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A Syrian army soldier places a Syrian national flag during a battle with rebel fighters at the Ramouseh front line, east of Aleppo, Syria. (Photo | AP)
Syrian troops shell crumbling rebel enclave in Aleppo 

Syrian troops and allied forces shelled eastern Aleppo despite Russia's announcement that the Syrian army was suspending combat operations.

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South Korean President Park Geun-hye (File Photo | AP)
South Korean president is impeached in stunning fall 

South Korean lawmakers have impeached President Park Geun-hye, a stunning and swift fall for the country's first female leader.

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Syrian army soldiers fire their weapons. (Photo | AP)
Heavy Syrian army shelling hits rebel Aleppo: Monitor

The Syrian government has bombarded the rebel enclave in the heart of Aleppo despite Russia's announcement of a humanitarian pause.

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This aerial photo shows Fukushima Dai-ni nuclear power plant in Futaba, Fukushima Prefecture following a strong earthquake Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2016. | AP
Fukushima costs to double to nearly $190 billion: Government

The figure is nearly double the previous estimate made three years ago.

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Ash Carter (File Photo)
US defense chief makes surprise visit to Afghanistan

Carter is expected to meet Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and American troops.

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South Korean President Park Geun-hye. ( File Photo | AP)
S. Korea's impeachment crisis: What happens now?

The impeachment process, triggered by a snowballing corruption scandal, could still have months to run before Park finally leaves office.

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David Davis (File Photo | Reuters)
Brexit minister "not really interested" in transitional Brexit deal: Financial Times 

The newspaper citing a memo said Davis would consider a transitional deal only in order to be kind to the EU.

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Hong Kong's Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying (center) (File Photo | AFP)
Hong Kong's unpopular leader says will not run again 

The Beijing-backed leader Leung Chun-ying said he will stand down when he finishes his first term next July.

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French central bank trims growth forecasts, citing Brexit

The French economy is no longer expected to benefit fully from the positive effects of the fall in oil prices, the country's central bank said.

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A worker walks inside the China Steel Corporation factory, in Kaohsiung, southern Taiwan August 26. (File Photo | Reuters)
China economy reflating as producer prices rise at fastest pace in five years

Heavy industries such as coal mining, steel mills and metal processors saw the biggest rebound,

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A refugee shelter in Berlin on September 28.  (File Photo | AP)
Germany pledges 150 million euro aid for returning migrants

Chancellor Angela Merkel has got tougher on immigration ahead of her bid to win a fourth term in next year's elections.

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2 jailed on terror charge over failed Sydney bomb plot

Omar Al-Kutobi, 25, and Mohammad Kiad, 27, had previously pleaded guilty to preparing for a terrorist act over their failed plot.

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U.S. President-elect Donald Trump speaks during a 'USA Thank You' tour event in Cincinnati. (File Photo | AP)
Donald Trump remains producer on 'New Celebrity Apprentice' 

President-elect Trump has an executive producer credit on the reality show.

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The remains of the Ghost Ship warehouse on December 7 in Oakland, California. (Photo | AP)
California warehouse missing from fire-inspection records 

An anonymous firefighter said the warehouse which was the site of a deadly fire does not appear in a fire-inspection database.

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Buzz Aldrin, the second man to walk on the moon. (AP)
Buzz Aldrin pays tribute to 'world icon' John Glenn

Aldrin and Glenn first met when they were fighter pilots in South Korea.

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Mick Jagger.| AP
Rolling Stones' Mick Jagger has child at 73 with 29-year-old girlfriend

According to a statement, both parents are "delighted" and "mother and baby are doing well."

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Forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad walk at a military complex, after they recaptured areas in southwestern Aleppo that rebels had seized last month, Syria | Reuters
Syria halts Aleppo attacks, Russia says

Russia this week suggested a deal was in the works for rebels to be allowed to withdraw from Aleppo to other opposition-held territory.

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At least 50,000 IS fighters killed in Iraq, Syria since 2014: US official

The coalition tally of civilians killed in the operations is 173 -though critics say the real figure is far higher.

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Coke targets "foodies" as more people move away from sodas

At the same time, Coca-Cola is trying to shore up its flagship brand in the U.S.

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U.S. President Barack Obama speaks at the Lao National Cultural Hall in Vientiane, Laos. | AP
Obama honors John Glenn: 'Our nation has lost an icon'

US President Barack Obama on Thursday paid tribute to legendary astronaut John Glenn.

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Big quake in Pacific prompts tsunami warnings in islands 

The center said "widespread hazardous tsunami waves are possible" within three hours of the quake.

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