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The Aides In Belgium continue to advance. The movement alt along the line has as Its Immediate objeot tho driving of tho Germans out of Belgium. Germany's operations In the Carpathians and on the Vistula are said to be conduoted on an Immense soaSe. Austria claims that she Is pursuing Russia in Callola and South Poland. The Grand Duke Nicholas remains unperturbed. General Von der Coltz is reported to have been recalled from Constantinople. As a result of the German raid on the Yorkshire coast three steamers off Flamborough Heads struck mines and were destroyed. Hartlepool's casualty roll Is 55 killed and 115 wounded. The German Press are crowing with delight. The Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty (Dr M'Namara) says that the bombardment Is worth two army corps to Great Britain. Servia's victory over Austria has provoked hostile demonstrations in the large cities of Austria-Hungary. Austria is said to have lost two entire army corps. THE HODEIDA AFFAIR. THE AMERICAN VERSION. WASHINGTON, December 17. (Received Decombor 18, at 12.55 p.m.) Tho official report of the American Government states that after the British and French Consuls took refuge in tho Italian Consulate at Hodeida, in Arabia, the Ottoman military surrounded tho Consulate and firing began. An Italian attache was wounded, and tho British Consul then surrendered to tho Turkish Governor, who accused the Italian Consul or firing on Turkish troops. Italian warships arrived opportunely, and took the Consul aboard. ■ They remained off the shorn until Italy had presented her demands for the release of the other Consuls, which was later effected. INQUIRY INTO GERMAN OUTRAGES. LONDON, December 17. (Received December 18, at 12.55 p.m.) yho Government havo .appointed a committee to inquire into German outrages and broaches of the laws of war. Lord Bryec is chairman, and Sir Frederick Pollock, Sir Edward Clarke, K.C., Sir Alfred Hopkinson, Professor Herbert Fisher, and Air Harold Cox are members. A CONTUMACIOUS ALIEN. LONDON, December 17. (Received December IS, at 12.55 p.m.) A German named Vausch, the ringleader in the riot at the Douglas alien camp, was sentenced to five years' imprisonment. EGYPT DECLARED A BRITISH PROTECTORATE. LONDON, December 17. (Received December 18, at 2 p.m.) Official: Owing to tho war with Turkey, Egypt has been declared a British protectorate, with Sir Arthur McMalion as High Commissioner. .Mice Hey, Hjta Brown, and Willie Hev organised a sale of work at Mrs Hoy's house in Forbury road, and succeeded in raising 15s for the Belgian relief fund. This, amount has been handed to us. The goods that were left, over nra to be taken to the Dunedin Hospital and placed on the Christmas (res at the institution.

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LATEST FROM EUROPE, Issue 15679, 18 December 1914

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LATEST FROM EUROPE Issue 15679, 18 December 1914

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