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Charlie Hebdo shooter says financed by Qaeda preacher in Yemen

Charlie Hebdo shooter says financed by Qaeda preacher in Yemen

(Reuters) - One of the two brothers who killed 12 in a massacre at French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo this week has said he received financing by al Qaeda preacher Anwar al Awlaki in Yemen . Cherif Kouachi, who was killed along with his older brother by police on Friday after a...

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French police seal off town as they close in on newspaper killing suspects

French police seal off town as they close in on newspaper killing suspects

(Reuters) - French anti-terrorist police surrounded a small northern town and helicopters hovered overhead after at least one person was taken hostage in a print works by two men believed to have carried out an attack on a Paris satirical journal. Earlier, police had chased a...

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Danish newspaper says won't print Prophet cartoons

Danish newspaper says won't print Prophet cartoons

(Reuters) - Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten, which angered Muslims by publishing cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad 10 years ago, will not republish Charlie Hebdo's cartoons due to security concerns, the only major Danish newspaper not to do so. "It shows that violence works,"...

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Bloody Charlie Hebdo attack condemned worldwide

Bloody Charlie Hebdo attack condemned worldwide

The French satirical magazine bloody attacks that happened Wednesday and killed 12 people, including the editor of the weekly magazine and two police officers, sparked anger and fury in France and across the world Thursday. Politicians and people around the world held...

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French police ID gunmen who killed 12 in attack on newspaper

French police ID gunmen who killed 12 in attack on newspaper

PARIS (AP) - Masked gunmen stormed the offices of a satirical newspaper that caricatured the Prophet Muhammad, methodically killing 12 people Wednesday, including the editor, before escaping in a car. It was France's deadliest terrorist attack in half a century. Shouting "Allahu...

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A musical to remember Srebrenica genocide two decades on

A musical to remember Srebrenica genocide two decades on

At least 250 artists will perform a musical in July across five continents for the 20th anniversary of the Srebrenica genocide. Emir Nuhanovic, the orchestral conductor who has worked on this project for two years, told Anadolu Agency that the “ Lamentoso for...

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Nigerian NGO seeks UN action over mass death sentences

Nigerian NGO seeks UN action over mass death sentences

A Nigerian NGO has sought intervention by the UN to stop the execution of dozens of army soldiers recently convicted of mutiny by a secret court martial. "The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project has been in discussion with Johel Dominique at the Office of the UN Special...

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90 killed in clashes in Democratic Congo

90 killed in clashes in Democratic Congo

Ninety people have been killed so far in clashes that erupted Monday – and remain ongoing – between Burundian troops and militants from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in Burundi's northwestern Cibitoke province, a Burundian security source has said. "The clashes have...

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Supporters of anti-Putin activist take to the streets in Moscow

Supporters of anti-Putin activist take to the streets in Moscow

Hundreds of people demonstrated in Moscow's Manezh Square hours after Tuesday's verdict against government critic Alexei Navalny and his brother Oleg, , an Anadolu Agency correspondent said. During the "unauthorized" gathering, which was called for via...

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Sweden: Thousands protest against mosque attacks

Sweden: Thousands protest against mosque attacks

Thousands of people across Sweden rallied on Friday against a series of arson attacks on mosques in the past week.  At least 3,200 people gathered in Sweden's three largest cities -- Stockholm, Gothenburg and Malmo -- on Friday against racism and Islamophobia. ...

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Hong Kong culls 19,000 chickens after bird flu detection

Hong Kong culls 19,000 chickens after bird flu detection

Some 19,000 chickens have been culled in Hong Kong over the last two days after the H7 bird flu strain was discovered in a live batch imported from southern China. The market where the chickens were located will be closed for three weeks for disinfection, public broadcaster...

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35 dead, 42 injured in New Year’s stampede in China

35 dead, 42 injured in New Year’s stampede in China

Tragedy struck New Year’s celebrations in Shanghai when 35 people were killed and 42 others injured in a stampede at a scenic waterfront area in China’s most populous city. Among those who lost heir lives were 25 females ranging from 16 to 36 in...

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Five dead in New Year's Eve clashes on India-Pakistan border

Five dead in New Year's Eve clashes on India-Pakistan border

  (Reuters) - Indian border forces killed four Pakistani interior-ministry troops on New Year's Eve, ending a year in which clashes between the nuclear-armed neighbors have escalated and hopes for reconciliation faded. Wednesday's incident, on the international border in...

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118 journalists killed in 2014: watchdog

118 journalists killed in 2014: watchdog

 One hundred and eighteen journalists and media staff were killed around the world in 2014, with Pakistan and Syria the deadliest countries, the International Federation of Journalists said Wednesday. The IFJ said those killed, 13 more than in 2013, were either targeted for their work or...

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  Death toll rises to 53 in tropical storm in Philippines

Death toll rises to 53 in tropical storm in Philippines

The death toll from floods and landslides triggered by Tropical Storm Seniang has risen to at least 53 in the Philippines, officials said Wednesday. The storm, also known as Jangmi, brought heavy rains to southern Mindanao island Monday, where floods destroyed bridges...

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Ebola cases hit 20,000, death toll nears 8,000: WHO

Ebola cases hit 20,000, death toll nears 8,000: WHO

More than 20,000 people have been infected by the deadly Ebola virus in the three worst-affected West African countries as the death toll nears 8,000, the World Health Organization has announced in its latest update on the disease.  The UN health...

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  NATO ends its 13-year combat mission in Afghanistan

NATO ends its 13-year combat mission in Afghanistan

The NATO- led International Security Assistance Force ended its 13-year combat mission in Afghanistan on Sunday. From Jan. 1, 2015, the mission will evolve into training and advising the nascent Afghan security forces. The 13,000 foreign troops for...

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AirAsia flight goes missing over Indonesian waters

AirAsia flight goes missing over Indonesian waters

Search operations have been suspended for the night for an AirAsia plane that lost contact with air traffic control while headed from  Indonesia to Singapore with 162 people onboard. On Sunday evening, Indonesian Vice President Jusuf Kalla -- who is leading the...

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