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(Reuter’s) ' . . London, Dec. 13, 5 Later Cape news states that Moirosi has been killed and his stronghold captured. ' Paris, Dec. 13. The French Government, heartily cooperating with the objects of the .'Melbourne International Exhibition, have recommended a vote of money to assist the same. The intensely cold weather- in Paris is causing aggravated distress. ‘ Calcutta, Dec. J. 5, The Afghan losses were enormous! The British loss was 119. General Roberts telegraphs - that ha in* tends to attack again unless the enemy disperse. The latest news states that the Afghans have concentrated and advanced in great force. Continuous fightingTias taken place on all sides of Cabul, and General Roberts has been compelled to summon reinforcements from Gundainak and Jellalabad. • Panama, Dec. 16. ThsjChilians have been severely defeated at Tarapaca with the loss of 1,000. [Argus Special.) London, Dec. 15. The Afghans have been totally defeated, with heavy loss. The fighting lasted over three days during which 10 officers and ■ upwards of 100 men of the British forces were killed or wounded. The French Government- refrain- from appointing a Commissioner for the Melbourne Exhbition till December 20. Persia is ; sanding a Missioned the European powers to protest against the threatened' Russian violation of'; territorial boundaries, on the riyer Attreok. Floods in Hungary still continue. Several villages have been destroyed; tens of thousands of persons rendered homeless. Hundreds of people are missing. The Government 1 have sent troops to aid the sufferers,

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume I, Issue 36, 18 December 1879

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BRITISH & FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE. Ashburton Guardian, Volume I, Issue 36, 18 December 1879