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Major international recall of Lactalis formula milk over salmonella fears

Major international recall of Lactalis formula milk over salmonella fears

PARIS: French  formula milk maker Lactalis and health authorities have ordered a major international product recall because of fears of salmonella contamination, following 26 cases of children falling sick in France.

Heavy snow causes travel mayhem in northern Europe

Heavy snow causes travel mayhem in northern Europe

LONDON: The heaviest snowfall in four years in Britain caused travel mayhem on Sunday (Dec 10), while more than 300 flights were cancelled in Germany's busiest airport and a ferry ran aground in the French port of Calais.

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New protests flare over Trump's Jerusalem declaration

New protests flare over Trump's Jerusalem declaration

JERUSALEM: New protests flared in the Middle East and elsewhere on Sunday (Dec 10) over US President Donald Trump's declaration of Jerusalem as Israel's capital, a move that has drawn global condemnation and sparked days of unrest in the Palestinian territories.

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Israel, Turkey leaders trade insults over US Jerusalem decision

Israel, Turkey leaders trade insults over US Jerusalem decision

ISTANBUL: Relations between Israel and Turkey took a bitter turn on Sunday (Dec 10) as their leaders traded accusations of involvement in terrorism, days after the US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

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Fire in southern California threatening another city

Fire in southern California threatening another city

OJAI, United States: A fierce wildfire raged on north of Los Angeles Sunday (Dec 10), threatening other towns after already charring vast swaths of land, but other blazes were largely contained after burning for days.

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Isolated US defends Trump on Jerusalem at the UN

Isolated US defends Trump on Jerusalem at the UN

UNITED NATIONS: The United States stood alone on Friday (Dec 8) as one after another fellow UN Security Council member criticised its decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

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Asian cities vow to combat climate change

Asian cities vow to combat climate change

Regional experts and policymakers gathered in Ho Chi Minh City on December 5-8, to discuss how cities in the Asia-Pacific can stay resilient in the face of climate change.

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Two killed in knife attack at Tokyo shrine

Two killed in knife attack at Tokyo shrine

TOKYO: Two people, including a female priest, were killed and two others were wounded on Thursday (Dec 7) night in a knife attack at a Tokyo shrine, police and news reports said.

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World's nations adopt plan 'towards a pollution-free planet'

World's nations adopt plan 'towards a pollution-free planet'

NAIROBI: The world's nations vowed on Wednesday (Dec 6) to curb plastic and chemical contamination of the air, soil, rivers and oceans, calling for a steep change in how goods are produced and consumed.

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Brussels defends eurozone overhaul despite divided EU

Brussels defends eurozone overhaul despite divided EU

BRUSSELS: The European Commission unveiled its vision of a rebooted eurozone on Wednesday (Dec 6), including the creation of a European version of the IMF, but stepped back from its more ambitious ideas amid misgivings from powerful Germany.

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Putin seeks new term as Russia president in March vote

Putin seeks new term as Russia president in March vote

MOSCOW: Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday (Dec 6) said he would seek a new six-year term in the country's March elections in a move that would make him the longest-serving Russian leader since Joseph Stalin.

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Australia stung by New Zealand bid to trademark manuka honey

Australia stung by New Zealand bid to trademark manuka honey

SYDNEY: Manuka honey's much-hyped healing properties have proved a money-spinner for beekeepers in Australia and New Zealand, but a push to trademark its name has sparked a bitter row between the two countries.

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Saudi, allies snub Qatar at crisis-hit Gulf summit

Saudi, allies snub Qatar at crisis-hit Gulf summit

KUWAIT: Regional powerhouse Saudi Arabia snubbed its former ally Qatar at the annual summit Tuesday of Gulf monarchies as King Salman stayed away despite the presence of the Qatari emir.

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Children and babies' brains at risk from toxic pollution: UN

Children and babies' brains at risk from toxic pollution: UN

NEW DELHI: As New Delhi and other major cities hit new toxic smog peaks, the United Nations sounded the alarm Wednesday (Dec 6) over the damage that pollution is doing to babies' developing brains.

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New Zealand’s holistic education model for the future

New Zealand’s holistic education model for the future

In the 4.0 age, while many countries are still discussing what Industry 4.0 will entail, New Zealand has been preparing its education system to fully leverage the opportunities on offer.

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Nearly 50 injured in Germany train crash

Nearly 50 injured in Germany train crash

BERLIN: At least 47 people were injured when a passenger train crashed into a freight train near the western German city of Duesseldorf on Tuesday (Dec 5), prompting a large rescue operation.

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