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December 3

North Korea says it's up to US to choose 'Christmas gift'

North Korea on Tuesday repeated its assertions that the Trump administration is running out of time to salvage nuclear negotiations, saying it's entirely up to the United States to choose what "Christmas gift" it gets from the North.
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December 3

NASA locates debris from India moon lander that crashed

NASA said Tuesday that it has found the debris from India's moon lander, which crashed on the lunar surface in September.
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December 3

Croatian students back in school after teachers end strike

Students have returned to schools in Croatia after teachers ended their strike following an agreement with the government on a rise in salaries.
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December 3

Hong Kong leader says new US law, violence will harm economy

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said Tuesday that clashes between protesters and police last weekend have dampened her hopes that a recent lull in violence would allow the territory's economy to recover.
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December 3

Putin signs bill targeting journalists and bloggers

Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a bill into law that gives the government the right to register bloggers, journalists and social media users as foreign agents.
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December 3

Malaysia's ex-PM Najib seeks to show he's victim of fugitive

Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak sought to show he was the victim of a cunning fugitive financier as he opened his defense Tuesday in his first corruption trial linked to the multibillion-dollar looting of the 1MDB state investment fund.
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December 3

Amnesty: Yemen's disabled are neglected, and suffering

Yemen's civil war has exacted an enormous toll on people with disabilities, who find themselves on the margins of society and excluded from badly needed humanitarian assistance, Amnesty International said in a report released Tuesday.
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December 2

Smoke grenade explodes in Indonesia park, injures 2 soldiers

Indonesian police said a smoke grenade exploded Tuesday near the presidential palace in Jakarta, wounding two soldiers.
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December 2
In this image made from video, an advertisement for the campsite line the roadside where a woman was found after being stranded in the Alice Springs a

Man rescued after 13 nights stranded in Outback; 1 missing

A second person missing in the punishing Australian Outback for almost two weeks was rescued Tuesday, while the search continued for their missing friend.
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December 2
Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok, with E.U. Foreign Policy chief Federica Mogherini, said the law had been used to violate rights.

Sudan repeals repressive law that punished women for wearing pants, dancing

The law had given police the power to flog women for wearing pants.
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December 2
Iranians gather to protest against situation in Iran on the Parvis des droits de l'Homme in Paris on December 2, 2019.

Amnesty says at least 208 killed in Iran protests, crackdown

At least 208 people in Iran have been killed amid protests over sharply rising gasoline prices and a subsequent crackdown by security forces, Amnesty International said Monday, as one government official acknowledged telling police to shoot demonstrators.
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December 2
FILE - In this Nov. 25, 2019, file photo, an Iranian soldier stands guard overlooking a pro-government rally organized by authorities in Tehran, Iran,

With brutal crackdown, Iran convulsed by worst unrest in 40 years

Iran is experiencing its deadliest political unrest since the Islamic Revolution 40 years ago, with at least 180 people killed — and possibly hundreds more…
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December 2

Alleged Dominican drug kingpin arrested in Colombia

The head of one of the Dominican Republic's largest drug trafficking organizations was arrested on Monday in Colombia, Dominican authorities said.
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December 2

Vigil for London stabbing victims as politicians trade blame

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and main opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn paused Monday to honor the two people killed in the London Bridge attack, then went back to trading blame for the security failings that allowed a man who had been jailed for terrorist crimes to go on a violent rampage in the heart of London.
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December 2

Russian scientists present ancient puppy found in permafrost

Russian scientists on Monday showed off a prehistoric puppy, believed to be 18,000 years old, found in permafrost in the country's Far East.
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December 2

Killers of Honduran activist get up to 50-year sentences

A Honduran court sentenced seven people to prison terms of up to 50 years Monday for the 2016 murder of indigenous and environmental rights activist Berta Caceres.
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December 2

China slaps sanctions on U.S.-based nonprofits over American support of Hong Kong

Beijing said it could make further retaliatory moves for support of Hong Kong.
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December 2
Members of the Syrian Civil Defense transported the injured after an airstrike hit the town of Maaret al-Numan on Monday.

Syrian airstrikes kill at least 20 civilians in effort to retake rebel areas

BEIRUT – Airstrikes hit marketplaces in two rebel-held towns in northwestern Syria on Monday, killing at least 10 civilians and injuring dozens, a civil…
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December 2

WTO panel: EU fails to end illegal subsidies for Airbus

A World Trade Organization panel ruled Monday that the European Union has not complied with an order to end illegal subsidies for plane-maker Airbus, which prompted the Trump administration to impose tariffs on nearly $7.5 billion worth of EU goods in October.
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December 2

Argentine ex-leader angrily denounces graft charges at trial

Former Argentine President Cristina Fernández made an unusual detour Monday on her way back to power as vice president, appearing in court to defend herself against corruption charges stemming from her time in office.