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    Russia says 728 rebels surrendered in Aleppo

    Reuters | Updated at 12:29pm on December 12, 2016

    Russia’s defence ministry said on Monday that 728 Syrian rebels laid down their weapons over the past 24 hours and relocated to...

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    More than 100 killed in church collapse in Nigeria

    Reuters | Updated at 12:21pm on December 12, 2016

    At least 100 people were killed by the collapse of a church in southeastern Nigeria, a resident and photojournalist who visited a morgue...

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    New Zealand PM: Bill English to succeed John Key

    BBC | Updated at 09:17am on December 12, 2016

    New Zealand's governing National Party has officially appointed Bill English to succeed John Key as prime minister...

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    Syria: IS retakes ancient city Palmyra

    BBC | Updated at 09:11am on December 12, 2016

    The Islamic State group has retaken the Syrian city of Palmyra, hours after Russian air strikes appeared to have driven it back...

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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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    Donald Trump hints US 'One China' policy could end

    BBC | Updated at 09:04am on December 12, 2016

    President-elect Donald Trump has questioned whether the US should continue its ‘One China’ policy...

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    Int’l pressure on Mynmar urged to stop Rohingyas genocide

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 01:39am on December 12, 2016

    Political leaders, professionals and rights activists on Sunday called for a concerted effort of nations and international agencies to stop the genocide carried out by the Myanmar security forces in its northern Rakhine state...

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    Trump denies CIA Russia meddling report

    Reuters | Updated at 08:41pm on December 11, 2016

      US president-elect Donald Trump said he didn't believe reports that intelligence agencies concluded Russia intervened in the presidential election on his behalf, according to...

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    IS retakes Palmyra

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 05:43pm on December 11, 2016

    The Islamic State group recaptured Palmyra on Sunday after Syrian armed forces pulled out of the desert city, the Syrian Observatory for...

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    Turkey links PKK to stadium explosion

    BBC | Updated at 04:38pm on December 11, 2016

    The Turkish government says Kurdish militants appear to be responsible for twin bomb attacks on police outside a stadium in Istanbul...