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France takes military action in CAR A French-led military operation to protect civilians in the Central African Republic is being launched "immediately", as scores die in fresh sectarian fighting. Details Europe buffeted by violent storm A major storm hits northern Europe, leaving at least four people dead or missing, causing transport disruption and threatening the biggest tidal surge in decades. Details Pope sets up child abuse committee Pope Francis is to set up a Vatican committee to fight sexual abuse of children in the Catholic Church and offer help to victims. Details Double attack on key Yemen ministry A suicide car bomb followed by a gunbattle at Yemen's defence ministry have left at least 52 people dead and some 162 injured, officials say. Details Gunmen raid Paris jewellers Gunmen raid a jewellers in an affluent district of the French capital, making off with luxury watches worth 800,000 euros (£670,000), reports say. Details Further delay at key World Cup venue Fifa president Sepp Blatter says the venue where the opening match of the 2014 World Cup is due to be played in June will not be ready until mid-April. Details NSA 'tracking' millions of mobiles The movements of hundreds of millions of mobile users are being tracked by the NSA every day, reveals the Washington Post. Details US teacher shot dead in Libya An American teacher is gunned down by unknown assailants while jogging in Libya's eastern city of Benghazi, local officials say. Details Ford denies bid to buy crack video The embattled mayor of Canada's largest city Toronto, Rob Ford, denies trying to buy a video which apparently showed him smoking crack cocaine. Details Biden in 'direct' China zone talks The US and China had "very direct" talks about China's new air defence identification zone, says US Vice-President Joe Biden. Details Thailand king urges mutual support Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej urges people to support each other for the country, in a birthday address amid anti-government protests. Details India 'man-eating' tiger captured A tiger that is believed to have killed three villagers in the past week in the southern Indian state of Karnataka is finally caught, a senior official says. Details One Direction make US chart history The boy band become the only group to have their first three albums go to number one in their opening week in the US. Details