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Trump gives key post to Aussie

YOU may not have heard the name Andrew N. Liveris before, but chances are you’ll be hearing quite a lot more about him now.
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Posted: December 10, 2016, 1:58 am

Contiki bus full of tourists falls off cliff

A CONTIKI tour bus bound for Indonesia’s Gili Islands has plunged off a cliff while packed with tourists, leaving at least one person dead and more injured.
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Posted: December 10, 2016, 1:41 am

Obamas break tradition with Xmas card

THE Obamas have sent out their final White House Christmas card ... and have broken with tradition by using this image.
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Posted: December 10, 2016, 1:38 am

Gambia President concedes defeat, oh wait!

AFRICAN nation in outrage after President Yahya Jammeh graciously conceded defeat in a national election, but surprised everyone a week later.
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Posted: December 10, 2016, 1:33 am

Anti-Islam MP guilty of discrimination

ANTI-ISLAM politician Geert Wilders has been found guilty of inciting discrimination, a conviction he slammed as a “shameful” attack on free speech.
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Posted: December 10, 2016, 1:27 am

Teacher calls Trump’s election ‘terrorism’

A PROFESSOR has been filmed calling Donald Trump’s election an “act of terrorism”. The student who leaked the video has been threatened.
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Posted: December 10, 2016, 1:07 am

Zookeeper’s near miss with lion

A ZOOKEEPER giving a demonstration about not showing fear has screamed for his life after a lion broke through a fence and charged him.
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Posted: December 10, 2016, 12:11 am

Mass killer chuckled during confession

DYLANN Roof wanted the world to know he hated black people and thought they were criminals. But he surprised himself with the scale of his church massacre.
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Posted: December 9, 2016, 10:30 pm

‘Power to change everything’

THEY could reverse cancer, eliminate obesity and alter genes forever. What you need to know about the group changing “everything”.
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Posted: December 9, 2016, 9:33 pm

Pizzagate shooting a ‘false flag’

CONSPIRACY theorists who believe Hillary Clinton is running a child sex ring out of a pizza shop think a shooting there last week was a staged event.
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Posted: December 9, 2016, 8:39 pm

Powerful quake kills at least 97

At least 25 people were killed in an earthquake that struck Indonesia's Aceh province Wednesday morning according to the head of the Aceh Red Cross.
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Posted: December 9, 2016, 2:50 pm

Over 1,000 Russian athletes benefited from 'state-sponsored doping'

More than 1,000 Russian athletes across 30 sports -- including football -- benefited from state-sponsored doping, according to the latest findings of a report commissioned by the World Anti-Doping Agency.
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Posted: December 9, 2016, 2:49 pm

Voices from Mosul: 'Hope is Fading'

When Iraqi troops launched the offensive to retake Mosul from ISIS in late October, many families in the city were hopeful. After two years living under the militant group's draconian rule, they believed they would be freed in a matter of days.
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Posted: December 9, 2016, 2:31 pm

South Korea's parliament votes to impeach President Park

Lawmakers in South Korea's National Assembly voted overwhelmingly Friday to impeach President Park Geun-hye over a corruption scandal. The vote was 234-56, with six abstentions.
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Posted: December 9, 2016, 1:27 pm

Aleppo: UN fears for 100,000 trapped civilians, missing men

Hundreds of men are allegedly missing after crossing from rebel-held eastern Aleppo to the government-controlled west, the United Nations said Friday, as it voiced deep concern for the fate of some 100,000 civilians still trapped in the east.
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Posted: December 9, 2016, 1:04 pm

India's cash crisis a 'mammoth tragedy'

India's decision to ban most of its cash is a disaster that has shattered people's trust in the government.
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Posted: December 9, 2016, 10:53 am

Hong Kong leader CY Leung not to seek re-election

Hong Kong leader CY Leung says he will not seek re-election, citing "stress" on his family.
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Posted: December 9, 2016, 9:23 am

Boris Johnson tours Middle East amid Saudi row

Boris Johnson begins a tour of the Middle East amid a row over comments he made about Saudi Arabia.
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Posted: December 9, 2016, 8:26 am

Park Geun-hye: S Korea lawmakers vote to impeach leader

South Korea's parliament votes to impeach President Park Geun-hye over a corruption scandal.
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Posted: December 9, 2016, 7:57 am

The opulent homes of Britain's aristocrats

"Great Houses: Modern Aristocrats" gives readers a look inside Britain's stately mansions and the often remarkable stories of the families who own them.
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Posted: December 9, 2016, 7:25 am

Islamic State 'has lost 50,000 fighters' over two years

At least 50,000 IS militants have been killed over the past two years, a top US military official says.
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Posted: December 9, 2016, 6:33 am

US actor Judge Reinhold arrested in Dallas

US actor Judge Reinhold is arrested after a confrontation with security officials at Dallas airport.
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Posted: December 9, 2016, 4:35 am

Hillary Clinton warns of 'fake news epidemic'

Losing Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton says the spread of "fake news" threatens the US.
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Posted: December 9, 2016, 4:28 am

Survivors of Haiti's rape crisis

Gisele stands behind a tall plant with vibrant pink flowers. Her face is hidden, her hands are raised toward the sky. Marie sits in a riverbed while her white dress floats in the water. You can see the goosebumps on her skin. Viviane lies in a patch of sun with a journal resting on her face.
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Posted: December 9, 2016, 3:01 am

Australia's richest woman Gina Rinehart to buy Kidman estate

Australia approves the sale of its largest private landholding, the Kidman estate, to Gina Rinehart.
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Posted: December 9, 2016, 2:51 am

We reveal the finery the royal family turn to for Diplomatic Reception - Daily Mail


Daily Mail

We reveal the finery the royal family turn to for Diplomatic Reception
Daily Mail
Draped in some of the most breathtaking diamonds from the royal vaults, the Queen and the most senior members of her family posed for an historic photograph tonight. While his wife dazzled beside him in precious jewels and a breathtaking designer ...
Kate Middleton Wears Diana's Tiara For Royal Family Portrait With Queen And CamillaThe Inquisitr
Kate Middleton Pregnant With Third Royal Baby: Duchess To Show Off Weight Gain In First Scout Event In Over Two ...Celebrity Dirty Laundry
Stunning Kate Middleton lights up Buckingham Palace wearing Princess Diana's tiara with vibrant red dressMirror.co.uk
Us Weekly -Vanity Fair -WUSA9.com -USA TODAY
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Posted: December 9, 2016, 2:27 am

Chaos, desperation at first U.N. aid distribution inside Mosul - Yahoo News


Hindustan Times

Chaos, desperation at first U.N. aid distribution inside Mosul
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MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) - Iraqi police fired shots in the air and threatened to whip crowds with a hose as residents tried to overrun the first distribution of aid by UN agencies inside Mosul on Thursday, a scene of the desperation in areas retaken from ...
Official says U.S.-led coalition has killed 50000 IS militantsMetroNews Canada
Tigris lioness: Iraqi militiawoman fights for revenge against Islamic StateAOL News
Don't Shrink Iraq to Save ItThe National Interest Online
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Posted: December 9, 2016, 2:09 am

Hollywood legend

A selection of images from the life and career of US actor Kirk Douglas, who celebrates his 100th birthday on 9 December.
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Posted: December 9, 2016, 1:55 am

Congress Moves to Curb Ticket Scalping, Banning Bots Used Online - New York Times


New York Times

Congress Moves to Curb Ticket Scalping, Banning Bots Used Online
New York Times
Lining up for a lottery to buy discounted tickets to the popular Broadway show “Hamilton.” Credit Michael Nagle for The New York Times. With public attention focused on the scourge of online ticket scalping, Congress has passed a bill outlawing bots, ...
Can Congressional legislation beat scalper bots?Christian Science Monitor
Bill would block ticket hackersUSA TODAY
Bots-B-Gone? Congress Bans Ticket-Scalpers' Tool Blamed For Quick Sell-OutsNPR
BBC News -Ars Technica -UPI.com -NewsChannel5.com
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Posted: December 9, 2016, 1:24 am

Trump to stay EP on 'Celebrity Apprentice'

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Posted: December 9, 2016, 1:20 am

Saudis at war

The BBC's Frank Gardner looks at whether Saudi Arabia can achieve its goals in Yemen's messy war.
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Posted: December 9, 2016, 1:16 am

Syrian president says victory still in sight for Aleppo - CBC.ca


CBC.ca

Syrian president says victory still in sight for Aleppo
CBC.ca
The Syrian army's advance in Aleppo slowed on Thursday but a victory was still firmly in sight after President Bashar al-Assad vowed that retaking the city would change the course of the six-year-old war. Russia's RIA news agency quoted Russian Foreign ...
A victory in Aleppo would be 'big gain' but won't end civil war, Assad saysToronto Star
Russia says Aleppo combat suspended, residents say no let-upNews1130
Quebecers who fought with Syrian rebels identified: reportToronto Sun
Daily Mail -Voice of America -The Atlantic -Haaretz
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Posted: December 9, 2016, 1:08 am

John Ivison: Joe Biden's Ottawa visit a Seinfeldian trip about nothing - National Post


National Post

John Ivison: Joe Biden's Ottawa visit a Seinfeldian trip about nothing
National Post
OTTAWA — It's not clear who might want to harm a lame-duck U.S. vice-president, but Canadian security forces were taking no chances. The Christmas tree in Centre Block's rotunda on Parliament Hill was removed, lest an assailant hide amidst the fairy ...

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Posted: December 9, 2016, 12:51 am

Syria conflict: Army 'suspends Aleppo fighting'

The Syrian army suspends fighting around eastern Aleppo to allow civilians to leave, Russia says.
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Posted: December 9, 2016, 12:46 am

Trump picks Andrew Puzder to lead US Department of Labor

Donald Trump picks a fast-food executive opposed to higher minimum wages to lead the labour department.
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Posted: December 9, 2016, 12:38 am

‘Beef Ball’ - the woman coaching men’s football

Coach reveals how she became the first female to win a top-flight championship with a men’s team.
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Posted: December 9, 2016, 12:23 am

Former self-harmer answers your questions

Becci answers readers' questions about living with self-harm
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Posted: December 9, 2016, 12:22 am

#Mappingharassment: Your stories over 72 hours

A BBC campaign to map street harassment of women reveals reports of harassment from 43 cities in 29 countries over just one weekend.
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Posted: December 9, 2016, 12:20 am

The whistleblower who exposed Russia’s drug cheats

Yuliya Stepanova has won worldwide fame for what she dared to do off the track, but fears she may never return home.
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Posted: December 9, 2016, 12:16 am

What happened to China's arrested rights lawyers?

As the world marks Human Rights Day, the BBC looks at China's sweeping crackdown on lawyers.
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Posted: December 9, 2016, 12:12 am

Returning home

A Nepalese film tells a powerful story about politics, family and society, writes Charles Haviland.
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Posted: December 9, 2016, 12:03 am

Dutch populist

Populist leader Geert Wilders is leading opinion polls, but will Dutch voters back him in March elections?
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Posted: December 9, 2016, 12:02 am

The case of Maria L

The arrest of an Afghan asylum seeker over a murder in Germany triggers tension and debate over immigrant crime.
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Posted: December 9, 2016, 12:01 am

Colombia outrage over killing of young girl

Bogota sees the funeral of a seven-year-old girl, whose rape and killing shocked Colombia.
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Posted: December 8, 2016, 11:54 pm

7.8-quake hits near Solomon Islands

A 7.7-magnitude earthquake has hit close to the Solomon Islands, according to the US Geological Survey. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center has issued a tsunami watch for Hawaii.
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Posted: December 8, 2016, 11:42 pm

Inside Yemen: Saudi air strikes and Britain's role

As Britain's relationship with Saudi Arabia comes under scrutiny, the BBC's Fergal Keane hears human accounts of Saudi air strikes in Yemen.
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Posted: December 8, 2016, 11:25 pm

'Last true national hero' in America: John Glenn, senator and first US astronaut to orbit Earth, dead at 95 - Ottawa Citizen


Ottawa Citizen

'Last true national hero' in America: John Glenn, senator and first US astronaut to orbit Earth, dead at 95
Ottawa Citizen
John Glenn was the ultimate and uniquely American space hero: a combat veteran with an easy smile, a strong marriage of 70 years and nerves of steel. Schools, a space centre and the Columbus, Ohio, airport were named after him. So were children.
The Thursday news briefing: An at-a-glance survey of some top storiesTheChronicleHerald.ca
Who were the Mercury 7 astronauts?USA TODAY
American space legend John Glenn dead at 95Daily Mail
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Posted: December 8, 2016, 11:11 pm

Australian doctor murdered wife with insulin

An Australian doctor who gave his wife a fatal injection of insulin is found guilty of murder.
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Posted: December 8, 2016, 10:58 pm

John Glenn, first American to orbit Earth, dies aged 95

Former astronaut John Glenn, the first American to orbit Earth, dies aged 95.
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Posted: December 8, 2016, 9:57 pm

John Glenn: First US astronaut to orbit Earth dies

Former astronaut John Glenn, the first American to orbit Earth, dies aged 95. Pallab Ghosh looks back at the day he made history.
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Posted: December 8, 2016, 9:39 pm

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