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4 days of events honoring former President George HW Bush

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Houston, Dec 3 (AP) - Former President George H.W. Bush will be honored during several public and private events in Houston and Washington before his burial Thursday in Texas.
Four days of events for Bush, who died Friday at age 94, include a state funeral at Washington's National Cathedral, a private service at his longtime church in Houston and public viewings in both cities. He will be buried next to his wife Barbara and their daughter Robin who died in 1953.
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Philippine president likely to extend martial law in Mindanao island

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Manila, Dec 3 (Xinhua) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is likely to extend martial law in the entire Mindanao island in the southern Philippines, his chief legal counsel said on Monday.
Philippine Chief Presidential Legal Counsel and Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said Duterte...
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Ban Ki-moon urges N Korea to take denuclearization steps

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Tokyo, Dec 3 (AP) - Former U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Monday to take concrete steps toward complete denuclearization and gain the trust of the international community if he wants sanctions lifted.
Ban, a former South Korean foreign minister, said...
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Yemen’s other conflicts simmer in city once held by al-Qaida

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Mukalla, Dec 3 (AP) - Two years after al-Qaida militants withdrew from Yemen's eastern city of Mukalla, troops from Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates patrol the streets in armored vehicles, driving past secessionist murals and keeping an eye out for jihadi sleeper cells.
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Thousands protest in Dublin over deteriorating housing issue

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Dublin, Dec 2 (Xinhua) -- Thousands of people took to the streets in the Irish capital Dublin on Saturday after-noon to protest over the deteriorating housing issue in the country.
Holing banners and placards and chanting slogans, the protestors marched through the city's busiest road O'Connell...
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