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Turkish school says warns German teachers over Christian content

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ANKARA (Reuters) – The administrators of a prestigious Istanbul high school have warned teachers over Christian and Christmas-related content in German language classes, the school said on Monday, setting the stage for another diplomatic row between Ankara and Berlin.

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Killings in Indian police custody go unpunished, says rights group

By   /  December 19, 2016  /  MENA  /  Comments Off on Killings in Indian police custody go unpunished, says rights group

CHENNAI, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Senthil Kumar's mother saw him being dragged off by policemen on charges of extortion. Standing outside the Vadamadurai police station in India's southern state of Tamil Nadu, she heard him scream for mercy. The next day she was told her son was dead.

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Killings in Indian police custody go unpunished, says rights group

By   /  December 19, 2016  /  MENA  /  Comments Off on Killings in Indian police custody go unpunished, says rights group

CHENNAI, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Senthil Kumar's mother saw him being dragged off by policemen on charges of extortion. Standing outside the Vadamadurai police station in India's southern state of Tamil Nadu, she heard him scream for mercy. The next day she was told her son was dead.

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South African soldier killed in Congo fire-fight

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JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – A South African soldier on a United Nations mission in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) was killed in a rebel attack on their positions on Monday, the final day of President Joseph Kabila's mandated time in office, Pretoria said.

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Australia, France to sign DCNS submarines deal on December 20

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SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australia and France are to sign a deal on Tuesday allowing French naval contractor DCNS to build a new fleet of submarines for Australia, said Australia's defence minister, in a deal worth 50 billion Australian dollars ($36.4 billion).

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Russia, Iran and Turkey to hold Syria talks in Moscow on Tuesday

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ANKARA/MOSCOW (Reuters) – The foreign and defense ministers of Russia, Iran and Turkey will discuss the future of Syria and the city of Aleppo at talks in Moscow on Tuesday, Turkish and Russian officials said.

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Government wants Brexit deal for whole UK: PM May’s spokesman

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LONDON (Reuters) – The British government is working to win a Brexit deal that will work for Scotland, a spokesman for Prime Minister Theresa May said on Monday after the Scottish government said it would publish proposals for remaining in the EU's single market.

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Aleppo evacuation back on after deal over besieged villages

By   /  December 19, 2016  /  MENA  /  Comments Off on Aleppo evacuation back on after deal over besieged villages

BEIRUT (Reuters) – An operation to bring thousands of people out of the last rebel-held enclave of Aleppo was under way again on Monday after being held up for several days, together with the evacuation of two besieged pro-government villages in nearby Idlib province.

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Kremlin says not in touch with Donald Trump’s team: agencies

By   /  December 19, 2016  /  MENA  /  Comments Off on Kremlin says not in touch with Donald Trump’s team: agencies

MOSCOW (Reuters) – The Kremlin is not in touch with U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's team, Russian news agencies cited Vladimir Putin's spokesman Dmitry Peskov as saying on Monday.

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Philippines won’t ‘deviate from’ arbitration ruling on China: minister

By   /  December 19, 2016  /  MENA  /  Comments Off on Philippines won’t ‘deviate from’ arbitration ruling on China: minister

MANILA (Reuters) – The Philippines said on Monday it will not "deviate from" an international tribunal ruling that rejected China's extensive claims in the South China Sea but it must build trust with China before discussing "sensitive" bilateral issues.

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