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    Obama orders review of 2016 election cyber attacks

    Reuters | Updated at 08:35am on December 10, 2016

    US president Barack Obama has ordered intelligence agencies to review cyber attacks and foreign intervention into the 2016 election and deliver a report before he leaves office on January 20, the White House said on Friday...

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    Suicide bombs kill 30 in northeast Nigeria

    Reuters | Updated at 09:23pm on December 09, 2016

    Two female suicide bombers blew themselves up in the northeastern Nigerian town of Madagali...

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    Clinton calls ‘fake news’ a threat to US democracy

    Reuters | Updated at 02:32pm on December 09, 2016

    Former secretary of state Hillary Clinton called ‘fake news’ a danger that must be addressed quickly, in a rare public appearance on Thursday, a month after...

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    Indonesia president visits quake survivors, vows to rebuild

    Associated Press | Updated at 11:53am on December 09, 2016

    Indonesia’s president travelled Friday to areas of Aceh province devastated by a magnitude 6.5 earthquake and vowed that torn-apart...

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    S Korean president impeached

    Agence France-Presse . Seoul | Updated at 10:25am on December 10, 2016

    South Korean lawmakers on Friday voted to impeach president Park Geun-Hye, stripping away her sweeping executive powers over a corruption scandal and opening a new period of national uncertainty...

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    50,000 Islamic State militants killed in two years in Iraq, Syria

    Associated Press | Updated at 10:10am on December 09, 2016

    The US-led coalition has killed 50,000 Islamic State militants in the last two years in Iraq and Syria, a senior US military official said Thursday, describing a conservative total that is a bit larger than what others have stated before...

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    John Glenn, first American to orbit Earth, dies

    Reuters | Updated at 09:50am on December 09, 2016

    John Glenn, who became one of the 20th century's greatest explorers as the first American to orbit Earth and later as the world's oldest astronaut, and also had a long career as a US senator, died in Ohio on Thursday at age 95...

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    Russia says Aleppo combat suspended, residents say no let-up

    Associated Press | Updated at 09:35am on December 09, 2016

    Russia said the Syrian army was suspending combat operations in Aleppo late Thursday to allow for the evacuation of civilians from besieged rebel-held neighborhoods, but residents and fighters reported no let-up in the bombing and shelling campaign on the opposition's ever-shrinking enclave...

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    Residents take to the hills as powerful quake hits Solomon Islands

    Reuters | Updated at 09:15am on December 09, 2016

    Residents of the remote Solomon Islands rushed into the hills after a powerful 7.8 earthquake struck early on Friday, with some reports of small tsunami waves as aftershocks rattled the South Pacific nation...

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    ‘My baby isn’t dead, she was stolen from me’

    BBC | Updated at 03:42pm on December 08, 2016

    More than two years after doctors at a clinic in the eastern Indian city of Kolkata told her that her newborn had died, Kanon Sarkar believes that her baby girl is still alive...