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Uzbekistan elects a new president

December 5, 2016 - 8:11am
Uzbekistan has elected a new president. Prime Minister Shavkat Mirziyoyev won with a landslide victory.
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India's Jayaram Jayalalitha still 'critical' after heart attack

December 5, 2016 - 8:10am
One of India's most popular politicians, J Jayalalitha, remains critical after a heart attack.
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Running from home

December 5, 2016 - 7:42am
Myanmar's Rohingya have been described by the UN as "the most friendless people in the world".
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Ratko Mladic trial: Final arguments in Bosnia war crimes case

December 5, 2016 - 7:31am
War crimes prosecutors present closing arguments against ex-Bosnian Serb General Ratko Mladic.
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China care home rewards visits to elderly parents

December 5, 2016 - 7:29am
Elderly care home offers vouchers if people visit their parents regularly.
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Shinzo Abe to be first Japanese PM to visit Pearl Harbor

December 5, 2016 - 7:27am
He will be the first Japanese PM to visit the site when he attends a service with President Obama.
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Matteo Renzi's referendum defeat risks Italy political crisis

December 5, 2016 - 7:11am
Italian PM Matteo Renzi's referendum defeat leaves the country facing political uncertainty.
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Austria far-right candidate Norbert Hofer defeated in presidential poll

December 5, 2016 - 6:50am
Far-right Norbert Hofer loses to environmentalist Alexander Van der Bellen in Austria's presidential election.
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Trump attacks China in Twitter outburst

December 5, 2016 - 6:31am
US President-elect Donald Trump tweets criticism of China's monetary and South China Sea policies.
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'Hunted down'

December 5, 2016 - 6:07am
How one Afghan migrant woman was followed by her allegedly abusive husband to the gates of Europe.
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Bana Alabed, seven-year-old tweeting from Aleppo, goes quiet

December 5, 2016 - 5:38am
Bana Alabed drew attention with tweets from war-torn Aleppo but her account has disappeared.
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Bad Aibling train crash: German controller jailed

December 5, 2016 - 5:15am
A German train controller is jailed over a head-on collision which killed 12 people in Bavaria.
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Standing Rock protest: Companies attack Dakota Pipeline ruling

December 5, 2016 - 4:59am
The White House is accused of political meddling after the US army halts a controversial oil pipeline.
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Safe haven no more

December 5, 2016 - 4:55am
Descendants of freed African slaves are fighting to save their traditional Gullah way of life and ancestral land in South Carolina.
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Pizzagate: Gunman fires in restaurant at centre of conspiracy

December 5, 2016 - 2:53am
A man is arrested after opening fire in a restaurant at the centre of a bizarre fake US election story.
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Pakistan hotel fire: Eleven killed at Karachi's Regent Plaza

December 5, 2016 - 2:31am
Blaze at the Regent Plaza hotel in Karachi kills at least 11 and injures more than 70 people.
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Going out on top

December 5, 2016 - 12:31am
By quitting while he is ahead, John Key has transformed New Zealand's political landscape, writes Colin James.
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Shenzhen-Hong Kong trading scheme kicks off

December 5, 2016 - 12:15am
Cross-border share trading between Shenzhen and Hong Kong gets underway after a one-year delay.
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New Zealand Prime Minister John Key in surprise resignation

December 5, 2016 - 12:01am
After eight years in the role John Key is to resign as New Zealand prime minister for family reasons.
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The changing face of Black Pete in the Netherlands

December 4, 2016 - 11:49pm
The Sinterklaas festival in the Netherlands is hoping to avoid controversy with a new look for "Black Pete".
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Images from Cuba before Fidel Castro's 1959 revolution.