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    UNHCR voices concern

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Geneva | Updated at 12:56am on November 19, 2017

    As more than 30 makeshift rafts carrying over 1,000 Rohingyas arrived in Bangladesh in the past 10 days, the UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, says it is concerned at the growing number of people resorting to desperate means to flee Myanmar...

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    Palestinians threaten to cut ties with US if PLO office is shut

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 10:55am on November 19, 2017

    The Palestinians will freeze their ties with the US if it follows through on a threat to close the Palestine Liberation Organisation's office in Washington, a senior PLO official warned Saturday...

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    Lanka nabs 19 after Buddhist, Muslim clash

    Reuters . Colombo | Updated at 12:05am on November 19, 2017

    Sri Lankan police arrested 19 people after a clash between ‘extremists’ from the majority Buddhist and minority Muslim communities in which four people were injured, a spokesman said on Saturday...

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    Trump reverses elephant trophy decision, keeps ban

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 08:55am on November 18, 2017

    President Donald Trump said Friday he will uphold a ban on importing trophies of elephants hunted and killed in Zimbabwe, pending further review, reversing his own administration's decision from just a day earlier after a public outcry...

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    Ohio Supreme Court judge Bill O'Neill brags of sex conquests

    BBC | Updated at 09:50am on November 18, 2017

    Ohio voters are in shock after a top judge boasted of having been ‘sexually intimate’ with ‘approximately 50 very attractive females’...

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    Mugabe digs in heels as ruling party moves to depose him

    Reuters | Updated at 08:35am on November 18, 2017

    Zimbabwe's ruling ZANU-PF party called on Friday for president Robert Mugabe to resign, the main state newspaper The Herald reported, the latest sign that the aging leader's authority has collapsed after an army takeover...

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    Govts keep global climate deal on track despite US pullout

    Reuters . Bonn | Updated at 12:05am on November 19, 2017

    Almost 200 nations kept a 2015 global agreement to tackle climate change on track on Saturday after marathon talks overshadowed by US president Donald Trump’s decision to pull out...

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    Lebanon's Hariri in Paris after Saudi 'hostage' rumours

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 09:15am on November 18, 2017

    Saad al-Hariri, who sparked a crisis by resigning as Lebanese prime minister on November 4 during a visit to Saudi Arabia, is on his way to the airport, he said early on Saturday, before his flight from Riyadh to France...

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