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Shots fired at French Christmas market

Shots rang out and within minutes the busy Christmas market in the centre of Strasbourg was deserted and the city centre was plunged into silence.


'The King' of the road: German town puts Elvis on traffic lights

Cross the road, it's now or never. Or that's what residents in the German town of Friedberg may start humming when their traffic light jumps to green to reveal a hip-swivelling Elvis Presley.


Heavy screen time impacts children's brains

Researchers have found "different patterns" in brain scans among children who record heavy smart device and video game use, according to initial data from a major ongoing US study.


Top Huawei executive cites health issues in Canada bail request

A top executive with Chinese telecom giant Huawei argued in court documents released Sunday that she should be released on bail from her Canadian jail while waiting possible extradition to the United States.


Najib arrested

Najib was arrested at 10.50a.m. when he arrived at the MACC headquarters to give his statement on the alterations made to the final audit report of 1MDB.


Rosmah appoints new lawyers in solar project case

Rosmah has appointed two new lawyers to represent her in the bribery case in connection with the supply and installation of solar energy for rural schools in Sarawak.


Thousands of Myanmar women forced into marriage in China

Thousands of vulnerable women and girls from northern Myanmar are being trafficked to China and forced to marry, a study said Friday, offering a rare look at an issue that grips the conflict-hit borderlands.


Road accident deaths swell to 1.35 million each year: WHO

Road accidents kill someone every 24 seconds, with a total of 1.35 million traffic deaths around the world each year, the World Health Organization said, demanding global action.


CO2 emissions up 2.7%, world 'off course' to curb warming

Global emissions of carbon dioxide mainly from fossil fuel burning will rise 2.7 percent in 2018, scientists said, signalling a world "completely off course" in the fight against climate change.


At 70, universal rights declaration facing uncertain future

As the Universal Declaration of Human Rights turns 70, there are signs that the goals outlined in the text are facing unprecedented threats, from rising nationalism to a worldwide assault on multilateral institutions.


 

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