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Brazil's president-elect plans decree allowing wider gun ownership
Brazil's far-right President-elect Jair Bolsonaro said on Saturday he plans to issue a decree allowing all Brazilians without criminal records to own firearms, welcome news to many core supporters who want him to loosen Brazil's strict gun laws.
Egyptian forces kill 40 suspected militants after tourist bus bombed
Egyptian security forces have killed 40 suspected militants in three separate incidents in North Sinai and Giza, the Interior Ministry said on Saturday, a day after a bombing on a Vietnamese tourist bus in Giza killed four people.
Exclusive: For Bangladesh PM, authoritarian tag is "badge of honor", son says on poll eve
Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina considers being called authoritarian by the western media a "badge of honor", the leader's son told Reuters on the eve of a national election on Sunday.
WADA discussing date for lab visit as deadline nears - Russia
Moscow and the World Anti-Doping Agency are discussing a date for WADA experts to visit and receive laboratory data, Russia's sports minister said on Saturday, as Russia's anti-doping agency, RUSADA, stands on the verge of suspension.
China court orders retrial for Canadian jailed for drug smuggling
a case that could further test relations between Beijing and Ottawa.
China's Supreme Court to take on intellectual property cases
Intellectual property rights cases can from next month be taken to China's Supreme Court, the government said on Saturday, as the country seeks to strengthen protections in the face of complaints from the United States about the issue.
New Year's Eve party in Times Square to cheer for press freedom
Reporters will be the guests of honor at the New Year's Eve party in New York's Times Square on Monday, in what organizers said was a celebration of press freedom after an unusually deadly year for journalists at U.S. news outlets.
UK to spend over $130 million on ferries to cope with no-deal Brexit
The British government will spend more than 100 million pounds ($130 million) chartering extra sea ferries to ease cross-Channel congestion if the United Kingdom fails to secure a trade deal before leaving the European Union next year.
Egypt security forces kill 40 suspected militants after tourist bus bombed
Egyptian security forces have killed 40 suspected militants in three separate incidents in North Sinai and Giza, the ministry of interior said on Saturday, a day after a deadly bombing on a Vietnamese tourist bus in Giza killed four people.
U.S. OneWeb satellite service has not offered stake to Russia
The U.S. satellite startup OneWeb, which plans to create a worldwide internet network using satellites, said on Friday that it had not offered the Russian government a stake in the project.