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Brexit: What we know

Brexit: What we know

LONDON: Britain is set to become the first European Union member to leave the bloc following a referendum last year in which a majority voted for Brexit.

Deadly truck attack sparks security debate in Germany

Deadly truck attack sparks security debate in Germany

BERLIN: Should Germany's popular Christmas markets be ringed with concrete, patrolled by armed soldiers and screened with surveillance cameras?

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Mexico probes deadly fireworks blast

Mexico probes deadly fireworks blast

TULTEPEC: Mexico worked on Wednesday (Dec 21) to identify charred bodies left by an explosion that killed at least 32 people at its biggest fireworks market, as authorities investigated what caused the multi-colored salvo of destruction.

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PM Theresa May raises possibility of Brexit transition deal

PM Theresa May raises possibility of Brexit transition deal

LONDON: Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday (Dec 20) said she was planning to negotiate both Brexit and Britain's future relationship with the EU by 2019 but a transition period may be required after that.

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France under 'high' terror threat: Hollande

France under 'high' terror threat: Hollande

PARIS: France is under a "high level of threat" from terror attack but already has a large-scale security operation in place, President Francois Hollande said on Tuesday (Dec 20), following the carnage at a Berlin Christmas market.

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UK post, rail workers walk out in Christmas strikes

UK post, rail workers walk out in Christmas strikes

LONDON: British postal workers began what could become the longest strike in the Post Office's 300-year history on Monday (Dec 19) as part of a wave of industrial action that is also threatening Christmas travel chaos.

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12 killed as truck ploughs into Berlin Christmas market

12 killed as truck ploughs into Berlin Christmas market

BERLIN: A truck ploughed into a busy Christmas market in central Berlin on Monday, killing at least 12 people and injuring 48 more in what police said was a possible terror attack.

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Electoral College convenes to confirm Trump's victory

Electoral College convenes to confirm Trump's victory

WASHINGTON: Members of America's Electoral College convened across the country on Monday (Dec 19) to formally anoint Donald Trump as president, with opponents clinging to slim hopes of a revolt that could deny him power.

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Japan culling 210,000 birds amid spreading avian flu

Japan culling 210,000 birds amid spreading avian flu

Tokyo - Japan has begun slaughtering about 210,000 farm birds in northern Hokkaido to contain another outbreak of a highly contagious strain of avian flu, an official said on Sunday.

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350 people leave rebel-held Aleppo despite halted evacuations

350 people leave rebel-held Aleppo despite halted evacuations

ALEPPO, Syria: Some 350 people were able to leave a rebel-held pocket of east Aleppo on Sunday (Dec 18), a medical official said, despite the official postponement of evacuations of civilians and fighters from the devastated Syrian city.

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13 killed in Indonesian air force plane crash

13 killed in Indonesian air force plane crash

JAKARTA: Thirteen people have died after an Indonesian military transport plane crashed in the east of the country on Sunday, officials said, marking yet another air accident for the armed forces.

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Russia calls for Syria ceasefire as rebel Aleppo evacuated

Russia calls for Syria ceasefire as rebel Aleppo evacuated

ALEPPO: Russia announced Friday (Dec 16) it was negotiating with the Syrian opposition and seeking a nationwide ceasefire, as the evacuation of civilians and fighters from the last rebel-held parts of Aleppo entered a second day.

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Syria's Assad, Russia and Iran have blood on their hands: Obama

Syria's Assad, Russia and Iran have blood on their hands: Obama

WASHINGTON: President Barack Obama declared on Friday that Bashar al-Assad's Syrian regime, Iran and Russia are responsible for the carnage in Aleppo and argued there was nothing Washington could have done to stop the war, short of a military takeover of Syria.

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Indian scientists name new spider after Harry Potter hat

Indian scientists name new spider after Harry Potter hat

MUMBAI: Indian scientists have discovered a new species of spider that looks "uncannily" like the sorting hat in Harry Potter and have named it after its owner Godric Gryffindor, they said Thursday.

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Obama allows Iran sanctions renewal without signing bill

Obama allows Iran sanctions renewal without signing bill

WASHINGTON: President Barack Obama allowed US sanctions against Iran to be renewed on Thursday (Dec 15), but in a surprise move declined to actually sign the legislation that brings the sanctions into force.

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Russian security foils IS attacks in Moscow

Russian security foils IS attacks in Moscow

MOSCOW: Russia's federal security service said on Thursday (Dec 15) it had thwarted a series of attacks by Islamic State militants in Moscow and the southern city of Samara, detaining six people.

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