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 Today's World (December 2016)



(December 31, 2016)
Russian President Putin's refusal to retaliate is a "great move", says U.S. President-elect Trump, after future ex-President Obama gave 35 Russian diplomats three days to quit the U.S. with their families over hacking related to the US election.


(December 30, 2016)
Case of karoshi: President of Japanese advertising giant Dentsu to step down after 24-year-old female employee committed suicide "from overwork". She had been forced to work over 100 hours of overtime a month.


(December 29, 2016)
Hollywood legend and Singin' in the Rain star Debbie Reynolds dies, a day after equally-famous actress daughter Carrie Fisher.


(December 28, 2016)
Seven young migrants from Syria and Libya charged with attempted murder of Berlin homeless man by setting him on fire.


(December 27, 2016)
Thai police poised to enter Buddhist temple complex to nab 72 year-old abbot for money laundering as devotees and monks barricade the entrances to the temple.


(December 26, 2016)
First female Afghan Air Force pilot "scared" for her life so has applied for asylum to the United States. She hopes to fly for the US Air Force or as a commercial pilot.


(December 25, 2016)
Wow! This is the "Knuckey" that all rugby players dream about. (Video opens automatically)


(December 24, 2016)
Final humiliation for Merkel and German police after a series of fumbles as hunted IS terrorist Anis Amri easily flees its borders to be finally killed by Italian police in Milan. (TIME Magazine report)


(December 23, 2016)
Judge for yourself: Was this self-proclaimed prankster kicked off a Delta flight because he was speaking Arabic or was it because he was indulging in race baiting for his YouTube channel? (Adam Saleh defends himself in this video)


(December 22, 2016)
Explosion at open-air fireworks market near Mexico City kills 33 and leaves 46 badly burnt.


(December 21, 2016)
Gunman who shot 3 at Zurich Islamic Center was a young Swiss man with Ghanaian roots who had "no apparent links to Islamist extremism".


(December 20, 2016)
Berlin terror attack: Truck ploughs into crowd at Christmas market killing at least 12 and injuring 48 people. Polish owner of the truck fears that it might have been hijacked. (Warning: Video opens automatically)


(December 20, 2016)
Russian ambassador to Turkey shot dead in Ankara art gallery by an off-duty Turkish police officer shouting "Allahu Akbar" and "Don't forget Aleppo".


(December 19, 2016)
Goodbye dahlinks: Hollywood legend Zsa Zsa Gabor - best known for having nine husbands - dies at age 99.


(December 18, 2016)
Illinois woman, single mom with two children of her own, adopts dying best friend's four children. "I thought, yeah, I can do this," she said.


(December 17, 2016)
Fidelity in marriage is "outdated and antiquated" today, say some Italian politicians, including a woman Senator, so they want the fidelity promise to be removed from wedding vows.


(December 16, 2016)
Afghan migrant living with a foster family in Germany is accused of raping and killing a 19-year-old medical student. He had already been convicted of attempted murder of another university student in Greece in 2014.


(December 15, 2016)
Indian businessman prefers to spend daughter's marriage budget on building 90 houses for the homeless.


(December 14, 2016)
Hide your eyes, Mosul women told since the Islamic State overran the city more than two years ago. It became clear that the aim of the rules was to keep women cloistered inside their homes.


(December 12, 2016)
Cairo: 25 killed by bomb blast during Sunday mass inside church.


(December 12, 2016)
Istanbul: Kurdish militant group claims responsibility for a double bombing that killed 39 people and wounded 154.


(December 10, 2016)
A new life and a new religion: Muslim refugees are converting to Christianity in Germany.


(December 10, 2016)
Yahya Jammeh, former Gambian President in power for 22 years, now refuses to bow out. He had earlier conceded defeat and even congratulated the new President on his victory.


(December 9, 2016)
From diplomats to forced-labor traffickers. Two former Chinese Embassy diplomats in New York and Washington charged with bringing construction workers to the U.S. from China on diplomatic visas.


(December 8, 2016)
Time Magazine names Donald Trump "Person of the Year 2016" - for better and worse.


(December 8, 2016)
Singapore students come out tops in Pisa international tests run by the OECD for 15-year-olds. The U.S. and U.K. fail to make it to the top 12.


(December 7, 2016)
Female student sues Stanford University for allowing alleged sexual predator to graduate.


(December 6, 2016)
"It feels like women betrayed us," says Madonna. "Women's nature is not to support other women...A lot of it has to do with jealousy..."


(December 5, 2016)
Surging populist sentiment in Europe intensifies as Italians say NO in constitutional referendum and causes PM Matteo Renzi to hand in his resignation.


(December 5, 2016)
New Zealand stunned by resignation of Prime Minister John Key.


(December 4, 2016)
Taiwan President's telephone call to Trump makes China see red.


(December 3, 2016)
Football Leaks: Cristiano Ronaldo, Jose Mourinho and Falcao accused of hiding millions in tax havens using schemes devised by their agent.


(December 2, 2016)
Donald Trump's fawning conversation with Pakistan's PM Nawaz Sharif is widely mocked.


(December 1, 2016)
Enough of work, it's time for aerobics now! Thailand's civil servants have the right to stop work in order to take part in an exercise session every Wednesday. (WARNING: Video opens automatically)




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