Good morning! Here’s what you need to know on Tuesday.
2. Monday night saw the world premiere of the new Star Wars movie Star Wars: The Force Awakens in LA. Creator George Lucas and director J.J. Abrams were among the many famous faces who walked the red carpet.
3. Hundreds of thousands of people were evacuated from the central Philippines on Monday as a typhoon with winds of up to 150 kph (95 mph) made landfall, dumping heavy rain that could cause flooding, landslides and storm surges.
4. “Help us, the world needs to know that the genocide is underway.” These were the words of Jeremie Minani, a spokesman for the Burundian coalition known as Cnared, following the death of nearly 90 people during clashes in the Burundian capital.
5. Britain’s top stock market closed at its lowest level since December 2012 on Monday. The FTSE 100 closed down 1.32% at 5874,06.
6. After terrorist attacks at home and abroad, more Americans than ever — but still less than half — support sending US ground troops to fight Islamic State, according to a new Associated Press-GfK Poll.
10. Standard Chartered plc has axed at least half a dozen oil and gas advisory banking roles in recent weeks, ending an eight-year attempt to build a global energy M&A team, people familiar with the matter told Reuters.
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