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China congratulates US president-elect Joe Biden, says 'we respect choice of American people'
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China congratulates US president-elect Joe Biden, says 'we respect choice of American people'

Political analysts suggest the change from Trump to Biden might increase pressure on Beijing if Washington forms a coalition with other developed countries to push for policy changes

Antarctic Peninsula hottest in three decades; rapid rate of ocean warming may be to blame, says study
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Antarctic Peninsula hottest in three decades; rapid rate of ocean warming may be to blame, says study

Between January and August, temperatures reached between 2 and 3 degrees Celsius on the peninsula, according to researchers at the Chilean Air Force's Frei Base

Toll in Myanmar jade mine landslide rises to 162; rescue teams say many feared missing in Hpakant
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Toll in Myanmar jade mine landslide rises to 162; rescue teams say many feared missing in Hpakant

Social activists in Myanmar have complained that the profitability of jade mining has led businesses and government to neglect enforcement of already very weak regulations in the jade mining industry.

West Asia's longest-ruling monarch, Sultan Qaboos bin Said of Oman dies at 79; royal court declares three-day mourning
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West Asia's longest-ruling monarch, Sultan Qaboos bin Said of Oman dies at 79; royal court declares three-day mourning

Oman’s Sultan Qaboos bin Said, West Asia's longest-ruling monarch who seized power in a 1970 palace coup and pulled his Arabian sultanate into modernity while carefully balancing diplomatic ties between adversaries Iran and the US, has died. He was 79

After corruption allegations, Donald Trump says G7 Summit won't be held at his Florida golf resorts
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After corruption allegations, Donald Trump says G7 Summit won't be held at his Florida golf resorts

US President Donald Trump said on Saturday the next G7 summit will not be at one of his own Florida golf clubs, reversing a decision that had sparked corruption accusations.

Japan: Fire at Kyoto animation studio kills at least 24 people, injures several other; police suspects arson
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Japan: Fire at Kyoto animation studio kills at least 24 people, injures several other; police suspects arson

Footage of the blaze showed thick white smoke pouring from the windows of the three-storey studio building in Japan. Its facade was charred black on much of one side where the flames had shot out of the windows.

Iran military claims to have shot down US spy drone as tensions escalate over Tehran's 'collapsing' nuclear deal
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Iran military claims to have shot down US spy drone as tensions escalate over Tehran's 'collapsing' nuclear deal

Iran recently has quadrupled its production of low-enriched uranium and threatened to boost its enrichment closer to weapons-grade levels, trying to pressure Europe for new terms to the 2015 deal.

Brazilian presidential election goes to a second round as Far-Right candidate Jair Bolsonaro narrowly misses an outright win
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Brazilian presidential election goes to a second round as Far-Right candidate Jair Bolsonaro narrowly misses an outright win

Jair Bolsonaro, whose last-minute surge almost gave him an electoral stunner, had 46 percent compared to 29 percent for former Sao Paulo Mayor Fernando Haddad, according to figures from Brazil's Superior Electoral Tribunal with 99.9 percent of the vote counted. He needed over 50 percent support to win outright.

Blast at Indian restaurant in Canada's Ontario injures 15: Sushma Swaraj says she's in touch with Consul General in Toronto
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Blast at Indian restaurant in Canada's Ontario injures 15: Sushma Swaraj says she's in touch with Consul General in Toronto

An explosion was reported at an Indian restaurant in Canada's Ontario on Friday. According to initial reports, 15 were injured in the blast and three of them are critical.

Meghan Markle, Prince Harry royal wedding: Media coverage is all about baby predictions and sex life analysis
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Meghan Markle, Prince Harry royal wedding: Media coverage is all about baby predictions and sex life analysis

Before the royal wedding, international media has delivered with bad puns, over the top headlines and crazy reports.

International Women's Day: Instead of #MeToo, daughters should be taught #HowTo in 21st Century India
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International Women's Day: Instead of #MeToo, daughters should be taught #HowTo in 21st Century India

International Women's Day: If my daughter is one among three Indian women who is hit by her husband, I will tell her to think twice before getting a divorce. Where will she go?

International Women's Day 2018: Narendra Modi's address in Jhunjhunu to be telecast live in all Rajasthan schools
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International Women's Day 2018: Narendra Modi's address in Jhunjhunu to be telecast live in all Rajasthan schools

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's speech on International Women's Day on Thursday will have to be telecast live across all schools in Rajasthan, a state government decree has said.

Maldives crisis: Ex-president Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, SC fight back using social media
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Maldives crisis: Ex-president Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, SC fight back using social media

As security forces surrounded his home shortly after a state of Emergency had been declared in the Maldives, 80-year-old ex-president Maumoon Abdul Gayoom deftly hit social media to tell the world of his impending arrest.

Maldives crisis updates: Experts rule out 'Operation Cactus'-like Indian intervention amid country's political crisis
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Maldives crisis updates: Experts rule out 'Operation Cactus'-like Indian intervention amid country's political crisis

Maldives President Abdulla Yameen declared a 15-day state of emergency in the honeymoon islands, before heavily armed troops stormed the country's top court and a former president was arrested in a deepening political crisis.

Iran threatens to cross Pakistan border to hit terrorist safe havens if attacks continue
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Iran threatens to cross Pakistan border to hit terrorist safe havens if attacks continue

Iran on Monday warned Pakistan that it would hit terrorist safe havens inside that country if the government does not confront militants who carry out cross-border attacks.

#LastMessage: Residents of Syria's Aleppo share tormented goodbyes online
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#LastMessage: Residents of Syria's Aleppo share tormented goodbyes online

Then residents under relentless bombardment in the few remaining blocks under rebel control in Aleppo began posting emotional goodbyes on social media and in widely circulated messages.

Hillary Clinton, Michelle Obama, Condoleezza Rice: Can the US still hope for a woman President?
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Hillary Clinton, Michelle Obama, Condoleezza Rice: Can the US still hope for a woman President?

Donald Trump may be the US President-elect, but that doesn't mean we should give up hope that a new woman leader might emerge.

Syrian army retakes over half of rebel east Aleppo
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Syrian army retakes over half of rebel east Aleppo

Syria's army advanced overnight deeper into east Aleppo where it now controls more than half of the former rebel stronghold after a fierce assault that has sparked an international outcry.

Controversial report in The Dawn, Imran Khan and unruly Pakistan Army: PM Nawaz Sharif is in a real pickle
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Controversial report in The Dawn, Imran Khan and unruly Pakistan Army: PM Nawaz Sharif is in a real pickle

In an effort to buy peace with the Pakistany army, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has ordered Parvaiz Rasheed, his Information and Broadcasting Minister and a confidante, to step down temporarily.