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 22 hrs | Top ISIS commander killed in clashes in Russia’s Caucasus region

              Rustam Asildarov, the Islamic State's top leader for its branch in southwest Russia, was among five militants who were killed in clashes with security forces, Russian officials say. Weapons and explosives were found at the scene. (more)   


  Makhachkala, Russia        100 UPDATES

 

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 2 days | Trump speaks with Taiwan’s leader, risking diplomatic dispute with China

              U.S. President-elect Donald Trump has spoken by telephone with Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen, transition officials say, breaking decades of diplomatic protocol in a move that is likely to infuriate China. (more)   


  United States        1 UPDATES

 

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 2 days | 7 people taken hostage at Paris travel agency

              At least seven people have been taken hostage at a travel agency on Boulevard Massena in the 13th arrondissement of Paris, French officials say. Few details are available but it is thought to be the result of a failed robbery. (more)   


  Paris, France     

 

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  6 days | Plane carrying Brazilian football team crashes in Colombia

              A chartered plane carrying Brazilian football team Chapecoense has crashed in northwest Colombia, killing at least 75 people, local officials say. Only six people, including three football players, are believed to have survived. (more)   


  Colombia     

 


 6 days | Death toll from ‘thunderstorm asthma’ in Australia rises to 8

              The death toll in the Australian state of Victoria from a rare phenomenon called "thunderstorm asthma" has risen to at least 8. More than 8,500 people were treated at area hospitals, including one who remains in a critical condition.   


  Australia        1 UPDATES

 

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 1 wk | Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro dead at 90

              Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro, who ruled his country as a one-party communist state for nearly half a century and defied U.S. efforts to topple him, has died at the age of 90, his brother and current president Raul Castro has announced. (more)   


  Cuba     

 

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 1 wk | Car bomb kills 2 outside governor’s office in southern Turkey

              At least two people have been killed after a suspected car bombing outside the governor's office in Turkey's southern city of Adana, officials and witnesses say. More than a dozen others have been injured. (more)   


  Adana, Turkey     

 

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 1 wk | Collapse at power plant in China’s southeast kills at least 40

              At least 40 workers have been killed after scaffolding collapsed inside a cooling tower that is under construction at a power plant in southeast China, local officials say. A number of other workers remain trapped. (more)   


  Fengcheng, China     

 


 1 wk | Bridge damaged by Hurricane Matthew collapses in Cuba, killing 4

              A bridge that was damaged when Hurricane Matthew swept through eastern Cuba has collapsed, killing four workers who were undertaking repairs, Canadian mining company Sherritt International reported on Wednesday. (more)   


  Moa, Cuba        25 UPDATES

 

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  2 wks | Powerful 7.4-magnitude earthquake strikes off Japan, tsunami warning issued

              A powerful earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.4 has struck off the coast of Fukushima in northeast Japan, prompting a tsunami warning for local coastlines, seismologists say. Several people have been injured. (more)   


  Japan     

 




 
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Trump speaks with Taiwan’s leader, risking diplomatic dispute with China     2 days  

Plane carrying Brazilian football team crashes in Colombia      6 days  

Collapse at power plant in China’s southeast kills at least 40     1 wk  

Powerful 7.4-magnitude earthquake strikes off Japan, tsunami warning issued      2 wks  

Fiji appeals to Trump to abandon stance on climate change     2 wks  


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Japan’s Prince Mikasa, world’s oldest royal, dead at 100     1 mon  

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