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Guantanamo revamp raises prospect prison will not shut

Although Obama vowed to close the facility, multimillion dollar renovations including a new dining hall are under way.

Guantanamo Bay

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Brazil Senate approves controversial austerity measures

Violent protests erupt over spending freeze that will affect healthcare, education and social programmes.

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US tech employees vow to fight Trump on surveillance

Staff of Google and Twitter among signatories of letter pledging not to aid president-elect's data collection plan.

Trump and Michael Flynn

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CPJ: Journalist arrests in 2016 at 30-year high

Mass arrests in various countries have pushed number to 259 so far, says annual census of imprisoned journalists by CPJ.

Egyptian Press Syndicate

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Wisconsin recount gives Donald Trump 131 more votes

Election officials reconfirm Republican candidate's win after Green Party candidate Jill Stein pushed for a recount.

 Jill Stein

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Trump names Exxon chief as secretary of state

The Republican leader announces Rex Tillerson's name to serve as the top diplomat of the US.

Rex Tillerson

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Dam destruction major victory for Mohawk tribe

After decades of industrial pollution, the Mohawk nation has succeeded in knocking down the Hogansburg Dam in New York.

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Mexico marks decade-long drugs war

Widely supported at first, former president's strategies came to be heavily criticised as casualty figures rose.

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Donald Trump questions 'one China' policy

President-elect Donald Trump says the US is ready to abandon the policy, unless China agrees to a trade deal.

Donald Trump

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Winter Storm Caly brings snowfall to northern US

Extensive transport disruption reported due to winter storm and snowfall, with scores of flights cancelled in Portland.

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