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Hong Kong marchers target malls in third day of Christmas protests

福利网站Hundreds of protesters marched through festive Hong Kong shopping malls on Thursday, aiming to disrupt business in the Asian financial hub for a third day over the Christmas holidays, with riot police deployed in the event of unrest.

Christmas typhoon kills at least 13 in Philippines

福利网站A typhoon that struck the central Philippines over Christmas has killed at least 13 people, disaster agency officials said on Thursday.

Turkey to send troops to Libya at Tripoli's request - Erdogan

福利网站Turkey will send troops to Libya at the request of Tripoli as soon as next month, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday, putting the north African country's conflict at the centre of wider regional frictions.

Seven dead as migrants' boat sinks in Turkey's Lake Van

Seven people died and 64 were rescued when a boat carrying migrants from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan sank on Thursday in eastern Turkey's Lake Van, the governor's office in Bitlis province said.

Indian state demands damages, threatens to confiscate property over protests

福利网站India's northern Uttar Pradesh state is demanding millions of rupees from over 200 people and threatening to confiscate their property as a penalty for damage done to public property during protests against the country's new citizenship law.

China sails carrier group through Taiwan Strait as election nears

China has sailed its new aircraft carrier into the Taiwan Strait, Taiwan's defence ministry said on Thursday, as a presidential election campaigning was in full swing on the island amid heighten tension with Beijing.

Netanyahu faces party leadership challenge ahead of March election

福利网站Israel's embattled Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu faced a fresh challenge to his power on Thursday as his Likud party held leadership primaries in the run-up to a national election, the country's third in under a year.

Russian authorities raid Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny's Moscow office

福利网站Russian authorities raided the Moscow headquarters of opposition politician Alexei Navalny on Thursday, using power tools to gain entry before dragging Navalny out by force and confiscating technical equipment such as laptops.

Gaza rocket sends Netanyahu to shelter during campaign rally - TV

福利网站A rocket launched from the Gaza Strip at a southern Israeli city on Wednesday as it hosted a campaign rally by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu prompted him to take shelter briefly before resuming the event, Israeli TV stations reported.

Kylie invites politics-weary Brits to "call on your friends in Australia"

Australian popstar Kylie Minogue has invited weary Britons to forget politics and "call on your friends in Australia" in a tourism campaign launched in Britain on Christmas Day.

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Reuters Top 100: The World's Most Innovative Universities - 2018

American universities continue to dominate the top of Reuters’ ranking, but geopolitical uncertainty is giving a boost to Germany and China.  Full article 

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