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Myanmar's democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi began talks with the nation's army-backed president on the handover of power Wednesday nearly a month after her opposition party cleaned up at the polls. Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy party won nearly 80 percent of contested seats in a November 8 election which appears poised to end the military's decades-long domination of the country. The new NLD lawmakers are not due to take their parliamentary seats until at least the end of January, making for a nervous few months of transition.
REYHANLI, Turkey (AP) — Before a crowd of men on a street in the Syrian city of Palmyra, the masked Islamic State group judge read out the sentence against the two men convicted of homosexuality: They would be thrown to their deaths from the roof of the nearby Wael Hotel.