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    Maldives seize $6.5m from ex-president

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 12:00am on December 18, 2018

    Former Maldives president Abdulla Yameen is under investigation for corruption, police said Sunday, after a court ordered accounts holding $6.5 million to be frozen. Yameen,...

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    US officials, Afghan Taliban meet in UAE

    Reuters . Kabul | Updated at 12:00am on December 18, 2018

    Afghan Taliban representatives and US officials were due to meet in the United Arab Emirates on Monday, the militants’ main spokesman said, amid diplomatic moves...

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    KSA denounces US Senate resolutions

    Reuters . Riyadh | Updated at 12:00am on December 18, 2018

    Saudi Arabia on Monday denounced US Senate resolutions calling for an end to US military support for the war in Yemen and blaming crown prince...

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    Car bomb kills 9 in Syria

    Agence France-Presse . Afrin | Updated at 12:00am on December 18, 2018

    A car bomb killed at least nine people including five civilians near a pro-Turkey rebel post in the northern Syrian city of Afrin on Sunday,...

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    New Brexit vote would break faith, says May

    Reuters . London | Updated at 12:00am on December 18, 2018

    A second Brexit referendum would do ‘irreparable damage’ to politics and ‘break faith’ with the British people, prime minister Theresa May will say on Monday,...

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    Meghan’s father asks Queen to get his daughter back in touch

    Reuters . London | Updated at 04:10pm on December 17, 2018

    Meghan Markle’s father appealed to Britain’s Queen Elizabeth on Monday to intercede to end his estrangement from his daughter, the wife of Prince Harry. The...

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    Singapore allows gay man to adopt son

    Reuters . Singapore | Updated at 01:24pm on December 17, 2018

    Singapore’s high court on Monday allowed a gay doctor to adopt his biological son, a landmark ruling in the socially conservative city-state that comes almost...

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    Blast smashes wrecks offices at Greece’s SKAI TV in ‘attack on democracy’

    Reuters . Athens | Updated at 11:49am on December 17, 2018

    A powerful blast smashed windows and wrecked offices at Greece’s SKAI TV in Athens on Monday in what officials called an attack on...

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    Sri Lanka reinstates ousted prime minister

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 01:09pm on December 16, 2018

    Sri Lanka’s sacked prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe was reinstated Sunday, his party said, ending a 51-day crisis that had paralysed the island nation and pushed...

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    Bethlehem church mosaics sparkle in time for Christmas

    Agence France-Presse . Bethlehem | Updated at 11:30am on December 16, 2018

    Masked for centuries by the soot of candles and lately by scaffolding, the mosaics of Bethlehem’s Church of the Nativity have been restored to their...