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    Japan’s empress-in-waiting ‘insecure’ but vows to serve

    Agence-France-Presse . Tokyo | Updated at 12:00am on December 10, 2018

    Japan’s crown princess Masako on Sunday pledged to do her best despite feeling ‘insecure’ about becoming empress in mere months, in a candid statement released on her 55th birthday....

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    UN talks offer helping hand to people uprooted by climate change

    Reuters . Katowice, Poland | Updated at 12:27am on December 10, 2018

    When indigenous groups from around the world met in Alaska in October, they sounded the alarm on how their homelands, cultures and livelihoods were threatened by rising temperatures, loss of permafrost, higher sea levels and weather disasters....

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    May says Brexit deal defeat could topple govt

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 12:00am on December 10, 2018

    Prime minister Theresa May warned on Sunday that parliament’s rejection of her Brexit deal could leave Britain in the European Union and bring the opposition Labour Party to power...

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    Thousands dressed as Santa Claus race through Madrid for charity

    Reuters . Madrid | Updated at 12:00am on December 10, 2018

    More than 7,000 people dressed as Santa Claus ran through central Madrid on Sunday in a charity race to raise money for cancer care....

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    Over 1,700 arrested in latest ‘yellow vest’ protests in France

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 10:52am on December 09, 2018

    More than 1,700 people were arrested across France during the latest ‘yellow vest’ protests as demonstrators clashing with riot police caused more...

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    Tear gas, mass arrests as new ‘yellow vest’ protests hit Paris

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 11:10am on December 08, 2018

    Police fired tear gas and arrested hundreds of people in Paris on Saturday as the French capital went on lockdown for the latest ‘yellow vest’ protests against president Emmanuel Macron....

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    Trump administration departures, resignations and firings

    Reuters . Washington | Updated at 11:09am on December 09, 2018

    President Donald Trump said on Saturday that White House chief of staff John Kelly will leave his job at the end of the year, extending...

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    Merkel gets boost with ally’s party win

    Agence France-Presse . Hamburg | Updated at 02:33am on December 09, 2018

    The victory in a party leadership battle of a close ally of Angela Merkel greatly boosts her chances of seeing out her fourth term, but 2019 will bring new threats for the world’s most powerful woman....