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ENCAMPED IN EGYPT. NO SIGN ~OP ENEMY. [London ‘Times’ and Sydney 'Sun’ Services.) LONDON, December 10. * The Times ’ correspondent at Cairo writes i The Australasian contingents, admirably equipped, have arrived from Alexandria. The horses are in good condition, considering the lengthy voyage. Tho men are hard and fit. They are encamped among the ruins near the buried cities under tiie shadow of the Pyramids, and near Heliopolis. There is no sign of a Turkish advance on the easttern frontier. The exodus of Germans and Austrians •from Egypt continues. All alien shops have been closed, and wholesale dismissals of aliens in tho employment of the Government have been carried out. The Arabs at Aden and in tho hinterland, and tho natives of the Sudan and Bennaan, are demonstrating their loyalty to Britain. Some of the Ottoman troops in Syria have refused to march north against the Russians because they dread tho rigors of tho winter in Kurdistan. ENEMY'S WHEREABOUTS. TURKS STILL IN SYRIA. CAIRO, December 11. There are 80,000 Turks in Syria and ' 150,000 in Lebanon. They are suffering -;asT«reJy. iroia.coldL..

| The authorities have suppressed the Higher Schools Club, of which the heirapparent is a member. Tho club was the centre of an intrigue to murder Contros Pasha. EAST AFRICAN MOSLEMS. (London * Timed • and Sydney ‘ Sun * Services.) LONDON, December 10. The Frees Bureau states that the Sultan of Zanzibar has issued a meet loyal address to the Moslems on the coast region of the East 'African protectorate. JAPANESE TROOPS. ARE THEY NEEDED IN EUROPE? (London ‘ Times ’ and Sydney ‘ Sun ’ Services.) LONDON, December 10. M. Piehon, in an article in the ‘Petit Journal de Paris,’ interprets tho Mikado’s remarks in the Diet to indicate that Japan is willing to afford decisive military cooperation. M. Piehon urges the Allies to accept the offer. I THE GALL OF THE BLOOD. LONDON, December 11. A movement is on font for three million Britons resident in foreign countries to subscribe a battleship. NORTH COUNTRY COLLIERS. LONDON, December 11. Forty thousand out of 170,000 colliers in Northumberland and Durham have enlisted. THE SICK MAN OF EUROPE. AMSTERDAM. December 11. An official message from Berlin states that the Kaiser is improving in health. Tho catarrh is relaxing, and his temperature is normal. CHIEF OF STAFF. LONDON, December 11. Lieutenant-general Sir James Wolfe Murray has been appointed Chief of tho Imperial General Staff.

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THE AUSTRALASIANS, Issue 15674, 12 December 1914

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THE AUSTRALASIANS Issue 15674, 12 December 1914

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