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South Korean President Park Geun-hye makes a live televised address in Seoul ,South Korea, Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016. | AP
Protests in S. Korea call for President Park's resignation

The three opposition parties filed an impeachment motion on Saturday, to be voted on by Parliament on December 9.

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This photo taken from video provided by @Oaklandfirelive shows the scene of a fire in Oakland. (AP)
Fire tears through Oakland dance party, killing at least 9 

Firefighters struggled to get to bodies in the rubble Saturday after a fire tore through a converted Oakland warehouse.

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US President elect Donald Trump. (File photo | AP)
A Donald Trump museum? Atlantic City historians consider it

A group of historians in Atlantic City wants to open a museum dedicated to President-elect Donald Trump.

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People fleeing rebel-held eastern neighborhoods of Aleppo into the Sheikh Maqsoud area that is controlled by Kurdish fighters. (Photo | AP)
Syria army retakes over half of rebel east Aleppo

Syria's army advanced deeper into east Aleppo where it controlled more than half of the former rebel stronghold.

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Norbert Hofer, presidential candidate of Austria's right-wing Freedom Party. (Photo | AFP)
Ugly Austrian 'election of hate' draws to a close

Austria's long and ugly presidential campaign drew to a close with the far-right aiming to emulate Donald Trump and Brexit campaigners.

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Afghan Taliban hang university student in public

Taliban militants publicly hanged a university student after accusing him of killing a senior intelligence officer.

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Sri Lankan foundation joins International Society of Nephrology to tackle kidney disease world-wide

Sanjeev Gardiner, who heads the Gardiner Foundation in Sri Lanka, has tied up with Brussels-based ISN, to tackle the scourge of Chronic Kidney Disease worldwide. 

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China coal mine blasts kill 59: Report

Chinese state media say a coal mine explosion in a northern region has trapped 36 people, killing 17 of them.

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Germany sees slight drop in crimes against refugee homes

Federal German police say crimes committed against asylum-seeker homes are so far down slightly in 2016, with 877 reported incidents over the first 11 months of the year.

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Iran condemns US senate vote to extend sanctions

Iran's foreign minister condemned the US Senate's extension of a piece of anti-Iran legislation

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IS attack breaches militiamen's defenses in northern Iraq

A statement said its fighters seized from the militiamen nine all-terrain vehicles fitted with machineguns, two Humvees, weapons and munitions.

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This undated photo courtesy of Ahmad al-Khatib, a media activist in Aleppo, shows Syrian social worker Anas al-Basha, 24, dressed as a clown, while posing for a photograph in Aleppo, Syria | AP
Syria's Aleppo loses clown who warmed war-torn hearts

Anas al-Basha was a center director at Space for Hope, one of many unheralded local initiatives operating against the odds to provide civil society services to Syria's war-torn opposition areas.

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13 feared dead after Indonesian police plane loses contact

National Search and Rescue Agency chief Henry Bambang Soelistyo said rescuers were searching seas between Mensanak and Sebangka islands.

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Shopkeepers carry a portrait of Thailand 's new King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun, Friday, Dec. 2, 2016, in Bangkok, Thailand | AP
Thai activist arrested for Facebook 'share' about new king

Critics of the law, which carries a penalty of three to 15 years in prison, say it is used to silence political dissidents.

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The headquarters of German chip equipment maker Aixtron SE is pictured through a security fence in Herzogenrath near the western German city of Aachen | Reuters
US moves to block Chinese purchase of German tech firm Aixtron

The Treasury statement Friday said the CFIUS panel was not opposed to foreign investment and was only focused on national security issues.

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Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi speaks during a media availability | AP
China dismisses Trump-Taiwan call as 'small trick by Taiwan'

However, US continues to maintain low-key contacts with Taiwan including supplying military hardware to it.

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Fed-up relatives of MH370 victims head to Madagascar

The Boeing 777 jet was carrying 239 passengers and crew when it disappeared en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing on March 8, 2014.

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Protesters march toward presidential house after a rally calling for South Korean President Park Geun-hye to step down in Seoul, South Korea. | AP
Mass protest demands ouster, arrest of South Korea president

The 64-year-old stands accused of colluding with an old friend who has been formally indicted for attempted fraud and abuse of power.

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Hollande vows to fight for weakest until he steps down

The socialist president also hit out at the policies of the conservative candidate who is now favourite to succeed him in May.

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Saudi-led coalition supporting Yemen's government against Iran-backed rebels declared a 48-hour ceasefire to begin in Yemen today.(File |AP)
Death toll from last month's IS bombing in Iraq rises to 92

The officials attributed the rise in the death toll to the completion of the identification of bodies burnt beyond recognition.

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Buildings get damaged after airstrikes hit the Al-Shaar neighborhood of Aleppo, Syria. (File photo | AP)
Syria army seizes new rebel district in Aleppo: Monitor

More than 300 civilians have been killed in east Aleppo since the government resumed its offensive to oust the rebels on November 15.

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