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Deadly Indonesia Quake Leaves Thousands Displaced

Humanitarian organisations have descended on Indonesia's Aceh province as the government in Jakarta promised tonnes of emergency aid and officials raced to assess the full extent of damage from an earthquake that killed more than 100 people.

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Greeks Strike Against 'Repressive Austerity'

Greece's leading unions have launched a general strike that shut down several key sectors in protest over planned new pay cuts and taxes called for by international creditors.

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Pakistan: No Survivors In PIA PK 661 Plane Crash

All 48 people on board a Pakistani passenger plane, which crashed in the country's mountainous north, have died, the airline's chairman has confirmed.

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Judgment Day Arrives For South Korean President Park

SEOUL—South Korean lawmakers are set to decide today on the impeachment of President Park Geun-hye, in a vote that will likely unsettle the country regardless of the outcome.

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Trump Taps Climate Change Denier To Head EPA

President-elect Donald Trump on Wednesday picked a renowned climate change denier and fossil fuel industry defender as his top environmental official.

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UK Think-Tank Probed For Accepting Secret Bahrain Funds

The UK Charity Commission has confirmed it is investigating a complaint filed against a London-based think-tank into whether it compromised its independence by accepting confidential financing from the Gulf state of Bahrain.

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One Killed In Kashmir As Anti-India Clashes Erupt

At least one civilian was killed and dozens of others wounded during protests in Indian-administered Kashmir that erupted after a gun battle between fighters and security forces.

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Viola Desmond First Canadian Woman On Banknote

Toronto, Canada - A black civil rights leader who led a struggle against anti-black segregation and racism in Canada in the 1940s will be the first Canadian woman to figure on a banknote.

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Arab Knesset Members Vow To 'Sue Netanyahu'

Members of the Joint List, a predominantly Arab electoral coalition in the Israeli parliament, have vowed to sue Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for "incitement" against Palestinian citizens of Israel during the recent large-scale fires that engulfed Israel and the occupied West Bank.

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Ghana Elections: Vote Count Begins In Tight Contest

Ghana's electoral commission said the agency would start releasing results on Thursday from a presidential and parliamentary vote held the day before as the main opposition party claimed an unassailable lead and called on President John Mahama to concede defeat.

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