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Far-right concedes defeat in Austrian presidential election

Far-right Austrian presidential candidate Norbert Hofer's campaign manager has conceded defeat to former Greens leader Alexander Van der Bellen.

- Stuff - NZ

Trump's call with Taiwan's leader looks like a calculated move, some experts say

The incoming administration may be signaling a more robust approach to China.

- Washington Post - US

Two dozen bodies found after California loft fire, more deaths expected

OAKLAND, Calif. - Recovery teams have found 24 bodies in the charred ruins of an Oakland, California loft building after a fire broke out during a ...

- Reuters - US

Trump warns of 'retribution' for companies that offshore jobs, threatens 35 percent tariff

President-elect Donald Trump fired another warning shot Sunday at U.S. companies considering moving their operations out of the country, threatening ...

- Baltimoresun.com - US

Suspected Russian warplanes bomb Idlib, dozens killed

Monitoring group says air strikes hit several places across Syrian province, killing at least 46, mostly civilians.

- Al Jazeera - QA

News24.com | Philippine vice president to quit Cabinet

The Philippine vice president Leni Robredo says she will resign her Cabinet post, citing "major differences in principles and values" with President ...

- News24.com - ZA

Pence says Trump will intervene to stop outsourcing 'on a day-by-day basis'

Once in office, President-elect Donald Trump will decide whether to interfere with companies considering outsourcing 'on a day-by-day basis," Vice ...

- The Week - US

PM Renzi's future at stake in Italy referendum vote

Interior Ministry reports "very high" turnout on referendum to reduce Senate's role and cut back on provincial powers.

- Al Jazeera - QA

Italy votes in referendum with PM Renzi's future at stake

Italians were voting on Sunday in a referendum on constitutional reform that will decide the political future of Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, who has ...

- GMA News - PH

Opinion: Julian Draxler needs to grow up

Wolfsburg are in big trouble in the Bundesliga. And the man signed to save them after Kevin de Bruyne's departure is failing them and himself, writes ...

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Body parts found in sea after Indonesian plane with 13 disappears

All those aboard — five crew and eight passengers — are feared dead.

- The Hindu - IN

Two dozen dead in California loft fire; death toll expected to rise

Recovery teams have found 24 bodies in the charred ruins of an Oakland, California loft building after a fire broke out during a weekend dance party, ...

- GMA News - PH

Oakland fire: 24 confirmed dead as search continues

The number of people confirmed dead in a warehouse fire in California

- BBC - UK

'Pick your f*cking battles, man': Woman opens can of whoop ass on Trump with viral tweet storm

Civil rights activist Danielle Muscato's tweets went viral over the weekend after she blasted President-elect Donald Trump for ...

- The Raw Story - US

In political move, Russian patriarch blesses Putin-backed Paris church

The church is viewed as a dual religious and political move to exert Russian influence in the heart of France. The cathedral has been backed by ...

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Netanyahu says will discuss with Trump 'bad' Iran nuclear deal

JERUSALEM - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday he will discuss with Donald Trump the West's "bad" nuclear deal with Iran after ...

- Reuters - US

Etxebarria, Williams lead Athletic to 3-1 win vs Eibar

MADRID — Playmaker Benat Etxebarria scored with a superb free kick just before halftime to lead Athletic Bilbao to a 3-1 win over Eibar on Sunday, ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Fake US embassy in Ghana shut down

The fake embassy operated illegally for a decade issuing visas at a cost of $6,000 each, according to State Department.

- Al Jazeera - QA

Drunk passenger 'rugby tackled to the floor' after punching flight attendant on Turkish Airlines flight

A drunken plane passenger threw a punch at a stewardess at 30,000ft and was rugby tackled to the floor after she asked him if he was smoking in the ...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Roz Chast's 6 favorite books

The Complete Maus by Art Spiegelman Spiegelman's amazing graphic memoir about his father, a Holocaust survivor, is harrowing and sad and funny and one ...

- The Week - US

Trump expanding search for secretary of state beyond Romney and three other finalists

President-elect Donald Trump has expanded his search for a secretary of state beyond the four finalists his aides previously identified, including ...

- Baltimoresun.com - US

Berlin job portal specializes in refugees

An innovative new website is bringing migrants together with employers. Can the internet platform Migrant Hire function as a kind of LinkedIn for ...

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Donald Trump's team says chat with Taiwan was 'just a phone call'

When he took a phone call that no U.S. president or president-elect has taken for nearly 40 years, Donald Trump had no intention of changing ...

- Baltimoresun.com - US

Fidel Castro's final resting spot revealed

SANTIAGO, Cuba — About a year ago, trucks full of building materials began arriving at the Santa Ifigenia cemetery in the eastern Cuban city of ...

- Yahoo! News - US

'Last Tango in Paris' sex scene revelation sparks outrage

LOS ANGELES " "Last Tango in Paris" is making headlines again 44 years after the controversial film came out. A recently unearthed video interview ...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

World › Trump faces pushback from base, allies over Romney

As President-elect Donald Trump stood onstage during the debut night of his "thank you" tour and teased that he was about to announce a surprise ...

- Japan Today - JP

Law professor: Trump's businesses make him a 'walking, talking violation of the Constitution'

A constitutional law professor warned that the day Donald Trump takes the oath of office he will be breaking the law, calling the president-elect a ...

- The Raw Story - US

Netanyahu and Bennett reach agreement on Regulation Law

PM and Education Minister agree on 'regulation package' without retroactive clause, but with separate provisions for Amona.

- Arutz Sheva - IL

Fidel Castro's ashes buried in Santiago de Cuba

Fidel Castro's remains are buried in a family ceremony, ending nine days of mourning in Cuba.

- BBC - UK

World › Left-winger wins Austrian presidential vote

Left-leaning Alexander Van der Bellen and his message of moderation and tolerance prevailed in Austria's presidential election Sunday, with ...

- Japan Today - JP

California warehouse fire death toll rises to 24

The death toll of a fire at a warehouse dance party in Oakland, California, late Friday night has reached 24 people, officials said Sunday, up from an ...

- The Week - US

Afghan Taliban hang university student in public

Afghan Taliban have publicly hanged a university student, claiming that he was 'spying on one of their intelligence officials' in Maidan Wardak ...

- Times Of India - IN

SNL lambastes Donald Trump's weird Twitter addiction

Saturday Night Live returned with an opener featuring Alec Baldwin's Twitter-happy President-elect Donald Trump, as well as the random Twitter users ...

- The Week - US

Fidel Castro ashes interred in private funeral in Santiago de Cuba

Fidel Castro's remains have arrived at a cemetery in Santiago de Cuba, marking the start of funeral ceremonies. The funeral marks the end of a ...

- Deutsche Welle - DE

World › Italy votes in referendum with PM Renzi's future at stake

Nearly 60 percent of Italy's voting population had cast their ballots by Sunday evening in a referendum on constitutional reform that will decide the ...

- Japan Today - JP

Thousands gather at leftist opposition rally in Macedonia

SKOPJE, Macedonia " Thousands of people have attended an opposition rally in the Macedonian capital of Skopje to support the leftist main opposition ...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Islamic State strikes back to slow Iraqi forces in Mosul

BAGHDAD/BARTELLA, Iraq - Islamic State fighters retreating in the face of a seven-week Iraqi military assault on their Mosul stronghold have hit back ...

- Reuters - US

MK Mualem: I cannot act based on rumors

Chairperson of the Jewish Home Knesset faction says she cannot act against MK accused of sexual assault based solely on rumors.

- Arutz Sheva - IL

MK Mualem: I cannot act based on rumors

Jewish Home chairperson says she cannot act against MK accused of sexual assault based solely on rumors.

- Arutz Sheva - IL

Mosul offensive slows as death toll soars

MOSUL, Iraq – Winter is approaching in Mosul. Temperatures have dropped sharply and rain is turning access roads that the Iraqi military has been ...

- VICE News - US

Death toll hits 30 in inferno at art studio 'horror house'

OAKLAND, Calif. " The death toll from a fire that tore through a warehouse hosting a late-night dance party jumped to 30 on Sunday as firefighters ...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Hamburg beats Darmstadt for 1st Bundesliga win of the season

BERLIN — Hamburger SV ground out a hard-fought 2-0 victory at relegation rival Darmstadt to get off the bottom of the table with its first ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Officials in Oakland, California, say the death toll from a fire in a converted warehouse has risen to 30.

OAKLAND, Calif. " Officials in Oakland, California, say the death toll from a fire in a converted warehouse has risen to 30.

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Austrians reject anti-immigration, anti-Islam candidate

Austrian voters Sunday rejected far-right leader Norbert Hofer of the anti-immigration Freedom Party, electing environmentalist Alexander Van der ...

- The Raw Story - US

Man arrested after Twitter message urges people to 'Jo Cox an MP'

A man has been arrested over a Twitter post calling for people to "Jo Cox" an MP.Anna Soubry, the Conservative MP for Broxtowe in Nottinghamshire, was ...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Austria says no to populists in presidential election

Austria's election has stalled the wave of populism sweeping the globe this year.Alexander Van der Bellen, a left-leaning politician who preached ...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Student sues Oxford over 'boring' teaching

An Indian-origin student has sued Oxford University for boring' teaching, which allegedly resulted in him getting a second-class degree and in turn ...

- The Hindu - IN

Trump expands list of candidates to head State Dep't

WASHINGTON " President-elect Donald Trump is expanding his pool of candidates for secretary of state, leaving unclear whether former CIA Director ...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Fidel Castro interred in rock, closing last chapter of historic life

SANTIAGO, Cuba - Fidel Castro's ashes were encased in a large granite boulder on Sunday, in a ceremony that capped nine days of public mourning in ...

- Reuters - US

Fidel Castro laid to rest in Cuba, ending nine days of mourning

By Sarah Marsh and Diego Oré SANTIAGO, Cuba - Fidel Castro's ashes were laid to rest on Sunday, capping nine days of official mourning when hundreds ...

- Yahoo! News - US