AFP - China has ordered 184 Airbus A320 planes to be delivered to 13 airlines, French officials said Wednesday as President Emmanuel Macron wrapped up a state visit to the country.
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AFP - More than 200 people were arrested and dozens hurt during clashes in several parts of Tunisia, the interior ministry said Wednesday, after a second night of unrest driven by anger over austerity measures.
BBC - US President Donald Trump reportedly plans to attend the World Economic Forum in Davos, an annual January get-together of the global business elite.
The president's spokeswoman said he would promote policies to strengthen "American businesses, American industries, and American workers."
AFP - Four west African states have launched a major offensive against the Boko Haram jihadist group in Nigeria, the military said on Tuesday.
Soldiers from Nigeria and the neighbouring countries of Cameroon, Chad and Niger are targeting a Boko Haram faction led by Abubakar Shekau in the Sambisa Forest, and another led by Mamman Nur, on and around Lake Chad.
AFP - Air strikes and artillery fire killed at least 15 civilians on Tuesday in a besieged rebel enclave near Damascus targeted by near-daily regime bombardment, a war monitor said.
Three children were among the dead in Eastern Ghouta, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which said the air raids were carried out by regime and Russian warplanes.
The deadliest strikes hit the Hammuriyeh district where eight civilians were killed, the Britain-based monitor said.
BBC - Singing could help mothers recover from post-natal depression more quickly, a study suggests.
Researchers found that women who took part in group singing sessions with their babies experienced a much faster improvement in their symptoms than those who did not.
BBC - Her father, Jack, was a three-time Olympic gold medallist who turned a $7,000 loan into an $18 million construction company. Her mother, Margaret, was a champion swimmer and cover model. One uncle had been a vaudeville-era star; the other a Pulitzer-winning playwright. In home movies, the four Kelly children – one boy and three girls – prove their mettle by racing and leaping off rooftops.
BBC - Iran has banned teaching the English language in primary schools, calling the subject a "cultural invasion".
The education ministry "envisages strengthening Persian language skills and Iranian Islamic culture of pupils at the primary school stage", its secretary told state media.
BBC - HTC has unveiled an enhanced version of its Vive virtual reality headset at the CES tech fair in Las Vegas.
The Vive Pro has two OLED screens that have a total resolution of 2880 by 1600 pixels, which is 78% more than the current model.
AFP - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's son has been caught on tape seemingly drunk outside a strip club talking about a key natural gas deal, leading to political fallout on Tuesday.
The audio recording of Yair Netanyahu, who has been the subject of controversy in the past, was aired by Israel's Channel 2 television late Monday.