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The most popular GIF of 2017 actually perfectly sums up 2017

The most popular GIF of 2017 actually perfectly sums up 2017
Which is to say, it's no surprise that the most popular GIF of 2017 is an expression of confused, slightly offended disbelief. The people behind Tenor, the top GIF-sharing app, searched billions of GIFs used on the app and across social media this year to find the ones people turned to the most. Ultimate honors…

Liberia election: George Weah versus Joseph Boakai

Liberia election: George Weah versus Joseph Boakai
Liberians will head to the polls on Tuesday to elect a new president in a contested run-off election. The delayed vote pits George Weah, a 51-year-old ex-international football star and Liberian senator, against 73-year-old Joseph Boakai, who has served as the vice president under President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf for the past 12 years. Polls open at 08:00 GMT…

Liberians vote in delayed run-off poll

Liberians vote in delayed run-off poll
Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWhat you need to know about Liberia's electionLiberians are to choose a new president in a run-off vote between Vice-President Joseph Boakai and former international footballer George Weah. Mr Weah, 51, won the first round, but did not secure the required 50% of the vote for an…

Crystal Ball: What will happen next year?

Crystal Ball: What will happen next year?
Each December, we ask a group of CNN contributors and commentators for their predictions on some of the big events in the coming year. Some picks are expected, some surprising, and sometimes even our fearless prognosticators admit they have no idea what to pick! In February, the world will be watching the Winter Olympics in…

Why this German man opened a hotline for the far right

Why this German man opened a hotline for the far right
It was early 2016 and 20 refugees had arrived in the east German town of Clausnitz. An angry mob greeted the bus that carried them, blocking the road with their cars and shouting at the visibly distressed refugees. The scene was captured on video, which was first uploaded by users of an anti-refugee Facebook page.…

New clashes in Peru over Fujimori’s pardon

New clashes in Peru over Fujimori’s pardon
Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption'No to the pardon!' shouted protesters in the capital LimaPolice in Peru have fired tear gas and clashed with thousands of protesters angry at the authorities' decision to pardon ex-President Alberto Fujimori. "No to the pardon!" the crowds chanted in the capital Lima during a second day…

18 things to look forward to in 2018

18 things to look forward to in 2018
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12 global festivities in December, besides Christmas

12 global festivities in December, besides Christmas
December has become synonymous of Christmas, and New Year. However, there are other other celebrations taking place around the world such as Kwanzaa or the Bodhi Day. Below we take a look at the different celebrations taking place this month. Hogmanay - Dec 31 The Scots word for the last day of the year is…

Putin critic Navalny takes message to YouTube – CNN Video

Putin critic Navalny takes message to YouTube – CNN Video
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FGM in Sri Lanka: It’s never ‘just a nick’

FGM in Sri Lanka: It’s never ‘just a nick’
For decades, female genital mutilation (FGM) has been practiced in Sri Lanka. However, to those outside the practicing communities, this information elicits shock and disbelief. Secrecy about FGM in Sri Lanka is both imposed and internalised. Women who have experienced FGM strongly fear retaliation for speaking out. There is a lack of freedom to discuss,…

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