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Cambodian court upholds sentences of Khmer Rouge chiefs

Cambodia's UN-backed court upheld life sentences for two top former Khmer Rouge leaders for crimes against humanity, a verdict welcomed by survivors of the brutal regime.

"Brother Number Two" Nuon Chea, 90, and ex-head of state Khieu Samphan, 85, were the first top leaders to be jailed in 2014, belonging …

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Colombia and FARC to sign peace deal 2.0

Colombia's government will sign a new peace accord with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) rebels, after a previous deal was rejected in a referendum last month.

President Juan Manuel Santos and FARC chief Rodrigo Londono are to sign the agreement in Bogota's Colon Theatre on Thursday at 11am …

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Hurricane Otto kills three people in Panama

At least three people in Panama have died and four are missing as Hurricane Otto churns toward eastern Central America, Panamanian President Juan Carlos said.

While the Caribbean is one of the few areas with warm enough water to support a hurricane this late in the season, a storm making …

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I can still run my business as President – Trump

The US President-elect Donald Trump has said he is not obliged to stop his business empire when he takes office on 20 January.

He plans to introduce a resolution next week calling on the president-elect to adopt blind trusts or take equivalent measures to ensure that he complies with the …

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Kashmir attack: India vows 'retribution' after soldier killings

Officials in Pakistan say at least nine people were killed when cross-border shelling from India hit a passenger bus in the disputed Kashmir region.

Eleven others were reportedly wounded.

India had earlier vowed to avenge the killing of three soldiers, one of whose bodies it said had been mutilated.

To …

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The life-saving mission of Tanzania's killer taxi bikes

Motorcycles used as taxis and known as boda bodas are time-savers for people who need to get somewhere in Tanzania's north-western city of Mwanza.

"We've designed [the Beacon] to be used in countries that don't have the resources to implement a robust EMS [Emergency Medical Services] system," says Michael McGee …

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US identifies ISIS suspect in Paris, Brussels attacks

The US government has identified a suspect, Abdelilah Himich, also known as Abu Sulayman al-Faransi, believed to have been involved in the planning of ISIS attacks that rocked the French capital a year ago and Brussels, Belgium, in March.

He is accused of creating a "European foreign terrorist fighter cell …

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White supremacist guilty of killing British MP

A British court has found a far-right activist guilty of killing British MP Jo Cox in the run-up to June's referendum on the country's membership of the EU. Thomas Mair shot and stabbed the Labour party politician in her constituency office in Birstall near the northern city of Leeds. It …

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Donald Trump picks Indian-American Nikki Haley as UN envoy

US President-elect Donald Trump on Wednesday chose South Carolina’s Indian-American Governor Nikki Haley as US ambassador to the United Nations.

Haley, 44, will be the first woman to join Trump’s administration.

She would replace Samantha Power as the next US Ambassador to the UN.

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🎬Martin Scorsese's Slience Official Trailer📹https://goo.gl/5L1yEc

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Martin Scorsese’s SILENCE tells the story of two Christian missionaries (Andrew Garfield and Adam Driver) who face the ultimate test of faith when they travel to Japan in search of their missing mentor (Liam Neeson) – at a …

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Bolivia schools close early as drought empties reservoirs

Three reservoirs which supply the largest city, La Paz, are almost dry, and water rationing is in effect until further notice.

The recently-created "water cabinet" in the country is planning to distribute water from 100 tankers in La Paz, where long queues for water have formed each day.

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Ellen lauded for gay rights influence as she receives highest US award

Celebrities including Tom Hanks, Robert De Niro and Michael Jordan were also among the 21 recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, bringing the total that Barack Obama has awarded to 114, more than any of his predecessors.

"It's easy to forget now, when we've come so far... just how …

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Facebook 'made China censorship tool'

The social network refused to confirm or deny the software's existence, but said in a statement it was "spending time understanding and learning more" about China.

Censorship concessions Since 2009, the only way to access Facebook in China has been via a virtual private network - software designed to "spoof" your …

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How will India destroy 20 billion banknotes?

To give some idea of the amount of the currency that represents - there were more than 90 billion banknotes in circulation in India last March.

Central bank officials believe shredding 20 billion banknotes will not be a huge challenge. In 2015-16 the Reserve Bank of India destroyed more than 16 …

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Indonesian president vows to fight 'radicalism'

Indonesian President Joko Widodo says he's determined to "prevent the growth of radicalism" after reports that Muslim conservatives are planning protests to destabilise his government.

Officials say there has been mounting alarm in the government since more than 100,000 people - led by a group called the Islamic Defenders Front …

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