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China's Inner Mongolia blast kills 32 more miners: Xinhua

04 Dec 2016
The death toll from a northern Chinese coal mine disaster rose to 32 on Sunday, state media reported, the latest accident in a country that has a poor record of industrial safety.   While coal accounts for almost two-thirds of China...
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Malaysian PM urges intervention to stop 'genocide' of Myanmar's Rohingya Muslims

04 Dec 2016
Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak called for foreign intervention to stop the "genocide" of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar on Sunday, as he joined thousands of Rohingya protesters in Kuala Lumpur.   Muslim-Majority Malaysia...
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Castro to be laid to rest next to Cuban independence hero Marti

A woman holds an image of former Cuban leader Fidel Castro at a tribute to Castro in Santiago de Cuba, Cuba, December 3, 2016. REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado
04 Dec 2016
Fidel Castro will be laid to rest on Sunday alongside the mausoleum of Cuban independence hero Jose Marti, ensuring that the polarizing nature of Castro's life will continue in death.   Castro and his leftist revolutionaries...
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Italy votes in referendum, with PM Renzi's future at stake

Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi speaks during the last rally for a 'Yes' vote in the upcoming referendum about constitutional reform, in Florence, Italy, December 2, 2016. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi
04 Dec 2016
Italians started to vote on Sunday in a referendum on constitutional reform which will decide the political future of Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, who has promised to resign if he loses.   Financial markets and Europe's...
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May's Brexit plans face British Supreme Court test

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May holds a news conference after the EU summit in Brussels, Belgium
03 Dec 2016
Prime Minister Theresa May's government launches a challenge on Monday against a court ruling that it requires parliamentary approval to start the process of leaving the European Union, a decision that could upset Britain's Brexit...
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Relatives of missing Flight MH370 passengers 'taking search into own hands'

A family member of a passenger aboard Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 which went missing in 2014 reacts during a protest outside the Chinese foreign ministry in Beijing, July 29, 2016. REUTERS/Thomas Peter
 
03 Dec 2016
Relatives of those aboard Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 said on Saturday they were taking the search for the plane into their own hands to try to push governments to expand the search area along the east African coast.   Flight MH370...
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China blames Taiwan for president's 'petty' phone call with Trump

Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen speaks on the phone with U.S. president-elect Donald Trump at her office in Taipei, Taiwan, in this handout photo made available December 3, 2016. Taiwan Presidential Office/Handout via REUTERS
03 Dec 2016
U.S. President-elect Donald Trump spoke by phone with President Tsai Ing-wen of Taiwan, the first such contact between the two sides in nearly four decades, but China dismissed the call as a "petty action" by the self-ruled...
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Gambians celebrate after voting out 'billion year' leader

Supporters of president-elect Adama Barrow celebrate Barrow's election victory in Banjul, Gambia, December 2, 2016. REUTERS/Thierry Gouegnon
03 Dec 2016
Gambian leader Yahya Jammeh, who once vowed to rule the tiny West African nation for "a billion years", said he had accepted his shock election defeat on Friday, 22 years after seizing power in a coup.   Voting on Thursday...
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After Trump and Brexit, Austria far-right eyes presidency

US presidential candidate Donald Trump
02 Dec 2016
The populist wave unfurling in many countries could claim a fresh victory in Austria Sunday if Norbert Hofer is elected Europe's first far-right president since 1945. Four weeks since Donald Trump's stunning US election victory and...
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Trump to nominate retired General Mattis for Pentagon

02 Dec 2016
U.S. President-elect Donald Trump said on Thursday night he would nominate retired Marine Corps General James Mattis, known as "Mad Dog" and renowned for his tough talk and battlefield experience in Iraq and Afghanistan, to lead...
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