'I couldn't believe what I was hearing': Highlights from Day 3 of impeachment hearings

'I couldn't believe what I was hearing': Highlights from Day 3 of impeachment hearings

Four witnesses testified on Tuesday at the third public impeachment hearing before the U.S. House of Representatives Intelligence Committee.
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Johnson, Corbyn agree to improve tone of political debate

Johnson, Corbyn agree to improve tone of political debate

Prime Minister Boris Johnson shook hands with his rival, opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, during a live television debate on Tuesday as both men agreed to improve the tone of Britain's political debate.
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Over 100 killed in Iran unrest: Amnesty Intl.

Over 100 killed in Iran unrest: Amnesty Intl.

At least 106 protestors have been killed in 21 cities in Iran during unrest that broke out over fuel price rises last week, Amnesty International said on Tuesday. Conway G.
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Trump blasts impeachment hearing as witnesses testify about Ukraine call

Trump blasts impeachment hearing as witnesses testify about Ukraine call

U.S. President Donald Trump labeled impeachment proceedings "a big scam" on Tuesday as witnesses testified in a televised Congressional hearing.
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New arrest in journalist murder, may be pardoned

New arrest in journalist murder, may be pardoned

Maltese authorities say they've arrested a suspected go-between for the hitmen and mastermind of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia's unsolved killing. But they are also considering pardoning the suspect in exchange for more information.
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Two jail guards charged over Jeffrey Epstein death

Two jail guards charged over Jeffrey Epstein death

U.S. prosecutors on Tuesday unveiled criminal charges accusing two correctional officers of falsifying records on the night financier Jeffrey Epstein killed himself in a New York jail cell. Lisa Bernhard has more.
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Epstein scandal chills Prince Andrew's backers

Epstein scandal chills Prince Andrew's backers

A program for entrepreneurs founded by Prince Andrew has taken down the logos of its corporate sponsors from its website, as firms and charities distance themselves from the British royal over the Jeffrey Epstein sex abuse scandal.
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Bei Bei takes 'Panda Express' to China

Bei Bei takes 'Panda Express' to China

After a month of preparations and good-byes, Bei Bei, the Washington National Zoo's most eligible giant panda bachelor, is set to leave for China on Tuesday, where scientists hope he will help increase the population of his species. Colette Luke has
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U.S. backing renews focus on Israeli settlements

U.S. backing renews focus on Israeli settlements

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he was "moved" by U.S. backing for settlements on Israeli-occupied land. But Palestinians and Arab leaders are outraged.
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Vindman: Trump request for Biden probe 'improper'

Vindman: Trump request for Biden probe 'improper'

A White House official testified in the impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump that a phone call the president made to ask Ukraine to investigate his political rivals was improper.
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U.S., Australian hostages freed by Afghan Taliban in swap

U.S., Australian hostages freed by Afghan Taliban in swap

Afghan and Taliban sources confirm that a prisoner swap has successfully released American Kevin King and Australian Timothy Weeks, faculty at the American University in Kabul, in exchange for captured senior militant commanders.
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Timeline: Trump's foreign policy towards Israel

Timeline: Trump's foreign policy towards Israel

Since Trump took office in 2017, the White House has taken a series of steps that have outraged the Palestinians and delighted Israel. Here are some of the key events.
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Sweden drops Assange rape investigation after nearly 10 years

Sweden drops Assange rape investigation after nearly 10 years

A Swedish prosecutor said on Tuesday she would not proceed with an investigation into an allegation of rape against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange after a review of the evidence.
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Arrests and dramatic escapes at Hong Kong's under-siege university

Arrests and dramatic escapes at Hong Kong's under-siege university

Hundreds of protesters have left the under-siege Polytechnic University in Hong Kong, most handing themselves in to police but some through daring escapes.
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Hazardous bushfire smoke smothers Sydney

Hazardous bushfire smoke smothers Sydney

Strong winds stoked more than 100 fires across Australia's east coast on Tuesday, blanketing Sydney in hazardous smoke and prompting health warnings for the country's most populous city.
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Trump's doctor dismisses health rumors

Trump's doctor dismisses health rumors

U.S President Trump's health examination on Saturday was "routine" and he was not treated for any urgent or acute issues, his physician said in a statement on Monday. It comes after an unexpected trip to Walter Reed Medical Centre over the weekend sparked a variety of rumors.
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Hundreds withdraw from besieged HK campus

Hundreds withdraw from besieged HK campus

Hong Kong anti-government protesters that have been barricaded in the Polytechnic University attempted to flee the campus by motorbike, while a few others surrendered voluntarily.
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Johnson drops Tory plan to cut corporation tax

Johnson drops Tory plan to cut corporation tax

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson told UK business leaders that he was putting on hold further cuts in corporation tax, as the December 12 general election nears.
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Hong Kong pastor offers prayers on the frontline

Hong Kong pastor offers prayers on the frontline

Wearing cross and clerical collar, Hong Kong pastor Alan Keung says he brings God's love to the masses in a different way these days, using saline to wash away tear gas fired at crowds of protesters on tumultuous streets, or helping injured police.
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U.S. softens position on Israeli settlements

U.S. softens position on Israeli settlements

The United States on Monday effectively backed Israel's right to build Jewish settlements on the occupied West Bank by abandoning its four-decade-old position that they were "inconsistent with international law." Zachary Goelman has more.
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Warren vows to protect tenants from bad landlords

Warren vows to protect tenants from bad landlords

Democratic presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren on Monday vowed to protect the country's 43 million renter households, releasing a plan that would help tenants fight eviction, afford their homes and retain lawyers in housing courts. Colette Luke has
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National Zoo to bid Bei Bei, bye bye

National Zoo to bid Bei Bei, bye bye

Washington’s National Zoo will soon have an empty-nester exhibit on display when Bei Bei, the 4-year-old male offspring of the zoo’s giant panda couple, sets out for China on Tuesday to help breed more of his species in his parents’ homeland.
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Trump suggests he might testify in impeachment probe

Trump suggests he might testify in impeachment probe

U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday said for the first time that he might be willing to testify in the impeachment inquiry over his dealings with Ukraine, even as Democrats questioned the truthfulness of his testimony in the Russia 2016 election in
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Impeachment inquiry: Why Sondland's testimony is so highly anticipated

Impeachment inquiry: Why Sondland's testimony is so highly anticipated

As the impeachment hearings enter their second week, one of the most highly anticipated testimonies will be Wednesday’s appearance from Gordon Sondland, the US ambassador to the EU.
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Vatican financial regulator leaves job after police raids

Vatican financial regulator leaves job after police raids

The head of the Vatican's financial regulator is leaving his job, the Vatican said on Monday, weeks after police raids on his organization as a part of a probe into possible crimes including money laundering, connected to a multi-million dollar real
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How Brexit blurs party lines in England's 'red wall'

How Brexit blurs party lines in England's 'red wall'

With the certainty that the UK will leave the EU under a Labour government in doubt, northern English towns that are traditionally staunch in favor of the party could make a historic swing to the right.
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Russia returns captured Ukrainian navy ships

Russia returns captured Ukrainian navy ships

Ukraine's military confirmed on Monday that Russia is returning three Ukrainian naval ships that it captured in the Kerch Strait in November 2018..
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Hong Kong police lay siege at fortified university

Hong Kong police lay siege at fortified university

Police fired tear gas and rubber bullets as they pinned protesters inside a university on Monday, as China warned the UK and other Western powers not to meddle in its affairs.
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Protesters block entrance at major Iraq port

Protesters block entrance at major Iraq port

Protesters have once again blocked the entrance to Iraq's Umm Qasr commodities port near Basra, preventing employees and tankers from entering and bringing operations down by 50%.
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Austria hit by heavy snow and flooding

Austria hit by heavy snow and flooding

Austrian authorities declared a state of emergency as the country was hit by heavy snow and flooding.
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Iran's Khamenei backs fuel price hike

Iran's Khamenei backs fuel price hike

Iran's Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Sunday backed the gasoline price rises that have caused nationwide protests, which he blamed on the Islamic Republic's opponents and foreign foes.
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Rugby star links Australia's bushfires to God's anger

Rugby star links Australia's bushfires to God's anger

Australia's prime minister on Monday rebuked former national rugby star, Israel Folau, who claimed recent deadly bushfires and a devastating drought were God's punishment for the country allowing same-sex marriage and abortion.
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North Korea's Kim supervises drills: state media

North Korea's Kim supervises drills: state media

State news agency KCNA reported that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un supervised military drills twice in the last three days, as the U.S. and South Korea announced on Sunday that they would be postponing their joint drills. Reuters is unable to verif
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University president urges HK protesters to leave

University president urges HK protesters to leave

Protesters barricaded in the Hong Kong Polytechnic University have been urged to leave in a statement from the university head published on Monday (November 18), as clashes saw police firing tear gas and water cannons yet again in the Chinese-ruled c
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Pelosi says Trump's actions 'so much worse' than Richard Nixon

Pelosi says Trump's actions 'so much worse' than Richard Nixon

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is amplifying her unfavorable comparison of President Donald Trump to fellow Republican Richard Nixon, saying that disgraced president at least cared enough about the country to leave office before his impeachment. Zac
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Bloomberg makes bombshell apology for "stop and frisk"

Bloomberg makes bombshell apology for "stop and frisk"

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg admitted he was wrong to support the "stop and frisk" police practice that ensnared disproportionate numbers of blacks and Latinos, apologizing to a largely African-American church on Sunday as he weighs a
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Impeachment witnesses to detail Trump's Ukraine call

Impeachment witnesses to detail Trump's Ukraine call

The first week of televised impeachment hearings did not feature witnesses with direct knowledge of a controversial phone call at the hear of the probe. That changes this week.
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U.S., South Korea postpone military drills in bid to bolster N.Korea peace effort

U.S., South Korea postpone military drills in bid to bolster N.Korea peace effort

The United States and South Korea announced on Sunday they will postpone upcoming military drills in an effort to bolster a stalled peace push with North Korea, even as Washington denied the move amounted to another concession to Pyongyang.
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'My right to breathe': Indian students protest against pollution

'My right to breathe': Indian students protest against pollution

School children in New Delhi took an environmental oath together on Sunday during a protest against poor air quality, days after schools were shut to protect students' health.
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Protesters and police clash at barricaded Hong Kong university

Protesters and police clash at barricaded Hong Kong university

Hong Kong's Polytechnic University was the focal point of violent clashes between police and protesters on Sunday.
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Sri Lanka's new president: war hero or criminal?

Sri Lanka's new president: war hero or criminal?

Former defense chief Gotabaya Rajapaksa has won Sri Lanka's presidential election, seen by some as a strong hand to protect the country against extremism, and by others as a man who should be tried for alleged war crimes.
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Britain's Prince Andrew 'categorically' denies sex claims

Britain's Prince Andrew 'categorically' denies sex claims

Britain's Prince Andrew has given a rare interview in a bid to draw a line under a scandal over his relationship with Jeffrey Epstein and allegations he had sex with a teenage girl.
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Upset with NFL, Kaepernick moves tryout

Upset with NFL, Kaepernick moves tryout

Former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who kneeled in protest during the National Anthem, is trying to get back in the game with NFL tryouts but Saturday's planned audition hit a snag. Conway G.
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Trump pardons Army officers, restores Navy SEAL's rank

Trump pardons Army officers, restores Navy SEAL's rank

U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday pardoned two Army officers accused of war crimes in Afghanistan and restored the rank of a Navy SEAL platoon commander who was demoted for actions in Iraq, a move critics have said would undermine military justic
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White House budget official testifies in impeachment probe

White House budget official testifies in impeachment probe

Mark Sandy, the only official from the Office of Management and Budget to honor a request to testify by the Democratic-led House impeachment probe, testified Saturday in a closed-door hearing. Conway G. Gittens has the story.
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Death toll rises in Bolivia after soldiers move against protesters

Death toll rises in Bolivia after soldiers move against protesters

At least five people were killed in Bolivia on Friday as supporters of former President Evo Morales clashed with police in the rural region of Cochabamba, according to local media.
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Catalan separatists protest at Barcelona's main train station

Catalan separatists protest at Barcelona's main train station

A few hundred protesters gathered at Barcelona's main train station, Sants, on Saturday in the latest show of dissent after a Spanish court handed stiff sentences to nine Catalan separatist leaders last month.
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Paris police fire tear gas on 'yellow vest' protests anniversary

Paris police fire tear gas on 'yellow vest' protests anniversary

Paris police fired tear gas in northwestern and southern Paris on Saturday to drive back protesters marking the first anniversary of anti-government 'yellow vest' demonstrations.
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