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UKRAINE: President Yanukovych faced with resignation calls over agreement with Russia

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Ukraine's President faced calls to resign on Wednesday over a 15-billion dollar bailout from Russia which the opposition and protesters said had sold the country out to its former soviet masters in Moscow.

China's Naval vessel almost collides with US Navy ship

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China on Wednesday confirmed an incident between a Chinese naval vessel and a U.S. warship in the South China Sea, after Washington said a U.S. guided missile cruiser had avoided a collision with a Chinese warship maneuvering nearby.

BOXING CHAMPION DECLARES INTENTION TO RUN FOR PRESIDENT IN 2015

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World heavy weight boxing champion, Vitali Klitscho, has given up his World Boxing Council, WBC title for politics in Ukraine.

At least another 26 killed in South Sudan crisis

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Gunfire erupted again in South Sudan's capital Juba on Tuesday, a day after President Salva Kiir said security forces had put down an attempted coup by supporters of his former deputy Riek Machar.

UKRAINE: Yanukovych seeks to obtain loan from Russia's Putin

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Ukraine's president could secure loans from Russia on Tuesday when he meets Vladimir Putin at the Kremlin - money that could help fend off economic crisis but may fuel anti-government protests in Kiev.

Scores killed in Iraq ahead of Shi'ite Holy Day

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Al Qaeda-linked Sunni Muslim militants have intensified attacks on the security forces, civilians and anyone seen as supporting the Shi'ite-led government in Baghdad, tipping Iraq back into its deadliest levels of violence in five years.

Mandela Buried

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South Africa buried nelson Mandela on Sunday, closing one chapter in its tortured history and opening another in which the multi-racial democracy he founded will have to discover if it can thrive without its central pillar.

China and U.S relations: Leaders attempt to ease tensions

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Chinese vice Premier Wang Yang will host U.S secretary of commerce Penny Pritzker and trade representative Michael Froman for the Joint Commission On Commerce And Trade (JCCT) on December 19-20.

Twitter backtracks on block feature after users revolt

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Twitter Inc was forced to nix a change to its "block" feature on Thursday after attracting a wave of protest from users who said the new policy empowered perpetrators of online abuse.

US drone wipes out wedding convoy by mistake

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Fifteen people on their way to a wedding in Yemen were killed in an air strike after their party was mistaken for an al Qaeda convoy, local security officials said on Thursday.

Americans react to Obama's handshake with Castro

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President Barack Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro's handshake at Nelson Mandela's memorial service was unplanned, the White House has said.

CHINA: POWERFUL POLITICIAN PUT UNDER HOUSE ARREST PENDING INVESTIGATION OF CORRUPTION ALLEGATIONS

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China has put Zhou Yongkang, one of the most powerful politicians of the last decade, under virtual house arrest while the ruling Communist Party investigates accusations of corruption against him, several sources said on Wednesday.

INDIA: SUPREME COURT RE-INSTATES BAN ON GAY MARRIAGES

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India's Supreme Court on Wednesday reinstated a ban on gay sex in the world's largest democracy, following a four-year period of decriminalization that had helped bring homosexuality into the open in the socially conservative country.

POPE FRANCIS NAMED TIME MAGAZINE'S PERSON OF THE YEAR

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Time magazine named Pope Francis as its Person of the Year on Wednesday, crediting him with shifting the message of the Catholic Church while capturing the "imaginations of millions" who had become disillusioned with the Vatican.

URUGUAY LEGALIZES CANNABIS

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Uruguay became the first country to legalize the growing, sale and smoking of marijuana on Tuesday, a pioneering social experiment that will be closely watched by other nations debating drug liberalization.

UKRAINE: RIOT POLICE WITHDRAW AFTER OVERNIGHT TUSSLE WITH PROTESTERS

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Battalions of Ukrainian riot police withdrew on Wednesday from a protest camp after moving against demonstrators overnight in the authorities' biggest attempt yet to reclaim streets after weeks of protests against President Viktor Yanukovich.

USA: RESIDENTS BLOCK GOOGLE INC BUS IN PROTEST AGAINST INFLUX OF GOOGLE EMPLOYEES

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 A Google Inc commuter bus was blocked in San Francisco's Mission district for about a half hour Monday morning, highlighting many residents' growing concern that an influx of affluent technology workers is driving up costs in the city.

UKRAINE: PRESIDENT AGRESS TO TALKS WITH OPPOSITION

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Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich backed a call for talks with the opposition on Monday to end weeks of protests in Kiev, but tension was high with pro-Europe demonstrators barricading their protest camp in preparation for police intervention.

Thailand Protest Update: Thai Prime Minister pleads with protesters as her eyes well up in tears

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Her eyes welling with tears, Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra pleaded on Tuesday for anti-government protesters to clear the streets after she called a snap election, but protests leaders said she should step down within 24 hours.

Israel approves detention without charges for African migrants

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Israel's parliament has moved to ensure African migrants who enter the country illegally can be held without charge, despite a Supreme Court ruling that had struck down a previous detention law.