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      • Manhunt under way for gunman who hit French ‘Christmas Capital’
        A MASSIVE manhunt involving hundreds of police and soldiers was under way yesterday for a suspected extremist who yelled “God is great!
      • Japan picks ‘disaster’ as symbol of 2018
        Japan yesterday selected the Chinese character for “disaster” as its “defining symbol” for 2018, a year that saw the country hit by deadly floods, earthquakes and storms.
      • Mysterious Soyuz hole prompts rare spacewalk
        Using knives and shears, a pair of Russian spacewalkers on Tuesday cut samples of material around a mysterious hole in a Soyuz spacecraft docked on the International Space Station that a Moscow official
      • Tanzania pushes ahead with controversial dam
        Tanzania will build a US$3 billion hydroelectric plant in a UNESCO world heritage site under a contract announced yesterday involving Egyptian companies, despite concerns about the impact on wildlife.
      • Macron declares an ‘economic emergency’
        Emmanuel Macron’s government yesterday defended a financial relief package to quell the “yellow vest” revolt over taxes and living standards, hoping to end protests which have spiraled into violence in
      • ‘Bells of Balangiga’ come home at last
        Church bells taken as war trophies by US forces more than a century ago arrived in the Philippines yesterday, ending Manila’s decades-long quest for the return of some of the most famous symbols of resistance
      • EU warns May: We won’t budge over Brexit
        UK Prime Minister Theresa May sought Angela Merkel’s support yesterday to save her floundering Brexit deal but the European Union ruled out renegotiating the divorce treaty, after May postponed a parliamentary
      • Arc de Triomphe reopens
        The Arc de Triomphe at the top of the Champs-Elysees in Paris will reopen today after being covered in graffiti and ransacked during anti-government protests on December 1, the French monuments commission
      • NZ legalizes pot for those about to die
        New Zealand’s government yesterday passed a law that will make medical marijuana widely available for thousands of patients over time.
      • Ban praises China for ending poverty
        FORMER UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has said that eliminating poverty, the number one aim of the UN Millennium Development Goals, had been achieved thanks to the development of China. Ban said China’s
      • Despite US, UN members act on refugees
        UN members yesterday adopted a deal aimed at improving the way world copes with rising migration, but almost 30 countries stayed away from the ceremony in Morocco.
      • Fearful, Europe’s Jews consider leaving
        More than one in three European Jews have considered emigrating over the past five years because they no longer feel safe amid a surge in anti-Semitism, a European Union study showed yesterday.

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