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World News

Seattle police probe threatening letter at Amazon office

SEATTLE, Dec 16: Police in the US city of Seattle on Monday (Dec 15) were searching for explosives at Amazon.com’s headquarters, after a threatening note was found in one of its buildings, reported Reuters. The online retailer’s building security contacted the police at 10.30am (2.30am Singapore time) after employees found a note inside a bathroom at the headquarters, Reuters ...Full Article

National strike paralyses Belgium

BRUSSELS, Dec 15: Trade unions brought Belgium to a standstill on Monday (Dec 15) as the biggest general strike in years grounded flights, cut international rail links and shut ...Full Article

Iran condemns deadly Australia hostage-taking

TEHRAN, Dec 16: Tehran on Monday (Dec 15) condemned the deadly hostage-taking in Australia reportedly by an Iranian-born gunman, branding it an act foreign to Islam, state media quoted ...Full Article

French police dismantle network sending militant fighters to Syria

PARIS, Dec 16: French police launched raids across the country early on Monday (Dec 15), dismantling a network sending militant fighters to Syria, a police source told AFP. Elite ...Full Article

Sydney Siege: Nightmare before Christmas

SYDNEY, Dec 15: It is one of the most popular cafes on a thoroughfare that is thronged at this time of year with festive shoppers, in addition to everyday ...Full Article

Five hostages escape from Sydney cafe siege

SYDNEY, Dec 15: Five hostages have been released from a Sydney cafe, which has been held siege by an armed man showing Islamic flag on Monday, reports China’s Xinhua ...Full Article

Australia police seek peaceful end to cafe hostage crisis

SYDNEY, Dec 15: Australian police hoped for a peaceful end to a hostage crisis that unfolded Monday (Dec 15) at a cafe in Sydney’s central business district  as police ...Full Article

France, Germany discuss Ukraine crisis with Poroshenko

PARIS, Dec 15: The leaders of France and Germany discussed a shaky ceasefire deal and economic reforms for Ukraine in a telephone call with President Petro Poroshenko on Sunday ...Full Article

Hostages held inside Sydney cafe, Islamic flag held up

SYDNEY, Dec 15: Police in Sydney cordoned off a street as witnesses and local media reported a hostage situation at a cafe in a business area on Monday (Dec ...Full Article

UN pushes ahead on 2015 climate deal after marathon

LIMA, Dec 15: United Nations (UN) members pressed ahead on Sunday (Dec 15) with a vision for a historic pact to defeat climate change by adopting a format for ...Full Article