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    Fidel Castro hailed at UN as iconic leader of 20th century

    Associated Press | Updated at 11:51am on December 21, 2016

    The president of the United Nations General Assembly called Fidel Castro ‘one of the 20th century's most iconic and influential leaders’ at...

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    31 dead in Mexico fireworks market blast

    Agence France-Presse . Tultepec | Updated at 09:50am on December 22, 2016

    A massive explosion gutted Mexico’s biggest fireworks market on Tuesday, killing at least 31 people and injuring 72, the authorities said...

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    Electoral College seals Trump win

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 12:41am on December 21, 2016

    America’s Electoral College on Monday confirmed Donald Trump’s election as the 45th president of the United States, unswayed by a desperate bid by die-hard opponents...

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    Hundreds arrested in Venezuela cash chaos, vigilantes protect shops

    Reuters | Updated at 09:25am on December 19, 2016

    Security forces have arrested more than 300 people during protests and lootings over the elimination of Venezuela's largest currency bill, president Nicolas Maduro said on...

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    Canadian tourist among seven dead in Jordan attacks

    AFP | Updated at 10:24pm on December 18, 2016

    Gunmen killed seven people including a Canadian tourist and police officers on Sunday in southern Jordan where security forces were hunting down the unidentified attackers...

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    Venezuela postpones currency move after chaos, protests

    Reuters | Updated at 10:50am on December 18, 2016

    Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro suspended on Saturday the elimination of the country's largest denomination bill, which had sparked cash shortages and nationwide unrest, saying the...

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    Venezuela to swap highest denomination banknotes for coins

    BBC | Updated at 09:08am on December 12, 2016

    The Venezuelan government has announced that it will replace the country's highest-denomination banknotes with coins within 72 hours...

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    Brazil corruption: Senate head Renan Calheiros ordered to resign

    BBC | Updated at 10:08am on December 06, 2016

    A Brazilian Supreme Court judge has ordered one of the country's most senior politicians, Renan Calheiros, to stand down as president of the senate...

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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...

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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...