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    First Gaza rocket in six weeks draws Israeli riposte

    Agence-France-Presse . Jérusalem | Updated at 12:00am on December 30, 2018

    An Israeli aircraft hit a Hamas position in the Gaza Strip late on Friday in response to the first fire from the territory since a November flare-up, the military said....

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    Police teargas ‘yellow vest’ protesters in Paris

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 12:00am on December 30, 2018

    Police fired tear gas at ‘yellow vest’ demonstrators in Paris on Saturday but the turnout for round seven of the popular protests that have rocked France appeared low....

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    Russia, Turkey agree to coordinate on Syria

    Agence France-Presse . Moscow | Updated at 12:00am on December 30, 2018

    Russia and Turkey on Saturday agreed to coordinate ground operations in Syria after last week’s shock announcement of a US military withdrawal, Moscow’s top diplomat said....

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    Houthis start redeployment in Hodeidah as part

    Reuters . Hodeidah | Updated at 12:00am on December 30, 2018

    Yemen’s Houthi forces have started to redeploy from the port of the Red Sea city of Hodeidah as part of a UN-sponsored peace agreement signed in Sweden earlier this month, a UN source and a spokesman for the group said on Saturday....

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    Spiegel suspends two editors after fake news scandal

    Agence France-Presse . Berlin | Updated at 02:39pm on December 29, 2018

    Influential German news weekly Der Spiegel, shaken by a scandal over a reporter who admitted faking stories for years, said it has suspended two senior...

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    Trump says build US-Mexico wall or he'll seal border

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 12:13pm on December 29, 2018

    President Donald Trump threatened Friday to seal the US-Mexico border ‘entirely’ if Congress does not approve billions of dollars in funding for a wall. In...

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    Bomb kills three Vietnamese tourists, guide near Egypt pyramids

    Agence France-Presse . Giza | Updated at 11:06am on December 29, 2018

    Three Vietnamese holidaymakers and an Egyptian tour guide were killed Friday when a roadside bomb blast hit their bus as it travelled close to the...

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    6.9-magnitude quake hits Philippines triggering tsunami

    Agence France-Presse . Manila | Updated at 10:48am on December 29, 2018

    A 6.9-magnitude earthquake struck off the southern Philippine island of Mindanao on Saturday, monitors said, adding that a tsunami threat was possible for parts of...

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    From obese to starving, nutrition crisis prompts SOS call for new approach

    Reuters . Rome | Updated at 01:45am on December 29, 2018

    With billions of people either starving or obese, poor diets have become a leading cause of disease and death, prompting calls for a new approach in 2019 to how food is produced to stem rising rates of malnutrition....

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    Rebels breach Myanmar ceasefire in army attack: military

    Agence France-Presse . Yangon | Updated at 01:44am on December 29, 2018

    Myanmar’s army accused rebels on Friday of attacking and killing ‘some’ of its soldiers, the first skirmish acknowledged by the military in the wake of a rare ceasefire with ethnic armed groups. The military announced last week it would suspend ‘all military movements’ in the troubled northern and eastern regions for four months, a move observers say is unprecedented....