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European Union headquarters. (File photo | AP)
Drugs probe of ex-minister rattles European Union hopeful Albania

An investigation into a former Albanian interior minister and his alleged links to international cannabis trafficking is ill-timed for the Balkan country bidding to join the European Union.

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Honduras president Juan Orlando Hernandez tries for contested re-election

Honduras is going into elections on 26 November that, if voter surveys are right, will see current Orlando Hernandez given a new four-year mandate. 

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Dutch St Martin's PM William Marlin quits after pressure over Irma aid

William Marlin announced his resignation after a spat with The Netherlands over aid following a devastating hurricane that hit the Caribbean island.

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Thousands of Poles protest new court reforms

Carrying red-and-white Polish flags and copies of the constitution, demonstrators in Warsaw gathered in front of the presidential palace calling for  "Free courts, free elections, free Poland."

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Georgia: 12 killed in hotel fire in Black Sea resort of Batumi

12 people died and a dozen were injured as a fire ripped through an upmarket hotel in Georgia's Black Sea resort city of Batumi.

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Trump denounces attack in Egypt, calls again for travel ban 

In his call with el-Sissi, the White House said Trump condemned the attack and "reiterated that the United States will continue to stand with Egypt in the face of terrorism."

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Trump brought up the case in talks with Xi during his two-day state visit to Beijing last week. (Photo | Reuters)
Trump says he turned down Time's 'Person of the Year'; magazine says president got it wrong

US President Donald Trump turned it down after the magazine asked him for an interview and photo shoot but did not confirm he would be chosen.

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Egyptians walk past bodies following a gun and bombing attack at the Rawda mosque, roughly 40 kilometres west of the North Sinai capital of El-Arish, on November 24, 2017. | AFP
Gaza's Egypt border to stay shut after Rawda mosque attack

Friday's bomb and gun assault on the Rawda mosque near North Sinai provincial capital of El-Arish killed at least 235 people.

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Effort under way to save historic McDonald's "Store No. 1"

The company announced that it would demolish the store because frequent flooding had shuttered its doors for a decade and it was unfeasible to reopen.

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Harvey Weinstein (Photo | AP)
Weinstein's Impact: List of men accused of sexual misconduct 

The #Metoo moment is also prompting re-examination of past sexual misconduct claims against powerful men, including Democratic former President Bill Clinton in the 1990s.

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Syrian war kills more than 340,000

The death toll increased as key international powers step up diplomatic efforts to bring an end to the brutal conflict, and just days before a fresh round of peace talks in Geneva. 

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Missing Argentine submarine search shifts from rescue to recovery

The search for the Argentine submarine missing in the south Atlantic shifted from rescue to recovery Friday, as navy officials lost hope of finding any of the 44 crew members alive.

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Syrian President Bashar Assad inspects with the Russian Army's Chief of Staff, Gen. Valery Gerasimov, the Russian Hmeimim air base in the Syrian province.
Russia's military presence in Syria

The Russian military says it has begun scaling back its deployment to Syria more than two years after Moscow's intervention in the conflict on the side of the Damascus regime.

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Iraq president Fuad Masum (Photo | AP)
Iraq to resume paying war reparations to Kuwait

The outstanding amount of USD 4.6 billion from a total reparations bill of USD 52.4 billion is to be paid by the end of 2021.

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Egyptians walk past bodies following a gun and bombing attack at the Rawda mosque, roughly 40 kilometres west of the North Sinai capital of El-Arish, on November 24, 2017. | AFP
Egypt attack reminder of need to develop global strategy to fight terror: India

Armed attackers today killed at least 235 worshippers in a bomb and gun assault on a packed mosque in Egypt's restive North Sinai province.

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Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi  (Photo | AP)
Egypt's president Fattah al-Sisi vows brutal response after mosque attack

The worshippers were killed when heavily-armed militants bombed the mosque and opened fire on people attending prayers at the al-Rowda mosque in Al-Arish city, in the deadliest terror attack in Egypt.

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Police secure a cordon along Oxford street following an incident in central London on November 24, 2017. | AFP
False terror alert sparks fear in London's Oxford Street shopping district

There was panic around Oxford Circus and in its underground station shortly after 4:30 pm (1630 GMT), as police said they were responding "as if the incident is terrorist-related".

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US President Donald Trump (File | AP)
US President Donald Trump denounces militant attack at Egypt’s al-Rowda mosque

Militants attacked a crowded mosque during Friday prayers in the Sinai Peninsula, settling off explosives, spraying worshippers with gunfire and killing at least 200 people.

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Michael Flynn  (Photo | AFP)
Michael Flynn may cooperate with Robert Mueller's probe into Russian election interference

Flynn was forced to resign as national security adviser in February after White House officials concluded that he had misled them about the nature of his contacts.

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Zimbabwe's new president Emmerson Mnangagwa.
Zimbabwe asks if new president Emmerson Mnangagwa, a Mugabe ally, can restore democracy

They ask whether Mnangagwa will be adequately independent from ZANU-PF to revive the battered economy and restore democracy with the backing of the opposition and others.

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China launches national kindergarten probe after 'needle marks' on toddlers

China launched a nationwide investigation into its kindergartens on Friday after parents at a Beijing preschool said toddlers had apparent needle marks and were given mysterious pills.

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