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Europe's top rights body urges Romania to fight graft

The Council of Europe's anti-corruption body has called on Romania to do more to prevent and combat high-level corruption.

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Hundreds attend funeral of slain Kosovo Serb politician

Serbia's prime minister has joined hundreds of people attending the funeral of a moderate Serb politician who was gunned down this week in Kosovo in an attack that fueled concerns for Balkan stability.

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Ukrainian parliament passes bill on 'occupied' territories

Ukraine's parliament has passed a bill on the "occupied" territories in the country's east controlled by Russia-backed separatists.

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Afghan official: roadside a mine has killed 5 people western

A government official says a mine possibly meant for later use against security forces exploded in a residential home in western Afghanistan, killing five people.

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IS claims responsibility for twin suicide bombing in Baghdad

The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for back-to-back suicide bombings in central Baghdad that killed at least 38 people.

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Israel's PM unveils memorial for Mumbai attack victims

Israel's prime minister has visited a Jewish center in Mumbai and unveiled a memorial to 166 people who were killed by militants who rampaged through the Indian city in 2008.

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German court convicts Algerian of supporting IS group

A German court has convicted an Algerian man of supporting the Islamic State group for helping plan the smuggling of a would-be fighter to IS-held terrority in Syria.

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NATO's chief in Macedonia to discuss accession bid

NATO's secretary general is meeting Macedonian officials to discuss the country's renewed accession bid, a decade after a dispute with neighboring Greece halted an initial effort to join the alliance.

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Chechen leader mocks criticism of rights campaigner's arrest

The strongman leader of Russia's republic of Chechnya has derided international outrage about the arrest of a rights campaigner there.

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Pair of giant pandas get snowy welcome in Finland

A pair of giant pandas has arrived in snowy Finland as China's gift to mark the small Nordic nation's independence centenary.

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Indian police say avalanche kills Swedish skier in Kashmir

Police say an avalanche at a ski resort in Indian-controlled Kashmir has killed a Swedish skier while another has been rescued.

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Turkey says US 'inconsistent' on Syrian border force

Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim has complained about inconsistent statements from the United States about the creation of a border security force in northern Syria, saying Washington has to eliminate the confusion and stand by Turkey.

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Human Rights Watch says Trump era encourages world dictators

Human Rights Watch says that new intolerance in countries like the United States is encouraging oppressive strongmen from Russia to China and Turkey.

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Schools remain closed as Germany prepares for winter storm

Schools remain closed in many parts of Germany as the country prepares for a winter storm that's expected to come in from the west and bring heavy snow, rain and gusty winds.

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Merkel still in charge of her future amid impasse in Germany

Angela Merkel has defied many forecasts of her looming political demise in 12 years as German chancellor.

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52 people die in bus fire in Kazakhstan

Emergency officials in Kazakhstan say 52 people have died when a bus carrying them caught fire.

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Pakistan army: Indian fire kills 2 villagers near Kashmir

Pakistan's military says Indian troops from across the border have targeted villages along Kashmir, killing two civilians and wounding five others in the latest "unprovoked" cease-fire violation.

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Pence visit showcases dilemma facing Egypt, Jordan leaders

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence's upcoming visit to the Middle East comes at a time of intensely publicized friction between his administration and the Palestinian leadership.

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China says cross-border cash flows hit turning point in '17

Financial regulators in China say cross-border capital flows hit a turning point in 2017 as foreign currency reserve levels stabilized after two years of declines.

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Shenzhen, China to host WTA Finals till 2028

The season-ending WTA Finals will be held in Shenzhen, China for a decade starting next year.

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Australia PM Turnbull in Japan for economic, security talks

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has visited a Japanese military training camp outside Tokyo at the start of a one-day visit to Japan.

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US vital in stabilizing Northern Iraq says Archbishop of Erbil

One of the most predominant religious heads in the ISIS-scarred region of northern Iraq says that assistance from the US in stabilizing the region is vital in ensuring a safe return for the Christian and Yazidi residents of the Nineveh Plain.

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Turning up the heat: Sharapova into 3rd round, Konta out

Maria Sharapova ticked off more items on her "to do" list at the Australian Open, returning to center court and accounting for the only person who has beaten her at a Grand Slam since her comeback from a doping ban.

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Mexico to request extradition of former Chihuahua governor

Mexico's federal government will file extradition requests for a former ruling party governor accused of diverting public funds.

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