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The city getting swallowed by sand

After years of deforestation and drought as a result of climate change, Sudan's rich biodiversity is under threat and drought has hindered the fight against hunger.
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Posted: December 8, 2016, 12:00 am

Plane carrying 47 people loses control and crashes

Pakistan International Airlines Flight PK-661 carrying 40 passengers has lost contact with a control tower, the airline said in a statement Wednesday.
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Posted: December 7, 2016, 11:29 pm

Hospitals struggling to cope with Mosul casualties

Orla Guerin reports from a hospital in Irbil that is struggling to cope with the number of casualties.
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Posted: December 7, 2016, 10:56 pm

ISIS hostage appears in propaganda video

British journalist John Cantlie appears in a new ISIS propaganda video recently recorded in Mosul, Iraq, Iraqi security officials told CNN.
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Posted: December 7, 2016, 10:56 pm

Recent major plane crashes

Look back at photos of notable airplane crashes through the years.
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Posted: December 7, 2016, 10:43 pm

Brazil Senate head Renan Calheiros' suspension rejected

Brazil's Supreme Court overturns decision to suspend the Senate president, Renan Calheiros.
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Posted: December 7, 2016, 10:04 pm

Aleppo battle: Syria rebels call for truce to evacuate civilians

Syrian rebels call for truce to allow civilian evacuations after withdrawing from Aleppo's old city.
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Posted: December 7, 2016, 9:59 pm

Pakistan International Airways crash leaves no survivors

All 48 people on board a Pakistan Airlines plane were killed when it crashed in the north.
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Posted: December 7, 2016, 9:45 pm

Italy's Renzi hands in resignation amid political turmoil

Italian PM Matteo Renzi hands his resignation, three days after losing a key referendum vote.
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Posted: December 7, 2016, 8:46 pm

Pope Francis condemns 'media disinformation'

Pope Francis condemns disinformation as "probably the greatest damage that the media can do".
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Posted: December 7, 2016, 8:39 pm

Why Angela Merkel suddenly wants to ban the veil

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is not one for rabble-rousing. In 11 years as the leader of Germany, her speeches are usually sobering analyses of thorny political and economic dilemmas, using only her signature diamond-shaped hand gesture to punctuate her points.
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Posted: December 7, 2016, 8:29 pm

Caddie dies during ladies' golf tournament

A caddie has died after collapsing on a fairway during the first round of the Dubai Ladies Masters.
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Posted: December 7, 2016, 8:15 pm

It's official: Italy's PM has resigned

Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi officially resigned Wednesday after a crushing defeat in a referendum on constitutional reform.
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Posted: December 7, 2016, 8:14 pm

BBC 100 Women 2016: How to join our edit-a-thon

BBC's 100 Women is holding an international edit-a-thon to increase female biographies on Wikipedia - join us
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Posted: December 7, 2016, 7:58 pm

Iraq conflict: Air strikes on IS-held border town 'kill dozens'

More than 60 people are reportedly killed in air strikes on an IS-controlled town in western Iraq.
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Posted: December 7, 2016, 7:45 pm

Mannequin challenge of gunfight misfires

A gunfight-themed mannequin challenge has resulted in two people being arrested.
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Posted: December 7, 2016, 7:33 pm

Former pop star on flight gave up glamour for God

He soared to fame as the front man of one of Pakistan's most iconic pop bands. And then at the height of his career, he gave it up to devote his life to God.
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Posted: December 7, 2016, 7:28 pm

Kenya court halts HIV data collection

Kenya's high court rules that a government directive to collect data about HIV children is unconstitutional.
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Posted: December 7, 2016, 6:59 pm

Paris' plan for its leftover 'love locks'

It's been more than a year since Paris ended its relationship with love locks.
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Posted: December 7, 2016, 6:46 pm

7-year-old in Aleppo tweets she's 'trapped by bombs'

The family of a 7-year-old girl who has captured the world's imagination with her heartbreaking tweets from Aleppo says the Syrian army has taken control of their area of the city.
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Posted: December 7, 2016, 6:44 pm

Good Samaritan stops high-speed car chase

Good Samaritan stops high-speed car chase
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Posted: December 7, 2016, 6:40 pm

The Pakistani Brad Pitt was on the flight

Junaid Jamshed was on a Pakistan International Airlines flight from Chitral to Islamabad when it crashed.
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Posted: December 7, 2016, 6:05 pm

61 patients escape from mental health facility

If doctors in Kenya were looking for a way to show their value -- it couldn't have come clearer.
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Posted: December 7, 2016, 5:07 pm

Aleppo: Syrian regime forces seize most of old city

Syrian government troops now control most of the neighborhoods in the old city of Aleppo after days of fierce fighting against rebel forces, with only small pockets remaining in opposition hands.
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Posted: December 7, 2016, 5:02 pm

Trump 'selects ambassador to China'

Iowa Governor Terry Branstad will be the new US ambassador to China, according to US media.
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Posted: December 7, 2016, 5:00 pm

Syria rebels 'withdraw from Old City' of Aleppo

Syrian rebels have left the last areas they held in Aleppo's old city, while calling for a five-day truce to allow the evacuation of civilians
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Posted: December 7, 2016, 4:56 pm

Siberia sky lit up by meteor

People in west Siberia have captured footage of what is believed to be a small meteorite.
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Posted: December 7, 2016, 4:20 pm

New Zealander says passport photo rejection 'not racist'

New Zealand man of Asian origin has "no hard feelings" after passport system said eyes were closed.
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Posted: December 7, 2016, 4:03 pm

Graffiti artist 'El Sexto' held in Cuban detention centre for spray painting anti-Castro message - CBC.ca


CBC.ca

Graffiti artist 'El Sexto' held in Cuban detention centre for spray painting anti-Castro message
CBC.ca
The end of the nine-day official mourning period of Fidel Castro's death means life is back to normal for most Cubans — except for Danilo Maldonado, who languishes in a Cuban detention centre. His crime? On the day of Castro's death, the 33-year-old ...
A Nervous Cuba Awaits the Trump PresidencyForeign Policy (blog)
Cuban entrepreneurs urge Trump to keep US-Cuba detente goingReuters Canada
Fidel Castro: Neither a saint nor a villain, but a revolutionaryAl-Arabiya
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Posted: December 7, 2016, 4:02 pm

Eyeing re-election, Germany's Merkel takes tougher tone on migrants - Daily Mail


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Eyeing re-election, Germany's Merkel takes tougher tone on migrants
Daily Mail
ESSEN, Germany, Dec 7 (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives toughened their tone on integrating migrants on Wednesday, passing a resolution on tackling forced marriage and honour killings, and cracking down on dual citizenship.
Angela Merkel Backs Partial Burqa Ban, Tougher Rules For Dual CitizensHuffington Post Canada
Merkel's conservatives toughen tone on integrating migrants in GermanyReuters
Merkel Party Demands Defense of German Nationality for 2017 VoteBloomberg
Financial Times -Regina Leader-Post -Christian Science Monitor -The Guardian
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Posted: December 7, 2016, 3:59 pm

Indonesia earthquake kills nearly 100, stirs memories of 2004 tsunami - Toronto Star


Toronto Star

Indonesia earthquake kills nearly 100, stirs memories of 2004 tsunami
Toronto Star
'It was very bad, the tremors felt even stronger than 2004 earthquake,' said a Meureudu resident. 'I was so scared the tsunami was coming.' Nearly 100 people killed by Indonesian earthquake. ▷ ...
Nearly 100 killed, hundreds hurt as quake strikes IndonesiaThe Globe and Mail
Nearly 100 killed, hundreds injured in 6.5-magnitude Indonesia earthquakeAOL News
The Latest: Indonesia search efforts hampered as night fallsDaily Mail
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Posted: December 7, 2016, 3:51 pm

Pakistani plane with more than 40 aboard crashes - CBC.ca


CBC.ca

Pakistani plane with more than 40 aboard crashes
CBC.ca
A Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) plane with more than 40 people on board crashed in the mountainous north of the country on Wednesday, police and the civil aviation authority said. Flight PK-661 was bound for the capital of Islamabad from the ...
Pakistani plane crashes after takeoff with 48 people aboardCTV News
Pakistani plane crashes with 47 passengers on boardToronto Star
Pakistan International Airlines flight PK-661 crashes into mountain and explodesDaily Mail
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Posted: December 7, 2016, 3:37 pm

Aleppo rebels call for ceasefire, civilian evacuation as Syrian troops gain ground - Toronto Star


Toronto Star

Aleppo rebels call for ceasefire, civilian evacuation as Syrian troops gain ground
Toronto Star
The proposal calls for the immediate evacuation of 500 wounded civilians, while allowing others to leave for northern rural Aleppo. Residents flee the violence in the eastern rebel-held parts of Aleppo. (GEORGE OURFALIAN / AFP/Getty Images). By Sarah ...
Canada, Western leaders call for immediate Aleppo ceasefireThe Globe and Mail
Syrian rebels pull back in Aleppo, call for ceasefireCBC.ca
As Syrian troops gain ground, Aleppo rebels propose truceTimes Colonist
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Posted: December 7, 2016, 3:26 pm

Powerful quake kills at least 97

At least 25 people were killed in an earthquake that struck Indonesia's Aceh province Wednesday morning according to the head of the Aceh Red Cross.
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Posted: December 7, 2016, 3:24 pm

India doctor to operate on '500kg' Egyptian woman

An Egyptian woman, said to weigh 500kg, is to be airlifted to India for weight reduction surgery.
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Posted: December 7, 2016, 3:05 pm

'Thousands' of geese die in toxic Montana pit mine

Migrating snow geese die after landing in mine wastewater acidic enough to dissolve steel.
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Posted: December 7, 2016, 3:00 pm

Man arrested for racist threats to Brexit challenger

A 55-year-old man has been arrested over racist online threats he allegedly made against Gina Miller, the businesswoman behind a high-profile legal challenge to Brexit.
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Posted: December 7, 2016, 2:47 pm

Person of the year quiz

The Magazine's weekly quiz of the news, 7 days 7 questions.
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Posted: December 7, 2016, 2:34 pm

Automatic golf carts for Japanese elderly

Electric vehicles are provided to allow residents to keep their mobility.
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Posted: December 7, 2016, 2:29 pm

China shuts down thousands of live stream accounts

Chinese authorities order thousands of accounts on popular live streaming apps and sites to shut down.
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Posted: December 7, 2016, 2:18 pm

Donald Trump is Time's person of the year - CBC.ca


CBC.ca

Donald Trump is Time's person of the year
CBC.ca
Time magazine has named President-elect Donald Trump its person of the year. "It's a great honour. It means a lot," Trump said in a telephone interview on NBC's Today show. Time cover person of the year 2016. President-elect Donald Trump on Time's ...
Trump wins so big as TIME's 'Person of the Year'CTV News
Trump named Time magazine's Person of the YearThe Globe and Mail
Trump is Time magazine's Person of the YearOttawa Citizen
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Posted: December 7, 2016, 2:14 pm

Sri Lanka 'scrap material' Christmas tree abandoned after Church complaint

Work on a giant "scrap material" Christmas tree in Sri Lanka is abandoned after Church objections.
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Posted: December 7, 2016, 1:44 pm

Numbers game

For a second day, Paris is cutting car numbers according to odd or even licence plates. Do such schemes work?
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Posted: December 7, 2016, 1:18 pm

The journalists risking their lives to film in Aleppo

The journalists who risk their lives documenting Aleppo speak of the difficult choices they have to make.
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Posted: December 7, 2016, 1:13 pm

China is spending big to prop up its currency

China's huge cash stockpile has taken another hit.
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Posted: December 7, 2016, 1:10 pm

Rebuilding Japan's war machine

Seventy-five years after Japan unleashed one of the most devastating naval attacks in history on the US fleet at Pearl Harbor, the country has again established itself as one of the world's foremost military powers, experts say.
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Posted: December 7, 2016, 1:03 pm

Head of Colombia crash airline detained

The head of LaMia Airlines -- the charter carrier that was transporting Brazilian soccer team Chapecoense before their plane crashed in Colombia last week -- has been apprehended by authorities, according to a Bolivian state media report.
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Posted: December 7, 2016, 12:43 pm

Iraqii special forces capture new land in eastern Mosul - CTV News


CTV News

Iraqii special forces capture new land in eastern Mosul
CTV News
MOSUL, Iraq -- Iraq special forces captured a new neighbourhood Wednesday from the Islamic State group in eastern Mosul, according to a senior commander -- the latest gain in a massive military operation now its seventh week. The commander of a joint ...
Iraqi forces battle jihadists deep inside MosulDaily Mail
IS launches overnight attack against Iraqi troops in MosulCP24 Toronto's Breaking News
Mosul operation, what consequences for Iraq?Anadolu Agency
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Posted: December 7, 2016, 12:19 pm

Air Force $

Military gear, special shielding and its own defence systems - Air Force One is two of a kind.
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Posted: December 7, 2016, 12:02 pm

Fifty senior Republican national security officials have signed a letter against Donald Trump’s pursuit of the presidency.

Fifty senior Republican national security officials have signed a letter against Donald Trump’s pursuit of the presidency. “We are convinced that he would be a dangerous president and would put at risk our country’s national security and well-being,” the letter stated. Some of the individuals who signed the letter include Michael V. Hayden, former director of the CIA and NSA; John D. Negroponte, first director of national intelligence; and Robert B. Zoellick, former deputy secretary of state. – NYT

You can read the full letter here, as well as Donald Trump’s officialresponse.

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