Xinhua world news summary at 1530 GMT, Dec. 1

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PARIS -- French police detained at least 107 people on Saturday after a demonstration against higher diesel tax and poor revenue turned violent in Paris where people clashed with police, French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said.

"Early this morning, equipped and determined individuals gathered outside the police security perimeter and showed great violence," the prime minister said during a brief addressed from Paris police headquarters. (France-Protest-Arrest)

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KAMPALA -- At least seven people were killed and 17 others injured in a road accident in the central Ugandan district of Buvuma, a police spokesperson said here on Saturday.

Patrick Onyango, Uganda's deputy police spokesperson told Xinhua in an interview that the fatal accident occurred after the driver of a truck lost control and swerved off the road at Walwanda Mosque junction. (Uganda-Road accident)

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MAHMUD-E-RAQI, Afghanistan -- At least 10 militants have been confirmed dead and a Taliban judiciary center completely destroyed as military aircraft launched an attack in Nijrab district of eastern Afghanistan's Kapisa province on Saturday, said an army spokesman for Pamir 20 Corps Abdul Hadi.

"Acting on tip-off, security forces fighting aircraft targeted a Taliban center in Nijrab district of Kapisa province Saturday morning, destroying the group's judiciary department and killing 10 militants on the spot," Hadi told Xinhua. (Afhanistan-Airstrike-Militants)

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JAKARTA -- Rescuers on Saturday continued to search for one baby and an 11-year-old girl who had gone missing after flash floods hit North Sumatra province, leaving three people injured.

The disaster struck Gunung Baringin Village of Tapanuli Selatan district, sweeping away a house with five people inside, said Agus Wibisono, a senior rescuer at the province. (Indonesia-Floods)

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HOUSTON -- George H.W. Bush, the 41st president of the United States, has died Friday at the age of 94, according to a statement from his office.

The former president passed away at 10:10 p.m. local time (1610 GMT) on Friday. He was survived by his five children, 17 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and two siblings. (US-Bush-Death)

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TRIPOLI -- The U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) on Friday claimed responsibility for an airstrike on the previous day, saying that 11 terrorists were killed in the operation.

"In coordination with the Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA), U.S. Africa Command conducted a precision air strike near Al Uwaynat, Libya," AFRICOM said in a statement. (U.S.-Airstrike-Terrorists) Enditem

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