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CNN inside Aleppo during airstrikes

Nineteen people were killed in airstrikes in the northwestern Syrian province of Idlib on Sunday, the Aleppo Media Center activist group said, as government forces kept pounding the neighboring city of Aleppo to try to retake it from rebels.
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Posted: December 5, 2016, 6:17 am

Italy referendum: PM Matteo Renzi resigns after clear referendum defeat

Italian PM Matteo Renzi resigns after admitting defeat in a constitutional referendum.
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Posted: December 5, 2016, 5:45 am

Trump rants against China in Twitter outburst

US President-elect Donald Trump tweets criticism of China's monetary and South China Sea policies.
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Posted: December 5, 2016, 5:20 am

Shenzhen-Hong Kong trading scheme kicks off

Cross-border share trading between Shenzhen and Hong Kong gets underway after a one-year delay.
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Posted: December 5, 2016, 5:15 am

New Zealand Prime Minister John Key in surprise resignation

After eight years in the role John Key is to resign as New Zealand prime minister for family reasons.
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Posted: December 5, 2016, 5:01 am

The changing face of Black Pete in the Netherlands

The Sinterklaas festival in the Netherlands is hoping to avoid controversy with a new look for "Black Pete".
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Posted: December 5, 2016, 4:49 am

Crucial constitutional vote for Italy

Italians on Sunday are casting their ballots in a crucial constitutional referendum that could drastically change the political landscape of the eurozone's third-largest economy.
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Posted: December 5, 2016, 4:35 am

India's Jayaram Jayalalitha suffers heart attack

One of India's most powerful and popular politicians, J Jayalalitha, has had a heart attack.
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Posted: December 5, 2016, 3:28 am

Precious objects

People who have fled the war in Syria tell us what objects they carried with them when they left their homes.
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Posted: December 5, 2016, 3:27 am

How populism could shake up Europe

Energized by President-elect Donald Trump's victory, Europe's populist movements are on the cusp of sweeping far-right, nationalist and euroskeptic parties into power across the continent in a series of upcoming elections.
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Posted: December 5, 2016, 3:21 am

Latinos v Donald Trump

Millions have watched a film from Uruguay depicting Donald Trump as a robot at war with Mexicans.
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Posted: December 5, 2016, 3:08 am

Far-right rejected in Austrian presidential election

Anti-immigration candidate Norbert Hofer calls for unity in Austria after an apparent clear loss to independent Alexander Van der Bellen.
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Posted: December 5, 2016, 3:08 am

Fake it to make it

Many of the fake news websites that sprang up during the US election campaign have been traced to a small city in Macedonia, where teenagers are pumping out sensationalist stories to earn cash from advertising.
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Posted: December 5, 2016, 2:43 am

The hijab as fashion accessory

Along with making a religious statement, the hijab is now central to fashion in the Muslim world.
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Posted: December 5, 2016, 2:05 am

Running from home

Myanmar's Rohingya have been described by the UN as "the most friendless people in the world".
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Posted: December 5, 2016, 1:48 am

The women saving Somalia’s mothers

Despite not having been paid for months, these surgeons are fighting for lives on childbirth wards.
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Posted: December 5, 2016, 1:04 am

The Indian women loitering with intent

Women in India are "loitering" together at night time to change attitudes about what females can do.
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Posted: December 5, 2016, 12:52 am

App tracks who’s cat-calling you

Three Lebanese women have launched an app designed to stop street harassment.
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Posted: December 5, 2016, 12:11 am

Indian village goes back to bartering

Villagers in Brindapur, West Bengal, have gone back to bartering because of India's cash crisis.
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Posted: December 5, 2016, 12:05 am

Small tornado hits Russia's Olympic city Sochi

A small tornado descends on Russia's Olympic city Sochi as stormy weather batters the coastline.
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Posted: December 4, 2016, 11:40 pm

'Fagin's Law' to target crime ringleaders in Australia

Adults who groom children into committing crimes could be targeted under new laws in Australia.
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Posted: December 4, 2016, 11:27 pm

Spain floods: Man and dog rescued in Costa del Sol

A man and his dog are airlifted from chest-high floods in the Costa del Sol region of Spain.
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Posted: December 4, 2016, 11:27 pm

Oakland fire: 30 confirmed dead as search continues

The number of people confirmed dead in a warehouse fire in California rises to 33.
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Posted: December 4, 2016, 11:10 pm

Standing Rock: US Army refuses N Dakota pipeline access

The US Army denies access for an oil pipeline in North Dakota in a victory for Native American activists.
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Posted: December 4, 2016, 10:54 pm

Austria election: Van der Bellen promises to be "pro-European" president

Newly-elected Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen promises to be "pro-European" and open-minded.
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Posted: December 4, 2016, 10:31 pm

The nightshift

Raffy Lerma is a photo-journalist documenting the nightly killings in the Philippines' government's war on drugs.
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Posted: December 4, 2016, 10:30 pm

Brazil: Thousands marches against 'watered down anti-corruption bill'

Tens of thousands of Brazilians march against a Congress vote which they say could threaten a major corruption investigation.
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Posted: December 4, 2016, 9:54 pm

Six generations

Delighted Canadian Vera Sommerfeld, 96, now heads a family with six generations all alive at once.
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Posted: December 4, 2016, 9:36 pm

Fidel Castro's ashes get 'simple' interment

Fidel Castro's remains were laid to rest Sunday morning in a private ceremony in Santiago de Cuba, the city where he launched his communist revolution, Cuban officials told CNN.
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Posted: December 4, 2016, 9:33 pm

Austria far-right candidate Norbert Hofer defeated in presidential poll

Far-right Norbert Hofer loses to environmentalist Alexander Van der Bellen in Austria's presidential election.
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Posted: December 4, 2016, 8:18 pm

'Austrians send clear pro-European signal' with election of left-wing president

Austria Election

Left-leaning Alexander Van der Bellen's projected victory in Austria's presidential election is being welcomed across much of the political spectrum in Europe and neighbouring Germany.

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Posted: December 4, 2016, 7:05 pm

More snow expected in Hawaii as winter hits the Big Island

Winter Weather Hawaii

More snow is expected to fall on Hawaii mountaintops as a storm warning goes into effect through Monday morning.

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Posted: December 4, 2016, 6:04 pm

10 minutes that could change US-China history

The 10-minute conversation between US President-elect Donald Trump and Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen was a major break in the accepted protocol -- something that evidently does not much bother Mr. Trump. It is, of course, too soon to guess whether it was a fluke or a portent of a sea change in American policy.
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Posted: December 4, 2016, 5:44 pm

Finland shooting: Vigil held for three women shot dead

A vigil is held for the three women - a local politician and two journalists - shot dead in Finland.
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Posted: December 4, 2016, 5:42 pm

Fidel Castro's ashes buried in Santiago de Cuba

Fidel Castro's remains are buried in a family ceremony, ending nine days of mourning in Cuba.
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Posted: December 4, 2016, 5:41 pm

Venezuela issues new banknotes after inflation

Venezuela is issuing higher-value notes to help alleviate the problem of soaring inflation.
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Posted: December 4, 2016, 5:37 pm

Finland shooting: 3 women killed with rifle

The leader of a local city council and two journalists were shot dead in an attack outside a restaurant in Finland, police said.
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Posted: December 4, 2016, 4:49 pm

California warehouse fire kills at least 24, search for victims could last days

Warehouse Party Fire

The death toll has risen to 24 in a fire that ripped through a late-night dance party in a converted warehouse in Oakland, Calif., and officials say they expect that number to climb as the search continues.

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Posted: December 4, 2016, 3:38 pm

Chapecoense fans pay homage to their fallen heroes

Through thick and thin, the small Brazilian town of Chapeco has stood by its football team.
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Posted: December 4, 2016, 3:17 pm

Fidel Castro: Was he David or Goliath?

Back in 1959, Fidel Castro departed Santiago de Cuba in a victorious caravan across his country to Havana. Almost six decades later, his remains were carried on the same journey, in reverse.
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Posted: December 4, 2016, 3:05 pm

Pence: Taiwan talks were a 'courtesy call'

President-elect Donald Trump's decision to buck diplomatic protocol and accept a call from the leader of Taiwan didn't necessarily reflect a shift away from the "One-China" policy, Vice President-elect Mike Pence says.
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Posted: December 4, 2016, 3:01 pm

High-stakes referendum: Is Italy next in line for populist shock?

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Italians were voting Sunday in a referendum on constitutional reforms that is being closely watched abroad to see if Italy becomes the next country to reject the political status quo.

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Posted: December 4, 2016, 2:42 pm

Castro’s ashes laid to rest in private

FIDEL Castro’s ashes have been interred in a private ceremony after Cuban officials made a last-minute cancellation to broadcast the events.
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Posted: December 4, 2016, 2:28 pm

Trump blasts Baldwin’s latest dig

ALEC Baldwin has ridiculed Donald Trump’s Twitter use on Saturday Night Live, prompting the President-elect to slam him on Twitter.
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Posted: December 4, 2016, 2:13 pm

After Pablo: Meet the new brand of scary drug lord

IT’S been 23 years, so who has claimed Pablo Escobar’s crown? This is who has taken over the notorious Colombian drug overlord’s trade.
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Posted: December 4, 2016, 2:05 pm

'I never stayed to see if they were dead': Natalia Bolivar, 82, unsentimental about role in Cuban Revolution

Natalia Bolivar

At 82 and with an upper-class pedigree, Natalia Bolivar doesn't seem like the typical Cuban revolutionary. That is, until she matter-of-factly begins to recount how she stormed a Havana police station wielding a machine gun, smuggled arms to opposition groups and had all her ribs broken during a police interrogation.

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Posted: December 4, 2016, 2:00 pm

Inside Mosul’s heart of darkness

EVERYTHING is black in the heart of darkness. Children’s skin, livestock and the claustrophobic sky all covered in soot from fires that keep burning.
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Posted: December 4, 2016, 1:51 pm

20,000 people stranded at airport over smog

More than 20,000 people are stranded at an airport in Chengdu, China, as flights were grounded by heavy smog and fog, Chinese state-run media reported.
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Posted: December 4, 2016, 1:51 pm

‘Last throw of the dice’ for Maddie

POLICE get more money to probe a new lead in the Madeleine McCann case, but admit this is their last chance of finding her.
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Posted: December 4, 2016, 1:45 pm

Fidel Castro funeral: Crowds line streets to greet cortege

Cubans line the streets to see Fidel Castro's funeral cortege before he was laid to rest at a cemetery in Santiago.
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Posted: December 4, 2016, 1:39 pm

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