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War against IS in Syria will be won by February: France's Macron

Sun, Dec. 17, 2017

Macron predicted the ISIS group would be crushed in Syria by February, pushing for the Syrian government and opposition to come together for fresh peace talks.

Saudi women will be allowed to drive trucks, motorcycles

Sun, Dec. 17, 2017

Saudi Arabian women will be able to drive trucks and motorcycles, officials have said three months after the kingdom announced a historic decision to end a ban on women driving.

At least eight killed in suicide attack on Pakistan church

Sun, Dec. 17, 2017

At least eight people were killed and 30 wounded when two suicide bombers attacked a church in Pakistan during a service Sunday.

Mammoth skeleton sells for nearly 550,000 euros at French auction

Sun, Dec. 17, 2017

The nearly intact skeleton of a woolly mammoth that lived at least 10,000 years ago was sold at auction for more than a half million euros in Lyon.

UK, Russian police team up to avoid World Cup trouble

Sun, Dec. 17, 2017

Ahead of a sell-out European football match, Manchester police tracked fans' movements via CCTV.

In Kashmir, Pakistan and India race to tap the Himalayas

Sun, Dec. 17, 2017

Several hundred metres underground, thousands of labourers grind away day and night on a mammoth hydroelectric project in contested Kashmir.

26 dead in landslides after Philippine storm: officials

Sun, Dec. 17, 2017

Landslides triggered by Tropical Storm Kai-Tak have killed 26 people and 23 more are missing in the eastern Philippines, authorities said Sunday.

Migrant arrivals in Germany fall for second year in a row

Sun, Dec. 17, 2017

The number of new asylum seekers in Germany has fallen for a second year in a row following the mass influx that peaked in 2015, the government said Sunday.