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NAIROBI —

Tensions around next year’s presidential poll are heating up in Kenya. A special sitting of parliament to debate changes to the electoral law ended with a fist fight on the House floor.

Wednesday, 21 December 2016 20:54

Somalia Warns of Famine

Somalia's political leaders on Tuesday called on aid agencies, the international community and donor countries to respond to what they described as “a very alarming drought situation."

BEIJING —
Next year, Chinese President Xi Jinping will face some of his biggest challenges since taking office in 2013, ones that will test his leadership as never before.

The top human rights official at the United Nations on Tuesday called for an investigation of Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte after Duterte claimed he personally killed several alleged criminals.

AGRA, INDIA —
Oblivious to the sound of blaring horns as evening traffic rushes by on a busy road in India’s tourist hub of Agra, acid attack survivors sing songs and stomp their feet to lively Bollywood numbers inside a cafe decked out in strings of yellow marigolds.

An articulated lorry has ploughed into a busy Christmas market in the heart of Berlin, killing 12 people and injuring 48.

WASHINGTON —
Billionaire real estate mogul Donald Trump was officially elected as the 45th U.S. president Monday, his victory confirmed by the required vote in the Electoral College.

ISLAMABAD —
The Afghan government revealed Monday that more than one million refugees have “voluntarily” returned home from Pakistan and Iran in 2016, representing the highest number of returnees in 14 years.

ISLAMABAD —
The Afghan government revealed Monday that more than one million refugees have “voluntarily” returned home from Pakistan and Iran in 2016, representing the highest number of returnees in 14 years.

UNITED NATIONS —
The United Nations Security Council has unanimously approved a resolution urging the immediate deployment of U.N. monitors to oversee the evacuation of thousands of civilians from the war-ravaged Syrian city of Aleppo.

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