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Russia, Syria preparing rebels' evacuation from Aleppo: Ministry

Russia's defence ministry said Thursday it was preparing the evacuation of the remaining rebels in eastern Aleppo with Syrian authorities.

15 Dec 2016

a Chinese man lights up outside a restaurant with stone mythical creatures statues in Beijing | AP
Smokers chased in Beijing as China considers national law

A group of anti-smoking volunteers in blue vests marched through an office building on a recent morning in China's capital, trailed by two police officers and the building's management.

15 Dec 2016

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Syria rebels announce new evacuation deal for Aleppo

However a source close to Syria's government denied the development, and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said hostilities were ongoing after an earlier agreement collapsed.

15 Dec 2016

The lights of the Eiffel Tower are exceptionally switched off in Paris, on December 14, 2016, in support of the Syrian city of Aleppo | AFP
Eiffel Tower blacks out for shattered citizens of Aleppo

The lights of the Eiffel Tower in Paris were switched off on Wednesday to show support for the people of the shattered Syrian city of Aleppo.

15 Dec 2016

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Yahoo hack serves as reminder to change passwords

The more complicated and lengthy a password is, the harder it will be for hackers to guess.

15 Dec 2016

The conjoined twins Eva and Erika Sandoval say goodbye to their family before being taken to the operating room for separation | AP
Separated conjoined twins meet for the first time since surgery

The conjoined California twins that were separated last week following a 17-hour marathon surgery have been reunited for the first time since the operation.

15 Dec 2016

A file photo of Russian president Vladimir Putin | AP
Putin himself involved in US election hack: Report

The intelligence officials told NBC that Putin's goals in the alleged hacking began as revenge against Clinton.

15 Dec 2016

Nintendo Creative Fellow Shigeru Miyamoto stands next to the Super Mario character during an Apple media event in San Francisco, California, U.S. September 7, 2016. REUTERS
Nintendo in mobile games push with paid Super Mario launch on iPhones

Nintendo Co will make a big push into mobile gaming with the launch of the popular Super Mario Bros franchise on the iPhone.

15 Dec 2016

Canary Wharf and the city are seen at sunset in London, December 14, 2016. REUTERS
UK lawmakers want early talks on Brexit plans for banks

Prime Minister Theresa May has said she will begin formal "Article 50" divorce negotiations with the EU by the end of March.

15 Dec 2016

In this photo taken Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016, an Uber driverless car waits in traffic during a test drive in San Francisco. Uber is bringing a small number of self-driving cars in San Francisco. | AP
California to Uber: Stop self-driving car rides 

California regulators ordered Uber to stop its newly launched self-driving car service in San Francisco until it gets a state permit.

15 Dec 2016

Rex Tillerson, chairman and CEO of ExxonMobil, testifies about the company's acquisition of XTO Energy before the House Energy and Environment Subcommittee on Capitol Hill in Washington. | Reuters
Tillerson to hand over reins to Exxon's president Woods

Tillerson, 64, will retire at the end of the year and Woods, 51, will take over effective Jan. 1, Exxon, the world's largest publicly traded oil company

15 Dec 2016

Yahoo Mail logo is displayed on a smartphone's screen in front of code in this illustration picture, October 6, 2016. REUTERS
Yahoo says one billion accounts exposed in newly discovered security breach

Yahoo said it believed the incident disclosed on Wednesday was likely distinct from the one it reported in September.

15 Dec 2016

Germany moves to deport Afghan asylum seekers, group says

Hundreds of protesters chanted slogans at the airport's departure terminal asking to have deportations to Afghanistan halted.

15 Dec 2016

Fed up 0.25 percent

The move is expected to impact millions of Americans, including home buyers, savers and investors.

15 Dec 2016

This photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, shows Syrian troops and pro-government gunmen marching walk inside the destroyed Grand Umayyad mosque in the old city of Aleppo, Syria. |AP
Syria rebels say Aleppo evacuation deal back on 

Syrian rebels say a cease-fire deal for the evacuation of fighters and civilians from eastern Aleppo is back on, hours after it collapsed.

15 Dec 2016

Italy's banking problems can be solved, EU will help: Juncker

Italy's banking problems can be solved and the EU will do everything to help, European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker dismissing fears of something akin to the euro crisis.

15 Dec 2016

Putin, Abe to take fresh stab at WWII island row

Abe would like to seal a deal as soon as possible as Japanese former residents are ageing and dwindling in number.

15 Dec 2016

Turkey, Russia, Iran to meet on Syria war: minister

While Russia and Iran back Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's forces in the war, Turkey supports the opposition seeking to unseat him.

15 Dec 2016

Nobel-winning economist Thomas Schelling dies at 95

Schelling was awarded the Nobel Prize in economics in 2005 along with Robert Aumann.

15 Dec 2016

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Homeless man dies in Serbia after kids set him on fire

Three 12-year-old boys in Serbia set a homeless man on fire, and he died from his burns several hours later.

15 Dec 2016

Photo from the twitter account of Venezuela's foreign minister Delcy Rodriguez (right).
Venezuela gate-crashes meeting with regional powers

The country's foreign minister pushed through a crowd of riot police and tweeted a picture of herself inside the conference room.

15 Dec 2016

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