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Facebook launches parent-controlled Messenger app for kids

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New York, Dec 5 (AP) - Facebook is coming for your kids.

The social media giant is launching a messaging app for children to chat with their parents and with friends approved by their parents.

The free app is aimed at kids under 13, who can't yet have their own accounts under Facebook's rules...
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Yemen's chaos deepens after rebels killed ex-president Saleh

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Sanaa, Dec 5 (AP) - The killing of Yemen's longtime strongman and ex-President Ali Abdullah Saleh by the country's Shiite rebels as their alliance crumbled amid street clashes in the capital, Sanaa, has thrown the nearly three-year civil war into unpredictable new chaos.

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Australia to ban foreign interference in politics

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Sydney, Dec 5 (AP) - Australia will ban foreign interference in its politics - either through espionage or financial donations - in a move motivated largely by Russia's alleged involvement in last year's U.S. election and China's growing influence on the global political landscape.

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UAE, Saudi Arabia forming new group, separate from GCC

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The United Arab Emirates on Tuesday announced it has formed a new economic and partnership group with Saudi Arabia, separate from the Gulf Cooperation Council - a move that could undermine the council amid a diplomatic crisis with member state Qatar.

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An Iraqi teen turns inward to survive the Islamic State

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Soon after she turned 14, Ferah built her own world in her bedroom. A world of paper butterflies, of lights draped in strings from corner to corner, of inspirational messages taped on the wall above her bed.
It had to be special because the Iraqi teen intended to stay there to escape the horror...
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