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Sam Dastyari (Photo | AP)
Australian senator Sam Dastyari quits over Chinese political links

Sydney, Dec 12 (AFP) An Australian senator quit parliament today over his links with China in a scandal that coincided with Canberra proposing new fo...

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Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro.(Photo | Reuters)
US blasts President Nicolas Maduro's move to sideline Venezuelan opposition

Maduro's ruling socialists triumphed as expected in mayoral polls on Sunday, taking 300 of the country's 335 mayorships after a boycott by the main opposition parties.

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US President Donald Trump. (Photo | AP)
New York attack: Trump says urgent need to fix 'lax' immigration

An ISIS-inspired Bangladeshi- origin man triggered a blast at a metro station in New York City during the morning rush hours injuring four persons.

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White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders (Photo | AP)
White House spokesperson, reporters spar over 'erroneous' news coverage

White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders today sparred with reporters over errors made by media outlets in recent stories on President Donald Trump.

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The Amnesty report also accused the Libyan coastguard of endangering migrants' lives and of intimidating NGOs operating in the Mediterranean on rescue missions. (Photo | AP)
Amnesty accuses Europe of 'complicity' in abuse of Libya migrants

The Amnesty report also accused the Libyan coastguard of endangering migrants' lives and of intimidating NGOs operating in the Mediterranean on rescue missions.

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New Yorker journalist Ryan Lizza sacked over 'improper sexual conduct'

The prestigious magazine offered no details on the allegations against Lizza,  the latest media figure to face consequences amid a wave of harassment allegations surfacing in recent weeks.

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US judge clears way for transgender recruits to sign up January 1

The move will be seen as a blow to President Donald Trump, who in July sent out three tweets saying that transgender troops could not serve "in any capacity" in the military.

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Two dead in suicide bombing in Cameroon mosque

Two people were killed on Monday when a suicide bomber attacked a mosque in far northern Cameroon.

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California wildfire torches forest, forces new evacuations

One of the most destructive fires in California's history was raging in a sprawling national forest today and creeping up the Pacific coast, forcing new evacuations.

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External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj (File | PTI)
Sushma Swaraj seeks report on attack on Indian in Chicago

Mohammad Akbar was seriously injured after he was shot in his right cheek by an unidentified assailant, according to media reports.

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Police said a man with a pipe bomb strapped to his body set off the crude device in a passageway under 42nd Street between Seventh and Eighth Avenues. | AP
'Terror' bomber strikes New York subway, three hurt

Police said a man with a pipe bomb strapped to him set off the crude device in an underground passageway under 42nd Street between Seventh and Eighth Avenues. 

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China fails to block UN meeting on North Korea human rights

Chinese Deputy Ambassador Wu Haitao said the council's discussion of rights abuses in North Korea was "counterproductive" at a time when tensions are running high on the Korean peninsula.

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US President Donald Trump | AP
Iran protesters say Trump speeding up the end of Israel

The rally in downtown Tehran featured the sort of thumping, Turkish-style dance music that is normally banned in Iran but has become increasing popular at hardliner events.

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Police respond to a report of an explosion near Times Square on Monday, Dec. 11, 2017, in New York. | AP
New York: Police responding to explosion of 'unknown origin' in Manhattan, one person detained

New York police said Monday that they were investigating an explosion of "unknown origin" in Manhattan, and that people were being evacuated.

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Chinese President Xi Jinping  (File | AP)
Russia urges India to line up behind China's Belt and Road initiative

Russia threw its weight behind China's massive Belt and Road plan to build trade and transport links across Asia and beyond.

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United Nations seeks urgent resettlement of 1,300 refugees stranded in Libya

The UN urgently appealed Monday for countries to take in 1,300 "extremely vulnerable" refugees stranded in Libya, following revelations of horrific abuse of migrants in the country.

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Pakistan's Finance Minister Ishaq Dar (Photo | AP)
Court declares Pakistan Finance minister Ishaq Dar 'absconder'

An anti-corruption court here today declared embattled Finance Minister Ishaq Dar an "absconder" after he repeatedly failed to appear before it in a graft case linking to the Panama Papers scandal.

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The Dokalam issue was cleared between the two countries after China's People Liberation Army had stopped building a strategic road close near the narrow area connecting to North-eastern states.
China handled Indian troops' 'trespass' into Dokalam with 'restraint': Foreign Minister Wang Yi

Foreign Minister Wang Yi has said that China handled the Indian troops' "trespass" into Dokalam area with "restraint" and through diplomacy.

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View of the port of Kalantari in the city of Chabahar, 300km (186 miles) east of the Strait of Hormuz .(Photo | Reuters)
Pakistan minister's presence at Chabahar opening indicates shift in ties with Iran: Report

The participation of a Pakistani minister at the inauguration of the first phase of Iran's Chabahar port even though the country is not part of the strategic project  represents a "significant shift".

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Russian President Vladimir Putin (File | AP)
Vladimir Putin stops at Russian military base in Syria

Russian President Vladimir Putin today visited a Russian military air base in Syria and announced a partial pullout of Russian forces from the country.

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File photo of Syria's Idlib province.
Islamic State driven out of Syria's Idlib after incursion: Monitor

Islamic State group jihadists have been driven out of Syria's Idlib province, two days after making an incursion into the region bordering Turkey, a war monitor said Monday.

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