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Johnson keeps focus on election win and Brexit, not on regions opposed to leaving EU
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Boris Johnson's victory has dramatically redrawn the U.K.'s electoral map and earned the Conservatives the majority needed to leave the EU. But seat gains by Scottish and Irish nationalists leave the party open to drawn-out fights on a new front.


Former president of Sudan sentenced to 2 years for corruption, money-laundering
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A court in Sudan has convicted former president Omar al-Bashir of money laundering and corruption, sentencing him to two years in a minimum security lockup.


Thousands join Bangkok's biggest political protest since 2014 coup
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Several thousand people took part in Thailand's biggest protest since a 2014 coup on Saturday after authorities moved to ban a party that has rallied opposition to the government of former military ruler Prayuth Chan-ocha.


New Zealand police name 1st volcano victim as recovery efforts resume
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Veterinary student Krystal Browitt of Melbourne, Australia, was named by police as one of the 15 killed in Monday's White Island volcano eruption.


UN accuses Chile security forces of 'serious human rights violations' against protesters
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A UN human rights report released Friday accused Chilean security forces of serious human rights violations against protesters over the past two months, including deaths, torture, sexual abuse and the use of excessive force.


Boris Johnson's big win may 'get Brexit done' but damaging fights loom
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Boris Johnson's victory has dramatically redrawn the U.K.'s electoral map and earned the Conservatives the majority needed to leave the EU. But seat gains by Scottish and Irish nationalists leave the party open to drawn-out fights on a new front.


U.S. Supreme Court to hear dispute over subpoenas for Trump's financial records
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The U.S. Supreme Court said Friday it will hear President Donald Trump's pleas to keep his tax, bank and financial records private, a major tussle between the president and Congress that also could affect the 2020 presidential campaign.


U.S. will phase out tariffs on China as part of new trade deal
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U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese officials said Friday that they have agreed to the first phase of a trade deal that included cutting U.S. tariffs on Chinese goods.


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Divers Search Contaminated Water For Body Of New Zealand Volcano Victim
Monday's devastating eruption killed at least 15 people, many of them tourists visiting White Island. Authorities are trying to recover bodies, even under the threat of another eruption.
Life Along Pakistan's Mountain Highway Where China Is Investing Billions Of Dollars
The Karakoram Highway revamp is a key part of China's trade and infrastructure initiative in the region, and local communities' expectations are high.
What Conservative U.K. Wins Mean For The U.S.
Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson is promising to use his newly won majority to create a "people's government" that will unite the country after three years of bitter political division.
What's Next In The Brexit Saga
NPR's Scott Simon asks British columnist Jenni Russell for her thoughts on the British elections.
Iranians Fleeing To Turkey
Iranians facing a crackdown on protests are going for a break, or permanently, to Istanbul, where they're a little more free to talk about the situation back home.
They're The Bravest, Humblest Civil Servants In Pakistan
The global program Integrity Icon aims to "name and fame" instead of "name and shame." This week, Pakistan honored government employees who did everything from track down killers to evict squatters.
How The Rohingya Community Is Reacting To Aung San Suu Kyi's ICJ Speech
NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Yasmin Ullah, President of the Rohingya Human Rights Group, about the reaction among the Rohingya community to the ICJ proceedings at the Hague.
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Scores of Jewish graves were desecrated in France
Guillaume Debré didn't know how to break it to his young daughters and has yet to show them a photograph of the swastika. "They are markings on sacred stones, that spell out hate and in this country, we understand what that means
Analysis: Johnson may have stormed to victory, but he's got a problem
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Watch Johnson's first full speech as returning PM
Boris Johnson urged a message of unity for the UK in his first speech as Prime Minister since securing a majority in the UK's 2019 election. Watch the full address at 10 Downing Street.
Ex-Sudan leader sentenced to 2 years
Former Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir has been sentenced to two years in a correctional facility after being found guilty of corruption and illegitimate possession of foreign currency.
Qantas picks Airbus over Boeing
Qantas is choosing Airbus over Boeing as a partner to fly the world's longest passenger routes. It's yet another blow to the embattled American aircraft maker, which continues to weather fallout from the 737 Max crisis.
Mochi ice cream is finally having a mainstream moment
Walk into any supermarket lately and you'll find mochi -- a small, round ball of ice cream encased in rice dough.
'Just Dunzo it': Google's favorite Indian startup takes care of your to-do list
Life in India's crowded and chaotic cities can be tough. An app backed by Google is promising to help with everyday tasks by asking "what would you like to Dunzo today?"
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Security forces fire tear gas, rubber bullets in Beirut protest
Security forces on Saturday fired tear gas and rubber bullets at protesters in Beirut, some of whom tried to break into a barricaded central district of Lebanon's capital.
Italy's anti-Salvini 'sardines' take protest to Rome
Tens of thousands of people joined a demonstration in central Rome on Saturday organized by a grassroots movement known as "the sardines", launched only a month ago to protest against far-right leader Matteo Salvini.
Frustrated with climate talks, activists dump manure outside Madrid summit
Green activists dumped horse manure and staged a mock hanging outside the venue of a U.N. climate summit in Madrid on Saturday, airing their frustration at the failure of world leaders to take meaningful action against global warm
Argentina's new government increases export taxes on disgruntled farmers
Argentina raised farm export taxes, the country's main source of foreign exchange, with a decree on Saturday aimed at increasing government revenue ahead of restructuring talks on about $100 billion in sovereign bonds and loans.
Violent protests rage in India for fourth day over citizenship law
Demonstrators in eastern India set fire to more than a dozen buses and vandalized at least six railway stations on Saturday, as violent protests against a new citizenship law continued for a fourth straight day.
Albania seeks arrests for quake deaths in collapsed buildings
Albanian prosecutors have issued a series of arrest warrants on charges including murder and abuse of office over the deaths of 51 people killed when a 6.4-magnitude earthquake toppled dozens of buildings last month, police said o
Supporters throng streets as Myanmar leader Suu Kyi returns from The Hague
Thousands of supporters of Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi thronged the streets of the capital Naypyitaw on Saturday to celebrate her arrival back from The Hague, where she defended the country against genocide charges.
Anger erupts at U.N. climate summit as major economies resist bold action
Major economies resisted calls for bolder climate commitments as a U.N. summit in Madrid limped toward a delayed conclusion on Saturday, dimming hopes that nations will act in time to stop rising temperatures devastating people an
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Climate change: UN talks in Madrid hit rough waters
UN climate talks in Madrid appear to be in trouble as they head deep into extra time.
Johnson thanks northern voters for 'trust'
Boris Johnson visits Sedgefield in north-east England, which has returned its first Conservative MP for 84 years, following the party's general election victory.
New Zealand volcano: Krystal Eve Browitt named as victim
Krystal Eve Browitt died on White Island, while her father and sister were seriously injured.
Matteo Salvini: 'Sardines' pack in for Rome protest
Tens of thousands rally against the right-wing League party of Matteo Salvini, using sardines as their symbol.
Rod Stewart becomes oldest man to top UK album chart
The veteran singer beats Robbie Williams and The Who to the UK number one spot in a close race.
Pandas, snakes and skiing Santas
Some of the stories you may have missed this week.
North Korea conducts 'crucial test' - state media
Few details about the test have been released, but it is the second at the same site within a week.
UK tourist 'shot dead' in robbery in Argentina
One man was killed and and his son was hurt in a suspected robbery in Buenos Aires, according to local media.
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Goodnight, and good luck
A valedictory note from Al Jazeera America on what we tried to bring to the online news landscape

A long road to reintegration for Rwandan ex-combatants
Despite programs aimed at helping former fighters recover and rebuild, many struggle to find their place in society

The Cabula 12: Brazils police war against the black community
Brazil's anti-police movement continues to fight for the soul of Cabula, even as death threats intensify

Nevada governor says he doesn't want Supreme Court consideration
Republican Brian Sandoval, reportedly under consideration by Obama for the nation's top court, says he's not interested

Elegy for a website where Native voices mattered
AJAM reported on tribal communities and offered coverage on Indian Country that few could match

As thousands enter Europe, EU flails in anti-smuggling efforts
Why did Frontex, the EU border agency, abruptly cancel a successful anti-smuggling pilot program in Greece?

New Orleanians see tourism bias in post-Katrina public transport
While 62 percent of transportation has been restored, locals say bus service has been left behind

The cancer cluster of Piketon, Ohio
How the legacy of the Cold War poisons people still

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Divers Search Contaminated Water For Body Of New Zealand Volcano Victim
Monday's devastating eruption killed at least 15 people, many of them tourists visiting White Island. Authorities are trying to recover bodies, even under the threat of another eruption.
Life Along Pakistan's Mountain Highway Where China Is Investing Billions Of Dollars
The Karakoram Highway revamp is a key part of China's trade and infrastructure initiative in the region, and local communities' expectations are high.
What Conservative U.K. Wins Mean For The U.S.
Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson is promising to use his newly won majority to create a "people's government" that will unite the country after three years of bitter political division.
What's Next In The Brexit Saga
NPR's Scott Simon asks British columnist Jenni Russell for her thoughts on the British elections.
Iranians Fleeing To Turkey
Iranians facing a crackdown on protests are going for a break, or permanently, to Istanbul, where they're a little more free to talk about the situation back home.
They're The Bravest, Humblest Civil Servants In Pakistan
The global program Integrity Icon aims to "name and fame" instead of "name and shame." This week, Pakistan honored government employees who did everything from track down killers to evict squatters.
How The Rohingya Community Is Reacting To Aung San Suu Kyi's ICJ Speech
NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Yasmin Ullah, President of the Rohingya Human Rights Group, about the reaction among the Rohingya community to the ICJ proceedings at the Hague.
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Far from U.S. epidemic, 'the other opioid crisis' rages in vulnerable countries

'`Safer opioid' has sparked a crisis in vulnerable countries


After bruising campaign, victorious Johnson searches for Brexit unity. It may prove elusive

Brexit mandate in hand, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson now confronts threats to U.K. unity and daunting negotiations with the EU.


Newsletter: A House committee divided

Here are the stories you shouldn't miss today: TOP STORIES A House Committee Divided Fourteen hours of vitriolic debate on Thursday did virtually nothing to change the minds of Democrats and Republicans on the House Judiciary Committee.


Senate Republicans are resisting President Trump's desire for a drawn-out impeachment trial

President Trump is locked in a struggle with Republican leaders over plans for his Senate impeachment trial.


China confirms tentative trade deal with U.S., but releases few details

The White House will not impose tariffs on China this weekend as U.S. negotiators claimed progress toward the first phase of a long-promised trade deal.


Millions in military aid at center of impeachment hasn't reached Ukraine

About $20 million of the Pentagon aid originally held up by President Trump hasn't reached Ukraine. The continued delay undermines a key argument against impeachment made by a new White House legal memo and Trump's Republican allies.


These sex workers are fighting for union rights, leaving Spanish feminists conflicted

A sex workers group in Spain that advocates for prostitutes' rights has faced opposition as its members have tried to make the case for a labor union.


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British tourist 'killed and another hurt in Argentina robbery'
A British tourist has been killed and another was seriously hurt after they were shot in a suspected robbery in Argentina, says local media.

'10,000' join biggest protest in Thailand since 2014 military coup
A reported 10,000 supporters of a Thai opposition party which could be banned by authorities have taken to the streets in the country's biggest protest since a 2014 military coup.

Caddie for top golfer banned after 'shoving' spectator
A caddie for one of the world's top golfers has been banned for the rest of the Presidents Cup after pushing a spectator in Melbourne.

Arsenal distances itself from Mesut Ozil post criticising China
Arsenal has distanced itself from comments made by its star midfielder Mesut Ozil about the plight of Uighur Muslims.

Nepal wants army deal reviewed before UK can recruit female Gurkhas
Nepal wants to review a military deal allowing the British army to enlist its citizens - before the UK is able to recruit Gurkha women for the first time.

Sudan's ex-president convicted of corruption and money laundering
Omar al Bashir, the former president of Sudan, has been convicted of corruption and money laundering.

Grease stars don movie costumes four decades on
Fans hopelessly devoted to Grease got the chance to re-live the classic musical when stars of the box office hit donned their costumes for the first time in 41 years.

North Korea completes 'crucial test' at long-range rocket site
North Korea says it has carried out another "crucial test" at its long-range rocket launch site.

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Child marriage is a global scourge. Here's how one country is fighting it.
Banning the practice nationwide nearly two decades ago was only half the battle, advocates and experts say.
Trump faces fight-or-flight moment in Senate impeachment trial
Analysis: With his legacy, his re-election and his movement on the line, it would be quite a retreat for the president to sidestep a full Senate trial.
They'd never voted Conservative. Why these left-leaning strongholds shook British politics.
"I've always voted Labour before but I’m pleased we have a Conservative member of Parliament because now we can get on with Brexit," one local said.
Supreme Court to rule on release of Trump tax records
By granting review of these cases now, the justices made it possible for them to be heard during the current court term.
What a second term Trump presidency would mean for the future of a China trade deal
“The China issue isn’t going away if we have another Trump presidency or if we have a Democrat,” said one economist.
Slain Barnard College student fought her attackers in robbery, police say
A group of teens put Tessa Majors, 18, in a chokehold and were taking items from her pockets when she fought back, detectives said in court.
Death toll rises in New Zealand volcano eruption after injured person dies
While the official death toll rose to 15, authorities have said that two more people are missing and presumed dead after the Dec. 9 eruption on White Island.
Runner accused of groping reporter during live TV broadcast charged with sexual battery
WSAV reporter Alex Bozarjian had asked Georgia police to pursue charges against the man who groped and slapped her in the incident, which went viral on social media.
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'Insider attack' kills 23 Afghan soldiers sleeping, provincial council says
A Taliban infiltrator opened fire at military base in eastern Afghanistan on Saturday, killing at least 23 soldiers while they were sleeping.

Protests against Indian citizenship law extend to fourth day
Protests over a citizenship bill that excludes Muslims continued into their fourth day Saturday throughout India, turning violent in West Bengal and intensifying in the country's capital.

Google Earth now covers more than 98 percent of the populated world
The Google Earth platform has now been able to cover 98 percent of the world's populated areas.

Samoan government extends state of emergency amid measles outbreak
The Samoan government announced Saturday that it has extended a state of emergency meant to contain an active measles epidemic that has sickened 5,100 people and killed 72.

Joe Biden announces gun safety plan on 7th anniversary of Sandy Hook Elementary shooting
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden announced his gun safety proposals Saturday, the seventh anniversary of the fatal shooting of 20 first graders and six educators at Sandy Hook Elementary in Connecticut.

Appeals court blocks Mississippi's 15-week abortion ban
A federal appeals court ruled against Mississippi's law banning abortions after the 15th week of pregnancy more than a year after the governor signed it into law.

Judge orders Wisconsin to purge over 200,000 from voter rolls
A judge has ordered the state of Wisconsin to kick more than 200,000 people off voter rolls before the 2020 presidential election after a lawsuit filed last month by a conservative law firm arguing they may have moved.

Peter Sarsgaard's 'Interrogation' to debut Feb. 6 on CBS All Access
All episodes of the new true-crime series "Interrogation" -- starring Peter Sarsgaard, Kyle Gallner and David Strathairn -- will be available on CBS All Access on Feb. 6.

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EU looks at extending Brexit transition period beyond 2020

Move is being considered by EU officials in face of Johnson not seeking extension beyond 11 months

EU leaders would take the initiative and request an extension to the transition period, keeping the UK under Brussels regulations beyond 2020, under a plan mooted for getting around Boris Johnson’s stated refusal to seek a delay.

The move is being considered by EU officials as a way out of the problem posed by the short time available to negotiate a new relationship and the prime minister’s insistence that he will not seek an extension beyond 11 months.

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UN climate talks drag on as rifts scupper hopes of breakthrough

Governments including the US, Brazil, Australia and China accused of frustrating negotiations

Global climate talks look set to continue past midnight on Saturday, after a marathon final negotiating session that has been ongoing since Friday without clear resolutions on how to implement the Paris agreement, to the frustration of many countries and the dismay of campaigners.

Some bodies attending the summit – notably the EU – came forward with new long-term goals on cutting greenhouse gas emissions, but most were content to spend the two weeks of UN talks in Madrid arguing over narrow technical issues, including the details of carbon trading.

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Rohingya fury at Aung San Suu Kyi’s genocide denial to world court
Muslim victims of Myanmar ‘clearances’ voice outrage as peace prize winner dismisses atrocity charges

When Aung San Suu Kyi rose to denounce genocide charges against her country at the “world court” last week, three victims of Myanmar’s ethnic violence were sitting close behind the Nobel peace prize winner – disbelieving and seething with anger.

Hamida Khatun, Yousuf Ali and Hasina Begum had travelled from the sprawling Kutupalong refugee camp outside Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh to sit on the legal delegation attending the International Court of Justice’s emergency hearing in The Hague, in the Netherlands.

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Thousands join biggest protest in Bangkok since 2014 coup

Thai anti-government rally held in response to ban on Future Forward opposition party

Thousands of people joined the biggest protest in Bangkok since a 2014 coup on Saturday, after Thai authorities moved to ban a party that has rallied opposition to the government of the former military ruler Prayuth Chan-ocha.

The demonstration, called a day earlier by the Future Forward party leader, Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit, a 41-year-old billionaire, was reminiscent of the street protests that have roiled Bangkok over the past two decades of turbulent politics.

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Afghanistan papers detail US dysfunction: 'We did not know what we were doing'

A key theme of the trove of documents published this week was the lack of coherence in Washington’s approach to Afghanistan from the outset

In the midst of Barack Obama’s much-vaunted military surge against the Taliban in Afghanistan in 2010, Hayam Mohammed, an elder from Panjwai near the Pakistani border confronted an officer from the US 101st Airborne who had come into his village.

You walk here during the day,” the elder told the soldier bitterly as the Observer listened. “But at night [the Taliban] come bringing night letters” – threats targeting those collaborating with foreign forces.

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Military police remove climate protesters from Schiphol airport

Hundreds of demonstrators call for international hub in Amsterdam to curb emissions

Dutch military police have begun forcibly removing a group of climate protesters at Schiphol airport, in Amsterdam, after they refused to leave during a demonstration organised by Greenpeace.

Hundreds of protesters attended the demonstration on Saturday calling on the international air hub to adopt a plan to curb greenhouse emissions. The group had been allowed to protest outside the building only, but they broke that restriction, arguing that citizens’ rights to peaceful protest should not be restricted.

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North Korea claims successful 'crucial test' at long-range rocket site

Pyongyang continues to pressurise Trump administration for concessions

North Korea has said it successfully performed another “crucial test” at its long-range rocket launch site that it claims will further strengthen its nuclear deterrent.

The test may have included technologies to improve intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) which could potentially reach the continental US.

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Ex-Sudan leader Omar al-Bashir sentenced to two years for corruption

Deposed president convicted of corruption, receiving illegal gifts and possessing foreign currency

Omar al-Bashir, the former president of Sudan, has been sentenced to two years in detention after being found guilty of corruption, receiving illegal gifts and possessing foreign currency.

Bashir has been in prison in Khartoum since being forced from power in April when security forces withdrew their support for his repressive regime after months of protests.

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Tennessee Pastor Gets 38 Years After Allegedly Citing Bible Verse to Lure Underage Victim for Sex
'Holding each other is just a way to show love,' he reportedly told one teen victim
NYC to Pay $625K to Mom Whose Toddler Was Ripped Away by Police in Viral Video
Jazmine Headley spent four days in jail before the charges were dropped
They Lost Siblings and Friends in the Sandy Hook Massacre. Now They’re Channeling Their Pain Into Activism
Saturday marks the seven-year anniversary of the tragedy that took 26 lives
Louisiana Sues California Over Banning Sale and Import of Alligator Products
It's estimated that over 300,000 alligators are harvested every year in Louisiana
New Orleans Declared A State of Emergency And Took Down Servers After Cyber Attack
City employees were told to power down computers, unplug devices from the wall, and took down all servers as precaution
U.N. Climate Talks Deadlocked as Chile Bids for Compromise Amid Protests
Nations around the globe have been deadlocked on key issues for the past two weeks
U.K.’s Boris Johnson Visits Northern England to Celebrate Election Win With Supporters
Northern England voters helped Johnson win a 80-seat majority at this week's election

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