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Australia and France sign deal to build 12 submarines

The overall cost of the submarine fleet, which includes separate agreements with U.S. and Australian contractors, is said to total Aus$50 billion (US$37bn). Le Drian yesterday said the leak of documents relating to India's Scorpene submarines was aimed at harming France. The Barracudas are to replace Australia's ageing diesel and electric-powered Collins submarines.


Turkey: Russian Ambassador Dead After Shooting

Turkey: Russian Ambassador Dead After Shooting

During the shooting, Altintas shouted "Allahu akbar!" and "Do not forget Aleppo!". Karlov was not the only victim of the attack. He also reportedly said some words in Russian and smashed several of the photos on display. It is possible that the attack could be a provocation arranged by opponents of the negotiations. Turkish President Erdogan has denounced Gulen as a terrorist, but the cleric, a former ally, denies the accusation.



MH370 Wreckage Unlikely to Be Found in Current Search Area - Transport Bureau

A deep-sea search of a 120,000-square-km (46,000-square-mile) stretch of water has so far come up empty. The Australian Transport Safety Bureau released findings from a first principles review on Tuesday after Australian and worldwide experts gathered in Canberra last month to assess all evidence.


This Video Shows Why A New Evacuation Deal Is Vital To Aleppo

This Video Shows Why A New Evacuation Deal Is Vital To Aleppo

According to Syria's al-Ikhbariya TV news, about 1,200 civilians would initially be evacuated from east Aleppo and a similar number from the two villages. The draft also "demands that all parties allow complete, immediate, unconditional, safe and unhindered access for the United Nations and its implementing partners" through the most direct route throughout Syria.


Monitors needed for evacuations in Aleppo

Monitors needed for evacuations in Aleppo

The Syrian girl who has been tweeting during the siege of Aleppo has been been evacuated safely, officials have confirmed. "These sectarian militias are responsible but we warn them the safety of our people in Aleppo is the priority and all options are open toward achieving that goal", said Sayal, whose armed group has a countrywide presence and is particularly active in northwestern Syria.



Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe gets Party's Endorsement for 2018 Elections

Members of ruling Zanu PF party enjoying their leader President Robert Mugabe attacking factions angling to succeed him as Zimbabwe's leader, Masvingo, Zimbabwe, Dec. Critical cash shortages prompted the government at the end of November to introduce the much disliked "bond notes" - equivalent to the U.S. dollar.