1. Number of 'yellow vest' protesters surges but violence down  ABS-CBN News
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  3. Gilets Jaunes stage ninth round of protests in France  BBC News
  4. Four dead, including firefighters, in Paris gas blast amid lockdown for yellow-vest protests  The Straits Times
  5. Thousands march in 9th straight French yellow vest protests  INQUIRER.net
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The number of protesters in the latest 'yellow vest' rallies across France surged on Saturday, but there was a marked decline in violence despite hundreds of arrests and clashes with police in Paris and other cities.

The central French city of Bourges is shuttering shops to brace for possible violence between police and yellow vest protesters, as the nationwide movement seeks a new stage for its weekly demonstrations.

PARIS (REUTERS) - Two French firefighters and a Spanish citizen died and nearly 50 people were injured in a gas explosion that gutted the ground floor of a building in a central Paris shopping district on Saturday (Jan 12), authorities said.. Read more at straitstimes.com.

Thousands of people wearing yellow vests started marching in the streets of Paris on Saturday as others were gathering in Bourges.