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What Happened on 12 December 2015

Gambia is now an Islamic republic, declares President Yahya Jammeh

Gambia’s president Yahya Jammeh has declared that the formerly secular country is now an Islamic republic. In a message on… Read More.

Paris climate summit: Final draft reached, say organizers

Organizers of the Paris climate talks have reached a “final” draft text after two weeks of negotiations, reports say. An… Read More.

Historic elections: Saudi women vote for first time

Women in Saudi Arabia are voting for the first time in municipal elections. In another first… Read More.

Gaddafi's son freed after being kidnapped in Lebanon

Hannibal, the son of the late Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi, was freed after being briefly kidnapped in Read More.

China: Police detain billionaire Guo Guangchang

Chinese billionaire and high-profile entrepreneur Guo Guangchang has been detained by the police, reports say. His firm, Fosun International, confirmed… Read More.

Cricket: Pattinson takes five wickets as Australia crush West Indies in first Test

James Pattinson took five wickets as Australia crushed the West Indies by an innings and 212 runs on the third… Read More.