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    Trump slams recount push as 'a scam,' says election is over

    Associated Press | Updated at 09:01am on November 27, 2016

    President-elect Donald Trump on Saturday condemned a growing push to force recounts in three states pivotal to his November 8 victory, confronting the Green Party-backed effort for the first time even as he worked to address key cabinet vacancies...

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    Australian asthma storm claims sixth victim

    Reuters | Updated at 08:40am on November 27, 2016

    A sixth person has died in the Australian city of Melbourne after a storm triggered thousands of pollen allergy asthma attacks, the Victorian state government said on Sunday...

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    Syrian army captures part of rebel-held east Aleppo

    Reuters | Updated at 08:25am on November 27, 2016

    The Syrian army said it had taken control of an important district in rebel-held eastern Aleppo on Saturday after fierce fighting, with rebels blaming intense air strikes and lack of hospitals for their collapsing frontline...

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    Rohingya influx continues

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:48am on November 27, 2016

    Several thousand Rohingya Muslims were waiting along non-man’s land on Saturday as the religious minority group of Myanmar fleeing military crackdown in Rakhine state continued to enter Bangladesh through river and land borders...

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    Pakistan PM Sharif names General Bajwa as new army chief

    Reuters | Updated at 09:15pm on November 26, 2016

    Pakistan's prime minister on Saturday picked Lieutenant General Qamar Javed Bajwa to replace outgoing army chief Raheel Sharif, the popular military leader credited with improving security and driving back Islamist militant groups...

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    Iraq's parliament adopts law legalising Shiite militias

    Associated Press | Updated at 08:50pm on November 26, 2016

    Iraq's parliament on Saturday voted to accord full legal status to government-sanctioned Shiite militias as a ‘back-up and reserve’ force for the military and police and empower them to ‘deter’ security and terror threats facing the country, like the Islamic State group...

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    Thousands rally in Seoul against Park

    Reuters | Updated at 04:15pm on November 26, 2016

    Hundreds of thousands rallied in central Seoul on Saturday for a fifth week of protests against president Park Geun-hye, in the largest ongoing series of demonstrations in the country since the 1987 movement to democratise South Korea...

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    11 killed in car bomb blast in Somalia

    Associated Press | Updated at 05:05pm on November 26, 2016

    A car bomb exploded near a police station in a busy market in the Somali capital on Saturday, killing at least 11 people and injuring 16 others...

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    Four militants, two Pakistani soldiers killed in attack on mosque

    Associated Press | Updated at 01:25pm on November 26, 2016

    A small group of militants armed with guns and suicide jackets attacked a mosque at an army facility in northwest Pakistan on Saturday, triggering a shootout in which four insurgents and two soldiers were killed, the military and officials said...

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    Timeline of Fidel Castro’s life

    Agence France-Presse . Havana | Updated at 12:38pm on November 26, 2016

    Key events in the life of long time Cuban leader Fidel Castro, whose death at 90 was announced on Saturday. August 13, 1926: Castro is born in Biran, eastern Cuba, the third of seven children, son of a Spanish immigrant landowner and a Cuban mother who had been the family housekeeper...