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Restaurant explosion injures dozens in Sapporo, Japan

Restaurant explosion injures dozens in Sapporo, JapanA suspected gas explosion destroyed wooden buildings housing a restaurant and a real estate office in northern Japan on Sunday night, injuring 42 people, police and local media said. The powerful explosion in Sapporo, the capital city of Japan’s northern main island of Hokkaido, shook nearby buildings, shattered windows and scattered wooden debris across the area. One person was in serious condition, but police said the other injuries were mostly mild.



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Dozens of Amazon employees taken to hospital after robot unleashes bear spray

Dozens of Amazon employees taken to hospital after robot unleashes bear sprayDozens of Amazon workers have been taken to hospital after a robot tore a can of bear repellent spray, discharging fumes inside a warehouse. Employees at Amazon’s Robbinsville Township warehouse reported trouble breathing and burning sensations in their eyes and throats, a spokesperson for the township told CNN. First responders arrived at the facility on Wednesday after receiving a 911 call saying 54 workers were experiencing symptoms.



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Dozens arrested after 'yellow vests' clash with police in Paris

Dozens arrested after 'yellow vests' clash with police in ParisMore than 65 people were injured and almost 170 people arrested in central Paris on Saturday after violent clashes between police and "yellow vest" protesters, in a third weekend of nationwide demonstrations against high living costs. Police fired tear gas, stun grenades and water cannon in battles with protesters around the Arc de Triomphe near the Champs-Elysees avenue and clashes were reported elsewhere across the city centre as well as in other towns across the country. Police said they had arrested 169 people and some are concerned that violent far-right and far-left groups were infiltrating the "gilets jaunes" (yellow vests) movement, a spontaneous grassroots rebellion against the struggle many French face to make ends meet. For three weeks, protesters have blocked roads across France, posing one of the largest and most sustained challenges Emmanuel Macron has faced in his 18-month-old presidency. Thousands of anti-government protesters are expected today on the Champs-Elysees in Paris Credit: AFP Sixty-five people, including 11 members of the security forces, have been injured in the capital, Paris police said. "We are attached to dialogue, but also respect for the law," Edouard Philippe told reporters. "I am shocked by the attacks on the symbols of France." The skirmishes in Paris broke out early on Saturday, with rioters and peaceful protesters mixed together after authorities cordoned off the Champs-Elysees, forcing them into adjacent streets. Demonstrators put up barricades in the surrounding areas, smashed some car windows and set alight dozens of vehicles, including a police car. A restaurant in the vicinity was also set ablaze. Several hundred yellow vests, who have no leader and have largely organised themselves online, sat down around the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier under the Arc de Triomphe, singing La Marseillaise, France's national anthem, and chanting, "Macron Resign!" A demonstrator waves a French national flag during a protest of Yellow vests (Gilets jaunes) against rising oil prices and living costs in front of the Arc of Triomphe Credit: AFP On the facade of the towering 19th-century arch, protesters scrawled in big black letters: "The yellow vests will triumph." Some protesters were later seen on top of the arch. Clashes also took place in other cities and towns including Nantes in the west, Toulouse and Tarbes in the southwest, Puy-en-Velay in the centre of the country, Charleville Mezieres in the northeast and Avignon in the southeast. Along the Champs-Elysees, which was cordoned off, peaceful protesters held up a slogan reading, "Macron, stop treating us like idiots!" The president, who is at the G20 leaders summit in Argentina, said on Tuesday he understood the anger felt by voters outside France's big cities over the squeeze that fuel prices have put on households, but insisted he would not be bounced into changing policy by "thugs". The slogan "The yellow vests will triumph" is seen on the Arc de Triomphe as protesters demonstrate at the Place de l'Etoile in Paris Credit: Reuters Philippe said there were 5,500 protesters in Paris and a combined 36,000 elsewhere in France. Police unions reported 582 road blockages. Some of the protesters expressed concern over the clashes. "What message do the yellow vests want to pass today? That we set France on fire, or find solutions? I find this (violence) absurd," Jacline Mouraud, a prominent activist within the yellow vests movement, told BFM television. But assistant teacher Sandrine Lemoussu, 45, who came from Burgundy to protest, told Reuters that people had had enough. "The people are in revolt," she said. "The anger is rising more and more, and the president despises the French. We aren't here to smash things, but the people have had enough." France's prime minister said 36,000 people were protesting across the country, including 5,500 in the capital for this third nationwide day of demonstration Credit: AFP One retiree protester said: "The government is not listening. Revolution cannot happen without violence." Many on the outskirts of smaller provincial towns and villages have expressed anger, underlining the gap between metropolitan elites and working class voters that has boosted anti-establishment politics across the Western world. "Mr Macron wrote a book called Revolution. He was prophetic because it is what he has managed to launch, but not the revolution he sought," Far-left La France Insoumise leader Jean-Luc Melenchon told reporters ahead of a protest in Marseille. The yellow vests, who enjoy widespread public support, get their name from the high-visibility jackets all motorists in France must carry in their vehicles. The protests have caught Macron off-guard just as he was trying to counter a fall in his popularity rating to 30 percent. His unyielding response has exposed him to charges of being out of touch with ordinary people. 



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The Latest: Group says strikes damaged dozens of Gaza homes

The Latest: Group says strikes damaged dozens of Gaza homesJERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on the cease-fire between Israel and Gaza's Hamas rulers (all times local):



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Dozens Have Died In The California Wildfires. Here Are Some Of Their Stories.

Dozens Have Died In The California Wildfires. Here Are Some Of Their Stories.At least 50 people have been killed in the wildfires raging at both ends of



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Dozens of cat mummies unearthed in ancient Egyptian tomb

Dozens of cat mummies unearthed in ancient Egyptian tombAt an excavation of a pharaoh's 4,500-year-old pyramid complex, Egyptian archaeologists discovered dozens of mummified cats — in addition to 100 ornate cat statues.  Egyptian Minister of Antiquities Dr. Khaled El-Enany announced the ancient cat artifacts on Nov. 10, and the Ministry took to Twitter to share images of the long-deceased felines, wrapped in ribbons of cloth. Ancient Egyptians may not have worshiped their cats, but there's ample evidence that they viewed the small mammals as divine.  #Tens of #cats #mummies were unearthed in #Saqqara #necropolis along with 100 wooden #gilded #statues of #cats and a bronze one dedicated to the cat #goddess #bastet. pic.twitter.com/g0oSQPBhL8 — Ministry of Antiquities-Arab Republic of Egypt (@AntiquitiesOf) November 10, 2018 #mummies of #cats #discoverd in #Saqqara (#Discovery pic.twitter.com/AFRNERfHBn — Ministry of Antiquities-Arab Republic of Egypt (@AntiquitiesOf) November 10, 2018 SEE ALSO: The people have spoken and they want to eat the diseased tomb cheese The mummified cats, however, weren't alone.  Piles of mummified scarab beetles were also found in the tomb. The large beetles lay buried under the lid of heavy limestone sarcophagus for 4,500 years.  #Discovery Unique #Discovery in #Saqqara #Giza #Egypt #mummies of #scarabs #AncientEgypt pic.twitter.com/FkCA9HxY5P — Ministry of Antiquities-Arab Republic of Egypt (@AntiquitiesOf) November 10, 2018 WATCH: Subway rat seizes free avocado, because who wouldn't



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The Latest: Dozens unaccounted for a day after huge wildfire

The Latest: Dozens unaccounted for a day after huge wildfireCHICO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the search for people unaccounted for, a day after a Northern California wildfire forced tens of thousands to evacuate (all times local):



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Dozens Injured After Floor Collapses During Party Near Clemson University

Dozens Injured After Floor Collapses During Party Near Clemson UniversityCLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — The floor of a condominium clubhouse near Clemson



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Dozens remain unaccounted for in Florida following Hurricane Michael's devastation

Dozens remain unaccounted for in Florida following Hurricane Michael's devastationNearly a week after Hurricane Michael left parts of the Florida Panhandle in ruins, emergency officials rushed to deliver aid and clear debris as the search continued for survivors.



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Typhoon Mangkhut Death Toll Mounts As Dozens Of Bodies Pulled From Landslide

Typhoon Mangkhut Death Toll Mounts As Dozens Of Bodies Pulled From LandslideTwo days after Typhoon Mangkhut slammed into the remote Philippine town of



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