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Small Brazilian city prepares to bury remains of soccer club

Gianni Infantino, president of world soccer governing body Federation Internationale de Football Association, will also attend the ceremony to pay tributes to the team that died in the unfortunate crash just ahead of playing the coveted Copa Sudamericana final.



Italy faces political, economic uncertainty after referendum

While that makes early elections in 2017 more likely, many expect some form of political compromise in the near term. In the last polls before the referendum , the PD was favored by just under one-third of voters. "It doesn't really change the situation economically in Italy or in the Italian banks", said Jeroen Dijsselbloem, the Dutch finance minister who chairs meetings of his euro-area counterparts.



After 22 years, Gambia's Jammeh loses in election stunner

Throughout election day, heavy paramilitary presence was reported at poll stations as Gambians cast their votes using the country's unique marbles and drums system. "I will help him work towards the transition", the former President said on state TV on Friday evening. According to the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) President Jammeh beat his opponents in the 2011 election with 72% of votes.



What's behind persecution of Myanmar's Rohingya

The leader's remarks diverged from usual Asean non-interference policies and analysts say the protests are a "smokescreen" for the embattled leader. Malaysia has cancelled two football matches scheduled to take place in Myanmar this month in protest, and Foreign Minister Aman has requested an immediate appointment with Myanmar State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi to discuss the violence.


Devastated city buries president of Chapecoense soccer club

Devastated city buries president of Chapecoense soccer club

Earlier, fireworks lit up the sky over the stadium as two Brazilian Air Force planes transporting the team's coffins touched down at the Chapeco airport. He was treated respectfully and was joined by Gianni Infantino, the head of Federation Internationale de Football Association - the world governing body of soccer.


Beijing faces decision on how to respond to Trump's tweets

Beijing faces decision on how to respond to Trump's tweets

Obama has worked to improve cooperation with the country on climate change and North Korea, though deep differences remain, including on China's territorial grabs in the South China Sea and on cyber issues. President-elect Donald Trump has taken a fresh swipe at China just two days after a controversial phone call with Taiwan's president that upended decades of diplomatic protocol.