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    Japan, US, South Korea to hold missile tracking drill amid North Korea crisis

    Reuters | Updated at 02:50pm on December 10, 2017

    The United States, Japan and South Korea will hold two days of missile tracking drills starting on Monday, Japan’s Maritime Self-Defence Force said, as...

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    UN envoy warns North Korea ‘miscalculation’ could trigger conflict

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 09:45am on December 10, 2017

    A senior UN envoy warned Saturday there was a grave risk that a miscalculation could trigger conflict with North Korea as he urged Pyongyang to keep communication channels open after a rare visit to the reclusive state...

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    Thousands march in Tel Aviv to protest against Netanyahu, corruption

    Reuters | Updated at 09:15am on December 10, 2017

    Thousands of Israelis protested in Tel Aviv on Saturday for the second consecutive week against government corruption and prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who is under criminal investigation over allegations of abuse of office...

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    New protests flare over Trump’s Jerusalem declaration

    Agence France-Presse . Jerusalem | Updated at 12:05am on December 11, 2017

    New protests flared in the Middle East and elsewhere Sunday over US president Donald Trump’s declaration of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, a move that has drawn global condemnation and sparked days of unrest in the Palestinian territories....

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    Two Lafarge bosses charged over jihadist funding

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 12:40am on December 10, 2017

    Two senior executives at French-Swiss cement maker LafargeHolcim, including its former CEO, were charged on Friday over claims that top management turned a blind eye to payments to jihadists in Syria, a judicial source said...

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    Nepal leftist appears heading for election victory

    Reuters . Kathmandu | Updated at 12:27am on December 10, 2017

    A leftist alliance between Nepal’s former Maoist rebels and moderate communists appeared to be heading for a victory in elections aimed at completing a transition to democracy after the abolition of the monarchy and end to civil war...

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    Israel strike kills two Palestinians

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 12:05am on December 10, 2017

    An Israeli air strike on a Gaza base of Hamas's military wing killed two people on Saturday, health officials of the territory's Palestinian Islamist rulers said...

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    Obama invokes Nazi Germany in plea to avoid complacency

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 01:03pm on December 09, 2017

    Former US president Barack Obama has urged American voters to remain engaged, using the example of Nazi Germany as a cautionary tale about the dangers of complacency...

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    India's PM Modi faces test as his home state votes

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 11:35am on December 09, 2017

    Indian prime minister Narendra Modi's home state of Gujarat began voting on Saturday, in a key electoral test of his popularity after a series of controversial economic reforms...

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    Weather eases the battle as California wildfires grow

    Reuters | Updated at 09:35am on December 09, 2017

    Growing wildfires chewing through parts of Southern California on Friday ravaged avocado farms, racehorse stables and a retirement community, even as milder weather aided firefighters in their efforts to slow the progress of six major blazes...