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International

‘Fly … don’t walk’, EU to persuade refugees – Migrant Balkan surge continues

BELGRADE, Serbia, Oct 26, (Agencies): The surge of migrants crossing the Balkans on their way to Western Europe continued unabated on Monday in the hours after European leaders reached an agreement to slow the flow that has heightened tension among nations along the route. European Union leaders committed to helping …

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World would be better place if Saddam, Gaddafi still in power: Trump

WASHINGTON, Oct 26, (Agencies): The world would be a better place if dictators such as Saddam Hussein and Muammar Gaddafi were still in power, top Republican US presidential hopeful Donald Trump said in comments aired Sunday. The billionaire real estate tycoon also told CNN’s “State of the Union” talk show …

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Lost Indian girl preps to go home – Geeta believes she has finally ID’d her family

KARACHI, Oct 25, (AFP): Accidentally stranded in Pakistan for more than a decade, the young deafmute woman shows off a single treasured photograph of the people she believes are her long-lost family in India and who she will soon travel to meet. Known only as Geeta, she has been stuck …

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Saudi sees Syria progress – No role for Assad in ‘future’

CAIRO, Oct 25, (Agencies): Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister insisted on Sunday that Syrian leader Bashar al- Assad should have no role in Syria’s “future,” adding there had been some progress in international talks on resolving the conflict. Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir made the comments after meeting his Egyptian counterpart in …

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Video shows rescue

The Kurdish regional government in northern Iraq released a video Sunday purportedly showing the joint raid of a prison by US and Kurdish Peshmerga forces in which they released 70 hostages held by the Islamic State group. The helmet camera footage allegedly shows the Thursday raid of the prison which …

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Heavy clashes in Yemen’s Taez, medical aid blocked – Islamic militants storm Aden supermarket

ADEN, Oct 25, (Agencies): Heavy clashes and air strikes in Yemen’s third city Taez left at least 36 fighters dead on Sunday, army sources said, as aid workers struggled to make medical deliveries. The fighting between Saudibacked pro-government forces and Shiite Houthi rebels and their allies killed at least 21 …

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TalkTalk talks down cyberattack data theft

LONDON, Oct 25, (Agencies): British telecoms company TalkTalk says a cyberattack feared to have put 4 million customers’ details at risk is not as bad as initially thought. Chief executive Dido Harding said Saturday that attackers hacked the company’s website but not its core systems, and “none of our customers’ …

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4 women suicide bombers kill one, injure 10 in Nigeria

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria, Oct 24, (Agencies): Four women suicide bombers blew themselves up in northeastern Nigeria Saturday, killing one other person and wounding 10, when civilian guards prevented them from entering the city of Maiduguri, said an official. The women blew themselves up when they were stopped for a body search …

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US defence chief speaks of more raids similar to Iraq op – IS purportedly releases video of raid aftermath

WASHINGTON, Oct 24, (Agencies): US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said Friday he expected more raids targeting the Islamic State group similar to the mission that freed dozens of captives but left an American commando dead in Iraq. Carter’s comments came as President Barack Obama tapped veteran Iraq expert Brett McGurk …

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One dead in IS-claimed attack – Blast on Shiite shrine hits Ashura mourners

DHAKA, Oct 24, (Agencies): The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the bombing of the main Shiite shrine in the Bangladeshi capital Saturday that killed one person and wounded nearly 80, as thousands gathered for the annual Ashura procession. The rare attack on Bangladesh’s tiny Shiite Muslim community comes just …

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