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US adds Bin Laden's son to terror blacklist

US imposes sanctions on Hamza bin Laden, son of late al-Qaeda leader, designating him a "global terrorist".

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Brazil: Dozens more killed in new prison unrest

At least 33 more inmates killed in northern Brazil, just days after similar prison riots killed 60.

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Scientists link dementia risk to living near busy roads

Study suggests air pollutants that can get into the brain via the blood stream can lead to neurological problems.

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Barack Obama vows to save Obamacare

Outgoing US president urges Democrats to protect his signature health insurance law at Capitol Hill.

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Four arrested after video shows assault of Chicago man

African-American youths arrested after video of mentally disabled man being abused is shared on social media.

Chicago man

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White House expects more Guantanamo transfers

The White House ignores President-elect Donald Trump's demand for a freeze on transfers from the Guantanamo Bay prison.

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Haiti: Jovenel Moise confirmed as new president

Electoral council declares businessman Jovenel Moise the winner of the November 2016 vote despite fraud allegations.

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Brazil to transfer gang leaders after prison massacre

Brazilian government to relocate drug gang leaders involved in deadliest prison riot since 1992 that left 56 dead.

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Uruguay: Thunderstorms cause damage across Montevideo

Violent thunderstorms damage buildings and cars and leave thousands without power in the Uruguayan capital.

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House Republicans withdraw move to gut ethics watchdog

Lawmakers reverse plan to kill Office of Congressional Ethics after backlash, including criticism from President-elect.

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