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CHINA: POWERFUL POLITICIAN PUT UNDER HOUSE ARREST PENDING INVESTIGATION OF CORRUPTION ALLEGATIONS

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China has put Zhou Yongkang, one of the most powerful politicians of the last decade, under virtual house arrest while the ruling Communist Party investigates accusations of corruption against him, several sources said on Wednesday.

INDIA: SUPREME COURT RE-INSTATES BAN ON GAY MARRIAGES

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India's Supreme Court on Wednesday reinstated a ban on gay sex in the world's largest democracy, following a four-year period of decriminalization that had helped bring homosexuality into the open in the socially conservative country.

POPE FRANCIS NAMED TIME MAGAZINE'S PERSON OF THE YEAR

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Time magazine named Pope Francis as its Person of the Year on Wednesday, crediting him with shifting the message of the Catholic Church while capturing the "imaginations of millions" who had become disillusioned with the Vatican.

URUGUAY LEGALIZES CANNABIS

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Uruguay became the first country to legalize the growing, sale and smoking of marijuana on Tuesday, a pioneering social experiment that will be closely watched by other nations debating drug liberalization.

UKRAINE: RIOT POLICE WITHDRAW AFTER OVERNIGHT TUSSLE WITH PROTESTERS

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Battalions of Ukrainian riot police withdrew on Wednesday from a protest camp after moving against demonstrators overnight in the authorities' biggest attempt yet to reclaim streets after weeks of protests against President Viktor Yanukovich.

USA: RESIDENTS BLOCK GOOGLE INC BUS IN PROTEST AGAINST INFLUX OF GOOGLE EMPLOYEES

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 A Google Inc commuter bus was blocked in San Francisco's Mission district for about a half hour Monday morning, highlighting many residents' growing concern that an influx of affluent technology workers is driving up costs in the city.

UKRAINE: PRESIDENT AGRESS TO TALKS WITH OPPOSITION

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Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich backed a call for talks with the opposition on Monday to end weeks of protests in Kiev, but tension was high with pro-Europe demonstrators barricading their protest camp in preparation for police intervention.

Thailand Protest Update: Thai Prime Minister pleads with protesters as her eyes well up in tears

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Her eyes welling with tears, Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra pleaded on Tuesday for anti-government protesters to clear the streets after she called a snap election, but protests leaders said she should step down within 24 hours.

Israel approves detention without charges for African migrants

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Israel's parliament has moved to ensure African migrants who enter the country illegally can be held without charge, despite a Supreme Court ruling that had struck down a previous detention law.

Nelson Mandela dies at 95

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The revered icon who emerged from prison after 27 years to lead South Africa out of decades of apartheid, has passed away.

CHINA: Biden expresses anger at the treatment of American and British jounalists in China

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U.S. Vice President Joe Biden says his country and China have "profound disagreements" over the treatment of American journalists in the country.

 

THAILAND: MONARCH ADDRESSES THE PEOPLE

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Thailand’s Monarch, King Bhumibol Adulyadej has called on the people to support each other for the sake of the country.

 

UKRAINE: Protests intensify as protesters call for Yanukovich's resignation

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Thousands of Ukrainians continued to demonstrate their anger at the regime of President Viktor Yanukovich on Thursday for a 15th day following his decision to forgo an association agreement with the European Union and a subsequent police crackdown on protesters.

French Army set to intervene in Central African Republic conflict

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French Foreign Minister, Laurent Fabius said a U.N. resolution to be voted later in the day would allow France to use force in Central African Republic.

 

BRITISH CONSTRUCTION SECTOR RECORDS MASSIVE IMPROVEMENTS

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A survey of purchasing managers shows Britain's construction sector unexpectedly picked up more speed in November, hitting its strongest levels of output and employment since August 2007.

 

ACID ATTACK: Perpetrators sentenced by Court

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A Moscow court has jailed Bolshoi ballet soloist Pavel Dmitrichenko for six years for organising an acid attack on the company's artistic director.

 

NORTH KOREA: "Power behind the throne" removed from office

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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's uncle, considered the power behind the throne, is believed to have been dismissed from his posts, a South Korean lawmaker said on Tuesday, suggesting a huge upheaval in one of the world's most secretive states.

BRITISH PRIME MINISTER FACES CRITICISM FOR PROPOSED TRADE RELATIONS WITH CHINA

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British Prime Minister David Cameron promised China's leaders on Monday that he would advocate a multi-billion-dollar free trade deal between Beijing and the European Union; an action which has irritated the EU executive as they consider such proposal as premature.

THAILAND: Police ordered to desist from confronting protesters

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Thailand's government ordered police on Tuesday to stop confronting protesters demanding the resignation of the Prime Minister, raising hope that days of political violence may end.

UKRAINE: President Yanukovich leaves for China amidst protests

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Embattled Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich has flown to China leaving behind a country in turmoil over his decision to abandon a landmark accord with the European Union under Russian pressure.