Sunday , November 19 2017

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Migrant crisis threatens Schengen – Austria announces border fence

VIENNA, Oct 28, (Agencies): Austria said Wednesday it would build a fence along its border with fellow EU state Slovenia to “control” the migrant influx, in what would be the first barrier between two members of the passport- free Schengen zone. Both countries have become key transit points for tens …

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FBI, Justice Department probe violent US school arrest

The FBI and the US Justice Department said Tuesday they had opened a civil rights investigation into the violent arrest of a black female high school student by a white police officer, footage of which has gone viral and sparked outrage. The incident in South Carolina comes amid a heightened …

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Boko Haram kill 14 civilians in Niger – 338 people rescued by Nigerian troops

NIAMEY, Oct 28, (Agencies): Suspected Boko Haram militants killed at least 14 people in an overnight attack on a village in southeastern Niger, security sources said on Wednesday. “They executed at least 14 civilians,” said one of the sources, referring to the village of Ala in the Diffa region near …

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Arabian Gulf too hot for humans by 2100?

PARIS, Oct 27, (AFP): Global warming could create peaks of humid heat in the Arabian Gulf beyond human tolerance by century’s end, according to a study published Monday in the journal Nature Climate Change. If greenhouse gas emissions continue unabated, heatwaves occurring on average once every 10 or 20 years …

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Baku jails two for fighting with ISIS

BAKU, Oct 27, (AFP): Azerbaijan on Tuesday sentenced two men to 14 years in jail for fighting alongside Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq, authorities in the ex- Soviet republic said. The energy-rich Caucasus nation’s security ministry “arrested the two Azerbaijani nationals in April over fighting in Syria and …

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Hunt for survivors as Afghan, Pakistan quake toll tops 350

ISLAMABAD, Oct 27, (Agencies): Rescuers were Tuesday picking their way through rugged terrain and pockets of Taliban insurgency in the search for survivors after a massive quake hit Pakistan and Afghanistan, killing more than 350 people. The toll was expected to rise as search teams reach remote areas that were …

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Iran has over 1,000 troops in Iraq, over 2,000 in Syria: US

WASHINGTON, Oct 27, (Agencies): Washington believes there are fewer than 2,000 Iranian troops in Syria helping the forces of President Bashar al-Assad and more than 1,000 in Iraq supporting the Baghdad government, the top US military officer said on Tuesday. Marine Corps General Joseph Dunford, the chairman of the Joint …

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Quake in South Asia kills over 200 – Magnitude 7.5 earthquake centered in NE Afghanistan

ISLAMABAD, Oct 26, (Agencies): A powerful 7.5 magnitude earthquake which rocked parts of South Asia killed 215 people Monday, including 12 Afghan girls crushed in a stampede as they fled their collapsing school. Meanwhile, all Kuwaiti citizens and the members of the Kuwaiti mission to Pakistan are safe, said Kuwaiti …

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‘DAESH slaughtered my brother’ – Video of freed IS hostage testimonies released

BAGHDAD, Oct 26, (Agencies): Iraq’s Kurds on Monday released fresh video of freed hostages speaking about torture inside a jihadist-run prison raided last week in a joint Kurdish-US operation. Elite Kurdish forces supported by US Delta Force fighters freed about 70 people being held by the Islamic State group (IS) …

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‘Find evidence, don’t plant it’ – Homicide unit promoting a radical idea

LAHORE, Pakistan, Oct 26, (RTRS): Pakistan’s first specialized homicide investigation unit is promoting a radical idea: find evidence, don’t plant it. Launched last month by police in the eastern province of Punjab, the 478-strong unit pairs veterans with university graduates who had an extra year of training in forensics, report …

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