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  • Twin Istanbul blasts leave 38 dead

  • Dylan sends message of thanks for Nobel Prize

  • English sworn in as N.Z. prime minister

  • Social Democrats win Romania elections

  • Tsang expected to run for top H.K. job

  • Bomb kills 25 at Cairo Coptic cathedral

  • Trump questions ‘one China’ policy

  • Conservatives hold slim lead over leftists in Macedonia

  • 2 ex-senior Park officials charged

  • Many doctors use wrong food allergy test

  • Menopause tied to decline in women’s lung function

  • Obama orders full review of 2016 election cyber-attacks

  • Trump to name Goldman exec to key economic post

  • Plant-based diets good for anyone, if well balanced

  • Suicide attackers kill 30 at Nigeria market

  • Gambia’s longtime ruler refuses to bow out, demands fresh polls

  • Santos accepts Nobel for peace deal, urges shift in drug war

  • Dutch firebrand found guilty of discrimination against Moroccans

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  • Laureates to receive Nobels, except Bob Dylan

  • Separate blasts in Egypt kill 7 people

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  • Le Pen: No schooling for illegal migrants

  • N. Korea ‘can mate warheads to missiles,’ U.S. official says

  • John Glenn, 1st American to orbit Earth, dies at 95

  • Trump picks fast-food exec for labor secretary

  • U.S. official: 50,000 ISIL militants killed in 2 years

  • South Korean President Park is impeached in stunning fall

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  • S. Korea lawmakers set up impeachment vote

  • Giraffes, rarer than elephants, put on extinction watch list

  • Pakistan plane crash kills all 47 aboard

  • Parliament backs May’s schedule for Brexit

  • Italian president accepts Renzi’s offer to resign

  • Trump’s choice for top China diplomat has long ties to Xi

  • Time names Trump Person of the Year

  • Trump selects climate-change denier for EPA

  • DiCaprio meets Trump on green jobs to boost economy

  • N.Y. wants $35 mil. to protect Trump; Congress offers $7 mil.

  • Non-interventionist military policy proclaimed by Trump

  • Pearl Harbor attack victims remembered

  • Fallout from S. Korea scandal could reach as far as U.N. chief Ban

  • Pipeline opponents to ride out snowstorm in casino

  • Trump Taiwan call ‘calculated’

  • Merkel sets out 4th term vision

  • Trump lets fly on plans for new Air Force One

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  • EU tells U.K. to ‘keep calm and negotiate’ until Oct. 2018

  • Syrian troops take Old City of Aleppo

  • 12 more prisoners released in Gambia

  • Frantic rescue after deadly Indonesia quake

  • South Korea corporate chiefs questioned over Park scandal

  • U.S. drug bill clears Senate

  • Contenders emerge for N.Z. leadership

  • Valls quits govt, launches bid to become French president

  • China urges U.S. to block Tsai’s transit

  • Top U.K. court hears challenge to Brexit plans

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  • Park ‘to calmly accept impeachment outcome’

  • ISIL on brink of losing Sirte

  • Russia, China veto U.N. truce for Aleppo

  • Carson heeds Trump’s call to fill housing role

  • Original pyramid may lie within Chichen Itza

  • Scientists aim for first U.S. aquatic species map

  • Male monkeys go to war to maintain status

  • Renzi loss energizes Italy’s populists

  • Moderates celebrate poll results in Austria

  • Thousands pray for late Thai king as nation adjusts to life without him

  • Trump complains about China policy

  • N.Z. premier announces resignation

  • Fidel interred in rock

  • Citing differences, R.P. vice president quits Cabinet

  • U.S. Army to re-route N.D. oil pipeline

  • Italy’s Premier says he’s resigning after defeat of reforms referendum

  • Toll in California loft fire rises to 33

  • Austrians reject far right in presidential election

  • Renzi vows to resign after Italians defeat referendum

  • 1st Thai held for royal insult under new king

  • Ex-Chelsea player ‘paid to keep abuse quiet’

  • Chelsea apologizes to victim

  • Cuba will ban naming of monuments after Fidel

  • Carter: U.S. must stay in Iraq after ISIL defeated

  • Uzbekistan votes to elect 2nd ever president

  • Stein: Penn. recount bid will head to federal court

  • Beijing protests over Trump Taiwan call

  • Austrian far-right on cusp of power in poll

  • Calif. fire kills 9 at dance party; dozens missing

  • Rain, sorrow for final goodbye

  • Europe holds its breath as Italy votes in key referendum

  • Study: Swimming, dance, racket sports delay death

  • Trump speaks with Taiwan’s Tsai, risking China tensions

  • Beijing: Call a ploy by Taipei

  • Suu Kyi says intl attention fueling divisions in north

  • Gambians celebrate defeat of “billion year” leader

  • Renzi makes final appeal to Italians

  • Bill to impeach Park filed in ROK

  • Indonesia ‘blasphemy’ protest grows

  • Charlie Hebdo mocks Merkel in 1st German edition

  • Bolivia suspends airline after Colombia crash

  • Trump to name Mattis for Pentagon

  • Park foes eye Dec. 9 impeachment vote

  • Trump kicks off ‘thank you’ tour in U.S. heartland

  • Yoga philosophy joins UNESCO list

  • Hollande won’t stand for 2nd term as French president

  • Thai crown prince ascends to throne

  • 30,000 flee east Aleppo; Russia proposes ‘humanitarian corridors’

  • Trump vows to step back from business, focus on White House

  • FBI to gain expanded hacking powers

  • CIA chief: Trump killing Iran deal would be folly

  • House Democrats reelect Pelosi as head amid discord

  • U.S. military vets to form human shield at N.D. protests

  • Colombia’s congress ratifies peace deal with FARC rebels

  • Cubans cheer Castro’s ashes on final journey

  • China warns against ‘pomp’ for bigwigs

  • Norwegian keeps chess crown

  • India’s Supreme Court orders cinemas to play national anthem

  • Thai crown prince returns home to be King Rama X

  • U.N. imposes new sanctions on N. Korea to slash export revenue

  • ROK’s ruling party proposes Park quit in April

  • Opposition rejects Park’s offer to quit, pushes impeachment

  • Beijing stays calm despite Taiwan S. China Sea drills

  • China tells Taiwan: Stay out of H.K. issue

  • Trump picks loyalists, D.C. vets for cabinet posts

  • Pro-Syria forces surge in Aleppo

  • N. Korea sanctions must be ‘clear,’ China says

  • U.N. warns Myanmar on Rohingya situation

  • ‘Lip service’ rued in failed Ukraine peace talks

  • Giant arch to seal Chernobyl ‘for century’

  • May calls Trump after ‘snubs’ to discuss security

  • Cuba’s allies pay tribute to Castro in Havana

  • Violence erupts in Brazil over austerity

  • Cubans come out in Havana en masse to mourn Castro

  • Legal clouds gather over Brexit

  • New foreign minister hints at shift in Denmark

  • Ireland to get 1st papal visit in 40 years

  • Syrian girl’s harrowing tweets resonate online

  • Trudeau’s schedule ‘does not permit’ Castro funeral

  • Fewer North Korean workers entering China border

  • Trump, GOP members set to collide on Cuba

  • South Korea leader offers conditional resignation

  • ROK’s textbook drafts include more on ‘comfort women’

  • Chinese state paper warns Singapore over military ‘hypocrisy’

  • U.N. chief ‘humbled’ by crisis in S. Korea

  • Plane with Brazilian soccer team crashes in Colombia; some survivors found

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  • Trump assails push for vote recount

  • Fillon proposes radical reforms

  • New Orleans shooting leaves 1 dead

  • Swiss reject plan to speed up exit from N-energy

  • Elian Gonzalez: Late Cuban leader ‘a friend’

  • Trudeau defends Castro remarks

  • Temer to block any corruption amnesty

  • Syria forces take Aleppo rebel areas

  • Zimbabwe rolls out ‘surrogate’ dollars amid unease

  • Israel kills 4 ISIL-linked gunmen

  • Fillon wins French conservative presidential primary

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  • 3 California mosques get threatening letters

  • Joy erupts in Miami while Havana mourns

  • K-pop video director charged in scandal

  • Filipinos march in Manila to protest dictator’s divisive burial

  • Duterte: Talks, not war may solve Philippine conflict

  • Erdogan, Putin in Syria talks after Turkish soldiers killed

  • British fashion photographer David Hamilton dies

  • Fidel Castro a revolutionary, lifelong learner

  • French prosecutor: 4 friends plotted imminent attack in Paris

  • Strong quake kills 1 in western China

  • 43 killed in Iranian train collision

  • Cuba’s Fidel Castro, who defied U.S. for 50 years, has died

  • Protesters gather for 5th week

  • France’s Fillon makes patriotic pitch for final votes

  • Trump names McGahn counsel, McFarland to security post

  • Indonesia arrests bombing suspect

  • ‘Brady Bunch’ star Henderson dies at 82

  • Trump names Haley as envoy to U.N.

  • Trump claims ‘open mind’ on Paris deal

  • Trump remains elusive on Cabinet

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

  • Trump holds talks with old foe Romney

  • Trump picks loyalists for top security, law enforcement jobs

  • Petraeus eyed for defense chief

  • Team denies disorganization

  • Trump turns to Wall Street

  • Hardliner says wall, Muslim registry plans ongoing

  • Luxury N.Y. apartments stripped of Trump name

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

  • Giuliani tipped for secretary of state

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

  • Obama says Trump is ‘pragmatic’

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

  • Trump names GOP head as chief of staff

  • Trump assigns Pence transition team head

  • Obamacare portions to be ‘kept’

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

  • Protocol on press access bucked

  • Trump meets with Obama, discusses transfer of power

  • Hollywood in mourning over Trump victory

  • Populist pandering no way to lead U.S.

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

  • GOP maintains control of Congress

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

  • 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

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  • 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’

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 6 months to Rio Games, troubles mount for Brazil

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