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Australia recognises West Jerusalem as Israeli capital Australia recognises West Jerusalem as Israeli capital
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has confirmed that his government will recognise West Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. However, he said Australia's embassy would not move from Tel Aviv, until a peace settlement was achieved. He added Australia also recognised the aspirations of the Palestinians to a state with a capital in East Jerusalem. The status of Jerusalem is one of the ...
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Turkey train crash: At least nine dead in Ankara Turkey train crash: At least nine dead in Ankara
A crash involving a high-speed train at a station in the Turkish capital Ankara has killed at least nine people and injured 47, Turkey's transport minister has said. Images from the scene showed emergency services working to rescue people from badly damaged carriages. Reports quoting local officials said the high-speed train had collided with another train, then an overpass. The accident ...
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At least three dead, 11 wounded in terror attack near famed Christmas market in France At least three dead, 11 wounded in terror attack near famed Christmas market in France
The bustle of holiday shopping gave way to a lockdown in the French city of Strasbourg on Tuesday after a gunman killed at least three people and wounded 11 others in a suspected terrorist attack, according to police. Prosecutors say the shooter has been identified but remains at large after authorities went to his house and failed to find him. The 29-year-old suspect has a criminal record and ...
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Two nuns admit embezzling cash for Vegas gambling trips Two nuns admit embezzling cash for Vegas gambling trips
Two nuns who worked at a Catholic school in California have admitted embezzling about $500,000 and using it to gamble in Las Vegas. Sisters Mary Kreuper and Lana Chang took the money from St James' Catholic School in the city of Torrance, near Los Angeles, to spend in casinos. The pair, who are said to be best friends, took funds from an account holding tuition fees and donations. The sis...
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Grace Millane: Man appears in court charged with backpacker's murder Grace Millane: Man appears in court charged with backpacker's murder
A 26-year-old man has appeared in court in New Zealand charged with the murder of British backpacker Grace Millane. Miss Millane disappeared in Auckland on 1 December - police ended their search on Sunday after finding a body on the outskirts of the city. The man, who cannot be named, is due back in court next month. Court documents showed he had been living at the Citylife Hotel on Queen...
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Italy nightclub stampede kills six and injures 100 Italy nightclub stampede kills six and injures 100
Six people have been killed and more than 100 injured, 10 of them seriously, in a stampede at a nightclub in Italy, officials say. The incident took place near the eastern coastal city of Ancona. Some reports say there was panic after pepper spray was fired inside the club in the town of Corinaldo. The Lanterna Azzurra club was hosting a concert by rapper Sfera Ebbasta and up to 1,000 peo...
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France protests: Tourist sites to close on Saturday amid Paris riot fears France protests: Tourist sites to close on Saturday amid Paris riot fears
Tourist sites in Paris are to close on Saturday amid fears of further street violence from "yellow vest" anti-government protests. Across France, 89,000 police officers will be on duty and armoured vehicles will be deployed in the capital, Prime Minister Edouard Philippe announced. Police have urged shops and restaurants on Paris's Champs-Elysees to shut and some museums will also be closed....
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Huawei finance chief Meng Wanzhou arrested in Canada Huawei finance chief Meng Wanzhou arrested in Canada
The daughter of the founder of Chinese telecoms giant Huawei has been arrested in Canada and faces extradition to the United States. Meng Wanzhou, Huawei's chief financial officer and deputy chair, was arrested in Vancouver on 1 December. Details of the arrest have not been released but the US has been investigating Huawei over possible violation of sanctions against Iran. China's embassy...
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Chris Dawson: Arrest in podcast-highlighted Australian mystery Chris Dawson: Arrest in podcast-highlighted Australian mystery
Australian police have arrested the husband of a Sydney woman whose disappearance in 1982 has been the subject of a popular crime podcast. Chris Dawson, 70, is to be charged with murdering Lynette Dawson, New South Wales (NSW) authorities said. Mr Dawson has denied killing Mrs Dawson, with whom he has two children. He has said that she abandoned the family for a religious group. A podcast...
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France fuel protests: 'Yellow vests' pull out of PM meeting France fuel protests: 'Yellow vests' pull out of PM meeting
Protesters from France's "gilet jaunes" (yellow vests) movement have pulled out of a meeting with PM Edouard Philippe scheduled for Tuesday. Some members of the group said they had received death threats from hardline protesters warning them not to enter into negotiations with the government. The "yellow vests" have been protesting about a controversial fuel tax since mid-November. But th...
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