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Swiss man returns home after Philippines hostage ordeal

GENEVA: A Swiss man who escaped from militants in the Philippines described Friday the moment he decided he could not spend a third Christmas in captivity, as he returned home to Zurich.



Uber may infringe on taxi law, says French court

PARIS: A French court ruled Friday that Uber’s ride-hailing service may infringe French law and ordered the company to make changes to its popular mobile app-based service.



S. Africans mourn slain civilians

JOHANNESBURG: Mourners in South Africa prayed and sang hymns on Friday during separate funeral services for four South African civilians who were killed in conflicts in Yemen and Afghanistan.



‘Boko Haram behind Nigerian bombings’

LAGOS: A double bomb attack that killed 31 people in a crowded market in the central Nigerian city of Jos was likely to have been carried out by Boko Haram, the state government said on Friday.

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