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    Italian court allows mother to give child her name

    BBC | Updated at 09:23am on November 09, 2016

    Italy's constitutional court has ruled against legislation that automatically gives children of married couples the father's surname...

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    Gunmen kill 36 Nigerian miners in Zamfara state

    BBC | Updated at 09:18am on November 09, 2016

    Gunmen have killed 36 gold miners in north-east Nigeria, police say...

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    Americans turn out to pick president

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 12:29am on November 09, 2016

    Eager voters crowded into polling stations to choose a new US president Tuesday after a wild and bitter contest between the billionaire populist Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, the Democrat seeking to become the first woman to win the White House...

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    Civilians forced to join IS retreat in Iraq: UN

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 12:15am on November 09, 2016

    Islamic State fighters forced thousands of civilians to retreat with them from Hamam al-Alil as Iraqi police were recapturing the town, and moved them towards Mosul airport, the UN said Tuesday...

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    New Delhi targets older diesel vehicles to clear up choking smog

    Reuters | Updated at 09:29pm on November 08, 2016

    Authorities in New Delhi began revoking licences for thousands of older diesel vehicles on Tuesday and halted construction work on the underground rail network, as air pollution remained several times over the safety limit...

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    Race to reach boy trapped in China well

    BBC | Updated at 09:06pm on November 08, 2016

    Dozens of rescuers in China are trying to reach a five-year-old boy who is trapped deep down an abandoned well...

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    Islamic State abducts more than 200 near Mosul, retreats with thousands: UN

    Reuters | Updated at 08:39pm on November 08, 2016

    Islamic State fighters have abducted 295 former Iraqi Security Forces members near Mosul and forced 1,500 families to retreat with them from the town of Hammam al Alil towards Mosul airport...

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    Four killed in latest shelling across disputed Kashmir border

    Reuters | Updated at 08:24pm on November 08, 2016

    Four people were killed on Tuesday in exchanges of fire between India and Pakistan in disputed Kashmir, officials said, the latest violence amid tension between the nuclear-armed neighbours...

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    At long last, Americans choose between Clinton and Trump

    Reuters | Updated at 07:45pm on November 08, 2016

    Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump face voters on Tuesday as millions of Americans turn out on Election Day to pick the next US president and end a bruising campaign that polls said favored Clinton...

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    New Hampshire hamlet casts first US votes

    Agence-France Presse | Updated at 03:03pm on November 08, 2016

    The US presidential election got under way — on a small scale — with the seven voters of a tiny New Hampshire village who cast the nation's first ballots at the...