Amnesty: EU governments complicit in abuse of Libya migrants

Amnesty International on Tuesday accused Italy and other EU governments of being “knowingly complicit” in horrific abuses of migrants in Libya, warning of legal action against them at European and UN rights institutions.

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Firefighters wrestle to control massive California wildfire

A massive California wildfire that has already destroyed nearly 700 homes in its path of destruction crept closer to the upscale hillside community of Montecito on Tuesday despite calmer winds that slowed its progress.

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Senate-House joint session to decide on Mindanao martial law extension

The Senate and the House of Representatives will convene in a joint session on Wednesday to deliberate on President Rodrigo Duterte’s request that the declaration of martial law in Mindanao be extended for another year.

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Magnitude 6.0 aftershock quake hits Kerman, Iran — USGS

A magnitude 6.0 quake hit eastern Iran near the city of Kerman on Wednesday, just hours after it was shaken by a magnitude 5.9 temblor, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

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Duterte reminds gov’t offices not to display his photos

President Rodrigo Duterte has reminded government workers not to display his photos in their offices.

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US Senator Gillibrand calls Trump Twitter post ‘sexist smear’

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand fired back at President Donald Trump on Tuesday and said she would not be silenced after he attacked her on Twitter for calling for an investigation into accusations of sexual harassment and misconduct against him.

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Palestinian Christians and Muslims unite against Trump’s Jerusalem call

Less than an hour after US President Donald Trump recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, Palestinians protested by turning off the lights on the Christmas tree outside Bethlehem’s Church of the Nativity, the traditional birthplace of Jesus.

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Van catches fire along EDSA-Ortigas flyover

A closed van containig catches fire at the EDSA-Ortigas flyover late Tuesday evening, Luisito Santos reported for Super Radyo’s dzBB.

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Filipino houses made from debris and Californian fruit pickers’ homes win major award

A project in the Philippines that used debris to rebuild typhoon-ravaged houses and Californian homes providing year-round housing for migrant workers won one of the world’s most prestigious housing awards on Tuesday.

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Deadly blast at Austrian pipeline hub slashes gas flow to Italy

An explosion and fire that ripped through Austria’s main gas pipeline hub on Tuesday killed one person and injured 21 others, prompting Italy to declare a state of emergency as flows from the strategic site were cut off.

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