BBC News - World 16 December 2017

Austrian far-right joins coalition led by PM Sebastian Kurz

The president approved a coalition involving the Freedom Party for the first time since 2005.

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Deaths of Canada billionaire Barry Sherman and wife 'suspicious'

Barry and Honey Sherman were discovered in the basement of their Toronto home by an estate agent.

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Weinstein 'derailed my career' Sorvino says after Peter Jackson claim

Peter Jackson says he 'blacklisted' Mira Sorvino and Ashley Judd on Harvey Weinstein's advice.

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North Korea 'hacked crypto-currency exchange in South'

Crypto-currencies may have been targeted in order to evade global financial sanctions on the North.

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Swati Maliwal: Call to speed up child rape executions in India

A leading women's rights advocate says the government should take tougher action on rapists.

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ANC gathers to choose leader to replace Jacob Zuma

A conference will pick a new party leader to succeed South African President Jacob Zuma.

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San Francisco Aquatic Park shut over 'aggressive' sea lions

San Francisco's Aquatic Park is closed because of rare attacks by sea lions on swimmers.

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Australia citizenship row: Government wins key by-election

Victory in the bitterly fought Sydney by-election means the ruling coalition retains its tiny majority.

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King Michael: Romania bids farewell to former monarch

Royals from across Europe attend the funeral of King Michael, who spent most of his life in exile.

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Jacob Zuma and the ANC: Are South Africa's dreams of freedom dead?

One of the most important elections in South Africa’s modern history takes place this weekend, with the pick of the new ANC leader.

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