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French town told park's Virgin Mary statue must go

A French town is told to remove its park's Virgin Mary statue as it breaks national secularism rules.
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Posted: December 3, 2016, 9:36 pm

Oakland fire: Dozens feared dead in club night blaze

Police say they are preparing for as many as 40 deaths after a fire breaks out at a rave in Oakland.
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Posted: December 3, 2016, 9:02 pm

Sutter: Here's the good news about climate change

If you're concerned about climate change, you're likely in full panic mode right now.
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Posted: December 3, 2016, 7:49 pm

Iraq disputes number killed in battle against ISIS

Iraq's military has disputed UN figures indicating that nearly 2,000 Iraqi troops were killed across the country in November, saying the number was "not accurate and much exaggerated."
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Posted: December 3, 2016, 7:47 pm

Aleppo siege: Syria rebels lose 50% of territory

Syrian government troops control 50% of territory in east Aleppo, a military spokesman tells the BBC.
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Posted: December 3, 2016, 6:59 pm

Chapecoense plane crash: Fans attend football team memorial

Tears and pain as the bodies of Brazil's plane crash victims arrive at Chapecoense stadium for a service.
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Posted: December 3, 2016, 6:58 pm

Chapecoense plane crash: Fans unite for stadium memorial

Thousands attend a service in Brazil's Chapecoense stadium to honour players killed in a plane crash.
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Posted: December 3, 2016, 6:34 pm

Bowe Bergdahl appeals to Obama for pardon

US soldier Bowe Bergdahl, who deserted his unit in Afghanistan, asks President Obama for a pardon.
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Posted: December 3, 2016, 6:27 pm

China lodges complaint over Trump-Taiwan call

China's foreign ministry said Saturday it has lodged a complaint with the United States over a controversial phone call between President-elect Donald Trump and Taiwan's President that has overturned decades of diplomatic protocol.
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Posted: December 3, 2016, 6:18 pm

Fidel Castro's ashes make their final journey across Cuba

Cubans have been lining the streets from Havana to Santiago as Castro's ashes make their final journey.
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Posted: December 3, 2016, 4:10 pm

Brexit leader: I'll do 'whatever I can' to make US, UK closer

One of the most prominent supporters of the Brexit movement Nigel Farage said Saturday he wants to use his close connection to President-elect Donald Trump to improve the relationship between the United State and the United Kingdom.
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Posted: December 3, 2016, 3:52 pm

Report: Gaps between disabled and general population expanding in Israel - Jerusalem Post Israel News


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Report: Gaps between disabled and general population expanding in Israel
Jerusalem Post Israel News
A study ranks Israel's cities in terms of their accessibility and care for disabled residents and visitors. Nazareth . (photo credit:Wikimedia Commons). Share on Facebook Share on Twitter. There was a decline in the rate of employment among the ...
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The future is accessible: The International Day of Persons with DisabilitiesThe Globe and Mail
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Posted: December 3, 2016, 3:34 pm

Russia sees Trump as conduit for eased sanctions - CTV News


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Russia sees Trump as conduit for eased sanctions
CTV News
WASHINGTON -- Russia's government denies that it tampered in the U.S. election or even took sides. But now that the results are in, members of President Vladimir Putin's United Russia party aren't holding back. "It turns out that United Russia won the ...
Another View: Russia's meddling goes deeper than hackingPress Herald
Russia's Putin warns artists against offending believersNew Jersey Herald
'Fixers-in-chief': Trump and PutinCharleston Post Courier
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Posted: December 3, 2016, 3:21 pm

MH370 relatives campaigning for answers on missing flight

Relatives of those who died on board Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 travel to Madagascar to lobby for the search for debris to be expanded.
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Posted: December 3, 2016, 3:16 pm

Thai activist arrested for sharing king's profile on Facebook

A Thai activist is arrested under a royal defamation law for sharing a profile of the new king.
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Posted: December 3, 2016, 3:14 pm

Can Trump send American citizens to Guantanamo Bay?

If President-elect Donald Trump decides to make good on his campaign pledge to "load up" the prison camp in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, with new domestic terror suspects caught in the US -- including American citizens -- legal experts say he is asking for an unprecedented constitutional showdown.
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Posted: December 3, 2016, 3:01 pm

Show of force

Concern is growing over the rising power of Iraqi Shia militias in the battle for Mosul, Orla Guerin says.
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Posted: December 3, 2016, 2:32 pm

Fidel Castro clung to socialism, mentored new leftists - Business Mirror


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Fidel Castro clung to socialism, mentored new leftists
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In Photo: People sit outside a restaurant as they wait for the motorcade transporting the remains of Cuban leader Fidel Castro in Havana, Cuba, early Wednesday morning. Castro's ashes have begun a four-day journey across Cuba from Havana to their final ...
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Posted: December 3, 2016, 2:30 pm

Instagram's biggest moments of 2016

A Pope and a pop star ruled Instagram this year, but they weren't the only popular figures on the social media platform. Olympic icons, caffeinated hashtags, an Oscar-winning actor and smiley-face emojis also were crowd-pleasers. Here's what else we learned cruising through Instagram's 2016 list of the most popular hashtags, emojis, celebrities and moments:
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Posted: December 3, 2016, 2:15 pm

Trump-Taiwan call: China lodges protest

China lodges a protest with the US over Donald Trump's phone call with the Taiwanese president.
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Posted: December 3, 2016, 2:08 pm

Football Leaks: Ronaldo and Mourinho accused of tax avoidance

Cristiano Ronaldo and Jose Mourinho were part of a tax-avoidance scheme, a huge document leak alleges.
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Posted: December 3, 2016, 2:01 pm

Trump breaks forty-year policy, speaks with Taiwan president - The Globe and Mail


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Trump breaks forty-year policy, speaks with Taiwan president
The Globe and Mail
First, the experts expect, China will try to persuade Donald Trump to stand down on Taiwan. It will marshal American business leaders to its side. Then it will threaten. And if that fails, it will sweep into action, pulling its ambassador from the U.S ...
Taiwan Call Gives China a Clue on What to Expect From Donald TrumpNew York Times
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Posted: December 3, 2016, 1:12 pm

Austria: Presidential rerun could see far-right nationalist win

Austrians go to the polls Sunday to pick a president, with a choice between left-wing Alexander Van der Bellen and anti-immigration candidate Norbert Hofer of the far-right Freedom Party.
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Posted: December 3, 2016, 1:07 pm

Young ISIS recruit: I was blinded by love

His friends know him as "Mo." And he is the most unlikely ISIS recruit you will ever meet.
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Posted: December 3, 2016, 12:29 pm

Inside the mind of 'Mad Dog' Mattis

In picking General Jim Mattis, President-elect Donald Trump said Thursday night that he has found his "General George Patton." Yet that label may not really capture what makes Mattis a distinctive choice. Mattis has been sharply critical of President Barack Obama's policies on Iran, and Obama's capping of troop numbers and campaign end-dates in theaters of war such as Afghanistan and Iraq. Mattis also appears to be a skeptic of the Obama-era policy of putting women into combat roles.
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Posted: December 3, 2016, 12:15 pm

China mine explosion: 17 reportedly killed

Seventeen people were killed and others were trapped in an explosion at a mine in northern China's Inner Mongolia autonomous region Saturday, the Chinese state-run news agency Xinhua reported, citing local authorities.
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Posted: December 3, 2016, 12:03 pm

Why Trump's defence secretary pick should 'scare the daylights' out of the US's enemies - CBC.ca


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Why Trump's defence secretary pick should 'scare the daylights' out of the US's enemies
CBC.ca
Donald Trump's pick for defence secretary is a hard-charging former marine general nicknamed Mad Dog who, despite his rank, regularly rode convoys into combat during the Iraq invasion. James Mattis, former commander of U.S. Central Command, also has ...
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Posted: December 3, 2016, 11:51 am

Why is there an International Day of Persons with Disabilities?

Broadcaster Mik Scarlet gives a potted history of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities.
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Posted: December 3, 2016, 10:30 am

MH370 relatives go to Madagascar in search of debris

Relatives of those who died on flight MH370 travel to Madagascar, seeking a wider search for debris.
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Posted: December 3, 2016, 9:54 am

Blame Castro for Cuba's poverty, but the US blockade didn't help either - Business Insider


Business Insider

Blame Castro for Cuba's poverty, but the US blockade didn't help either
Business Insider
Alongside his depiction as a “brutal dictator”, negative reflections on Fidel Castro since his death on November 25 have focused on his “mismanagement” of the Cuban economy and the consequent “extremes of poverty” suffered by ordinary Cubans.
NYT Now|'I'm Not Celebrating the Death of a Human Being'New York Times
How should we memorialize Castro? By freeing Cuba.Washington Post
Fidel Castro Spread Death and BrutalityNewsmax

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Posted: December 3, 2016, 7:58 am

Chapecoense's fallen heroes return home to Brazil

The tragic fairy tale came to an end Friday, as members of the Cinderella soccer team killed in the crash of LaMia Flight 2933 returned home to Brazil.
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Posted: December 3, 2016, 5:36 am

US must not overlook North Korea threat

North Korea's 32-year-old leader is often mocked online, on TV shows and in movies, but it is believed Kim Jong Un could have 50 to 100 nuclear weapons by 2020 -- a reality that should give a chill to anyone tempted to dismiss Kim as anything less than serious. Recognizing the threat, this week the UN Security Council voted unanimously to introduce new sanctions, stating that North Korea should abandon its nuclear weapons program.
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Posted: December 3, 2016, 4:09 am

The tech enabling a man with quadriplegia to drive

The semi-autonomous Corvette has been modified to enable Sam Schmidt to drive on public roads.
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Posted: December 3, 2016, 3:03 am

Teen kills herself next to family after bullying

A BULLIED teenager asked her family to turn around before she killed herself following relentless abuse online.
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Posted: December 3, 2016, 2:30 am

Life sentence dismissed for teen who shot Aussie

A COURT has dismissed the life sentence given to a teenager who was convicted of fatally shooting Australian basketballer Chris Lane three years ago.
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Posted: December 3, 2016, 2:25 am

Austrian election in 60 seconds

Bethany Bell explains why Austria is facing a Christmas presidential election - its second of the year.
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Posted: December 3, 2016, 2:23 am

China hopes Trump call with Taiwan leader won't damage ties

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China's foreign minister said Saturday he hopes Beijing's relations with the U.S. would not be "interfered with or damaged" after president-elect Donald Trump broke with decades-long diplomatic tradition and spoke directly with Taiwan's leader.

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Posted: December 3, 2016, 2:17 am

21 Chinese miners die after 4 days trapped

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China's state-run Xinhua News Agency says 21 miners who were trapped for four days after an explosion have been confirmed dead. One is missing.

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Posted: December 3, 2016, 2:17 am

How classroom saved time to avoid gun rampage

A UTAH couple who followed their son to school and pulled a gun from his hand after he fired a round into a classroom ceiling likely prevented bloodshed, police said.
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Posted: December 3, 2016, 2:10 am

Too close to call

Two candidates in Austria's presidential election held their final campaign events before the vote.
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Posted: December 3, 2016, 1:36 am

Pirates arrrrrrrre going to reshape Iceland

Oh, not those kinds of pirates. Darn it.
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Posted: December 3, 2016, 1:34 am

Experts: U.S. should train 100,000 hackers

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Posted: December 3, 2016, 1:07 am

Palace in ruins

The palace of a Ugandan king and he has been charged with murder - why?
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Posted: December 3, 2016, 1:05 am

Accused serial killer’s ‘obscene’ Facebook rant

YEARS before a woman was found chained in a storage container on his property, the alarm was raised over Todd Kohlhepp’s Facebook posts.
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Posted: December 3, 2016, 12:54 am

How family found out footballer survived crash

THE family of one of only six survivors of a plane crash in Colombia has spoken of the moment they found out.
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Posted: December 3, 2016, 12:47 am

Did search for video game lead to plane’s crash?

THE plane that crashed in Colombia ran out of fuel because it was delayed searching for a passenger’s video game.
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Posted: December 3, 2016, 12:44 am

New York wants Melania to leave

NEW YORKERS have demanded Melania Trump leave the city because it’s costing taxpayers approximately $1 million.
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Posted: December 3, 2016, 12:41 am

Trump’s bold move to China

PRESIDENT-elect Donald Trump broke with decades of US diplomatic policy and risked a serious rift with China.
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Posted: December 3, 2016, 12:41 am

Post it

What role do postcards and letters play in this digital age? Some businesses think there is a gap in the market.
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Posted: December 3, 2016, 12:40 am

Man vs bull

Spain is a divided country over arguably its most famous tradition of bullfighting.
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Posted: December 3, 2016, 12:34 am

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