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Imprisoned Paralympian Oscar Pistorius 'bruised' from inmate fight over phone use, officials say
December 12, 2017

iStock/Thinkstock(JOHANNESBERG) — Paralympic athlete and convicted murderer Oscar Pistorius was apparently bruised in a prison fight over a telephone, South African…

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Saudi Arabia to reopen cinemas that have been banned since the 1980s, says crown prince
December 11, 2017

iStock/Thinstock(RIYADH, Saudi Arabia) — Cinemas are set to open in Saudi Arabia in March 2018 for the first time since they…

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Palestinian president will not meet Pence in upcoming trip: foreign minister
December 10, 2017

Mark Wilson/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas will not meet with U.S. Vice President Mike Pence during his upcoming trip…

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Iraq declares victory over ISIS
December 9, 2017

iStock/Thinkstock(BAGHDAD) — Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has declared victory against ISIS after three years of war. In an announcement in…

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Trump administration has yet to fill many US ambassador posts in Europe
December 9, 2017

Aurelien Meunier/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — When Secretary of State Rex Tillerson arrived at the Vienna airport this week, he was greeted on…

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Elaborate sand sculptures depict the birth of Jesus
December 9, 2017

Torsten Laursen/Getty Images(MADRID) — The world’s best sand sculptors come out each December to help build a giant nativity scene on…

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Tillerson ends Europe trip after wave of rebukes on Trump positions
December 9, 2017

Aurelien Meunier/Getty Images)(WASHINGTON) — During his week in Europe, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson sought to shoot down any perceptions of…

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White House calls on Saudi-led coalition to end blockade in Yemen, as humanitarian crisis escalates
December 8, 2017

iStock/Thinkstock(RIYADH, Saudi Arabia) — The White House called on the Saudi-led coalition Friday to allow aid and commercial goods into Yemen,…

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Palestinians, Israeli forces clash after Trump’s Jerusalem decision
December 7, 2017

Racide/iStock/Thinkstock(JERUSALEM) — Palestinian protesters and the Israeli military faced off in the West Bank Thursday — separated by a line of…

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Dangerous winds, snow come to the UK with Storm Caroline
December 7, 2017

iStock/Thinkstock(LONDON) — A large storm system named Caroline is moving to the north of the United Kingdom Thursday, with fierce and…

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