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Democrat Doug Jones defeats Roy Moore in Alabama

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Jones wins senate seat against Trump-backed Roy Moore after bitter campaign in southern, Republican-dominated Alabama.

Doubts over impact of Putin's Syria withdrawal declaration

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On a brief and surprise stopover, Russia's President Vladimir Putin landed in Khmeimim airbase in Syria's Latakia early on Monday. Addressing Russian troops before him on the tarmac, an upbeat and triumphant Putin claimed military victory…

Will Erdogan cut ties with Israel over Jerusalem?

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A round-up of the Turkish president's comments in wake of the US decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

Russian, Syrian jets hit Aleppo, Damascus countryside

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Casualties reported from southern Aleppo and Damascus countryside amid fighting on the ground in Idlib.

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Alabama votes in high stakes Senate race

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Voters in southern state are voting in highly anticipated election that could upset balance of power in the US Senate.

Macron: World is losing battle against climate change

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French president issues rallying cry, urging world and business leaders to do more in the fight against climate change.

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Lawmakers seek probe into alleged Trump sexual assaults

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More than 100 United States legislators demand investigation into sexual abuse allegations against Donald Trump.

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Trump's Jerusalem move: All the latest updates

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Here are the latest developments since Donald Trump's decision to recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

Is Jordan paying the price for Jerusalem criticism?

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Observers say Amman's vehement condemnation of President Trump's Jerusalem announcement has upset the US' Arab allies.

Liberia elections: Run-off vote set for December 26

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The poll, delayed for weeks, pits former international footballer George Weah against Vice President Joseph Boakai.

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What is net neutrality and why it matters

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The FCC looks to end the 2015 Open Internet Order on Thursday. Here's a guide to net neutrality and why it matters.

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Russian diplomatic staff leave Yemen's Sanaa

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Decision attributed to situation in Houthi-controlled Yemeni capital facing bombardment by Saudi-led military coalition.

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Women in low-wage US farm jobs say #MeToo

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Women of colour in low-wage jobs face uphill battle to report and get justice for sexual abuse and harassment at work.

'Mishandled explosives' kill 2 Palestinians in Gaza

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Islamic Jihad says the deadly explosion near Beit Lahia in northern Gaza was an accident.

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Donald Trump: A president swallowed by history

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The US has tried and failed to create a capital for another state before. "Israeli" Jerusalem will be the next Saigon.

How is Hungary's far right changing?

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With Hungary's ruling Fidesz party moving further right, the country's far-right landscape is in a state of flux.

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In Kashmir, a father's fight against forgetfulness

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Seven years after the death of his only son, Mohammad Ashraf Mattoo is still struggling to find justice in Srinagar.

'Beaten' Palestinian boy in viral photo to face charges

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Fawzi al-Junaidi, 16, denies accusations of throwing stones and protesting, saying he was severely beaten by Israelis.

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Trump wants tightened immigration laws after NYC attack

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Trump says US must fix its lax immigration system after NYC bombing suspect named as 27-year-old Bangladeshi immigrant.

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Ukraine authorities to appeal Saakashvili's release

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Court decision to free Ukraine's opposition leader is unacceptable to prosecutor general who seeks pre-trial detention.

Tuesday, Dec 12

The growing tide of fake news in India

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Social media has created a whirlpool of misinformation that continues to create unwelcome ripples across India.

Monday, Dec 11

Putin, Erdogan warn US move risks escalating tensions

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Russian leader ends whirlwind regional tour in Turkey, criticising Trump's decision to call Jerusalem Israel's capital.

NYC Port Authority bombing 'an attempted terror attack'

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Officials say one man is in custody and three people suffered minor injuries after an explosion in central Manhattan.

Putin orders beginning of withdrawal from Syria

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In surprise visit to airbase in Syria, Russian president orders his troops to start pulling out of the war-torn country.

US Jerusalem move: Fury spreads from Jakarta to Rabat

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Tens of thousands rally in Asian, Middle Eastern and North African cities protesting against Trump's Jerusalem decision.

Sunday, Dec 10

UN urges immediate evacuation of 137 Syrian children

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UNICEF calls for 137 sick Syrian children to be immediately evacuated from Eastern Ghouta.

Palestinians clash with police at US embassy in Lebanon

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Tear gas fired at protesters near US embassy north of Beirut during rally against US decision on Jerusalem's status.

Bahraini delegation visits Israel

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Group will stay in Israel for four days to 'send a message of religious tolerance', media report says.

Abbas snubs US Vice President Pence over Jerusalem move

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Palestinian president will not meet Vice President Pence during his upcoming Middle East visit, PA official says.

Saturday, Dec 9

Tense scenes as unrest over US Jerusalem move continues

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Dozens injured and arrested as rallies continue for fourth day after US decision to declare Jerusalem Israel's capital.

Arrests, clashes as Palestinians continue to protest

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Israeli forces arrest three Palestinians as they fired stun grenades to disperse a crowd of mostly peaceful protesters.

Gaza: Two dead in Israeli attack amid Jerusalem unrest

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Israel carries out air raids after rockets allegedly shot from Gaza were intercepted by the Iron Dome defence system.

US urges Saudis to allow humanitarian aid immediately

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US asks Saudi Arabia to facilitate flow of aid into the country where nearly 80 percent of people need aid to survive.

Friday, Dec 8

Trump's Jerusalem move roundly condemned at UN

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US decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital widely criticised during Security Council emergency session.

UN peacekeepers, Congolese soldiers die in DRC attack

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UN chief calls incident in North Kivu, which injured more than 50 peacekeepers, the 'worst attack in recent history'.

Palestinian official: Pence is not welcome in Palestine

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Amid Jerusalem controversy, Palestinians 'will not receive' the US vice president during his scheduled visit this month.

Scores of Palestinians hurt as Jerusalem protests rage

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At least 50 Palestinians have been injured in protests against a US decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital.