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Bernard Cazeneuve named French PM as Manuel Valls resigns

Cazeneuve replaces Valls, who resigned on Tuesday morning after announcing his bid to become France’s next president The French president, François Hollande, has named Bernard Cazeneuve to head the French government as prime minister until a general election next May. Show More Summary

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21,000 Rohingya flee to Bangladesh from Myanmar: IOM

Around 21,000 Rohingya have fled to Bangladesh in recent weeks to escape violence in neighbouring Myanmar, an official of the International Organisation for Migration said Tuesday. "An estimated 21,000 Rohingya have arrived in Cox's Bazar between October 9 and December 2," Sanjukta Sahany, the head of IOM office in the southeastern district, told AFP.

Todoroki Valley - An Escape from the Hustle and Bustle of Tokyo

Spending my weekday days-off is a difficult task especially because I can’t just drag someone I know and hang out with that person. So, what would I do to keep myself entertained? I’d take my camera with me and go somewhere different...Show More Summary

Long, heartbreaking day closes with vigil for Oakland fire victims

A heartbreaking day of identifying bodies and searching for the cause of the deadly warehouse fire in Oakland ended Monday in a mass candlelight vigil on the shores of Lake Merritt. Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf was among hundreds of people...Show More Summary

John Kerry in Berlin: 'we are going to be OK'

US Secretary of State John Kerry warned on Monday that "anxieties" were sweeping Western democracies and stressed the need for strong transatlantic ties as Europe nervously awaits Donald Trump's start in the White House.

Woman who dumped baby in airport bin cleared of wrongdoing

A mother who threw her newborn baby into a bin in an airport toilet has been held not accountable for her actions.

France bets on Bollywood to lure Indian tourists

As France contends with a drop in tourist numbers following a series of deadly attacks, the government is hoping that a new Bollywood romantic comedy can help it lure Indian visitors.

Why it's important to talk about successful black and Latino boys

While Chukwuagoziem Uzoegwu was growing up, his mother often would throw what he and his brothers called “educational tantrums.” On those weekends or on random days in the long stretch of summer vacation, the Uzoegwu boys would be barred from TV “from sun up to sunset,” he said.  “Leisure time...

France set to name new PM after Valls resigns

French President François Hollande will name a new Prime Minister on Tuesday after Manuel Valls announced on Tuesday he would step down in order to run for president.

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Paris makes public transport free to battle pollution spike

A spike in air pollution in Paris has pushed authorities on Tuesday to bar many drivers from using their cars, but they've also made public transport free for the day.

Trial to open at ICC of first LRA warlord

Former child soldier-turned-warlord Dominic Ongwen Tuesday becomes the first member of Uganda's brutal Lord's Resistance Army to go on trial in a landmark case before the International Criminal Court keenly watched by thousands of victims. Show More Summary

Merkel to ready troops for 2017 election battle

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is due Tuesday to outline her battle strategy to counter a wave of populism that has consumed key allies abroad, as she launches into campaign mode for next year's elections. Merkel, who has led Germany...Show More Summary

Chinese media offer stern warning to 'rookie' Trump

Donald Trump is a "diplomatic rookie" who must learn not to cross Beijing on issues like trade and Taiwan, Chinese state media said Tuesday, warning America could pay dearly for his inexperience. A protocol-shattering call with Taiwan's...Show More Summary

French PM quits to enter presidential race

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls is set to resign on Tuesday to free himself to do battle for the Socialist nomination in next year's presidential election. Announcing his candidacy on Monday France's prime minister of the past two-and-a-half years said he would step down to try to rally the fractured left ahead of a primary in January. Show More Summary

Chinese state media says Trump's tweetstorm shows his 'ignorance of China,' prepares for more bluster to come

7 hours agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

While Beijing has yet to be bated into a Twitter war with Donald Trump following his China-bashing Tweetstorm yesterday, Chinese state media are now beginning to take closer aim at the outspoken president-elect. [ more › ]

Security boosted on LA transit stations following threat

Security was boosted across the Los Angeles metro following a tip from overseas about a possible bomb attack against one of the stations in the network, authorities said. The threat was made by an anonymous man who called a public safety...Show More Summary

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