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Gunmen kill at least 26 in attack on Nigerian college

Gunmen kill at least 26 in attack on Nigerian college

Gunmen killed at least 26 people on Sunday in an attack on a college in northeast Nigeria, a hospital source said, in a region where Islamist militants have targeted schools and universities. Islamist sect Boko Haram has intensified attacks on civilian targets in recent weeks in reaction...

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McCain hires controversial Syria analyst who inflated credentials

McCain hires controversial Syria analyst who inflated credentials

  Sen. John McCain has hired a controversial Syria analyst who recently was fired by one D.C. organization and resigned from another after it emerged that she inflated her academic credentials.   The Republican senator's office confirmed to Fox News...

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Israel says it has caught alleged Iranian Spy

Israel says it has caught alleged Iranian Spy

Israel's domestic security service says it has arrested a Belgian citizen of Iranian origin who it claims has admitted he was sent to Israel to spy for Iran. A statement by the Shin Bet says Ali Mansouri, who entered Israel under the name Alex Mans, was sent by the Iranian Revolutionary...

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Eight prisoners to be executed in northwestern Iran on Thursday

Eight prisoners to be executed in northwestern Iran on Thursday

The inhumane mullahs’ regime sent three inmates to the gallows in Urumieh. Furthermore, eight ordinary inmates have been transferred to solitary confinement for their death sentences to be carried out. Arrangements have been made for their execution to be on Thursday. It is worth noting...

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  Hundreds of U.S. security clearances seen falsified

Hundreds of U.S. security clearances seen falsified

Federal prosecutors have documented at least 350 instances of faulty background investigations done by private contractors and special agents for the U.S. Office of Personnel Management in recent years, illustrating what some lawmakers call systemic weaknesses in the granting of federal...

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Kerry signs UN arms treaty

Kerry signs UN arms treaty

Accord aims to stop the spread of guns to human-rights violators, but critics say it violates Americans' rights Secretary of State John Kerry signed the  U.N. Arms Trade Treaty  Wednesday, joining 89 other countries in support of an international solution to the proliferation...

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Kenyan forces rescue most mall hostages

Kenyan forces rescue most mall hostages

  Reuters reports that the Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov is now saying that Moscow is ready to send troops to Syria to ensure the safety of United Nations chemical weapons inspectors. Major assault launched to free hostages held by al-Shabab fighters in...

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From Newtown to Navy Yard, unpredictable calamities upend Obama’s second term

From Newtown to Navy Yard, unpredictable calamities upend Obama’s second term

President Obama hoped to seize control of the news cycle Monday. Instead,  events overtook him  and his message again. As reports broke of a deadly shooting rampage at the Navy Yard, three miles from the White House, the president was forced to alter his script. Over the past three...

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Rowhani may shut nuclear site for sanctions lifting

Rowhani may shut nuclear site for sanctions lifting

Iranian President Hassan Rowhani may be willing to shut down the nuclear facility in Fordow, if the West agrees to remove all sanctions imposed on the Islamic Republic, intelligence sources told German newspaper Der Spiegel in a report on Monday. The sanctions imposed by Washington amid a...

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34 Dead as big storms hit mexico on opposite sides

34 Dead as big storms hit mexico on opposite sides

The remnants of Hurricane Ingrid and Tropical Storm Manuel drenched northeastern and southwestern Mexico with torrential rains Monday, flooding towns and cities, cutting highways and setting off landslides in a national emergency that federal authorities said had caused at least 34 deaths....

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Philippine army says Muslim rebels fleeing southern city

Philippine army says Muslim rebels fleeing southern city

The fighting, in which nearly 100 people have been killed, has highlighted lingering grievances in the Catholic-majority country despite its growing  economy  and an agreement with the biggest Muslim rebel group that was meant to bring peace. The guerrillas who stormed into...

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Obama's Syria address attracts 32 million U.S. viewers

Obama's Syria address attracts 32 million U.S. viewers

More than 32 million U.S. television viewers watched President  Barack Obama  outline his policy toward  Syria  in a speech aired live on 13 broadcast and cable networks, according to Nielsen ratings data on Wednesday. The Tuesday night address attracted a smaller...

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Noam Chomsky Weighs In On Syria Strike

Noam Chomsky Weighs In On Syria Strike

A U.S.-led attack on Syria without United Nations support would be a war crime regardless of congressional approval, Noam Chomsky, the antiwar activist and author, said in response to President Barack Obama's announcement that he would seek Hill approval. "As international support for...

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Kurd rebels claim to have killed 7 Iranian soldiers

Kurd rebels claim to have killed 7 Iranian soldiers

  Kurdish rebels based in north Iraq Monday claimed to have killed seven Iranian soldiers in clashes last week near the Islamic republic's border with Iraqi Kurdistan.   "Iranian forces...attacked and swept the area near Sardasht," the PJAK said in a...

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Pakistan's Musharraf charged with murder of Benazir Bhutto

Pakistan's Musharraf charged with murder of Benazir Bhutto

    A court in Pakistan charged former military dictator Pervez Musharraf on Tuesday with the 2007 murder of Benazir Bhutto in an unprecedented move likely to anger the all-powerful army. The indictment of the army chief who seized power in a 1999...

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Norway PM Jens Stoltenberg works as secret taxi driver

Norway PM Jens Stoltenberg works as secret taxi driver

Norwegian PM Jens Stoltenberg spent an afternoon working incognito as a taxi driver in Oslo, he has revealed. Mr Stoltenberg said he had wanted to hear from real Norwegian voters and that taxis were one of the few places where people shared their true views. He...

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Pakistan Taliban say no shift to Syria

Pakistan Taliban say no shift to Syria

Pakistani Taliban commanders Tuesday rejected suggestions they were sending fighters to Syria, saying some have gone there independently but the movement's focus remained in Pakistan, according to AFP. They said some militants, mainly Arabs and Central Asians, had gone to fight the forces of...

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China state media blames Syria government, rebel forces for Xinjiang violence

China state media blames Syria government, rebel forces for Xinjiang violence

 Chinese state media blamed Syrian government and opposition forces on Monday, in unusually specific finger pointing, for training Muslim extremists responsible for the deadliest unrest in four years in China's far-western region of Xinjiang. China  has traditionally blamed...

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