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Taiwan's premier resigns after election loss

CNN World - Sat, 11/29/2014 - 4:56pm
The premier of Taiwan announced his resignation on Saturday after losing the first election since protests erupted over a controversial trade deal with mainland China. The move by Jiang Yi-huah sets the stage for significant turnover, and possibly reforms, in the East Asian island.
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At least 40 fighters killed in Syrian city of Kobani

CNN World - Sat, 11/29/2014 - 4:55pm
At least 40 fighters on both sides were killed as Syrian Kurdish fighters and ISIS militants clashed in the northern Syrian city of Kobani, a monitoring group said Saturday.
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U.N. agency: Number of Ebola cases now tops 16,000

CNN World - Sat, 11/29/2014 - 8:54am
The number of confirmed, probable and suspected cases of Ebola in the current outbreak has surpassed 16,000, according to the World Health Organization, with nearly 7,000 deaths from those cases.
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Taliban, Afghan forces battle at Camp Bastion

CNN World - Sat, 11/29/2014 - 5:32am
Taliban insurgents battled Afghan forces for hours at Camp Bastion, a sprawling military base handed over by British troops last month, authorities said Saturday.
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Explosions hit mosque in northern Nigeria

CNN World - Fri, 11/28/2014 - 3:13pm
Three explosions rocked a mosque in the northern Nigerian city of Kano on Friday, worshipers there said.
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Cricket star dies after blow to head

CNN World - Fri, 11/28/2014 - 1:46pm
Australia cricket international Phil Hughes has died after being hit in the head by a ball on Tuesday.
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Lawyers in Kenya urge prosecution of men who publicly strip women

CNN World - Fri, 11/28/2014 - 10:24am
Kenya's bar association is calling for the prosecution of men who publicly strip women because of the way they dress.
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The week in 36 photos

CNN World - Fri, 11/28/2014 - 6:55am
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Hong Kong protest leader alleges police assault

CNN World - Fri, 11/28/2014 - 4:17am
Joshua Wong, the most prominent of Hong Kong's student protest leaders, alleged he was assaulted by police who used excessive force -- including repeatedly grabbing his genitals -- during his arrest at pro-democracy demonstrations.
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Another rising Kim in North Korea

CNN World - Fri, 11/28/2014 - 4:15am
The sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has been named as a senior government official by state media.
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Mexican President urges reform

CNN World - Fri, 11/28/2014 - 4:13am
Eleven partially burned bodies of young adults have been found in southwestern Mexico, not far from where 43 missing college students went to school.
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Raid frees eight hostages from al Qaeda stronghold, U.S. and Yemen say

CNN World - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 1:15pm
A daring raid by U.S. and Yemeni forces into an al Qaeda stronghold in Yemen freed eight hostages, but not before kidnappers stole away with some Westerners, including an American.
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Little flutist plays to keep hope alive

CNN World - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 11:42am
In the busy streets, shoppers and workers rush by the homeless little boy with a flute -- some dropping change but most ignoring him. But he plays on knowing that each coin or note can help his family survive another day.
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Crime novelist P.D. James dies

CNN World - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 10:40am
P.D. James, the British novelist renowned for her crime novels featuring detective Adam Dalgliesh as well as such works as "The Children of Men," has died. She was 94.
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Scientists: 'Positive' results in 1st trial of experimental Ebola vaccine

CNN World - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 9:45am
The first human trial of an experimental Ebola vaccine has produced promising results, U.S. scientists said, raising hopes that protection from the deadly disease may be on the horizon.
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Israel says it broke up Hamas terror plot

CNN World - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 7:22am
Israeli security forces say they have broken up a wide-ranging terror plot, which would have included attacks on a football stadium, abductions and car bombings.
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Report into India girls' hanging finds no evidence of rape, murder

CNN World - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 7:09am
An investigation into the deaths of two teenage girls found hanging from a mango tree in northern India has concluded that they committed suicide and that there's no evidence of rape, sexual assault, or murder, according to a report released by India's Central Bureau of Investigation on Thursday.
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British diplomat killed in Kabul blast

CNN World - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 5:58am
At least one British diplomat was among five people killed Thursday after a large explosion damaged a convoy of foreign embassy cars in Kabul, police said.
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Australian cricketer dies after 'freak accident'

CNN World - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 5:25am
Australian cricketer Phil Hughes dies after being hit in the head by a ball, Cricket Australia says.
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Hong Kong student leader arrested

CNN World - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 7:43pm
Hong Kong pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong was among a number of student leaders arrested Wednesday as authorities cleared a key demonstration camp in the city's Mong Kok district.
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