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Just in time for Christmas, wooden manger relics heading from Rome to Bethlehem: Palestinians

Reuters World News - 9 hours 13 min ago
Wooden relics said to be from the manger that held the infant Jesus will be returned from Rome to Bethlehem in time for the Christmas season, Palestinian officials said on Friday.
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Lebanese protesters pack streets to mark independence day

Reuters World News - 9 hours 23 min ago
Tens of thousands of protesters took to the streets in Lebanon on Friday to mark independence day with a fresh wave of demonstrations against a ruling elite accused of rampant corruption and steering the country into deep crisis.
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Iran's Revolutionary Guards arrest about 100 protest leaders: Iranian judiciary

Reuters World News - 9 hours 42 min ago
Iran's Revolutionary Guards have arrested about 100 leaders of protests that erupted last week over gasoline price rises, Gholamhossein Esmaili, spokesman for Iran's judiciary, said on Friday according to the official IRNA news agency.
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After Venezuelan opposition call for mass rallies, street protests underwhelm

Reuters World News - 9 hours 43 min ago
Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido's call for massive street protests against President Nicolas Maduro has so far yielded only modest demonstrations, casting doubt on a plan to revive stalling efforts to force a change in government.
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Hezbollah accuses U.S. of meddling in Lebanon's crisis

Reuters World News - 10 hours 6 min ago
Hezbollah accused the United States of meddling in the formation of a new Lebanese government on Friday, its strongest accusation yet of U.S. interference in Lebanon's political and economic crisis.
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Three dead after Colombia protests, tear gas used in renewed confrontations

Reuters World News - 10 hours 53 min ago
Three people were killed following Thursday protest marches across Colombia, the defense minister said, and widespread public transportation problems plagued cities on Friday amid calls for another protest.
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UK metal detectorists who hid Saxon haul jailed for nearly 20 years

Reuters World News - 10 hours 59 min ago
Two British metal detectorists who failed to declare a large hoard of Anglo-Saxon treasure worth around 3 million pounds ($3.8 million) were jailed on Friday for a total of nearly 20 years.
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Convicted agent Butina accepts Russia job offer: TASS

Reuters World News - 11 hours 3 min ago
A Russian agent briefly jailed in the United States and then deported back to Moscow has accepted a state job to defend Russians imprisoned abroad, TASS news agency reported on Friday.
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Chile's defense minister issues furious rejection of Amnesty rights claims

Reuters World News - 11 hours 5 min ago
Chile's defense minister on Friday issued a furious rebuttal of claims by Amnesty International that excessive force was "intentionally" used on protesters to "punish" them for taking to the streets.
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On the campaign trail: Nigel Farage signs contract with voters

Reuters World News - 11 hours 24 min ago
Britain holds an election on Dec. 12, a political gamble by Prime Minister Boris Johnson who sees it as his best chance to break the deadlock in parliament over Brexit.
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African Union urges Britain to cede Chagos Islands, end 'colonial' rule

Reuters World News - 11 hours 28 min ago
The African Union on Friday called on Britain to withdraw from the Chagos Islands and end its "continued colonial administration" there after a U.N. deadline for it to do so expired.
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U.S. imposes sanctions on Iran's information minister

Reuters World News - 11 hours 48 min ago
The United States imposed sanctions on Iran's communications minister on Friday for his role in "widescale internet censorship," a reference to a five-day-long nationwide shutdown meant to help stifle protests against fuel price hikes in Iran.
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Saudi-led coalition air strikes in Yemen down 80%: U.N. envoy

Reuters World News - 11 hours 55 min ago
United Nations Yemen envoy Martin Griffiths told the U.N. Security Council on Friday that the number of air strikes by the Saudi-led coalition battling Iran-aligned Houthis in Yemen has dropped nearly 80% in the last two weeks.
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Weeks before vote, Algerian protesters pile on the pressure

Reuters World News - 12 hours 12 min ago
Tens of thousands of Algerians marched through the capital and other towns and cities on Friday as their months-long campaign of protests gathers steam ahead of an election they demand to be canceled.
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Iraqi forces kill four protesters, cleric warns of crisis

Reuters World News - 12 hours 14 min ago
Iraqi security forces killed four protesters in Baghdad on Friday and forcibly dispersed activists blocking the main port near Basra, as the country's top cleric warned nothing but speedy electoral reforms would resolve unrest.
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With young prince and PR push, Saudi Arabia ready to take over G20 reins

Reuters World News - 12 hours 20 min ago
Saudi Arabia is set to take over the G20 presidency for a year as it seeks to bounce back from an uproar over its human rights record and last year's killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
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Dutch state not obliged to take back Islamic State children: appeals court

Reuters World News - 12 hours 35 min ago
The Dutch state is not obliged to actively help repatriate the young children of women who left the Netherlands and joined Islamic State in Syria, an appeals court in The Hague said on Friday, overturning an earlier ruling.
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Three dead after Colombia protests, as country wakes to transport problems

Reuters World News - 12 hours 44 min ago
Three people were killed in events following Thursday marches across Colombia, the defense minister said, as cities woke on Friday to widespread public transportation problems and calls for another protest.
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Malta police need more time to quiz man over journalist murder: PM

Reuters World News - 12 hours 45 min ago
Police decided to release on bail a person of interest in the investigation into the murder of a Maltese journalist because they need more time to question him, the prime minister said on Friday.
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Georgia activists try to padlock state buildings as protest spreads

Reuters World News - 12 hours 56 min ago
Opposition activists in Georgia tried to shut state buildings with padlocks and chains in the capital and other cities across the country, as protests spread demanding an early parliamentary election.
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