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Mudslide In Southern Chile Kills Five; 15 Others Missing

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SANTIAGO:  A mudslide yesterday tore through a small village in southern Chile near a popular national park, leaving five people dead and at least 15 missing after a night of torrential downpours, authorities said.

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Trump Defends Tax Plan As 'Great Christmas Gifts' To Middle Class

WASHINGTON: U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday defended a Republican tax-cut plan against Democratic charges that it favors the rich, saying it will be “one of the great Christmas gifts” for the middle class with just days to go before Congress votes.

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More Than Half Of Britons Now Want To Stay In EU - Poll

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EDINBURGH: A poll has found that 51 percent of Britons would now keep European Union membership while 41 percent want to leave the bloc, a near reversal of last year’s referendum result.

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Syria Blame Game Continues After Failed Geneva Talks

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The United States has urged the Syrian government to "participate fully" in negotiations with the opposition, while a Syrian official blamed opposition preconditions for yet another failed round of talks in Geneva.

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Palestinian Double Amputee Killed By Israeli Sniper

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Two days before he was killed, Ibrahim Abu Thurayyah filmed a message to the Israeli army.

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North Korea 'Hacked Crypto-Currency Exchange In South'

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South Korea's spy agency believes that North Korea is behind hacking attacks on a crypto-currency exchange in the South, sources say.

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Austrian Conservatives Bring Far Right Into Government

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VIENNA - Austria is set to become the only western European country with a far-right party in government after the anti-immigration Freedom Party and Sebastian Kurz’s conservatives struck a coalition deal they plan to present on Saturday.

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Russian And French Foreign Ministers Discussed Situation In Syria

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MOSCOW: Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and his French counterpart Jean-Yves Le Drian discussed the situation in Syria and other issues during a phone conversation on Dec. 14, the Russian ministry said in a statement on Saturday.

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Strong Quake Hits Indonesia's Java, Kills Three

JAKARTA: A powerful magnitude 6.5 earthquake struck the island of Java in Indonesia just before midnight on Friday, with authorities reporting three deaths and damage to hundreds of buildings.

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Man With Knife Shot At Amsterdam Airport; Suspect Is Known Offender

AMSTERDAM: A Dutchman wielding a knife was shot by military police on Friday at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport and taken into custody, an official said.

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