China, Taiwan spar over Chinese diplomat's invasion threat
BEIJING/TAIPEI, Dec 11 (Reuters) - A threat by a senior Chinese diplomat to invade Taiwan the instant any U.S. warship visits the self-ruled island has sparked a war of words, with Taipei accusing Beijing of failing to understand what democracy means.
Venezuela's Maduro says government wins 90 percent of mayorships
CARACAS, Dec 10 (Reuters) - Venezuela's ruling Socialist Party won at least 90 percent of the 335 mayorships contested in Sunday's local elections, President Nicolas Maduro said on Sunday.
Venezuela socialists win Zulia state governorship
CARACAS, Dec 10 (Reuters) - The candidate for Venezuela's ruling Socialist Party, Omar Prieto, won the governorship of western Zulia state with 57 percent of the ballots in a rerun of an October vote, election authorities said on Sunday.
FEATURE-Roots, razors and witches - fighting AIDS in Zambia
SINAZONGWE, Zambia, Dec 11 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - H is Royal Highness Chief Sinazongwe has 80,000 subjects, 700 headmen, 160 villages, 14 children and three wives.
FEATURE-As trees fall to development in Islamabad, protesters fight back
ISLAMABAD, Dec 11 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A decade ago, artist Suleman Shams left Lahore and moved his family to Pakistan’s tree-lined capital, drawn by the city's green and peaceful character.
Uber heads to court in fight for London survival
LONDON (Reuters) - Uber [UBER.UL] will defend its right to operate in London in a court hearing on Monday after the app was deemed unfit to run a taxi service and stripped of its license in its most important European market.
Nobel peace laureate group urges nuclear powers to adopt ban-the-bomb treaty
OSLO (Reuters) - The leader of the group that won this year's Nobel Peace Prize on Sunday urged nuclear nations to adopt a United Nations treaty banning atomic weapons in order to prevent "the end of us".
UPDATE 1-Nobel peace laureate group urges nuclear powers to adopt ban-the-bomb treaty
OSLO, Dec 10 (Reuters) - The leader of the group that won this year's Nobel Peace Prize on Sunday urged nuclear nations to adopt a United Nations treaty banning atomic weapons in order to prevent "the end of us."
China's top paper says Australian media reports are racist
BEIJING (Reuters) - Australian media reports on Chinese interference in Australia are racist and paranoid, China's top newspaper said on Monday, stepping up a war of words over concerns in Australia about Chinese influence in the country.
CORRECTED-EXCLUSIVE-Philippines defied experts' advice in pursuing dengue immunization program
MANILA, Dec 10 (Reuters) - As she announced in January 2016 that the Philippines would immunize one million children with a new dengue vaccine, the nation's then health secretary Janette Garin boasted it was a world-first and a tribute to her country's "expertise" in research.
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