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French police hunt Strasbourg Christmas market attacker

  • Police sources said some 600 members of the security forces were taking part in the manhunt
  • The suspect had a police record and had been in jail several times, most recently at the end of 2015
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Conservative lawmakers trigger no confidence vote in UK PM May’s leadership

  • Graham Brady, chairman of the party’s so-called 1922 committee, said the threshold for a vote had been exceeded
  • A ballot will be held between 1800 and 2000 on Wednesday in the House of Commons and an announcement made as soon as possible afterwards
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Turkey will start operation east of Euphrates in Syria in a 'few days', Erdogan says

  • Ankara and Washington have long been at odds over Syria policy
  • Turkey says the YPG is a terrorist organisation
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Saudi Arabia’s up-and-coming energy park set to transform KSA into a global industrial powerhouse

  • The first phase is scheduled for completion by 2021
  • SPARK will localize more than 300 new industrial services and facilities and will have specialized training centers to cater to the huge influx of manpower
By Rawan Radwan ·

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Lebanon’s Bassil says Aoun-Hariri partnership will lead to government

  • Gebran Bassil, a member of President Michel Aoun’s party, was speaking at an investment conference in London
  • Lebanon’s political parties have failed to form a new government since a general election that was held in May
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French tourist shot dead in Bangkok by off-duty Thai cop

  • The Parisian was shot dead at a downtown apartment block after an altercation with a police sergeant major
  • Policeman followed him back to his place and shot him twice
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India names Modi demonetization backer as cenbank head

  • Das — a high-profile backer of Modi’s controversial 2016 move to scrap high-value currency notes, known as demonetization
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The 'magnificent seven's' route to the FIFA Club World Cup final

  • Two Arab teams set to take on the world's best in the UAE.
  • The seven teams have won 309 major trophies between them.

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Lost stars and World Cup hot topics on Google in 2018

  • An annual summary of “top trending searches” released Tuesday by the world’s most popular online search engine was meant to reflect fresh subjects or names in which interest rocketed this year
By AFP ·