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  • Colombia govt, rebels ink new deal

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  • Schulz to return to German politics

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  • Suicide bomb kills 100 in Iraq / Scores of Iran pilgrims among attack victims

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  • Court upholds life sentences for 2 Khmer Rouge leaders

  • Trump names Haley as envoy to U.N.

  • Trump claims ‘open mind’ on Paris deal

  • Power vacuum opens in Seoul as Park fights for her survival

  • De Niro among Obama’s good fellas and females

  • Russia defies EU sanctions

  • British warship arrives in Israel

  • Fillon bites back, says ‘I am no medieval reactionary’

  • Philippine general: U.S. agrees to scale back military drills

  • Ex-CIA boss hints at serving Trump

  • Pope extends to all priests power to forgive abortions

  • Queen could host Trump in months

  • Trump remains elusive on Cabinet

  • 6 children killed in bus crash

  • ISIL’s Mosul supply route on verge of being severed

  • Seoul ‘would accept’ bigger defense burden

  • Duterte to ban fishing in Scarborough Shoal

  • New device sparks hope for paralysis cure

  • Phone dirt reveals data

  • Mattis leading candidate for Trump’s defense secretary

  • Obama says goodbye to world stage after 8 years

  • Merkel to seek 4th term next year

  • ROK lawmakers move to impeach Park

  • Sarkozy defeated in conservative primary

  • Reeling from hurricane, Haiti awaits outcome of election

  • Record sale for a rare Tintin drawing in Paris auction

  • Egypt jails journalists’ union chief for 2 years

  • Merkel to increase spending in election year

  • Xi calls for ‘smooth transition’ in U.S. relations

  • Kin gather at Marcos’ tomb amid protests

  • ‘Hamilton’ cast’s plea to VP-elect ignites debate

  • Prosecutors consider Park as ‘accomplice’

  • Trump holds talks with old foe Romney

  • Hospitals in Aleppo ‘out of action’

  • At least 90 killed as Indian train derails

  • Dalai Lama visits Mongolia over China’s objections

  • Women’s cancer deaths predicted to soar

  • White coat hypertension may point to heart problem

  • Study: Anesthesia risks in early childhood minimal

  • Watch your self! India tops ranking for selfie deaths

  • Trump picks loyalists for top security, law enforcement jobs

  • Petraeus eyed for defense chief

  • NATO ‘absolutely confident’ Trump committed to alliance

  • UN climate talks end with pleas for Trump to join fight

  • Granddaughter of Trump sings ‘PPAP’

  • NYT subscriptions up despite Trump’s claim

  • Oxford Dictionaries names ‘post-truth’ word of the year

  • Vietnam ‘expanding’ S. China Sea runway

  • Trump ‘offers ex-general Flynn national security adviser job’

  • Park’s lawyer seeks more time from prosecutors

  • U.N. arms embargo sought on S. Sudan

  • IAEA chides Iran for failing to keep N-deal commitments

  • Obama urges Trump to stand up to Russia

  • Duterte threatens to leave ICC

  • Clinton: Fight for our values

  • Dozens killed in strikes on eastern Aleppo

  • Obama urges world to resist isolationism

  • Kerry: U.S. climate goals won’t be reversed

  • U.S. cancels energy leases in sacred Montana area

  • DAPL decision unlikely until 2017

  • Dylan won’t attend Nobel gala

  • Extensive cultural damage in Iraq’s historic Nimrud

  • Hollande ex-minister Macron launches bid for presidency

  • Team denies disorganization

  • Police pursue blasphemy case against Jakarta head

  • Hollande, Ban urge Trump to respect climate deal

  • DPRK ‘does not care’ who is U.S. president

  • Assad ready to work with Trump

  • Russia restarts airstrikes in Syria

  • Trump turns to Wall Street

  • ISIL executes 21 civilians in Mosul

  • Yemen ceasefire ‘agreed’

  • Hardliner says wall, Muslim registry plans ongoing

  • Luxury N.Y. apartments stripped of Trump name

  • Dakota pipeline protests escalate as firms step in

  • Thailand confirms 33 new Zika cases

  • Park’s lawyer requests prosecutors to delay deadline

  • Global temperatures head for new record

  • H.K. court sides with Beijing over lawmakers

  • 100s evacuated from N.Z. quake-hit areas

  • British PM May: It’s time to respond to transformed world

  • New EU defense plan aims for ‘strategic autonomy’

  • Giuliani tipped for secretary of state

  • FBI: Muslim hate crimes up 67%

  • U.S. may have committed war crimes, Hague court says

  • Gambia to quit ICC in 2017

  • Putin, Trump speak by phone, agree to work to improve ties

  • Obama says Trump is ‘pragmatic’

  • Human antibody gives hope for Zika treatment

  • Zebrafish offers clues for spinal repair

  • Does Shanghai lack long-term climate plan?

  • S. Korea’s Park to be quizzed as early as today

  • Trump’s new chief of staff a man with many friends

  • Xi, Trump agree to meet

  • Bulgaria premier quits over new pro-Russia president

  • France marks 1 year since Paris terrorist attacks

  • Colombia signs new peace deal

  • Trump names GOP head as chief of staff

  • 2 dead after M7.8 quake hits N.Z.

  • ‘2-3 million’ to be deported

  • Trump assigns Pence transition team head

  • Obamacare portions to be ‘kept’

  • Germany says time to support Africa

  • Trump begins laying transition groundwork

  • Hundreds of thousands rally in Seoul to demand Park’s ouster

  • After off the mark polls, some question value of ‘big data’

  • Analysis / Trump could easily erase Obama’s legacy

  • Xi vows zero tolerance for separatist movements

  • Protocol on press access bucked

  • Park’s approval rating remains at all-time low

  • Fresh protests erupt in U.S. cities; Trump blames media

  • Taliban car bomb strikes German consulate; 4 killed

  • Trump meets with Obama, discusses transfer of power

  • Hollywood in mourning over Trump victory

  • U.N. says food rations are out in east Aleppo

  • Singer-Songwriter and poet Leonard Cohen dead at age 82

  • Populist pandering no way to lead U.S.

  • Senate leader dashes hopes for TPP vote before year-end

  • Angry anti-Trump protesters march in cities across U.S.

  • Lab pig Ebola scare unfolds in Canada

  • An unexpected thrill ride on TV

  • Trump win elicits fears, some cheers around globe

  • Prince Harry condemns media ‘harassment’ of new girlfriend

  • Some look to Canada, N.Z. after Trump’s rise

  • Embattled Park to skip APEC meeting

  • H.K. lawyers march against China’s ‘interference’

  • GOP maintains control of Congress

  • Trump triumphs over Clinton / Real estate mogul wins key swing states in stunning run to White House

  • Donald Trump elected president

  • Trump takes Florida, Ohio, N.C. in battle for White House

  • Winner must help heal U.S. politics

  • Astronaut votes while he ‘floats’

  • Janet Reno, 1st female U.S. attorney general, dies

  • Samsung offices raided by prosecutors as Park scandal deepens

  • U.N. talks aim for action on COP22 pledges

  • Medics talk of ‘Humvees loaded with bodies’

  • Militia edges forward in Raqqa assault

  • Mass ISIL grave found near Mosul

  • Israel rejects French invite to Middle East peace conference

  • In defeat, Park to let parliament pick PM

  • Nature in Short / Flowering gentians catch your eye in late autumn

  • Heading affects memory

  • Mutant mosquitoes to breed out diseases

  • Humanity killing off wildlife, marine life

  • U.S. turnout surges among minorities

  • Trump, Clinton court voters in swing states

  • Melania worked ‘without proper visa’

  • Security scare for Trump in final days

  • U.S. warning of Al-Qaida election threat

  • Clinton sent daughter material later classified

  • Clinton, Trump clash in final campaign stretch

  • Fending off Trump, Clinton tries to secure ‘blue wall’

  • Trump, Clinton in close final week battle

  • Trump sticks to attacking Clinton

  • Trump seeks boost from Clinton’s email probe

  • Poll: Clinton extends lead

  • Trump touts urban policy and his new hotel

  • Trump’s Hollywood star smashed

  • Half of all Republicans would reject poll result

  • Youngsters prefer ‘giant meteor’

  • Analysis / Trump stays on scorched earth strategy

  • Trump says he may not accept election result

  • N.C. GOP office torched, graffiti threat sprayed nearby

  • Trump ramps up rigged election claim

  • Trump campaign rocked by new sexual allegations

  • Obama: ‘Democracy itself’ at stake in poll

  • Michelle Obama excoriates Trump over sexual assault

  • Trump campaign hit by new allegations of sexual assault

  • House Speaker Ryan dumps Trump

  • Forgiveness, praise focus of Pence’s resurfacing

  • 2nd debate marked by personal insults

  • More Republicans condemn Trump

  • Ryan ‘sickened’ by comments

  • Trump caught making lewd remarks about women

  • Clinton edges out in front of Trump in national poll

  • Twitter, ‘lies’ and videotape: Trump shames beauty queen

  • Clinton hits Trump over Cuba embargo ‘violation’

  • 1st Trump-Clinton showdown draws record ratings for debate

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  • Analysis / Trump struggles to be ‘change’ candidate in 1st TV debate

  • Asia viewers see Clinton as winner

  • Trump plagued by sniffles during debate

  • Trump vows to accept ‘undivided’ Jerusalem

  • Clinton, Trump neck and neck heading into 1st showdown

  • Cruz endorses Trump, whom he called ‘utterly amoral’

  • Clinton leads Trump by 4 points

  • Politics takes center stage at Emmys

  • Clinton condemns triple ‘apparent terrorist attacks’

  • Clinton, Trump trade barbs over health amid tighter race

  • Powell criticizes candidates in slew of hacked emails

  • Clinton, Trump seek to prove fitness

  • Rio 2016 / U.S. swimmers were not robbed, Brazil police say

  • TV camera falls on Rio Games visitors in latest mishap

  • Putin slams discrimination at send-off ceremony

  • High alert for Olympics

  • Olympic torch lit by Rousseff

  • 100 days to Rio Olympics, many challenges remain

  • 6 months to Rio Games, troubles mount for Brazil

 

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