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Terrorism suspected in car-and-knife attack at Ohio State

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A man plowed his car into a group of pedestrians at Ohio State University and began stabbing people with a butcher knife Monday before he was shot to death by a police officer. Police said they are investigating whether it was a terrorist attack. Nine people …

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Trump declared winner of presidential vote in Michigan

Washington, Nov 28, 2016 (AFP) -Michigan on Monday declared President-elect Donald Trump the winner over Hillary Clinton in its razor-thin contest, officially placing the state’s 16 electoral votes in Trump’s column three weeks after the election. “Trump leads Clinton by 10,704 votes” after certification by the Michigan Board of State …

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Nearly 1,000 sex assaults reported in Canada military last year -report

OTTAWA, Nov 28 (Reuters) – Some 960 members of the Canadian military reported being victims of sexual assault in the last year, and 27 percent of women in the armed forces have been sexually assaulted during their career, Statistics Canada said on Monday. The landmark survey, commissioned by the military, …

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Man with lung disease finishes marathon towing oxygen tank

SEATTLE (AP) — A man with a terminal lung disease has completed the Seattle Marathon while towing his oxygen tank. KOMO-TV reports ( http://bit.ly/2fEjbLs ) Evans Wilson walked the entire 26.2-mile race Sunday and finished in just under 11 hours. The station reports that the former competitive runner has pulmonary …

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Swiss President leaves Kuwait

KUWAIT, Nov 28 (KUNA) — President of the Swiss Confederation Johann Schneider-Ammann and his accompanying delegation have left Kuwait, concluding an official visit to the country. The Swiss guests were seen off at the airport by Deputy Minister of Amiri Diwan Affairs Sheikh Ali Jarrah Al-Sabah and Head of the …

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5,000 fish in ice at Japan skating rink cause uproar

TOKYO (AP) — About 5,000 dead fish packed in the ice at a skating rink in western Japan are causing an uproar. Space World amusement park closed the attraction Sunday after a flood of criticism on social media. About 25 different kinds of fish could be seen under the 250-meter …

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Trump claims ‘serious’ fraud, says millions voted illegally

Washington, Nov 28, 2016 (AFP) -President-elect Donald Trump made unsubstantiated claims Sunday of serious US voter fraud and said “millions of people” had cast their ballots illegally, offering no evidence for the assertions he put forth on Twitter. Trump’s shock path to the White House saw him fall short of …

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Bomb defused near US embassy in Philippines: police

Manila, Nov 28, 2016 (AFP) -Philippine police defused a bomb found in a rubbish bin near the US embassy in Manila Monday, authorities said, with officials blaming Islamic militants for what they called an attempted terrorist act. An improvised explosive device composed of a cellphone, blasting cap, nine-volt battery and …

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Sectarian attacks leave two dead in Pakistan’s Karachi

Karachi, Nov 27, 2016 (AFP) -Unknown gunmen killed a senior police officer and a manager of a flour mill in two separate sectarian attacks in Pakistan’s southern port city Karachi on Sunday, officials said. Deputy Superintendent of Traffic Police Faiz Ali Shigri and mill manager Sajid Sheikh were each shot …

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Syria forces retake 6 Aleppo rebel areas, civilians flee

Aleppo, Syria, Nov 27, 2016 (AFP) -Government forces retook six rebel-held districts of eastern Aleppo over the weekend, forcing thousands of civilians to flee as they pressed their offensive Sunday to retake Syria’s second city. In a major breakthrough in the push to retake the whole city, regime forces on …

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