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Indonesia Floods Leave Two Dozen Dead, Several Missing

Indonesia's disaster agency warned Thursday of more deaths after torrential rains pounded the Jakarta region, triggering floods and landslides that killed at least 23 and left vast swaths of the megalopolis underwater.

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Massive Hong Kong Pro-Democracy Rally Ends in Police Clashes

A huge New Year's Day pro-democracy rally in Hong Kong ended with clashes between police and hardcore protesters, as demonstrators sought to carry their movement's momentum into 2020.

Hong Kong has been battered by nearly seven months of unrest -- its biggest political crisis in decades -- which has seen millions come out on the streets demanding greater democratic freedoms.

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Iran Summons Envoy over U.S. 'Warmongering'

Tehran summoned an official from the Swiss embassy, which represents U.S. interests in Iran, to complain about American "warmongering" in neighboring Iraq, the foreign ministry said Wednesday.

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Trump Says Does Not Expect War with Iran

U.S. President Donald Trump has said he does not foresee war with Tehran, after pro-Iranian demonstrators stormed the U.S. embassy in Iraq.

"I don't see that happening," Trump said at his holiday retreat in Florida when a reporter asked about the possibility of war with the Islamic republic.

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Bolivia Row with Spain and Mexico Escalates with Expulsions

Bolivia's interim president, Jeanine Anez, announced Monday that the country will expel Mexico's ambassador and two Spanish diplomats, drawing a tit-for-tat response from Madrid as a dispute over an alleged attempt to extract an ex-government aide escalated.

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China Took their Parents: The Uighur Refugee Children of Turkey

The school on the outskirts of Istanbul is a rare place where Uighur child refugees from China can study their language and culture.

But for several, it has also become an impromptu orphanage.

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Death Toll from Philippines Typhoon Hits 50

The number of people killed by a powerful storm that pummeled the central Philippines over Christmas has risen to 50, authorities said Tuesday, making it the nation's deadliest storm of 2019.

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Russia and Ukraine Finalize Gas Transit Deal ahead of NYE Deadline

Moscow and Kiev on Monday signed a five-year agreement on the transit of Russian gas to Europe via Ukraine, after months of difficult talks but just ahead of a looming New Year deadline.

The current gas transit deal between the two ex-Soviet countries expires Tuesday and ties between them have been shredded since Moscow annexed Crimea in 2014 and supported a separatist insurgency in eastern Ukraine.

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Bolivia to Expel Mexico Ambassador, Two Spanish Diplomats

Bolivia's interim president, Jeanine Anez, announced Monday that the country will expel Mexico's ambassador and two Spanish diplomats, escalating a dispute over an alleged attempt to extract an ex-government aide.

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Opposition Postpones Anti-Government Rally in Liberia

Liberian opposition leaders postponed an anti-government rally planned for Monday until January 6, citing a lack of protection for would-be protesters.

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