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U.N. to vote Monday on call for U.S. Jerusalem decision to be withdrawn

UNITED NATIONS The United Nations Security Council is due to vote on Monday on a draft resolution calling for the withdrawal of U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, diplomats said, a move likely to face a Washington veto.

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Female British embassy worker found strangled near Beirut

BEIRUT/LONDON A female British embassy worker has been found strangled near a highway outside Beirut, a Lebanese security source said on Sunday.

UK, 17 Dec 2017

South Africa's ANC votes to elect successor for party leader Zuma

JOHANNESBURG Battle lines were drawn on Monday for South Africa's ANC as voting began to elect a new leader to succeed President Jacob Zuma as head of a party that has ruled since the end of apartheid but faced scandals and corruption allegations.

Africa 6:01am GMT

Australia's embattled Turnbull seen weighing cabinet reshuffle to exploit poll win

SYDNEY Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull will reshuffle his cabinet within a day, media said on Monday, a sign the embattled leader hopes to capitalise on a weekend by-election win to refresh his ministry.

Australia 7:05am GMT

At least 61 dead after days of violence in Ethiopia's Oromiya region

ADDIS ABABA At least 61 people have been killed in clashes between different ethnic groups in Ethiopia's Oromiya region, officials said, the latest bout of violence to highlight increasing instability in a province racked by bloody protests in 2015 and 2016.

Africa 7:00am GMT

Philippines says Maoist rebels attacked soldiers on typhoon relief duty

MANILA Maoist rebels attacked soldiers delivering relief aid to parts of the central Philippines where a typhoon killed at least 32 people, army and disaster officials said on Monday.

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UPDATE 1-UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Dec 18

(Adds company news and futures) Dec 18 Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening up 8 points on Monday, according to financial bookmakers, with futures up 0.32 percent ahead of the cash market open. * SUMO DIGITAL: British games developer Sumo Digital said on Monday its initial public offering (IPO) was priced at 100 pence per share for listing on London's junior market on Wednesday, valuing the company at 145 million pounds ($193.4 million).