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Blenheim, Marlborough, New Zealand

Preliminary magnitude 5.0 earthquake strikes upper South Island of New Zealand, 34 km (about 21 miles) southeast of Blenheim - USGS

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Trump appointments and nominations

Editor's note: The Associated Press, citing an unnamed source close to President-elect Trump's transition team, is reporting that former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman, Jr. may be added to the list of people under consideration for secretary of state. Huntsman, who speaks Mandarin, has previously served as the U.S. Ambassador to both Singapore and China. - Jimmy

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Indonesia

Photo: Thousands of Indonesians rally for tolerance after blasphemy protests in Jakarta - @IndianExpress

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Indonesia

Thousands rally in Jakarta, calling for tolerance and unity after massive protests by conservative Muslims against city's minority Christian governor - AP

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Massive fire in Cambridge, Mass., Dec. 3, 2016

Photo: Firefighters still heavily engaged in battling Cambridge, Mass., blaze - @CambridgeMAFire

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Clemson University, Clemson, SC, US

Clemson leads Virginia Tech 21-14 at halftime of ACC Championship; Wisconsin leads Penn State 28-14 at halftime of Big Ten Championship

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Antarctica

Buzz Aldrin says altitude sickness forced his South Pole evacuation - AP

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Warehouse fire in Oakland, Calif., Dec. 3, 2016

Upcoming: The next press conference regarding the deadly warehouse fire in Oakland, Calif., is expected 11 a.m. ET Sunday, according to Alameda County Sheriff's Office Sgt. Ray Kelly.

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Long Island, NY, US

Photo: President-elect Trump with campaign manager Kellyanne Conway for 'Heroes and Villains' themed costume party in Long Island, NY - @KellyannePolls

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Thornton, CO, US

Suspect injured in officer-involved shooting in Thornton, Colo., police say; officer not hurt - KDVR

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Warehouse fire in Oakland, Calif., Dec. 3, 2016

At least 'a couple dozen' people unaccounted for in Oakland warehouse fire, Alameda County Sheriff's Office says; several dozen others previously thought missing have been located

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Warehouse fire in Oakland, Calif., Dec. 3, 2016

9 victims in Oakland warehouse fire have been recovered, police say; identification and family notification process underway

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Victoria, Australia

Thunderstorm asthma advisory issued as storms loom in Victoria, Australia - ABC News

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Massive fire in Cambridge, Mass., Dec. 3, 2016

Fire in Cambridge, Mass., contained but not yet under control, fire chief says; 5-6 people injured, dozens of people displaced, 11 buildings involved - @EricKaneTV, @EliRosenbergTV

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Uzbekistan

Voters in Uzbekistan set to cast ballots in first presidential election since Soviet-era ruler's death

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Warehouse fire in Oakland, Calif., Dec. 3, 2016

Photo: Makeshift memorial for victims of deadly warehouse fire in Oakland - @ljfernandez

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Fight against Islamic State militants

Russian security service says it killed Islamic State 'emir' and 4 other militants in the North Caucasus during raid in Dagestan region - AFP

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Fidel Castro dies

More: Cuban President Raul Castro says Fidel Castro 'was always against the cult of personality until his dying days' - @telesurenglish

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Fidel Castro dies

Cuban President Raul Castro says Cuba will ban naming of streets or public monuments after Fidel Castro - AP

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Chifeng, Nei Mongol, China

Update: 32 killed, 149 rescued in coal mine explosion in north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region - China Central Television

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