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Hungarians in mourning after horror coach crash

Hungarians in mourning after horror coach crash

BUDAPEST: Hungary was on Sunday (Jan 22) mourning 16 people killed when a coach carrying teenagers home from a skiing trip crashed in Italy.

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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Woman has baby in UK from ovary frozen in childhood

Woman has baby in UK from ovary frozen in childhood

LONDON: A woman in London has become the first to give birth after having her fertility restored using ovarian tissue frozen before the onset of puberty, doctors said Wednesday.

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Non-OPEC supply to rise but end of glut in sight: OPEC

Non-OPEC supply to rise but end of glut in sight: OPEC

PARIS: OPEC said on Wednesday (Dec 14) it expects some non-cartel producers to ramp up production next year, encouraged by oil prices which OPEC has fought to drive higher with a recent output cut deal.

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Trump meets with tech execs, including his critics

Trump meets with tech execs, including his critics

NEW YORK: Donald Trump held talks Wednesday (Dec 14) with some of America's most powerful tech executives in a bid to mend fences with a largely pro-Hillary Clinton Silicon Valley, promote job creation and facilitate trade.

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