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Ex-Soccer Star 'King George' Weah Wins Liberia's Presidency

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MONROVIA - Former soccer star George Weah has won Liberia’s presidential run-off election and will succeed incumbent Ellen Johnson Sirleaf next month, the country’s first democratic transition in over 70 years.

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Fire In India's Financial Capital Kills At Least 12

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MUMBAI - At least 12 people died and three were critically injured in a late night fire at a multi-storey building in India’s financial capital of Mumbai, local authorities said on Friday.

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Italy To Vote On March 4, With Hung Parliament Feared

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ROME: Italy will vote on March 4 in an election expected to produce a hung parliament, instability and possible market turbulence in the euro zone's third largest economy.

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Trump Says China 'Caught RED HANDED' Allowing Oil Into North Korea

WASHINGTON: U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday said he was “very disappointed that China is allowing oil to go into North Korea” and that such moves would prevent “a friendly solution” to the crisis over Pyongyang’s nuclear program.

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Israel To Set Up Fund For Poor States To Gain Support

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is planning to establish a $50m fund to support development in poorer countries and get the country diplomatic backing, according to Israeli media reports.

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Israeli Teens Tell Netanyahu They Won’t Serve In IDF, Slam Occupation Of Palestine

Sixty-three Israeli students signed a letter stating they would defy mandatory military service despite the risk of jail. Citing the occupation of Palestine, the letter criticizes the policies of Israel’s “racist government.”

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Syria Last Test For Kim Swee's Boys Before AFC U-23 Tournament

KUALA LUMPUR - Playing the Syrian U-23 team on Jan  5  will be the last friendly match for the Malaysian U-23 team before their AFC U-23 Championship campaign in Nanjing, China, from Jan 9-27.

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Zimbabwean Gov't Gazettes Mugabe's Retirement Benefits

Emmerson Mnangagwa.

HARARE -- Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa has gazetted retirement benefits for a former head of state and government, Xinhua news agency reported.

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Indian Government Proposes Law To Criminalise 'Instant Talaq'

NEW DELHI -- The Indian government on Thursday introduced a bill in parliament to criminalise instant talaq, a move Muslim scholars see as political that can be used to harass the community.

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China To Build Mars Village In Qinghai Province

BEIJING -- China is building a village simulating the environmental conditions on Mars, in northwest China's Qinghai Province, Xinhua news agency reported.

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