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    Venezuela postpones currency move after chaos, protests

    Reuters | Updated at 10:50am on December 18, 2016

    Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro suspended on Saturday the elimination of the country's largest denomination bill, which had sparked cash shortages and nationwide unrest, saying the measure would be postponed until early January...

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    Indonesian air force plane crashes in Papua killing 13

    Reuters | Updated at 09:40am on December 18, 2016

    An Indonesian air force transport plane has crashed into a mountain, killing all 13 people aboard, during a training exercise in the remote region of Papua, a search and rescue agency official said on Sunday...

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    Polish opposition keeps blocking parliament in standoff with government

    Reuters | Updated at 09:17am on December 18, 2016

    Polish opposition leaders said on Saturday they would maintain their blockade of parliament's main hall and called for popular protests against a government that has accused it of trying to seize power...

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    China to return seized US drone, says Washington 'hyping up' incident

    Reuters | Updated at 08:35am on December 18, 2016

    China will return an underwater US drone seized by a naval vessel this week in the South China Sea, both countries said on Saturday, but Beijing complained that Washington had been ‘hyping up’ the incident...

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    Tensions between Myanmar, Muslim world rising: ICG

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:41am on December 18, 2016

    Brussels-based think-tank International Crisis Group has said that tensions between Myanmar and the Muslim world — including Malaysia and Bangladesh — are rising following Myanmar military crackdown on Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine state since October 9...

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    Magnitude 7.9 quake hits Papua New Guinea

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 05:09pm on December 17, 2016

    A magnitude 8.0 earthquake struck 157 km east of Rabual, Papua New Guinea on Saturday, the US Geological Survey reported.

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    UN chief speaks to reports he'll run for South Korea leader

    Associated Press | Updated at 02:09pm on December 17, 2016

    Secretary-general Ban Ki-moon addressed mounting speculation that he will run for president of South Korea on Friday, saying he will decide how to best help his country...

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    Turkish car bomb attack kills 13 soldiers, wounds 48

    Reuters | Updated at 01:36pm on December 17, 2016

    Thirteen soldiers were killed and 48 were wounded in a car bomb attack on a bus transporting off-duty personnel in the Turkish city of Kayseri on Saturday, the military said in a statement...

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    Gunmen kill six Kandahar airport female workers 

    Associated Press | Updated at 12:37pm on December 17, 2016

    An Afghan official says that at least six people, including five female government workers, have been shot and killed in southern Kandahar province...

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    Anne Frank may found ‘by chance not betrayal’

    BBC | Updated at 12:25pm on December 17, 2016

    World-famous wartime diarist Anne Frank may have been discovered by chance and not because her hiding place was betrayed, a new theory suggests...