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    Australia endorses west Jerusalem as capital of Israel

    Agence France-Presse . Sydney/ Ramallah | Updated at 12:00am on December 16, 2018

    Australia now recognises west Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, prime minister Scott Morrison said Saturday, but a contentious embassy shift from Tel Aviv will not occur until a peace settlement is achieved...

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    US judge rules Obamacare unconstitutional, Democrats vow to appeal

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 11:56am on December 15, 2018

    A federal judge in Texas ruled Friday that the US health care law known as Obamacare is unconstitutional — a ruling that opposition Democrats vowed...

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    Trump says US in no hurry over N Korea nuke negotiations

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 01:25am on December 16, 2018

    President Donald Trump played down hopes Friday for any imminent deal to persuade North Korea to give up its nuclear arsenal....

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    11 die after eating toxic rice at Indian temple

    Agence France-Presse . New DelhiAgence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 11:26am on December 15, 2018

    Eleven people have died after eating rice that had likely been contaminated with a toxic substance at a Hindu temple ceremony, a health official said Saturday....

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    20 die as truck plunges into river in Nepal

    Agence France-Presse . Kathmandu | Updated at 12:15pm on December 15, 2018

    At least 20 people died when a truck carrying mourners returning from a funeral ritual plunged around 400 metres onto a river bank in central...

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    Rajapaksa resigns amid govt shut down fears

    Reuters . Colombo | Updated at 12:30am on December 16, 2018

    Sri Lanka’s embattled prime minister Mahinda Rajapaksa resigned on Saturday, only a month and a half after taking office and giving the country’s president political space to prevent an imminent government shutdown.....

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    Palestinian forces scuffle with Hamas protesters in West Bank

    Agence France-Presse . Ramallah | Updated at 12:00am on December 15, 2018

    Palestinian security forces scuffled with Hamas supporters as they broke up a protest Friday in the West Bank city of Hebron, witnesses and police said....

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    Blair sees another Brexit referendum

    Reuters . London | Updated at 12:00am on December 15, 2018

    Former prime minister Tony Blair said a second Brexit referendum is now the most likely outcome because plans to leave the European Union face deadlock in parliament....