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    UN launches record $22.2 billion humanitarian appeal for 2017

    Reuters | Updated at 02:39pm on December 05, 2016

    The United Nations needs a record $22.2 billion to cover humanitarian relief projects next year, covering the needs of 93 million people in...

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    US army denies Dakota pipeline permit, in victory for Native tribes

    Reuters | Updated at 12:11pm on December 05, 2016

    The US Army Corps of Engineers said on Sunday it turned down a permit for a controversial pipeline project running through North Dakota, in a victory for...

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    Jayalalitha suffers heart attack

    BBC | Updated at 11:06am on December 05, 2016

    Large crowds are gathering outside a Chennai hospital after one of India's most popular and powerful politicians, J Jayalalitha, suffered...

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    Trump rants against China in Twitter outburst

    BBC | Updated at 11:00am on December 05, 2016

    US president-elect Donald Trump has posted a series of tweets criticising China for its monetary policy and its operations in...

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    Fire in hotel kills 11 in Pakistan

    Associated Press | Updated at 10:56am on December 05, 2016

    A massive fire swept through a four-star hotel in the southern port city of Karachi on Monday, killing at least 11 people, officials said. More...

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    New Zealand PM John Key in surprise resignation

    BBC | Updated at 10:38am on December 05, 2016

    John Key has announced that he will resign as prime minister of New Zealand, after eight years in the job. Called it ‘the hardest decision...

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    Fidel Castro’s dying wish: No monuments in his name

    Agence France-Presse . Santiago De Cuba | Updated at 12:53am on December 05, 2016

    Cuba will respect Fidel Castro’s dying wish that no statues be erected in his honour and no streets be named after him, president Raul Castro said Saturday...

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    Cubans bid farewell to Fidel Castro

    Agence France-Presse . Santiago De Cuba | Updated at 12:42am on December 05, 2016

    Fidel Castro’s ashes were buried alongside national heroes in the cradle of his revolution on Sunday, as Cuba opens a new era without the communist leader who ruled the island for decades...

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    Suu Kyi must stop Rohingya genocide: Malaysia PM

    Agence France-Presse . Kuala Lumpur | Updated at 12:36am on December 05, 2016

    Aung San Suu Kyi must step in to prevent the ‘genocide’ of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar, Malaysia’s prime minister said Sunday as he mocked the Nobel laureate for her inaction...

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    Traffickers make money out of Rohingyas’ woes

    Emran Hossain and Nurul Islam . Teknaf | Updated at 12:30am on December 05, 2016

    Humna traffickers are making fortune as Rohingyas fleeing ethnic cleansing in Myanmar continue to enter Bangladesh paying the traffickers Tk 1,000-7,000 for each...