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Duterte offers refugees a home in the Philippines

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has offered to take in the world's refugees at a time many western countries are closing their borders to those who are displaced.

Duterte told Al Jazeera that his decision to welcome refugees into the Philippines, a country of 100 million where poverty is widespread, is …

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How America decided, at the last moment, to elect Donald Trump

Some of the polls were wrong to a degree, yes, but there was also something at work in the final days of the election: People who decided late broke strongly for Donald Trump in the states that mattered, according to exit polls.

In fact, if you look at the four …

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Iraq: Mass grave holding 300 police found

ISIL fighters might be responsible for killing more than 300 Iraqi former police officers three weeks ago and burying them in a mass grave near the town of Hammam al-Alil, south of Mosul, according to Human Rights Watch (HRW).

HRW, the US-based rights watchdog, said on Thursday that some of …

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Mike Pence has his own email controversy in Indiana

For the past year and a half, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence has been mired in a legal dispute over government transparency as his lawyers fight to withhold the contents of an email that some say should be considered public record.

William Groth, a Democratic attorney who sued Pence last year …

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More than 240 refugees died in Mediterranean this week

More than 240 people have died in boats in the Mediterranean Sea this week, according to officials, as horrifying new testimony emerged from survivors of yet another tragedy off the coast of Libya.

The new death toll was based on information gathered by the UN's refugee agency (UNHCR) from 15 …

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S. Korean President may be questioned next week

President Park Geun-hye's lawyer has said prosecutors investigating a corruption scandal engulfing the leader, her aides and acquaintances can question her next week, according to reports. The scandal centres on Park's shadowy confidante Choi Soon-sil, who is accused of using her ties with the president to coerce local firms to …

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Teen hits back at ISIS by sculpting Nimrud's ruined artifacts

When footage emerged of ISIS destroying the ancient city of Nimrud outside Mosul, the world stood powerless in the face of a group of militants using sledgehammers and electric drills to obliterate centuries-old archaeological gems.

But 17-year-old Nenous Thabit rolled up his sleeves and began work on replicating the sculptures …

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Mayan 'nesting doll pyramid' discovered in Mexico

A third structure has been found within the famous Kukulkan pyramid in eastern Mexico, experts say.

The 10m (33t) tall pyramid was found within two other structures that comprise the 30m pyramid at the Mayan archaeological complex known as Chichen Itza in Yucatan state.

The discovery suggests that the pyramid …

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Hillary Clinton says she wanted to curl up after election loss

The Democratic candidate said in her first public appearance since her unexpected loss in last week's US general election, that she had never wanted to leave the house again.

"Now I will admit coming here tonight wasn't the easiest thing for me," she said as she was honoured by the …

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Report: US cities passing laws targeting the homeless

Cities across the US are enacting more bans on living in vehicles, camping in public and begging, despite federal efforts to discourage such laws amid a shortage of affordable housing, according to a new report.

Denver, which ordered about 150 homeless people living on pavements to clear out their belongings …

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Syria war: Aleppo pounded by air strikes for second day

Sources told Al Jazeera on Wednesday that at least 84 people had been killed and dozens wounded in and around Aleppo city over the past 48 hours, as air raids launched by Syrian jets rained down on rebel-held areas amid a new government offensive.

"So what we're seeing on the …

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India: Demonetisation takes its toll on the poor

Endless lines outside banks have become the norm in India, as millions of people queue to deposit or exchange the 500 and 1,000 rupee notes that since last week have become officially worthless.

"We don't have anything to eat in our house," Manjula Begum, a waste picker who lives …

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Israel 'using Indian tax money to oppress' Palestinians

A group of Indian activists has denounced Israel's "undemocratic and exclusionary regime of apartheid" towards Palestine, as India welcomed Israeli President Reuven Rivlin for a weeklong state visit.

"India's economic linkage with Israel, channels our public money through military deals to Israeli arms companies that transform these funds in to …

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