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    Rouhani brands US sanctions ‘economic terrorism’

    Agence France-Presse . Tehran | Updated at 02:03pm on December 08, 2018

    Iran’s president Hassan Rouhani said US sanctions were ‘economic terrorism’, as he sought to foster a united front from visiting regional officials on Saturday.  ‘America’s...

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    Six, mostly teens, killed in Italy nightclub stampede

    Reuters . Rome | Updated at 11:36am on December 08, 2018

    Six people died in a stampede at a nightclub near Ancona in central Italy after panic erupted in the early hours of Saturday morning, fire...

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    Thousands of Myanmar women forced into marriage in China: study

    Agence France-Presse . Bangkok | Updated at 01:40am on December 08, 2018

    Thousands of vulnerable women and girls from northern Myanmar are being trafficked to China and forced to marry, a study said Friday, offering a rare look at an issue that grips the conflict-hit borderlands....

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    CNN offices evacuated after bomb threat

    Agence France-Presse . New York | Updated at 01:18am on December 08, 2018

    CNN’s New York offices were evacuated Thursday night after a bomb threat, but no explosive was found and police later gave the all clear, the network said....

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    India’s polluted air claimed 1.24m lives in 2017: study

    Reuters . New Delhi | Updated at 01:06am on December 08, 2018

    India’s toxic air claimed 1.24 million lives in 2017, or 12.5 per cent of total deaths recorded that year, according to a study published in Lancet Planetary Health on Thursday....

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    Lanka court extends ban on president sacking parliament

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 12:37am on December 08, 2018

    Sri Lanka’s highest court Friday banned president Maithripala Sirisena from sacking the legislature until it decides on the legality of his move last month to call snap elections....

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    Pakistan will no longer fight someone else’s war: Imran Khan

    Agence France-Presse . Islamabad | Updated at 12:31am on December 08, 2018

    Pakistan will no longer act as a hired gun in someone else’s war, prime minister Imran Khan said Friday, striking a note of defiance against US demands for Islamabad to do more in the battle against extremism....

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    Conditions met for Assange

    Agence France-Presse . Quito | Updated at 12:00am on December 08, 2018

    Ecuador’s president said Thursday that conditions have been met for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to leave the country’s embassy in London, which would end a...

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    Trump golf club employs undocumented workers

    Agence France-Presse . New York | Updated at 12:00am on December 08, 2018

    Undocumented migrants have been working for US president Donald Trump’s luxury golf club in New Jersey, despite his denunciation of illegal immigration and insistence on...

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    Facebook to check Indian political ads

    Reuters . New Delhi | Updated at 12:00am on December 08, 2018

    Indian advertisers wanting to run political ads on Facebook will have to confirm their identity and location to help prevent abuse of the system in...