithaa dead; Narendra Modi arrives in Chennai to pay last respects
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She struggled for poor people&took initiatives that other states followed. TN & whole country has lost a lot: Manohar Parrikar #jayalalithaa pic.twitter.com/xIybdx6F3b. — ANI (@ANI_news) December 6, 2016. 11:57 (IST). How Jayalalithaa changed Tamil ...
Mass suicide fears after death of revered lady in green, Jayaram JayalalithaaThe Sydney Morning Herald
Jayalalithaa, Charismatic Indian Politician and 'Mother' of Tamil Nadu, DiesWall Street Journal
Indian state names successor as thousands mourn charismatic leaderDaily Mail
MetroNews Canada -South China Morning Post -Times of India -NDTV
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Posted: December 6, 2016, 6:37 am

Could Dakota Access pipeline move after permit denial? - CTV News


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Could Dakota Access pipeline move after permit denial?
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OMAHA, Neb. - The Army's refusal to grant a permit for the Dakota Access oil pipeline to cross beneath the Missouri River has focused more attention on alternative routes, but several other options already have been considered and rejected as being ...
Fate of North Dakota pipeline may fall to TrumpSBS
Army will not grant easement for Dakota Access Pipeline crossing | Article | The United States ArmyArmy

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Posted: December 6, 2016, 6:20 am

Cuba starts return to normal as mourning for Castro ends - CTV News


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Cuba starts return to normal as mourning for Castro ends
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HAVANA -- Music is playing in the streets again. Tourists are sipping mojitos at sidewalk cafes. Flags are flapping at full staff. After nine days of national mourning for Fidel Castro, Cuba is slowly returning to noisy, boisterous normality. Cuba is a ...
Cuba's sugar exports help explain the rise of Fidel CastroSouth China Morning Post
Castro's death reveals our divided world viewsNews24
Understanding the Fidels of the World requires Empathy-based Nuance: Embrace and Teach ItHuffington Post
Socialist Worker Online -Sherwood Park News -STLtoday.com -Washington Times
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Posted: December 6, 2016, 5:28 am

Race law row

A provocative cartoon featuring a beer-swilling Aboriginal man fans a row about free speech in Australia.
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Posted: December 6, 2016, 4:32 am

Japanese PM will visit Pearl Harbor to pay respects, not to apologize - CBC.ca


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Japanese PM will visit Pearl Harbor to pay respects, not to apologize
CBC.ca
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Monday he will visit Pearl Harbor with U.S. President Barack Obama at the end of this month, becoming the first leader of his country to go to the U.S. Naval base in Hawaii that Japan attacked in 1941, propelling ...
Japanese leader Abe won't apologize at Pearl HarborCTV News
Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe plans landmark visit to Pearl HarborOttawa Citizen
After Pearl Harbour, this mail plane was sent on a mission to find the attackers ... with three riflesSouth China Morning Post
Daily Mail -Reuters -The Japan Times -Aspen Times
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Posted: December 6, 2016, 4:30 am

Three questions about the Italian referendum

We provide three answers about the Italian referendum and Prime Minister Matteo Renzi's resignation.
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Posted: December 6, 2016, 3:29 am

Snatched and inducted

Abducted as a child by Uganda's Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) rebel group, Dominic Ongwen became one of its most ruthless commanders, so should he face trial at the ICC?
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Posted: December 6, 2016, 3:23 am

Trump's Taiwan call could disrupt 'very calibrated dance' between US, China - CBC.ca


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Trump's Taiwan call could disrupt 'very calibrated dance' between US, China
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More than two decades before U.S. president-elect Donald Trump's phone call with Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen broke longstanding diplomatic protocol last week, one of Tsai's predecessors triggered a scary response from China. One that eventually ...
Trump signals tougher China policy, possibly by accidentCTV News
Trump's team deliberately provoked China with Taiwan call, say insidersToronto Star
Donald Trump fires opening shot in risky test of wills with ChinaGlobalnews.ca
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Posted: December 6, 2016, 3:16 am

Trump's Taiwan call could disrupt 'very calibrated dance' between U.S., China

China Reacting To Trump

U.S. president-elect Donald Trump's official call with the leader of Taiwan breaks diplomatic protocol, a move that could jeopardize co-operation with China against North Korean nuclear proliferation, climate-change measures and lead to an economic and military standoff, Asia analysts warn.

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Posted: December 6, 2016, 3:04 am

Parents who regret having children

When Corinne Maier spoke to the BBC attacking baby mania, her honest account of parenting struck a chord around the world.
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Posted: December 6, 2016, 3:04 am

100 Women 2016: The Arab women told 'Girls don't do maths'

The BBC 100 Women season speaks with three Arab female mathematicians to get their advice for younger girls.
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Posted: December 6, 2016, 2:43 am

Fighting for Vietnam

Portraits of the female veterans who risked their lives for their country
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Posted: December 6, 2016, 2:38 am

Speakers for raising awareness of gender-based violence - DAWN.com


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Speakers for raising awareness of gender-based violence
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PESHAWAR: Speakers at a seminar stressed the need for creating awareness among different segments of society, especially students, about gender-based violence (GBV). The seminar was organised by Sach-Struggle for Change, an NGO, in collaboration ...
Beyond Reactive Approaches to Violence Against WomenThe Link
Victorian government launches its first gender equality strategy: What this means for businessStartupSmart
UN Leaders Call for Funding to End Violence Against Women and GirlsIISD Reporting Services
The Sydney Morning Herald -Pakistan Observer -Campaign Asia-Pacific -Daily Times
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Posted: December 6, 2016, 2:29 am

100 Women 2016: Christine and the Queens on being pansexual

Heloise Letissier, aka Christine and the Queens, talks pansexuality and rejecting gender stereotypes.
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Posted: December 6, 2016, 2:23 am

How trees helped an infertile woman

How planting trees helped a 105-year-old Indian woman cope with infertility
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Posted: December 6, 2016, 2:15 am

Five things you might not know about Ghana election

The Ghanaian presidential election is about to take place.
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Posted: December 6, 2016, 2:15 am

Founder of Oakland artists' colony showed little regard for others, colleagues say - CTV News


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Founder of Oakland artists' colony showed little regard for others, colleagues say
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SAN FRANCISCO -- The founder of a ramshackle Oakland artists' colony where dozens of people burned to death saw himself as a kind of guru and loved to surround himself with followers but showed chilling disregard for their well-being, according to ...
Death toll rises to 36 from California warehouse infernoDaily Mail
Before deadly Oakland fire, Ghost Ship warehouse was scene of legal sparring and tenant dramaLos Angeles Times
Teens, music makers among California warehouse fire victimsChicago Tribune
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Posted: December 6, 2016, 1:00 am

Trump, who once called global warming a hoax, meets with climate change activist Al Gore

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Former vice-president Al Gore, a leading voice in the fight against climate change, and Donald Trump, who at one point called it a hoax, met on Monday in what Gore called a "productive" session.

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Posted: December 6, 2016, 12:31 am

Standing Rock Sioux chairman will support pipeline fights — but his goal isn’t to stop all pipelines

Dave Archambault

Standing Rock Sioux Tribe chairman Dave Archambault, who has been at the centre of a contentious pipeline debate in North Dakota, says he's willing to support future pipeline fights — including those in Canada.

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Posted: December 5, 2016, 11:55 pm

In the Blue House

The BBC's Seoul correspondent Stephen Evans profiles the controversial leader.
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Posted: December 5, 2016, 10:40 pm

Truth about Trump’s phone call

DONALD Trump was accused of making a massive blunder, but it turns out his controversial phone call was carefully planned.
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Posted: December 5, 2016, 10:28 pm

Drudge, Twitter, Breitbart

Donald Trump claims the US media is crooked and biased. So where do his supporters get their news?
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Posted: December 5, 2016, 10:26 pm

Disappearing act

In June 2015, G7 leaders took a group photo, 17 months later, five of them are out of power or close to it.
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Posted: December 5, 2016, 10:21 pm

Remains reveal queen’s great beauty

QUEEN Nefertari — wife of Egypt’s greatest pharaoh — was a great beauty. But her newly identified remains show she suffered in her old age.
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Posted: December 5, 2016, 10:06 pm

Actress honours risque promise to voters

AN ITALIAN actress has vowed to follow through on a racy promise she made to voters before her country’s high-stakes referendum.
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Posted: December 5, 2016, 10:01 pm

On the money

The Bank of Canada have released the name of five women who could go on Canada's money. But will anyone recognise them?
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Posted: December 5, 2016, 9:56 pm

Russia, China veto UN draft resolution for 7-day truce in Aleppo

Mideast Syria

Russia and China on Monday vetoed a UN Security Council resolution that would have demanded a seven-day truce in Syria's Aleppo, with Russia arguing it would allow rebels to regroup and that time was needed for talks between Washington and Moscow.

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Posted: December 5, 2016, 9:14 pm

Woman executed on wedding dancefloor

THIS is the horrifying moment a pregnant dancer was shot dead at an Indian wedding – by drunk men who were angry they couldn’t dance with her.
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Posted: December 5, 2016, 8:52 pm

The true cost of protecting Donald Trump

NEW York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has put a whopping price tag on the protection of President-elect Donald Trump in Manhattan.
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Posted: December 5, 2016, 8:29 pm

Child-killing dad given life in jail

A MAN who deliberately left his little boy to die in a sweltering car “to avoid family responsibilities” has been given the maximum sentence.
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Posted: December 5, 2016, 8:21 pm

Georgia man gets life without parole for death of toddler son left in hot SUV

Hot Car Death Georgia

A judge on Monday handed down a sentence of life in prison without the possibility of parole for a Georgia man convicted of murder by jurors who believed he had intentionally left his toddler son in a hot SUV to die.

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Posted: December 5, 2016, 7:55 pm

Party’s over for NZ Prime Minister’s son

NEW Zealand Prime Minister John Key resigned to spend more time with his family, but one member of the clan may not be so happy.
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Posted: December 5, 2016, 7:25 pm

Student found dead on party trip

AN OXFORD student has been found dead in a holiday flat after attending a notorious party event in the French Alps.
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Posted: December 5, 2016, 7:22 pm

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