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Britain scrambles fighters to intercept Russian bombers

Britain scrambles fighters to intercept Russian bombers

British Typhoon fighter jets were sent to intercept two Russian bombers heading towards British airspace Wednesday, a spokeswoman from the Ministry of Defense said. Intercepts of Russian aircraft by NATO have increased over the last year amid heightened tensions between the West and Moscow...

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Philippines: 4 dead, 2 injured by roadside bomb in south

Philippines: 4 dead, 2 injured by roadside bomb in south

Four people have been killed and two others left in critical condition after a roadside bomb exploded in the Philippines’ troubled Muslim south, according to the military Wednesday. Lt. Colonel Warlito Limet, 2nd Mechanized Infantry Battalion commander, said in a report that the victims had...

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China warns U.S. of 'serious consequences' over Washington plaza name

China warns U.S. of 'serious consequences' over Washington plaza name

China's Foreign Ministry warned the United States on Tuesday there would be "serious consequences" if a plaza in front of the Chinese embassy in Washington was named after a pro-democracy dissident and Nobel Peace Prize winner. By unanimous voice vote, the U.S. Senate on Friday...

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Germany presses Russia, Ukraine to implement peace deal

Germany presses Russia, Ukraine to implement peace deal

Germany's foreign minister pressed for progress on a year-old peace plan for eastern Ukraine as he met Saturday with senior officials from Russia, Ukraine and France, saying he hopes that Moscow and Kiev realize that they don't have forever to implement the deal. Germany's Frank-Walter...

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More than 100 dead in collapsed Taiwan building: rescue agency

More than 100 dead in collapsed Taiwan building: rescue agency

Rescuers have found the bodies of more than 100 people killed after an apartment block in Taiwan collapsed during an earthquake one week ago, emergency services said Saturday. Only three residents of the Wei-kuan complex in the southern city of Tainan remained unaccounted for as emergency...

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Millennium after split, pope and Russian patriarch embrace in Cuba

Millennium after split, pope and Russian patriarch embrace in Cuba

Pope Francis and Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill embraced and kissed on Friday in a historic meeting nearly 1,000 years after the Eastern and Western branches of Christianity split apart. "Finally," Francis said as he and Kirill entered through doors on opposite sides of a...

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58 die in Nigeria suicide bomb attacks

58 die in Nigeria suicide bomb attacks

Two female suicide bombers killed at least 58 at a camp for people made homeless by Boko Haram's Islamist insurgency in northeast Nigeria, emergency services said on Wednesday, in the latest violence to hit the remote region. The attack happened in Dikwa, some 90...

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U.N. to discuss Syria humanitarian situation ahead of Munich talks

U.N. to discuss Syria humanitarian situation ahead of Munich talks

The U.N. Security Council will discuss the alarming humanitarian situation in Syria and the recent displacement of tens of thousands of people fleeing a Russian-backed assault around Aleppo, New Zealand's U.N. envoy said on Tuesday. The closed-door consultations are scheduled...

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UN Security Council strongly condemns N. Korea rocket launch

UN Security Council strongly condemns N. Korea rocket launch

The UN Security Council on Sunday strongly condemned North Korea's rocket launch and said it would adopt soon a sanctions resolution "in response to these dangerous and serious violations." The statement was backed by China, Pyongyang's ally, and the 14 other council members during an...

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German police arrest two Algerians 'linked to IS'

German police arrest two Algerians 'linked to IS'

German police Thursday arrested two Algerians suspected of links to the Islamic State group and hunted two others after raids targeting several sites including refugee shelters where some of the suspects lived. The four "from the jihadist scene are under investigation over suspicions that they...

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Pentagon to hike spending request to fund fight versus Islamic State

Pentagon to hike spending request to fund fight versus Islamic State

President Barack Obama's administration will seek a significant increase in funding for the fight against Islamic State as part of its 2017 defense budget request, U.S. officials say, in another possible sign of U.S. efforts to intensify the campaign. The fiscal year 2017...

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Nations gather in Rome to discuss anti-Islamic State push, Libya

Nations gather in Rome to discuss anti-Islamic State push, Libya

Nearly two dozen nations gather on Tuesday to plot their fight against the Islamic State militant group in Syria and Iraq and how to choke off its rise in Libya. The meeting takes place as talks have begun in Geneva to try to end the five-year Syrian civil war, which has killed at...

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One dead in shooting outside Denver motorcycle expo; event canceled

One dead in shooting outside Denver motorcycle expo; event canceled

A battle involving gunfire and knives erupted at a Denver motorcycle exposition on Saturday afternoon, leaving at least one person dead and sending seven people to the hospital, authorities said. There were no immediate arrests in the mayhem, which took place at the Colorado Motorcycle Expo at...

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Four miners rescued in China after 36 days underground

Four miners rescued in China after 36 days underground

Four miners trapped underground for 36 days in a collapsed Chinese gypsum mine were pulled out late Friday, a rescue hailed as a "miracle" in a country with a poor track record on industrial accidents. The final operation to save the men trapped more than 200 meters (660 feet) underground took...

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Kerry says can't comment on content of Clinton emails

Kerry says can't comment on content of Clinton emails

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Friday said he could not comment on private email chains of his predecessor Hillary Clinton, saying they were being withheld at the request of the U.S. intelligence community. "I can't speak to the specifics of anything with respect to the...

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Police give all clear after Saudi, Qatar missions to U.N. evacuated

Police give all clear after Saudi, Qatar missions to U.N. evacuated

Police cleared a suspicious package on Tuesday that had led to the evacuation of a building opposite the United Nations headquarters in New York that houses the U.N. missions of Saudi Arabia and Qatar. "It's all over," said John Miller, New York Police Department deputy commissioner for...

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Strong 6.1 quake hits Mediterranean between Morocco and Spain: USGS

Strong 6.1 quake hits Mediterranean between Morocco and Spain: USGS

A strong 6.1-magnitude earthquake struck early Monday in the Mediterranean between Morocco and Spain, the US Geological Survey said. The shallow quake hit at 4:22 am (0422 GMT) 62 kilometres (39 miles) north of the Moroccan city of Al Hoceima and 164 kilometres east-southeast of Gibraltar, USGS...

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Russia to hold joint military drills with Pakistan: Official

Russia to hold joint military drills with Pakistan: Official

Russia and Pakistan plan to carry out joint military exercises later this year, a high-ranking Russian military officer has said. Speaking to reporters in Moscow on Friday, Oleg Salyukov, commander-in-chief of Russia’s ground forces, said the Russian army planned to carry out seven joint...

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