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Democrat Jones Wins U.S. Senate Seat In Alabama In Blow To Trump

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The stunning upset makes Jones the first Democrat elected to the U.S. Senate from Alabama in a quarter-century and will trim the Republicans’ already narrow Senate majority to 51-49, endangering Trump’s agenda and opening the door for Democrats to possibly retake the chamber in next year’s congressional elections.

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In Kashmir, A Father's Fight Against Forgetfulness

Srinagar, Indian-administered Kashmir - Mohammad Ashraf Mattoo was at home when a crowd of people rushed to him with the news that changed his life forever. His only son was killed.

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'Mishandled Explosives' Kill 2 Palestinians In Gaza

At least two Palestinians have died in an explosion in Gaza, which Palestinian group Islamic Jihad now says was caused by the men mishandling explosives.

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Tillerson Says US Willing To Talk With N Korea Without Preconditions

Rex Tillerson.

WASHINGTON -- US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said here on Tuesday that Washington is willing to begin talks with North Korea without preconditions, Xinhua news agency reported.

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Russian Diplomatic Staff Leave Yemen's Sanaa

Russia has suspended its diplomatic presence in Yemen, and all its staff have left the country due to the situation in the capital Sanaa, according to official Russian sources.

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Macron: World Is Losing Battle Against Climate Change

French President Emmanuel Macron delivered a stark warning on climate change at a meeting in Paris, urging political and business leaders to launch an urgent new phase in the fight against global warming.

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More Aussie Families Unable To Afford Christmas Presents This Year: Research

SYDNEY -- About 1.6 million Australians with children aged below 10 will not be able to afford Christmas presents for their kids this year, an increase of more than a million from last year's figure, Xinhua news agency reported, according to latest research commissioned by The Salvation Army charity group.

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Lawmakers Seek Probe Into Alleged Trump Sexual Assaults

More than 100 Democratic lawmakers in the United States have signed on to a call for a House of Representatives oversight committee to probe sexual assault and harassment claims against President Donald Trump.

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Liberia Elections: Run-Off Vote Set For December 26

Liberia will hold a delayed presidential run-off vote on December 26, electoral officials have said.

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President Xi Attends State Memorial Ceremony For Nanjing Massacre Victims

NANJING -- The President of China Xi Jinping attended the state memorial ceremony here Wednesday to mark the 80th anniversary of Nanjing Massacre, China's Xinhua news agency reported.

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