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12-27 Iraqi forces 'retake Islamic State Ramadi stronghold' Western Iraq
2. 12-27 Chinese coast guard ship violates Japanese waters off disputed islands Senkaku, Japan
D. 12-27 Paris attacker Samy Amimour buried in unmarked grave
E. 12-27 Spain deploys firefighting aircraft to combat wildfires in dry weather Asturias, Spain
F. 12-27 Chinese mine owner kills himself Linyi, Shandong, China
G. 12-27 Star Wars: The Force Awakens becomes fastest to take $1bn San Francisco Bay Area
H. 12-27 Explosion, apparently due to gas leak, kills 3 in Giza Faisal, Giza, Cairo
8. 12-27 Iraq forces in 'full control' of central Ramadi Ramadi, Western Iraq
9. 12-27 Japan and South Korea to discuss 'comfort women' issue South Korea

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Dec.27   Western Iraq     Iraqi forces 'retake Islamic State Ramadi stronghold'
  Iraqi forces have retaken a former government compound from where Islamic State (IS) group militants have been resisting an army offensive


  Japan Chinese coast guard ship violates Japanese waters off disputed islands  Japan says an armed Chinese coast guard vessel has for the first time entered its territorial waters off islands claimed by both countries

  Paris Paris attacker Samy Amimour buried in unmarked grave  One of the men who attacked the Bataclan music venue in Paris on 13 November was buried on Christmas Eve in a northern suburb, reports say

  Spain Spain deploys firefighting aircraft to combat wildfires in dry weather  The government has deployed firefighting aircraft to combat over 40 wildfires in remote locations in unseasonably warm, dry weather

  China Chinese mine owner kills himself  The owner of a gypsum mine in eastern Shandong province has killed himself, as rescuers try to reach 17 miners who have been trapped for 2 days

Day News


  San Francisco Bay Area   Star Wars: The Force Awakens becomes fastest to take $1bn  JJ Abrams' film has become the fastest film to take $1bn (674m) at the global box office

  Cairo Explosion, apparently due to gas leak, kills 3 in Giza  The government says an explosion in Cairo's twin city of Giza killed three people, including a senior judge, and injured 11

Evening News


  Western Iraq     Iraq forces in 'full control' of central Ramadi Map of Ramadi Iraq
  Iraqi officials say they believe the army is now in 'full control' of central Ramadi, where Islamic State has been resisting an army offensive


  South Korea Japan and South Korea to discuss 'comfort women' issue  Foreign ministers are set to discuss the fraught issue of women, forced to work in Japanese brothels during World War Two

  Philippines South China Sea: Filipino protesters land on disputed island  Protesters have landed on a remote Philippine island in the disputed South China Sea, officials say

  Queensland Australia train derails with sulphuric acid cargo  An exclusion zone is in place after a 26-carriage freight train carrying some 200,000 litres (44,000 gallons) of sulphuric acid derailed

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