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WikiLeaks rejects U.S. intelligence report that Russia leaked materials

“U.S. intelligence services have been politicised by the Obama administration,” Julian Assange said.

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Cote d’viore cabinet resigns

A new cabinet was expected to be in place by Tuesday, a report added.

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Thailand moves closer to death penalty for corrupt politicians

Thailand last carried out the death penalty in August 2009.

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Syrian govt. ready to negotiate on ‘everything’, Assad says

But Mr. Assad says it is up to the Syrian people to elect their president.

Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, Former Iranian President

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Former Iranian president dies of heart attack – State Media

Rafsanjani was an influential figure in Iran, and headed the Expediency Council.

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Akufo-Addo sworn in as Ghana’s President

The new president said “I will not let the good people of Ghana down”.

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Flight MH370: Malaysia to round off search in two weeks

“We hope we can find the plane and we pray hard that the search will bear fruit on how to locate MH370.”

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Obama outlines achievements, regrets in goodbye memo

Mr. Obama would deliver his farewell address on January 10 “to say thank you” to Americans.

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Obama releases Guantanamo Bay detainees against Trump’s wish

Four more detainees were released.

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U.S. House breaks with Obama, condemns UN resolution on Israeli settlements

The U.S. allowed a UN resolution to pass by abstaining.

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U.S. blacklists Osama bin Laden’s son a terrorist

The State Department said that Hamza bin Laden has called for acts of terrorism in Western capitals.

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America’s military most powerful on earth – Obama

President Obama says he will miss Air Force One and Marine One.

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Amnesty International begins aggressive Guantánamo closure campaign in Obama’s final days

President-elect Trump has said no further prisoners should be released from the facility.

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6,330 HIV patients registered in Libya in 2016 – WHO

Ten people also died due to lack of ARV drugs, WHO said.

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Trump blames Democrats on hacking, ObamaCare

“Somebody hacked the DNC but why did they not have “hacking defense” like the RNC has.”

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Gambia: Nigeria pledges to ensure Jammeh hands over peacefully

“Essentially, we want a peaceful resolution to the issue,” the Nigerian minister said.

President Yahya Jammeh of Gambia

I stand by Jammeh, Gambian Army Chief says

Over the weekend Gambian security agents closed three private radio stations.

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Bird flu: Egg shortage hits South Korea

About 20 million birds, or 12.2 per cent of South Korea’s poultry stock have been culled to control the outbreak.

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British Ambassador to EU resigns – Report

Rogers had served as the British ambassador to the EU since late 2013.

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Trump flays U.S. intelligence over Russian hacking, delayed briefing

The President-elect also said that he would address a press conference on January 11.

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NAACP protest Trump’s U.S. Attorney-General nominee

“Senator Sessions has callously ignored the reality of voter suppression but zealously prosecuted innocent civil rights leaders…”

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Turkey extends emergency rule to maintain purge of Gulen supporters

“More than 41,000 people have been jailed pending trial in connection with the attempted coup.”

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Trump says no further prisoners should be released from Guantanamo

There are currently 59 prisoners there, down from 105 at this time last year.

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ObamaCare doesn’t work, unaffordable – Trump

“People must remember that ObamaCare just doesn’t work, and it is not affordable.”

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Zambia cuts fuel prices

The price of petrol would be reduced to 12.50 kwacha from 13.70 kwacha.