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London subway station stabbings suspect to appear in court

A man who has been charged with stabbing two people at a London subway station on Saturday will be produced in the court today. The weekend attack was described as an act of terror by the police. The knife attack left one...


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China announces $60 billion funding pledge at African summit

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday declared open a summit with dozens of African leaders in Johannesburg. During the opening of the conference, Xi pledged $60 billion in funding to promote cooperation and support...


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British bombers hit IS oil fields in Syria

British fighter jets today made their first strikes on Islamic State in Syria by dropping bombs at oil fields which are under the control of Islamic State (IS). British Prime Minister David Cameron said these oil fields...


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Appeals court pronounces Oscar Pistorius guilty of murder

In a major blow for South African double amputee and Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius, the South Africa's Supreme Court of Appeal today convicted him of murder after rejecting his earlier conviction on a lesser charge for...


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No foreign troops required to combat IS in Iraq: PM Abadi

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi today said that no foreign troops are needed in his country to fight Islamic State militants. Al-Abadi, however, welcomes outside support through weapons and training. "There is...


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Pilot response to equipment malfunction led to Indonesia Air Asia crash

Investigators today concluded that the response of the pilots to a technical malfunction resulted in the crash of Air Asia Flight QZ8501. The ill-fated plane was en route...


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Turkey shot down plane to protect oil trade with IS: Putin

In a direct attack on Turkey, Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday said that the Turkish forces shot down Russian fighter jet last week in order to protect Ankara's oil trade with IS. "We have recently received additional...


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US Marine convicted of killing transgender Filipino

A US Marine was today convicted by a Philippine court of killing a transgender Filipino last year. Lance Cpl. Joseph Scott Pemberton killed the Filipino after he discovered she was a transgender woman. The incident...


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Moscow steps up attacks on Turkey, accuses Ankara of letting ISIS smuggle out

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday accused Turkey of allowing ISIS jihadists to run a "living oil pipe" across its border in order to allow the militant group of smuggling its oil. According to Putin, the...


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Christian-Muslim dialogue 'essential' for peace: Pope says in Kenya

Pope Francis today told Christian and Muslim leaders of the African nation that they have not many choices but to engage in dialogue to guard against the "barbarous" Islamic extremist attacks, adding that hey need to...


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Jet downing: Russia and Turkey refuse to back down

The simmering tension between Russia and Turkey ever since the Turkish force downed a Russian warplane on Tuesday is refusing to die down with Russia sending an advanced missile system to Syria on Wednesday to protect its...


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Downed Russian plane violated Turkish airspace: President Erdogan

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan today said that Ankara was not interested in escalation of tension with Russia over the downing of a Russian plane by the Turkish forces on Tuesday, but he pledged to...


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Austrian ISIS 'poster girl' beaten to death while trying to escape Syria

An Austrian teenager dubbed the "poster girls" for terror group ISIS was beaten to death after she was caught trying to escape Syria, reports claimed. Two Austrian newspapers reported Tuesday that 18-year-old Samra...


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Russian warplane crashes near Syria-Turkey border

A Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson today said that a Russian warplane crashed on the Syrian side of the Turkey-Syria border. The spokesperson added that cause of the crash remains unknown. It is learned...


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At least 20 hostages dead in siege of Mali hotel

A luxury hotel in Mali's capital Bamako was attacked by the gunmen on Friday. The terrorists killed at least 20 people. The attack on Radisson Blu hotel raised new questions about security in a country that has...


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Belgium raises terror alert to highest level in Brussels

Belgium's capital Brussels was today placed on a security lockdown after the national crisis center raised its terrorism alert to its highest level. The terrorism alert for Brussels was raised to Level 4, which indicates...


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Beijing vows action after IS executes Chinese, Norwegian hostages

Beijing today pledged to bring IS to justice after the Sunni terror group announced that it had executed a Chinese and a Norwegian hostage. IS said it had killed the two men, identified as Chinese national Fan Jinghui and...


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Paris attacks mastermind Abdelhamid Abaaoud killed in police raid?

The question over the fate of Abdelhamid Abaaoud, the suspected mastermind of Friday's Paris attacks, remained uncertain hours after heavily armed French police officers on Wednesday raided an apartment...


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Police raids Paris suburb in search for planner of attacks; 5 arrested

Heavily-armed French police today raided a flat in the north Paris suburb of Saint Denis in search of suspects linked to Friday's deadly attacks in Paris. A female suspect reportedly blew herself up with a suicide...


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Boko Haram blast kills 32 in Nigeria

Banned terror outfit Boko Haram returned to haunt Nigeria again as a suicide bombing carried out by Boko Haram extremists killed 32 people and left around 80 injured at a truck stop in northeastern part of the country...


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France launches new airstrikes on IS in Syria

Continuing its fight against the Islamic State (IS) group, France launched fresh airstrikes at Raqqa in Syria - a stronghold of the IS. French police also raided over 120 anti-terrorism raids throughout France. French military...


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Russia confirms bomb brought down plane in Egypt

Russia today confirmed that that a bomb attack was responsible for bringing down a passenger jet over Egypt's Sinai peninsula in October. The attack killed all 224 people on board. Russian President Vladimir Putin vowed...


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Paris attacks: Police stopped suspect Abdeslam hours after attacks before

A suspect of the Paris terror attacks was questioned and released by the French police hours after the Paris attacks, according to officials. Salah Abdeslam was questioned when police pulled over a car near...


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Iraq Kurds launch operation to retake Sinjar from IS

Iraqi Kurdish forces with support from US-led strikes today launched a major offensive aimed at retaking Sinjar from the Islamic State group. The retaking of this area will help the Kurdish forces cut a key supply line of...


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Riots at Christmas Island detention center after death of escaped refugee

Riots started among detainees in an Australian immigration detention center on Christmas Island hours after the death of an Iranian refugee who escaped from the facility. A statement by the Australian Department of Immigration...


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Obama, Netanyahu meet to mend fractured ties

US President Barack Obama is scheduled to meet Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin at the White House today and it is likely that during the meeting the two leaders will try to mend their fractured relationship...


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Xi Jinping, Ma Ying-jeou meet for first time in six decades

In a historic development, the presidents of China and Taiwan met on Saturday for the first time in more than 60 years. China President Xi Jinping and Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou met to hold talks that come amid rising...


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Russia jet crash: ISIS bomb brought down jet: US intel

Days after Egyptian government rejected claims that militant group ISIS brought down a Russian passenger jet, an analysis done by the US intelligence has suggested that the terror group or its affiliates planted a bomb...


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South Korea, Japan end diplomatic freeze

South Korea and Japan today ended an extended diplomatic freeze with a rare summit where the two countries decided to push for swift resolution of historical disputes and forge friendly ties in future. South...


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Egypt: Russian aircraft crashes in Sinai with 220 aboard

A Russian aircraft with over 220 people on board crashed today in the Sinai Peninsula, Egypt's Ministry of Civil Aviation said, adding that the plane crashed more than 20 minutes after takeoff from a Red Sea resort popular with...


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