10 December 2018
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'Mystery disease' kills 18 in Nigeria - officials

nygereaA "mysterious" disease has killed at least 18 people in the past several days in south-western Nigeria, local officials say. Read more...

March was hottest worldwide since 1880

environLast month was the hottest March worldwide since record keeping began in 1880, and the first three months of 2015 also set a new heat record, US government scientists said Friday. Read more...

'Sung influenced Sri Lanka for Ban's election'

moonDeceased Keangnam Enterprises Chairman Sung Woan-jong claimed that he contributed considerably to the election of Ban Ki-moon as United Nations secretary general,Sung's associates were quoted as saying by a vernacular newspaper. Read more...

Most refugees snubbing Australia's offer for Cambodia resettlement

refugee 17Australia is struggling to convince refugees held in offshore detention to voluntarily resettle in Cambodia under a bi-lateral deal, a refugee advocate group said on Friday, despite the government insisting that the first transfers are imminent. Read more...

Hillary Clinton declares 2016 Democratic presidential bid

hillary clintonFormer US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has formally entered the 2016 race for the White House in a bid to become the first woman US president. Read more...

Barack Obama and Raúl Castro's handshake captured by cameras

obama rahulPresidents of US and Cuba shake hands in brief but historic and apparently cordial greeting at Summit of the Americas in Panama.

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New Images Show China Literally Gaining Ground in South China Sea

china seaThe clusters of Chinese vessels busily dredge white sand and pump it onto partly submerged coral, aptly named Mischief Reef, transforming it into an island. Read more...

Malaysia passes controversial anti-terror bill

maleyMalaysia has passed a controversial anti-terrorism bill, which the government says is needed to tackle the threat from Islamic extremists. Read more...

Trolling for Vladimir Putin: Russia's Information War Explained

putin 5Lyudmila Savchuk says it was money that wooed her into the ranks of the Kremlin's online army, where she bombarded website comment pages with eulogies of President Vladimir Putin, while mocking his adversaries.

"Putin is great," "Ukrainians are Fascists," "Europe is decadent": Savchuk, 34, listed the main messages she was told to put out on Internet forums after responding to a job advertisement online.

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China to forge trilateral cooperation with India, Sri Lanka

china 1China today said it will make joint efforts with India and Sri Lanka to promote a trilateral relationship to address New Delhi's security concerns in Indian Ocean region, as Beijing grapples to salvage its big ticket investments in Sri Lanka. Read more...

World's oldest person, a Japanese woman, dies at 117

old ladyThe world's oldest person, a Japanese woman, died Wednesday, a few weeks after celebrating her 117th birthday.

Misao Okawa died of heart failure as relatives and nursing home workers stood by her side and praised her for achieving a long, healthy life, said Tomohiro Okada, an official at her Osaka nursing home. Read more...

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