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    CIA chief to brief lawmakers on Khashoggi murder: senator

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 11:24am on December 04, 2018

    CIA director Gina Haspel has agreed to brief a ‘small group’ of US lawmakers about the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, the chair of...

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    Trump pays respects to Bush

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 11:07am on December 04, 2018

    President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump paid their respects to late president George HW Bush in Washington on Monday night.The Trumps made a...

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    Sri Lanka court denies Rajapakse authority to act as PM

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 01:23am on December 04, 2018

    A court in Sri Lanka suspended Mahinda Rajapakse’s powers as prime minister on Monday and ruled his disputed cabinet could not govern the strife-torn island...

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    World ‘way off course’, UN warns at crunch climate summit

    Agence-France-Presse . Poland | Updated at 12:19am on December 04, 2018

    The world is ‘way off course’ in its plan to prevent catastrophic climate change, the United Nations warned Monday as nations gathered in Poland to...

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    Iran faces ‘chronic challenges’ beyond US sanctions

    Agence France-Presse . Tehran | Updated at 12:00am on December 04, 2018

    Iran is facing ‘chronic challenges’ that existed long before US sanctions were reimposed, the influential parliament speaker Ali Larijani said on Monday.‘External factors do affect...

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    Trump wants Kim to know he likes him: S Korean leader

    Reuters. Seoul | Updated at 12:00am on December 04, 2018

    Donald Trump wants North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to know that he likes him and will fulfil his wishes, South Korea’s president Moon Jae-in...

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    Woman set on fire in India after complaining of attempted assault

    Reuters . New Delhi | Updated at 12:00am on December 04, 2018

    Two men accused of trying to molest a 20-year-old woman in northern India set her on fire two days later after she lodged a complaint...

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    US, Mexico diplomats meet in Washington

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 12:00am on December 04, 2018

    Mexico’s new foreign minister Marcelo Ebrard met with US secretary of state Mike Pompeo on Sunday for what he called a ‘friendly’ meeting amid tensions...

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    Duterte ‘jokes’ about marijuana use

    Reuters . Manila | Updated at 12:00am on December 04, 2018

    Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte, whose controversial war on drugs has killed nearly 5,000 suspected drug dealers and users since taking office in 2016, said on...

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    Russia launches first manned voyage to ISS since rocket accident

    Reuters . Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan | Updated at 12:00am on December 04, 2018

    A Russian-made Soyuz rocket blasted a three-man crew into orbit on Monday, beginning the first manned voyage to the International Space Station since a mission...