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A boy sits on a sofa along a street in the Al-Fardous neighbourhood of Aleppo
Workers undertake drainage repairs on a commercial street in Beijing. Chinese inflation slowed to 3% in November, the National Bureau of Statistics said, comfortably below the government’s target of 3.5% for the year.
Young women wearing dark suits worn by new employees cross a street in Tokyo, Japan. Government data show unemployment climbed 0.3 percentage points to 4.1% from the previous month, the first increase in 6 months. The jobless rate for men rose to 4.5% from 4.2% in July, while that for women climbed to 3.7% from 3.3%. Read more
Traffic policemen check the documents of a motorist near a graffiti against police brutality in Male, Maldives. Read more
A Syrian military soldier holds his Ak-47 rifle bearing a sticker with the smiling face of Bashar al-Assad, Syrian president, and Arabic writing that reads, “Syria is fine”, as he stands guard at a check point on a Baghdad street in Damascus, Syria. Opposition groups claimed scores died on Wednesday in a government offensive near Damascus, attacks in which some activists say regime troops used “poisonous gas”. The government has denied the reports
A man crosses an empty street in Hong Kong on Wednesday. Hong Kong battened down as typhoon Utor forced the closure of the city’s financial market and schools and disrupted hundreds of flights after leaving six dead in the Philippines.