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Month: December 2016

News 9 Dec 2016 – World Edition

South Korea’s Loathed President Park Geun-hye Has Been Impeached

– Egypt: Bomb blast kills 6 policemen in Giza’s Haram district

– Syria war: East Aleppo evacuees and devastation – in pictures

– Iraq Prepares for New Fight Against Post-Mosul IS

– Far-Right Dutch Politician Found Guilty Of Hate Speech But Will Not Be Penalized

– Pentagon Confirms Russia Has a Submarine Nuke Delivery Drone

– Obama orders ‘full review’ of election-related hacking

– Volkswagen emissions: UK and six other nations face legal action

– Japan launching ‘space junk’ collector

– Tibetans given long jail terms for celebrating Dalai Lama’s 80th birthday

News 8 Dec 2016 – World Edition

Coffins containing the remains of victims of the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) plane crash are carried into the mortuary at PIMS hospital in Islamabad, Pakistan December 8, 2016. REUTERS/Caren Firouz

– Pakistan mourns 47 killed in air crash, as investigators seek answers

US and Russia ‘close’ to deal on Syria’s Aleppo

– Iraqi troops retreat after Mosul hospital battle

– Iraqi Army Denies It Kills Dozens of Civilians in Anbar Air Strikes

– Hellish conditions engulf east Aleppo, while life goes on in the west

UK: Israel A Threat To Middle East Peace, According To Edward Snowden Leaks

– Theresa May cuts Boris Johnson adrift ahead of his visit to Gulf

– Extensive British Spying Throughout Africa Revealed In Le Monde

– Merkel’s Bavarian allies praise tougher migrant stance but say it’s not enough

– German court rules Muslim girls must take part in swimming lessons

– Marine Le Pen: No free school for illegal migrants in France

– South Korean assembly introduces bill to impeach president

– South Korea’s President Awaits Her Fate, Dejected, Sleepless and Alone

– Scientists slam Donald Trump’s environment chief over climate denial: ‘It’s like disputing gravity’

– A Canadian Province Just Passed a Resolution for Universal Basic Income

– Giraffes facing ‘silent extinction’ as population plunges

News 7 Dec 2016 – World Edition

Pakistan International Airways crash ‘leaves no survivors’

– Aleppo battle: Syria rebels call for truce to evacuate civilians

– ISIS Launches Overnight Attack Against Iraqi Troops in Mosul

– Saudis Bankroll Taliban, Even as King Officially Supports Afghan Government

– The U.S. Will Let Taiwan’s President Transit in New York City in a Rebuff to China

– Trump Selects Long-Serving Iowa Governor As Ambassador To China

– Pope warns media over ‘sin’ of spreading fake news, smearing politicians

– Britain fines Pfizer record $107 million for huge drug price hike

– German companies pull advertising from US website Breitbart

– Vinyl album sales out-perform digital downloads for first time ever

– Malta becomes first European country to ban ‘gay cure’ therapy

– The Earth’s Poles Have Lost Enough Ice to Cover Texas Four Times


News 6 Dec 2016 – World Edition

ISIS Oil Crossing Turkey's Border

– WikiLeaks: Berat’s Box Shows Turkey’s Erdogan Buying Oil from ISIS

– Iraqi army launches fresh assault towards Mosul center

– After Aleppo falls, Syria’s bloodshed may continue

– Italian minister, after talking to Renzi, sees new election in February

– Setting sights on fourth term, Merkel vows tough line on migration

– China’s State Media Tells Donald Trump to ‘Stop Acting Like a Diplomatic Rookie’

– Rockefeller family charity to withdraw all investments in fossil fuel companies

– Google Says It Will Run Entirely on Renewable Energy in 2017

– Colombians take to the streets to protest rape, killing of 7-year-old girl

– Kim Jong Un’s wife Ri Sol-Ju spotted in public for the first time in nine months

– UK: Carney warns about popular disillusion with capitalism

– Illegal Logging Is Depleting the Amazon Rainforest 29% Faster Than Last Year


News 5 Dec 2016 – World Edition

Second Russian Jet In a Month Crashes Off Admiral Kuznetsov Carrier

Syrian government forces seize more of Aleppo from rebels

West Mosul shelled as Iraq steps up fight against Islamic State

Matteo Renzi’s referendum defeat risks Italy political crisis

New Zealand: Prime Minister John Key has resigned. What happens next?

Australia: Adani wins final approvals for Qld mine

Abe to make historic visit — the first by a Japanese leader — to Pearl Harbor this month

Five African countries ban ‘dirty fuels’ from Europe

Man jailed for attacking boy over embrace with girl in London street

Jayalalithaa, the movie star who became one of India’s most controversial politicians, dies at 68

What does Jammeh’s defeat mean for future of aid and development in Gambia?


News 2 Dec 2016

South Sudan

The World’s Youngest Country Is ‘on the Brink’ of Genocide, Says U.N. Commission

Russia: Syrian troops reclaim city near Damascus

Iraq: Death toll climbs as urban warfare slows battle for Mosul

Torture appeared widespread after Turkey coup: UN expert

WikiLeaks releases 2,000 files from German inquiry into NSA spying scandal

Standing Rock Protest: Veterans Pledge to Protect Protesters

Emergency Evacuation Notice Arrived After The Flames For Some In Tennessee

Great Barrier Reef: Australia’s ‘response plan’ draft contains no new action or funding

Revealed: Hourly parking in London costs more than the National Living Wage

Man ‘cured’ of prostate cancer after doctors shock tumour to death with testosterone

What is Italy’s Five Star Movement?

News 1 Dec 2016

Aleppo, Syria

30,000 flee east Aleppo, Russia proposing humanitarian corridors: U.N.

Iraq’s special forces have retaken 19 Mosul neighborhoods

Trump and Pence Head to Indiana

Tennessee: Sevier County fires up to 17,100 acres; 7 fatalities

Treasuries Drop Before Jobs Data as Oil Gains; Tech Shares Sink

Former astronaut Buzz Aldrin, one of the first men on the moon rescued from South Pole

Man whose $11K was seized at CVG gets it back — with interest — after settlement

Magic mushroom chemical psilocybin could be key to treating depression – studies

Investigatory Powers Bill: Politicians exempt themselves from new wide-ranging spying laws

Saudi Arabia’s terrorist rehab actually ‘secret radicalisation programme,’ Guantanamo prisoner claims

Feds may have underestimated cost of student loan forgiveness

Ohio pulls license of 1 of state’s last few abortion clinics

Tesla’s SolarCity announces expansion in Florida after long battle against local utilities