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  • In France, a fire at the University Lyon 1 injures three people. Investigators say that it is a result of an accidental gas bottle explosion. (Euronews)

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  • Facebook removes alleged Russia-based accounts and pages as a part of a crackdown on misuse of its service. (The Wall Street Journal)
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  • Manbij bombing
    • In Manbij, Syria, a suicide attack claimed by ISIL causes at least 19 casualties. Among them, two U.S. soldiers, a Pentagon Civilian, and a civilian contractor are reported dead and three other Service Members wounded. (The Washington Post)
  • 2019 Nairobi attack
    • Dozens of people remain missing one day after a deadly attack on a popular hotel complex in Nairobi, according to the Kenya Red Cross Society. (NBC NEWS)
  • Gunmen attack two villages in the Ménaka region, Mali, near the border with Niger, killing at least 20 people. (NOVÝ CAS)
  • Second Libyan Civil War
    • Five people are killed and twenty are wounded in clashes between rival militias in Tripoli, breaking several months of relative peace. (Middle East Eyes)
  • Terrorism in the United States
    • A man from Georgia planned to attack the White House and even tried to trade his own car for weapons for the attack. (BBC)
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  • At least 21 people are killed in a massacre by gunmen in police uniforms in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. (The Independent)

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  • Prayagraj Kumbh 2019
    • The largest human gathering in the world, the Kumbh Mela festival, starts at Prayagraj (previously known as Allahabad), India. More than 120 million Hindu devotees, as well as tourists, are expected. (The Guardian)

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  • The correction of the North Magnetic Pole model, one year ahead of the regular five-year update, scheduled to be released this week is delayed until the end of January because of the U.S. federal government shutdown. The model is used in navigation and by the GPS systems in smartphones. The pole has been wandering, much faster than expected, away from the Canadian Arctic toward Siberia. (UPI) (M.I.T. Technology Review) (The Maritime Executive)
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