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  • Russian billionaire senator charged with tax fraud in france
  • Russian billionaire senator Suleyman Kerimov was charged Wednesday with tax fraud in Nice and released under strict conditions, a state prosecutor said.

  • Champions League: PSG turn on style in 7-1 demolition of Celtic
  • Neymar was back in the mood with the Brazilian scoring twice to set up Paris Saint-Germain's comeback from behind as they hammered a shellshocked Celtic 7-1 in the Champions League on Wednesday.

  • Palestinian factions agree to hold 2018 general election
  • Palestinian factions, including rival groups Hamas and Fatah, have agreed to hold a general election by the end of 2018, a joint statement by several groups said on Wednesday following talks in Cairo.

  • Cameroon migrants tell of Libya's slave market hell

  • Assad’s government welcomes Russian-backed Syria peace summit
  • The government of war-ravaged Syria on Wednesday welcomed a deal between the presidents of its allies Russia, Iran and rebel backer Turkey to hold a peace "congress" of regime and opposition forces.

  • France calls UN Security Council meeting over Libya slave auctions
  • France on Wednesday called an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council over slave-trading in Libya as President Emmanuel Macron blasted the auctioning of Africans as a crime against humanity.

  • Emmerson Mnangagwa, the disgraced Mugabe loyalist who took his revenge
  • Emmerson Mnangagwa had seen his political fortunes rise and fall more than once during Robert Mugabe’s quixotic 37-year rule. But when his nemesis, Grace Mugabe, pushed him too far, the “crocodile” snapped back.

  • Pixar and Disney chief to take leave after harassment allegations
  • Just days before Pixar’s “Coco” is set to hit theaters, Pixar co-founder and Walt Disney Animation chief John Lasseter announced he is taking a six-month leave of absence citing “missteps” with employees.

  • Defection of North Korean soldier caught on video
  • North Korean border guards were steps behind a fellow North Korean soldier when they opened fire and one briefly crossed the border chasing the defector as he ran to the South Korean side, a video released on Wednesday by the UN Command (UNC) showed.

  • Tunisians disillusioned, seven years after revolution
  • In early October, an overcrowded boat carrying migrants sank off the Tunisian island of Kerkennah, near the city of Sfax. At least 45 people lost their lives. Many of the victims were from the central town of Bir Ali. Our reporters went to meet some of its residents. Seven years after the revolution, amid unemployment and dashed hopes of a better future, many young Tunisians still dream of leaving Bir Ali and reaching Europe - even if it means risking their lives in the process.