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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

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

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


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Chaos, desperation at first U.N. aid distribution inside Mosul
Yahoo News
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
Washington Times -The Boston Globe -BBC News -The Indian Express
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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

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


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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

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
Washington Post -New York Times -WHIO -Toronto Star
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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

Tsunami forecast over following 7.8 magnitude quake near Solomon Islands - CBC.ca


CBC.ca

Tsunami forecast over following 7.8 magnitude quake near Solomon Islands
CBC.ca
A tsunami forecast issued for parts of the South Pacific Ocean following a 7.8 magnitude earthquake near the Solomon Islands has ended without any reported incidents. The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake hit at 9:38 a.m. PT Thursday (4:30 a.m ...
Magnitude 7.8 quake hits off Solomon Islands, tsunami alert liftedThe Globe and Mail
Residents take to the hills as powerful quake hits Solomon IslandsDaily Mail
Massive quake rocks the South PacificNEWS.com.au
Stuff.co.nz -The Sydney Morning Herald -Times Colonist -Yahoo News
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Posted: December 8, 2016, 9:37 pm

Murder-for-hire retrial: Wife on video '5000 per cent sure' she wanted husband dead - CTV News


CTV News

Murder-for-hire retrial: Wife on video '5000 per cent sure' she wanted husband dead
CTV News
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- Millions of people have seen a secretly recorded video of Dalia Dippolito telling an undercover police officer she was "5,000 per cent sure" about hiring him to kill her husband. At her retrial on Thursday, six Florida jurors ...
The Latest: Tipster says abuse claim preceded murder plotDaily Mail
Defense tries to discredit police on day 2 of Dalia Dippolito...Local 10
Jury sees video of Dalia Dippolito's meeting with cop pretending to be hit manSun Sentinel
Olean Times Herald -Chron.com -WPTV.com -MyPalmBeachPost
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Posted: December 8, 2016, 8:31 pm

I've seen nothing like this

A heart-breaking letter about life in Aleppo from a doctor who has seen many things, but never this.
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Posted: December 8, 2016, 7:53 pm

Teen driver live-streamed herself in fatal Pennsylvania crash - Toronto Sun


Toronto Sun

Teen driver live-streamed herself in fatal Pennsylvania crash
Toronto Sun
TOBYHANNA, Pa. — An 18-year-old girl was live-streaming herself as she drove along a Pennsylvania highway in the moments before the crash that killed her and a passenger. State police say Brooke Miranda Hughes was broadcasting live video on ...
Pennsylvania Teen, 18, Streamed Fatal Car Crash on Facebook LiveYahoo News
Teen driver Facebook Live streaming when a tractor trailer smashed into her carDaily Mail
Two Teenage Girls Killed In Fiery Car Crash While Streaming Themselves On Facebook LivePerezHilton.com
TIME -KTLA -Mirror.co.uk -USA TODAY
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Posted: December 8, 2016, 7:51 pm

History of smallpox called into question

A sample of the smallpox virus from a 17th Century victim challenges current thinking.
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Posted: December 8, 2016, 7:08 pm

Aceh earthquake: 'I was thrown in the air. And then boom'

Wardi and his wife Dewi lived above their clothes shop. When the quake struck, their building collapsed. He describes his desperate, but failed, bid to save her.
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Posted: December 8, 2016, 6:53 pm

CCTV shows US snowman stabbing

The owner of a giant inflatable snowman in Missouri has released CCTV footage of it being stabbed, in the hope of catching the assailant.
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Posted: December 8, 2016, 6:22 pm

Cameroon protests: 'People have been gassed, shot and flogged'

A resident in Bamenda describes ongoing clashes after weeks of protests against the use of French in courts and schools in English-speaking parts of Cameroon.
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Posted: December 8, 2016, 6:07 pm

Quake shakes Northern California coast

A 6.5-MAGNITUDE earthquake has rattled Northern California, with tremors felt all the way from Oregon to the Bay area.
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Posted: December 8, 2016, 5:30 pm

Trump ‘plans reality-style inauguration’

DONALD Trump has reportedly met with The Apprentice creator to plan a reality-TV-style inauguration.
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Posted: December 8, 2016, 4:55 pm

6.5-magnitude quake rolls through northern California town

California quake 6.5

Shock waves from a 6.5 magnitude earthquake that struck off the north coast of California this morning rolled through a nearby coastal town like waves under a boat, residents say.

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Posted: December 8, 2016, 3:31 pm

Teens ‘kidnapped classmate for sex’

THREE US teens have been accused of abducting a girl as she walked to school so they could take turns having sex with her.
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Posted: December 8, 2016, 3:06 pm

'Curvy' squirrel Olivio rescued from Munich manhole, then eats a lot

A red squirrel stuck in a manhole cover thanks to its curvy hips is freed in a rescue operation.
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Posted: December 8, 2016, 1:40 pm

Giraffes threatened by extinction, put on watch list

giraffes

The giraffe, the tallest land animal, is now at risk of extinction, biologists say.

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Posted: December 8, 2016, 1:27 pm

Bermuda walkers told to stop stacking rocks

Nature experts say rock-balancing craze disturbs habitat of endangered Bermuda skink.
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Posted: December 8, 2016, 1:18 pm

Mystery of other Californian woman’s disappearance

THE abduction of Sherri Papini created international headlines. But another Californian woman also went missing on the same day, just 40km away.
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Posted: December 8, 2016, 12:53 pm

Le Pen: No free school for foreigners

FRENCH far-right leader Marine Le Pen has called for an end to free education for foreign children.
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Posted: December 8, 2016, 12:49 pm

Former Russian lawmakers 'face eviction'

MPs who lost their seats in recent elections reluctant to give up Kremlin-funded apartments.
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Posted: December 8, 2016, 11:36 am

Nearly 150 patients evacuated from east Aleppo

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Nearly 150 civilians, most disabled or in need of urgent medical care, are evacuated from a hospital in Aleppo's Old City, the first major evacuation from the eastern sector.

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Posted: December 8, 2016, 11:28 am

Paris starts 'alternate day' car scheme

Paris is suffering from the worst smog for a decade. To reduce pollution, motorists can only use their cars on alternate days this week.
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Posted: December 8, 2016, 11:10 am

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