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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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US House Republicans move to gut ethics committee

Democrats decry proposal to be voted on as the "first casualty of the new Republican Congress".

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Dozens killed in prison riot in Brazil city of Manaus

More than 50 killed in rebellion at Anisio Jobim penitentiary complex in Amazonas state, government says.

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Venezuela military controls food as nation goes hungry

With much of the country on the verge of starvation, food trafficking has become one of the biggest businesses.

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Boy with epilepsy finds 'normal life' with cannabis oil

Bruno Delgadillo suffered as many as 300 seizures a day before medical marijuana brought his condition under control.

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Donald Trump: 'I know a lot about hacking'

US president-elect voices doubt about security of private online communications, saying "no computer is safe".

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Ex-Chavez challenger Manuel Rosales released

Manuel Rosales, former governor of Zulia state, and five activists freed amid Vatican-mediated political dialogue.

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Company raises alert over Russia-linked malware

Code associated with Russian hackers allegedly found on electricity company's laptop in Vermont, prompting inquiry.

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Ban Ki-moon leaves UN, regrets not ending conflicts

South Korean diplomat bids farewell to his colleagues as he transfers stewardship to Antonio Guterres.

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Rio: Greek ambassador 'murdered by wife and her lover'

Kyriakos Amiridis' wife denies participating in killing but says she knew of crime as police question her account.

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