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    Football: Liverpool beat Manchester United 3-1 to regain top spot in Premier LeagueLIVERPOOL (AFP) - Two deflected Xherdan Shaqiri strikes handed Liverpool victory over Manchester United in the Premier League for the first time in nine attempts to move back to the top of the table with a 3-1 win at Anfield on Sunday (Dec 16)
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    Football: Liverpool beat Man United 3-1 to regain top spot in Premier LeagueLIVERPOOL: Two deflected Xherdan Shaqiri strikes handed Liverpool victory over Manchester United in the Premier League for the first time in nine attempts as Jurgen Klopp's men moved back to the top of the table with a 3-1 win at Anfield on Sunday (Dec 16). United manager Jose Mourinho claimed ...
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    Pencak Silat: Singapore clinch 7 gold medals at world championshipTeam Singapore wrapped up with four more golds on Sunday (Dec 16) after winning three on Saturday in the artistic category of the sport.
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    Fox News' Chris Wallace Tears Into Rudy Giuliani: 'I'm Asking You For The Truth, Sir'Fox News' Chris Wallace on Sunday pleaded with President Donald Trump's
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    Explosion at Japan restaurant injures 42: policeAn explosion at a restaurant in northern Japan injured 42 people late Sunday, police said, with the blast reportedly causing surrounding buildings to collapse. Fires broke out following the incident in the northern city of Sapporo, Kyodo news agency said, and images from the scene showed large flames and plumes of smoke rising in the night air. A police official for the Hokkaido region told AFP "there are 42 injuries" but no one was killed.
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    Explosion at Japan restaurant injures 42Fires broke out following the incident in the northern city of Sapporo, Kyodo news agency said, and images from the scene showed large flames and plumes of smoke rising in the night air.
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    Thousands of Hungarians protest against Orban's ruleBUDAPEST (REUTERS) - Around 10,000 Hungarians protested in Budapest on Sunday (Dec 16) against a new labour law and what they see as the increasingly authoritarian rule of right-wing nationalist Prime Minister Viktor Orban
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    Recent market "jolt" will be first of many as easy money era ends, says BISRecent sharp selloffs across global financial markets are probably the first of many, as investors adjust to a world of tighter monetary conditions and the threat of economic downturn, the Bank of International Settlements said on Sunday.
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    Football: Southampton end Arsenal's 22-match unbeaten run(REUTERS)- A late goal by substitute Charlie Austin gave relegation-threatened Southampton a thrilling 3-2 victory over Arsenal on Sunday (Dec 16) in new Austrian manager Ralph Hasenhuettl's first home game.. Read more at straitstimes.com.
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    Captive brown bears found living in their own filth in small cage at bus depot get rescued | Page 7Latest World News and Headlines, Top Stories and Global Perspectives.
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    Lawyer says Mueller can interview Trump only 'over my dead body'WASHINGTON (AFP) - A lawyer for Mr Donald Trump on Sunday (Dec 16) pushed back against reports that the special counsel investigating Russian meddling in the 2016 election might be seeking to interview the President, saying it would happen only "over my dead body"
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    Canadian regulator to fine Glencore-controlled miner over Congo: WSJA Glencore PLC-controlled mining company and some of its current and former executives have agreed to pay more than US$22 million to settle Canadian allegations they hid the risks of doing business with an Israeli man close to Congolese President Joseph Kabila, the Wall Street Journal reported on ...
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    Qatar considering increasing stake in Deutsche Bank: HandelsblattQatar is considering increasing its stake in Deutsche Bank , Handelsblatt reported on Sunday.
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    Doubles for Poulsen and Werner as Leipzig thrash MainzBERLIN: Yussuf Poulsen and Timo Werner scored twice each as RB Leipzig crushed Mainz 05 4-1 on Sunday to tighten their grip on fourth place in the Bundesliga. Poulsen completed his double in the space of five minutes early in the first half while Werner added two more late in the second half to ...
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    Colin Kroll, Co-Founder Of HQ Trivia And Vine, Dead At 35Colin Kroll, the co-founder of the widely popular game HQ Trivia, has been
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    Protestors arrested outside Russian security service HQRussian police on Sunday arrested seven people protesting outside the Moscow headquarters of the FSB, Russia's security service, rights group OVD-Info reported. Several dozen protestors gathered outside the infamous Lublyanka building for an unauthorised demonstration against what they say are abuses committed by the security forces, an AFP reporter at the scene said. Some were protesting the detention of 77-year-old rights activist Lev Ponomaryov, who was sentenced to 25 days in police cells for urging people to take part in an unauthorised rally.
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    Golf: Lipsky triumphs to end 50-month European Tour droughtMALELANE, South Africa: American David Lipsky held his nerve during a tense final nine holes on Sunday (Dec 16) to end a 50-month title drought by winning the EPGA Alfred Dunhill Championship in South Africa. The 30-year-old from Los Angeles closed with a four-under-par 68 at Leopard Creek Country ...
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    Football: Hazard keeps Chelsea in title hunt at BrightonBRIGHTON: Chelsea put a week of negative headlines for the behaviour of their fans behind them on the field thanks to an inspired Eden Hazard in a 2-1 victory at Brighton on Sunday (Dec 16). The Belgian provided his ninth assist of the season for Pedro Rodriguez to open the scoring and then ...
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    Chuck Schumer Urges Congressional Vote Rejecting Obamacare RulingSenate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) says Congress should hold a vote
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    At least 12 Nigerian soldiers killed in fighting with IslamistsMAIDUGURI, NIGERIA (REUTERS) - At least 12 Nigerian soldiers were killed and dozens of others are missing after fighting with Islamists in the northeastern state of Borno, three military sources said on Sunday (Dec 16), one of the largest known losses of life by the army in the last month
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    Football: Southampton end Arsenal's 22-game unbeaten runSOUTHAMPTON: Charlie Austin shattered Arsenal's 22-game unbeaten run as the Southampton striker punished a howler from Gunners goalkeeper Bernd Leno to seal a shock 3-2 win on Sunday (Dec 16). Austin settled a thrilling Premier League clash at St Mary's when he headed home with just five minutes ...
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    Hockey - Belgium beat Netherlands in final shootout to win maiden World CupNEW DELHI: Belgium won a tense penalty shootout 3-2 against three-times champions Netherlands to win their first men's hockey World Cup title at Bhubaneswar's Kalinga Stadium on Sunday. A goalless stalemate in regulation time forced the shootout which also resulted in a 2-2 deadlock after five ...
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    More than 40 injured in explosion at Sapporo restaurant: ReportsSAPPORO: A large explosion at a Japanese pub, or izakaya, in the northern Japanese city of Sapporo on Sunday (Dec 16) injured at least 41 people with one person in critical condition. The blast also caused damage to the building and nearby structures.​​​​​​​ According to The Japan Times, the ...
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    Singapore clinch 7 gold medals at Silat world championshipSINGAPORE: Singapore Silat exponents won seven gold medals in the 18th World Pencak Silat Championship held here over the weekend, the team's best-ever showing at the event. The team wrapped up with four more golds on Sunday (Dec 16) after winning three on Saturday in the artistic category of the ...
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    Efforts against HIV/AIDS must be recognised, say civil and corporate figuresKUALA LUMPUR, Dec 16 — The efforts of non-governmental organisations (NGOs), civil society and individuals who have contributed their efforts to tackle the HIV epidemic in Malaysia must be...
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    Singapore clinch 7 gold medals at Silat world championshipSINGAPORE: Singapore Silat exponents won seven gold medals in the 18th World Pencak Silat Championship held here over the weekend, the team's ...
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    Football: Southampton end Arsenal's 22-match unbeaten run(REUTERS)- A late goal by substitute Charlie Austin gave relegation-threatened Southampton a thrilling 3-2 victory over Arsenal on Sunday (Dec 16) in new Austrian manager Ralph Hasenhuettl's first home game
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    More than 40 injured in explosion in Japan's Sapporo: KyodoMore than 40 people were injured in an explosion on Sunday at a bar in Sapporo in northern Japan, Kyodo news agency reported. Kyodo said one person was in critical condition. Police and firefighters worked to get the site in the city's Toyohira ward under control, fighting flames and smoke, and warned people in the neighbourhood of the possibility of another explosion, the agency reported.
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    Scuffles as Brussels anti-migration rally draws thousandsPolice deployed teargas and water cannon after scuffles broke out Sunday as thousands of people answered a call by far-right groups to reject a UN migration pact. Police said some 5,500 people rallied in Brussels' European quarter housing a number of EU institutions. Some held aloft banners bearing slogans including "Our people first" and "We have had enough, close the borders." Police stepped in to disperse the crowd after projectiles and firecrackers were thrown, an AFP journalist on the scene reported.
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    More than 40 hurt in explosion in Japan's Sapporo - KyodoLONDON: More than 40 people were injured in an explosion on Sunday at a bar in Sapporo in northern Japan, Kyodo news agency reported. There was no immediate word on the cause of the blast, which the agency said had caused a number of buildings to collapse. Police and firefighters worked to get ...
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    Thousands of Hungarians protest against Orban's ruleThousands of Hungarians protested in Budapest on Sunday against a new labour law and what they see as the increasingly authoritarian rule of right-wing nationalist Prime Minister Viktor Orban. Sunday's protest, called "Merry Xmas Mr. Prime Minister" by organisers, was the fourth demonstration in a week by leftist opposition parties, student groups and civilians against Orban's government. Protesters waved Hungarian and European Union flags as they walked from the historic Heroes' Square towards parliament in crispy winter cold, holding up banners with slogans including "Don't steal" and "Independent courts!".
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    Swiss skier Gisin suffered 'no serious injury' in horror crashSwiss skier Marc Gisin suffered "no serious injury" but remains hospitalised in a stable condition after a spectacular high-speed crash in the men's World Cup downhill at Val Gardena in Italy, the Swiss Ski Federation confirmed on Sunday.
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    Painful memories for family of Guatemalan girl who died in US custodyOutside a humble thatched-roof home deep in the lush Guatemalan countryside, the mother of a seven-year-old girl who died after being detained by US border agents tries to remember happier days with her daughter. The 27-year-old woman mournfully points to a nearby tree that young Jakelin Caal enjoyed climbing. "I feel pain and sadness over the death of my daughter," said Claudia Maquin, speaking in her native Maya Q'eqchi' language through an interpreter.
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    Orthodox Patriarch welcomes Ukraine's independent churchThe Orthodox Patriarch has welcomed the creation of an Orthodox church in Ukraine independent of Moscow and invited its leader to Istanbul to receive official confirmation of its status. Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople, the leading authority in Orthodox Christianity, expressed "great joy and satisfaction" in a statement late Saturday. Earlier Saturday, a council of Orthodox bishops in Kiev created the new Ukrainian church at a historic synod in Kiev's 11th-century Saint Sophia Cathedral, ending more than 300 years of Moscow domination.
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    Georgia's new pro-Western president seeks unity after vote protestsGeorgia's incoming President Salome Zurabishvili vowed to reconcile political divisions and deepen ties with NATO and Europe at Sunday's inauguration that opposition protesters were blocked from reaching. French-born Zurabishvili, backed by the ruling Georgian Dream party, won 59.5 percent of votes at last month's runoff which the opposition called rigged and international observers said was marred by unfair use of state resources. Several thousand opposition supporters made for Telavi in a convoy of cars and buses, but police blocked the road, beating some activists with batons, a Reuters reporter said.
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    Basketball: Singapore Slingers survive late onslaught to beat Saigon Heat 78-75 for fifth straight winSINGAPORE - The Singapore Slingers were up 77-69 with half a minute left when their centre John Fields got hit with a technical foul
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    Georgia's first female president sworn inTELAVI, GEORGIA (AFP) - Georgia on Sunday (Dec 16) swore in its first female president, Salome Zurabishvili, as opposition parties continue to denounce her election as fraudulent and demand snap parliamentary polls
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    Nobel laureate urges Yazidi protection until IS leaders triedNobel laureate and former jihadist captive Nadia Murad called for the protection of women belonging to her Yazidi minority until Islamic State leaders are tried for crimes against the community.
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    Silat: Singapore in seventh heaven at 18th World Championship, gold haul bodes well for 2019 SEA ...SINGAPORE - Singapore won seven gold medals at the 18th World Pencak Silat Championship that came to a close on Sunday (Dec 16), surpassing the six-gold target set by ...
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    Golf - Lipsky survives late scare to claim victory at Alfred Dunhill ChampionshipAmerican David Lipsky survived a double-bogey on his third last hole to hang on for a two-shot victory at the European Tour’s Alfred Dunhill Championship after shooting a final round 68 at Leopard Creek Country Club on Sunday.
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    Thousands march in Brussels against UN migration pactThousands of people marched in Brussels on Sunday against a U.N. pact aimed at fostering cooperation on migration, eclipsing a smaller demonstration in support of the deal, the signing of which brought down Belgium's government last week.
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    Magnitude 6.1 earthquake strikes 1,000 km off Perth: USGSLONDON: A magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck around 1,000 km north-northwest of the Australian city of Perth, the US Geological Survey reported on Sunday (Dec 16).  The quake occurred at a depth of 33.0 km, USGS said.
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    Silat: Singapore in seventh heaven at the 18th World Pencak Silat Championship, gold haul bodes well for 2019 SEA GamesSINGAPORE - Singapore won seven gold medals at the 18th World Pencak Silat Championship that came to a close on Sunday (Dec 16), surpassing the six-gold target set by Singapore Silat Federation (Persisi) chief Sheik Alau'ddin
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    Thanks for the support, Baru Bian tells Sarawak PKR division heads after reappointmentKUCHING, Dec 16 — Works Minister Baru Bian today thanked and offered his appreciation to the divisional heads for their support for him to lead the Sarawak PKR for another term. He said their...
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    With China on its mind, India deepens engagement with MyanmarNEW DELHI - India continues to deepen its strategic engagement with Myanmar, a key interlocutor in its Act East policy, amidst growing concerns of Chinese influence in the country
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    Football: Sevilla put pressure on Spanish La Liga leaders Barcelona by drawing level with 2-0 win over Girona(REUTERS) - Sevilla overcame a dangerous Girona side to win 2-0 at home in an entertaining game on Sunday (Dec 16), climbing up to second place in La Liga to breathe down the necks of leaders Barcelona
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    Firefighters battle flames and thick smoke after a huge explosion levelled a restaurant in SapporoWATCH: Firefighters battle flames and thick smoke after a huge explosion levelled a restaurant in Sapporo. (Video: Twitter/Syurikenbouya)
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    Ruth Bader Ginsburg Posed With Gift From Fan In Latest Supreme Court PortraitRuth Bader Ginsburg wore a stunning metallic statement necklace in the most
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    Matron Fadzilah awarded Tun Dr Siti Hasmah Award for work with HIV-affectedKUALA LUMPUR, December 16 — For 20 years, Matron Fadzilah Abdul Hamid has cared for women and children affected by HIV. Her years of caring for those who needed help started when she was undergoing...
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    After rare misfire, Kremlin set to win regional voteMOSCOW: A Kremlin-backed candidate is on track to be governor of a region on Russia's Pacific coast, voting results showed on Sunday, after an election process in which the opposition had threatened the Kremlin's usually tight grip on power. Sunday's vote in Primorsky region, which includes the ...
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    At least 20 injured in blast at Sapporo restaurantSAPPORO - At least 20 people have been injured after an explosion tore through a restaurant in the Hiragishi district of Sapporo's Toyohira Ward on Sunday (Dec 16).. R...
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    Dozens injured in explosion at Sapporo restaurant: ReportsSAPPORO: A large explosion at a restaurant in the northern Japanese city of Sapporo on Sunday (Dec 16) causing damage to the building and nearby structures. At least 20 people have been injured, officials at the city’s fire department said. More than 40 customers are estimated to have been ...
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    At least 20 injured in blast at Sapporo restaurantSAPPORO - At least 20 people have been injured after an explosion tore through a restaurant in the Hiragishi district of Sapporo's Toyohira Ward on Sunday (Dec 16)
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    For planet and people: Katowice Rulebook not just a political documentKATOWICE, Poland - When a global climate action plan passed muster with almost 200 nations late Saturday night (Dec 15), exhausted delegates who had been negotiating with their counterparts from all over the world over the past two weeks gave it a standing ovation
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    Israeli PM Netanyahu warns Hamas after deadly West Bank attacksJERUSALEM (AFP) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday (Dec 16) he had issued a warning to Hamas after recent deadly attacks in the occupied West Bank, including two shootings claimed by the Islamist movement
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    Function 8 asks State Court explain why Leong rejected as bailor resulting in longer lock-up for TOC Editor - The Online CitizenCivic group Function 8 issued a public statement on its Facebook page yesterday (15 Dec) asking the State Court to explain why Mr Leong Sze Hian was rejected as a bailor for Mr Terry Xu, the TOC Editor who is currently being prosecuted by the State for criminal defamation. In Sep, TOC published an a...
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    More floods and more droughts: Climate change delivers bothPOTSDAM (Germany) — More records for both wet and dry weather are being set around the globe, often with disastrous consequences for the people facing such extremes, according to a study published Wednesday (Dec 12) that o
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    Dozens injured in explosion at Sapporo restaurant, building collapses: ReportsSAPPORO: A large explosion at a restaurant in the Japanese city of Sapporo on Sunday (Dec 16) caused the building to collapse and damaged nearby ...
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    Health Minister: HIV response requires pragmatism, safe sex discussionsKUALA LUMPUR, Dec 16 — Malaysians need to be more pragmatic and acknowledge the need to talk about safe sex practices to effectively deal with HIV, Health Minister Datuk Seri Dzulkefly Ahmad said...
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    Dozens injured in explosion at Sapporo restaurant, building collapses: ReportsSAPPORO: A large explosion at a restaurant in the Japanese city of Sapporo on Sunday (Dec 16) caused the building to collapse and damaged nearby structures. At least 20 people have been injured, officials at the city’s fire department said. More than 40 customers are estimated to have been ...
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    After outcry over appointment, Trump's top law enforcer treading lightlyMatthew Whitaker flew to Dallas last week to deliver his latest speech since U.S. President Donald Trump installed him as acting attorney general, an appointment embroiled in criticism and court challenges. In the aftermath of the blow-up, Whitaker's public remarks in the last five weeks have been notable for what they lacked - any hint of controversy. Whitaker's speeches, which have to largely stuck to conventional subjects such as opioid crisis, reflect the inconspicuous approach adopted by the 49-year-old lawyer since Trump named him as the nation’s top law enforcement official.
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    Israel ex-general under US sanctions denies arming South Sudan warJERUSALEM: A retired Israeli army general hit by U.S. sanctions for alleged involvement in the South Sudan conflict denied the charges on Sunday, saying they were based on false information and that he was available for investigation by the Trump administration. The U.S. Treasury on Friday slapped ...
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    Sevilla put pressure on leaders Barca with win over GironaREUTERS: Sevilla overcame a dangerous Girona side to win 2-0 at home in an entertaining game on Sunday, climbing up to second place in La Liga to breathe down the necks of leaders Barcelona. Girona had made an impressive start against their former coach Pablo Machin's side and La Liga top scorer ...
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    Cambodia seizes record 3-tonne haul of African ivoryCambodia seized more than 3.2 tonnes of elephant tusks hidden in a storage container sent from Mozambique, a customs official said Sunday, marking ...
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    Hondurans who fled political violence fear for lives if sent homeThe Pineda family trudged northward for more than a month with a caravan of Central American migrants who are now stuck at the U.S. border. Active in the leftist opposition Libre Party, the Pinedas believe their tormentors were loyal to conservative President Juan Orlando Hernandez.
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    Nobel laureate urges Yazidi protection until IS leaders triedNobel laureate and former jihadist captive Nadia Murad called for the protection of women belonging to her Yazidi minority until Islamic State leaders are tried for crimes against the community. "All the victims need a safe haven until Daesh is brought to the international courts," the 25-year-old Iraqi said at an international conference in Doha, using an Arabic acronym for the jihadist group. Murad also renewed calls for Iraq and other countries to investigate the fate of members of her Yazidi minority kidnapped by IS.
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    Will landing be soft or "chaotic" as Fed begins to stop rate hike cycleIn June 2006, the U.S. Federal Reserve raised interest rates for a 17th consecutive time but cushioned the increase with a strong signal that officials were ready to stop the tightening cycle.
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    Demonstrators strip naked in Barcelona to protest fur, leather useBARCELONA: Animal rights activists stripped naked and covered themselves in fake blood in Barcelona on Sunday (Dec 16) in a protest against the use of fur and leather. Dozens of activists lay naked and motionless in the busy Plaza Catalunya square, one of Barcelona’s main shopping and tourism ...
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    The 2018 Life Power ListWATCH: Filmmaker Kevin Kwan, sociologist Teo You Yenn and Raffles Hotel are three names that made it to this year's Life Power List honouring the top 10 movers and shakers in the entertainment, lifestyle and the arts scene here. http://str.sg/o234
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    Air strikes, clashes hit Yemen port city despite ceasefireClashes shook Yemen's flashpoint city of Hodeida Sunday after air strikes and deadly fighting on the outskirts overnight, residents said, despite a UN-brokered ceasefire between pro-government forces and rebels. UN chief Antonio Guterres warned that "much worse" lay in store for the impoverished country in 2019 unless its warring parties strike a peace deal and head off a humanitarian crisis. The two sides exchanged accusations of violating the ceasefire accord that took effect on Friday but which quickly came under pressure.
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    Georgia's first female president sworn inGeorgia on Sunday swore in its first female president, Salome Zurabishvili as opposition parties continue to denounce her election as fraudulent and demand snap parliamentary polls.
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    After outcry over appointment, Trump's top law enforcer treading lightlyMatthew Whitaker flew to Dallas last week to deliver his latest speech since U.S. President Donald Trump installed him as acting attorney general, an appointment embroiled in criticism and court challenges.
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    Explainer: Is Yemen finally on the road to peace?DUBAI/ADEN (Reuters) - Weeks of U.N. shuttle diplomacy and Western pressure delivered a breakthrough in Yemen peace efforts when the warring parties last week agreed to cease fighting in a contested Red Sea port city and withdraw forces. At the same time, the United Nations must prepare for critical discussions on a wider truce and a framework for political negotiations to end the conflict. The nearly four-year-old war, which has killed tens of thousands of people, pits the Iran-aligned Houthi group against other Yemeni factions fighting alongside the Saudi-led coalition trying to restore the government of Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi.
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    Israel signals displeasure at Australia's 'mistaken' W.Jerusalem moveIsrael signalled displeasure on Sunday with Australia's recognition of West Jerusalem as its capital, with a confidant of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu saying it was a mistake to gainsay Israeli control over the whole city. Israel captured Arab East Jerusalem in a 1967 war and annexed it as its capital in a moved not recognised internationally. Palestinians want East Jerusalem as capital of the state they hope to found in the occupied West Bank and the Gaza Strip.
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    Georgia's first female president sworn inGeorgia on Sunday swore in its first female president, Salome Zurabishvili as opposition parties continue to denounce her election as fraudulent and demand snap parliamentary polls. The inauguration paved the way for a new constitution to come into force, transforming the country into a parliamentary republic with a largely ceremonial president. The event was held in the mediaeval town of Telavi in Georgia's eastern winemaking region of Kakheti.
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    China shuts leading underground Christian church, third this winterMore than 60 police officers and officials stormed a children’s Bible class in southern China on Saturday morning, in a raid on an underground church founded in 1978 by a leading light in the country’s house church movement. According to Christian sources, the Rongguili Church in Guangzhou, widely known as the beacon of faith in southern China, was raided about 10am, making it the third prominent Protestant unregistered church to be shut down by Chinese authorities this winter. The officials, who included representatives from the education and religious affairs departments, were said to have stayed until 8pm and confiscated church property, including more than 4,000 books.
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    Swimming: Dressel snatches gold to burnish US superiority at World ChampionshipsAmerican swimming's new golden boy Caeleb Dressel emerged at the death to pip Russia's Vladimir Morozov by just 0.02secs and win the 100m freestyle at the short course World Championships on Sunday.
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    4 killed in helicopter ambulance crash in Portugal: Medical serviceLISBON (AFP) - Four people were killed when a helicopter ambulance crashed in northern Portugal, emergency services agency INEM reported on Sunday (Dec 16).. Read more...
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    A hotline for the broken-hearted and the poison-in-handCOLOMBO (Sri Lanka) — The phones start ringing early in the morning, with soft light seeping through straw curtains. Some voices are rushed, others struggle for words to talk about what is hurting them: Relationship troubles and war trauma, loneliness and financial stress. “We have
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    Strasbourg attack victims honouredSeveral hundred people gathered in Strasbourg Sunday to honour the victims of an attack on the city's popular Christmas market that left four dead.
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    Turkey would consider working with Syria's Assad if he won a democratic electionDOHA (Reuters) - Turkey would consider working with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad if he won a democratic election, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu told a conference in Qatar on Sunday.
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    Strasbourg attack victims honouredSTRASBOURG, FRANCE (AFP) - Several hundred people gathered in Strasbourg on Sunday (Dec 16) to honour the victims of an attack on the city's popular Christmas market that left four dead
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    Former Hong Kong undersecretary for home affairs Florence Hui remembered as a good daughter, mother, wife, worker and devoted public servant at memorial serviceFriends, family, acquaintances and Hong Kong government officials past and present paid their last respects to former home affairs undersecretary Florence Hui Hiu-fai at a memorial service on Sunday. Hui was understood to have been battling breast cancer. Around 500 mourners attended a service arranged by her family at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre on Sunday afternoon.
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    Car bomb kills 8 people in Syria's Afrin: MonitorA car bomb killed at least eight people including four civilians near a pro-Turkey rebel post in the northern Syrian city of Afrin on Sunday, a British-based war monitor said.
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    Brexit pressure rises, but UK government says no to second voteBritain's government is not preparing for a second referendum on Brexit, ministers said on Sunday, sticking to the script that Prime Minister Theresa May's deal could still pass through parliament with a few changes. May delayed a vote last week on her agreement to leave the European Union because she was set to lose in parliament and has tried to secure "assurances" from the bloc to try to better sell it to sceptical lawmakers. With less than four months before Britain is due to leave in March, Brexit, the biggest shift in trade and foreign policy for more than 40 years, is proving anything but smooth, complicated by the deep divisions in parliament and across the country.
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    North Korea condemns US sanctions, warns denuclearisation at riskNorth Korea on Sunday condemned the U.S. administration for stepping up sanctions and pressure on the nuclear-armed country, warning of a return to "exchanges of fire" and that disarming Pyongyang could be blocked forever.
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    Yemen warring parties say port city ceasefire starts on Dec 18SANAA (REUTERS) - A ceasefire agreed between Yemen's warring parties in Hodeidah will begin on Dec 18, sources from both sides and the United Nations said on Sunday (Dec 16), to try to avert more bloodshed in a port city vital for food and aid supplies
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    6.1-magnitude earthquake rocks Indonesia's PapuaJAKARTA (AFP) - A 6.1-magnitude earthquake hit Papua, in eastern Indonesia Sunday (Dec 16), US seismologists said, but no tsunami warning was issued.
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    Britain's May clashes with Blair over BrexitLONDON (AFP) - An extraordinary public row broke out Sunday (Dec 16) between British Prime Minister Theresa May and former Labour party leader Tony Blair over her Brexit deal
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    Yemen warring parties say port city ceasefire starts on TuesdayA ceasefire agreed between Yemen's warring parties in Hodeidah will begin on Dec. 18, sources from both sides and the United Nations said on Sunday, to try to avert more bloodshed in a port city vital for food and aid supplies.
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    China’s anti-corruption campaign snares 1,689 in Guangdong in 2018Senior civil servants and high ranking members of the Communist Party were among the 1,689 people arrested in south China’s Guangdong province this year on suspicion of gang-related crimes, according to the official newspaper of the anti-corruption watchdog. One of the most senior figures snared was Zheng Hailu, a former member of the Shanwei party committee and deputy director of the city’s public security bureau, the paper reported on Sunday. Shanwei is a coastal city in eastern Guangdong that has long had a reputation for being a haven for smugglers.
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    Football: Tottenham's Dier ruled out until 2019 after having appendix removed(REUTERS) - Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Eric Dier will miss the their festive fixtures after undergoing surgery to remove his appendix, the English Premier League club said on Sunday (Dec 16)
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    Car bomb kills 8 people in Syria's AfrinBEIRUT (AFP) - A car bomb killed at least eight people, including four civilians, near a pro-Turkey rebel post in the northern Syrian city of Afrin on Sunday (Dec 16), a British-based war monitor said
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    Gadgets that let you spy on and play with your pet remotelyDid Fido chew up the furniture or was he just chilling on the sofa? WiFi-enabled cameras don't just let pet owners track their pets, they're also loaded with features to entertain them.
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    Reject ‘Father of all Melaka scandals’, DAP MP urges PPBMKUALA LUMPUR, Dec 16 — A Pakatan Harapan lawmaker has made a strong call for Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM)’s Melaka chapter to reject any membership application by former Melaka chief...
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    Adoption of global climate action plan gives Singapore greater certainty of world's commitment: MasagosKATOWICE, Poland - With almost 200 nations agreeing to adopt a global action plan to tackle global warming, Singapore will have greater certainty about the world's commitment to dealing with climate change, Minister for the Environment and Water Resources Masagos Zulkifli said on Saturday (Dec 15) night
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    Man arrested over cash tossed on Hong Kong street: ReportsA man said to have tossed cash from the top of a building in Hong Kong, sparking a frenzy, was arrested on Sunday (Dec 16), reports said. Wong Ching-kit, who is also known as "Coin Young Master", live-streamed his arrest on Facebook. On Sunday afternoon, he arrived in Sham Shui Po in ...