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14 dead in Aleppo terror attack

AMMAN, March 6, (Agencies): At least fourteen civilians were killed and dozens were injured on Sunday when terrorists struck with mortars and rockets against a busy market place in a residential quarter in the northern city of Aleppo city, Syrian state media said. The mortars that were fired from rebel- …

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Woman burnt alive in India

A woman was burnt to death by her brothers for marrying a man belonging to a different caste, police said Sunday, in the latest incident of a so-called honour killing in India. Rama Kunwar, 30, had eloped with her lover eight years ago and returned to her village in western …

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Assad should leave sooner, not later: Saudi Arabia’s FM

PARIS, March 5, (Agencies): Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said on Saturday that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad must leave at the beginning of a political transition, not at the end. “For us it is very clear it’s at the beginning of the process, not at the end of the process, …

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Nanny charged with ‘murder’ in Russia

MOSCOW, March 5, (AFP): Russian investigators on Friday filed murder charges against a nanny after she beheaded a fouryear- old handicapped girl in her care and brandished the severed head in a Moscow street. The Investigative Committee said suspect Gyulchekhra Bobokulova, a 38-year-old native of Muslim-majority Uzbekistan, would undergo psychiatric …

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Turkey police fire tear gas at anti-Erdogan paper rally

ISTANBUL, March 5, (AFP): Turkish riot police on Saturday fired plastic bullets and tear gas to disperse protesters who gathered outside an opposition newspaper the day after it was seized by authorities in a violent raid. “Free press cannot be silenced,” a group of demonstrators shouted outside the Istanbul premises …

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Airline slow to adopt safety techs

WASHINGTON, March 5, (AP): Airline-safety standards are changing in the wake of the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 nearly two years ago, but the head of one of the world’s top air crash investigation agencies says it’s not happening fast enough. On Wednesday, the International Civil Aviation Organization, the …

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US ‘terror update’ warns citizens of far-fl ung threats, urges vigilance

WASHINGTON, March 4, (AFP): The United States updated its “Worldwide Caution” to American travelers Thursday, warning that the Islamic State group, al- Qaeda, Boko Haram, al-Shebab and other terror groups are plotting attacks. The State Department’s warning, which replaces one issued in July, urges US citizens to remain alert in …

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Gunmen kill 16 including foreign nuns at Yemen care home

ADEN, March 4, (AFP): Gunmen attacked a care home run by missionaries in Yemen’s jihadist-plagued southern city of Aden on Friday, killing 16 workers including four foreign nuns, officials said. There was no immediate claim of responsibility but Aden has seen a surge in attacks by the Islamic State group …

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Bid to restore Schengen free travel end-2016

BRUSSELS, March 4, (AFP): The European Union on Friday unveiled a “roadmap” to end border controls reintroduced by member states because of the migrant crisis and restore by year’s end the Schengen passport-free travel area. Brussels called for the creation of an EU coastguard force by the summer, help for …

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Jihadists planned biological attacks

RABAT, March 4, (AFP): Morocco said Thursday that the alleged members of a jihadist cell it arrested in mid-February, including a French national, were plotting to carry out “biological” attacks in the kingdom. “Some of the seized substances (from the suspects) are classified by international organisations which specialise in health …

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