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    IS not defeated, just transforming: experts

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 01:56pm on December 14, 2018

    Even as the last pockets of resistance in eastern Syria hold their ground, the Islamic State group is shape-shifting into a new, but no less...

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    Despite Trump’s appeals, executions declining in US

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 02:33pm on December 14, 2018

    Despite president Donald Trump’s appeals for increased use of death penalty, its application has declined in the United States, with executions and sentences at historically...

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    Beauty queen from slum crowned Miss Venezuela

    Agence France-Presse . Venezuela | Updated at 01:27pm on December 14, 2018

    The title of Miss Venezuela went Thursday to a woman from the country’s largest slum after a ceremony that traded glitz for frugality reflecting an...

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    May survives confidence vote

    Agence-France-Presse . London | Updated at 12:00am on December 14, 2018

    British prime minister Theresa May on Wednesday survived a confidence vote by her own MPs but lost the support of one third of her colleagues, signalling the battle she still faces to get her Brexit deal through parliament....

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    Nadia Murad urges Iraq to probe fate of abducted Yazidis

    Agence-France-Presse . Baghdad | Updated at 12:00am on December 14, 2018

    Nobel laureate and former jihadist captive Nadia Murad called on Iraq Wednesday to create a special team to investigate the fate of other members of her Yazidi minority kidnapped by the Islamic State group....

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    US House of Representatives accuses Myanmar of Rohingya ‘genocide’

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 12:01am on December 15, 2018

    The US House of Representatives overwhelmingly adopted a resolution Thursday calling Myanmar’s expulsion of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims a ‘genocide.’....

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    Rajapakse ends standoff as Sri Lanka risked shutdown

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

    Sri Lanka’s strongman leader Mahinda Rajapakse will step down on Saturday from his disputed position of premier, his son said on Friday, signalling an end to the seven-week long power-struggle that threatened to shut the government....

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    Ex-lawyer blames Trump ‘dirty deeds’ as he gets three years

    Agence-France-Presse . New York | Updated at 12:00am on December 14, 2018

    Donald Trump’s former lawyer apologised Wednesday for covering up the ‘dirty deeds’ of his ex-boss as he was sentenced to three years for multiple crimes including hush money payments implicating the US president....

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    French govt urges end to protests after Strasbourg attack

    Agence France-Presse . Strasbourg | Updated at 12:00am on December 14, 2018

    The French government on Thursday urged ‘yellow vest’ protesters not to hold another round of demonstrations this weekend as police hunted for a second day for the fugitive gunman who attacked a Christmas market in the eastern city of Strasbourg....

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    Trump denies directing Cohen to break law

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 08:16pm on December 13, 2018

    Donald Trump on Thursday denied directing his ex-lawyer Michael Cohen to break the law after the US president’s longtime close ally was sentenced to three...

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