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Peru bus accident kills 48: police

A bus plunged over a seaside cliff in Peru on Tuesday, killing at least 48 people after a collision with a truck on a precarious stretch known as the "devil's curve," officials said.

Somalia and Brunei ban Christmas celebrations

Somalia has issued a ban on Christmas celebrations in the Muslim-majority country after the Southeast Asian sultanate of Brunei announced a similar prohibition earlier this month with the threat of five years in jail.

Liverpool boss hails Benteke

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers backed new signing Christian Benteke to transform his side’s play after the former Aston Villa striker’s goal secured a 1-0 victory over promoted Bournemouth.

Yemen mosque bombings death toll hits 77

At least 77 people were killed and 121 others wounded Friday in triple suicide bombings that targeted mosques attended by Shiite Huthis in the Yemeni capital, a medical official said.

IS claims it executed Japanese hostage

The Islamic State group has said it executed one of two Japanese hostages it has been holding, in an apparent beheading that has been slammed by leaders around the world.

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