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North Korean leader lashes out at 'rabid dogs'

North Korean leader lashes out at 'rabid dogs'

North Korean state media issued an aggressive statement from leader Kim Jong-un Saturday after U.S. President Barack Obama's recent suggestion that Pyongyang's leadership would collapse under pressure from outside. In an apparent reference to Washington, Kim accused "rabid...

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Under-reported conflicts seen affecting millions in 2015

Under-reported conflicts seen affecting millions in 2015

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - While wars in Syria , Iraq and Ukraine make headlines in the West, around 30 other conflicts receive little press coverage, and the resulting lack of pressure for change could have serious implications for millions of people, experts say....

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Thousands of live cats from China seized in Vietnam

Thousands of live cats from China seized in Vietnam

HANOI - Thousands of live cats destined "for consumption" have been seized in Hanoi after being smuggled from China, police said Thursday, but their fate still hangs in the balance. Cat meat, known locally as "little tiger", is an increasingly popular delicacy in Vietnam, and...

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Four dead as Russian banker commits murder-suicide

Four dead as Russian banker commits murder-suicide

The deputy head of a regional department of Russia's Central Bank has shot dead three office colleagues before killing himself, according to Russian media reports. The banker reportedly killed two female members of staffs before shooting dead a male bank employee on the...

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Argentina says journalists safe after one flees, fearing for life

Argentina says journalists safe after one flees, fearing for life

(Reuters) - Argentina's cabinet chief on Monday said journalists could work safely in the country after the reporter who broke the news of the mysterious death of a state prosecutor fled to Israel , saying he feared for his life under the current government. On Jan. 18, Damian...

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At least 27 Philippines police die in clash with rebels

At least 27 Philippines police die in clash with rebels

At least 27 elite police troopers were reported killed in a fierce firefight with suspected Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) in the Philippines Muslim south Sunday. Von Al Haq, the military chief of the rival Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), told the Philippine Daily...

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Auschwitz: enduring testament to Nazi horrors

Auschwitz: enduring testament to Nazi horrors

Paris (AFP) - The Auschwitz concentration camp, one of the most haunting symbols of the horrors of Nazism, is today a firm fixture on the tourist trail. Thousands of people, including many school children, visit each year to learn about the gas chambers that were part of the...

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Pakistan arrests local Islamic State commander: sources

Pakistan arrests local Islamic State commander: sources

(Reuters) - Pakistani security forces have arrested a man they believe is the commander of the Islamic State group in the country as well as two accomplices involved in recruiting and sending fighters to Syria , intelligence sources said on Wednesday. Authorities in South...

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Four to face possible charges over Paris attacks: prosecutor

Four to face possible charges over Paris attacks: prosecutor

Paris (AFP) - Four men will appear before a judge in France on Tuesday to face possible charges of providing support to one of the Paris Islamist attackers, the prosecutors' office said. The four men, aged 22, 25, 26 and 28, were among 12 people detained in police raids on...

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Zambians vote in special presidential election

Zambians vote in special presidential election

Johannesburg (AFP) - Zambia goes to the polls Tuesday in a tightly contested race to elect a president after a ruling party power struggle following the death of Michael Sata in office last year. The two top contenders are Defence Minister Edgar Lungu, 58, representing...

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Boko Haram fighters kidnap at least 60 in deadly Cameroon attack

Boko Haram fighters kidnap at least 60 in deadly Cameroon attack

Maltam (Cameroon) (AFP) - Boko Haram fighters kidnapped at least 60 people in a deadly attack in northern Cameroon on Sunday, police said, in the latest cross-border raid by the Nigeria-based Islamist group. It came a day after neighbouring Chad deployed troops to combat Boko...

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Anchor Leaves CNN After Tweets

Anchor Leaves CNN After Tweets

(The New York Times)- The veteran CNN anchor Jim Clancy has left the network after a series of Twitter messages he wrote about the terrorist attack on the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo that left 12 people dead. In the tweets, which were sent on the day of the attack,...

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Anti-Charlie rally in Pakistan draws 5,000

Anti-Charlie rally in Pakistan draws 5,000

(Reuters) - Around 5,000 people rallied against French magazine Charlie Hebdo in Pakistan's eastern city of Lahore on Sunday, and the founder of a group banned for militant links urged protesters to boycott French products. Hafiz Saeed, who founded Lashkar-e-Taiba, an...

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Charlie Hebdo prints five million more copies

Charlie Hebdo prints five million more copies

Five million more copies of the weekly Charlie Hebdo magazine were printed on Saturday, French media reported. Twelve people were killed on Jan. 7, when masked gunmen attacked the Paris headquarters of the magazine, which is known for printing...

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French Muslim leader asks gov't to 'criminalize insulting religion'

French Muslim leader asks gov't to 'criminalize insulting religion'

Insulting sacred symbols of all religions should be a crime in France, the director of the Union of Islamic Organizations of France told The Anadolu Agency in an exclusive interview Saturday. Abdelkebir Kotbi’s comments came after 17 people were killed in two Paris attacks in...

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Secret burial for Paris attack gunman

Secret burial for Paris attack gunman

Said Kouachi, one of the gunmen in the French satirical magazine attack, was buried quietly on Saturday in the city of Reims 130 km northeast of Paris, French officials said. The cemetery and his gravestone were kept confidential for security reasons.  ...

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Kerry apologizes for not attending French rally

Kerry apologizes for not attending French rally

U.S. Secretary of State  John Kerry apologized Friday to his French counterpart Laurent Fabius for not attending the rally in Paris in last Sunday following attacks that killed 17 people in France. American officials were nowhere to be...

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Algeria rejects Kouachi brothers bodies: Report

Algeria rejects Kouachi brothers bodies: Report

The Algerian authorities turned down a French request to allow for the burial of Cherif and Said Kouachi – who are suspected of carrying out a deadly attack on satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo – on Algerian soil, a local newspaper reported Saturday. "The French government...

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