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Man held at UK airport over ‘terror’

LONDON, April 16, (Agencies): Police in Britain Saturday arrested a man at an airport on suspicion of carrying out “Syria-related terrorism offences,” they said. The 18-year-old man from Birmingham, central England, was held at Manchester airport in northwest England after landing in Britain Saturday morning, according to a statement from …

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IS captures several villages from Syrian troops in Aleppo

BEIRUT, April 16, (Agencies): The Islamic State group has captured more than a dozen villages and hills during a fresh offensive in northern Syria, opposition activists said Saturday. The IS territorial gains bring the extremist group close to the main highway that links the capital, Damascus, with the country’s largest …

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Tears flow as Pope visits migrant camp – Pontiff brings 12 Syrian refugees to Italy in lesson for Europe

LESBOS, Greece April 16, (Agencies): Migrants wept at his feet, kissed his hand and begged for Pope Francis’s help on Saturday at a Greek refugee camp on the frontline of Europe’s migrant crisis which has claimed hundreds of lives in the past year. At a sprawling fenced complex on the …

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Scores feared trapped as Japan quakes toll hits 41 – Over 90,000 people evacuated

KUMAMOTO, Japan, April 16, (Agencies): Scores of people were feared buried alive Saturday after two powerful quakes hit southern Japan a day apart, killing at least 41 people, as a forecast storm threatened more devastating landslides. Homes, roads and railway lines were swept away when huge hillsides collapsed as thousands …

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Major quake after foreshock … Kuwaitis in Japan cautioned – Magnitude 7.1

MASHIKI, Japan, April 15, (Agencies): A powerful earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.1 struck southern Japan early Saturday, barely 24 hours after a smaller quake hit the same region and killed nine people. Japanese broadcaster NHK said a number of calls were coming in from residents reporting people being …

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Islamic summit condemns Iran – ‘Support for terror’

ISTANBUL, April 15, (Agencies): A major summit aimed at overcoming differences in the Muslim world condemned Iran Friday for supporting terrorism and meddling in the affairs of other countries. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, who had been at the two-day Istanbul conference along with over 30 other heads of state and …

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Afghan air strike against IS kills 50

JALALABAD, Afghanistan, April 15, (RTRS): Afghan aircraft killed more than 50 fighters loyal to Islamic State in a raid in the eastern province of Nangarhar, officials said on Friday. Although casualty claims by all sides are difficult to verify, Thursday’s operation appears to have been an unusually large strike by …

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Militants set deadline to ‘execute’ 4 captives

MANILA, April 15, (RTRS): Islamist militants in the Philippines on Friday announced a new deadline of April 25 for the execution of three foreign captives and a Filipino, but scaled back their ransom demand in a video posted on social media. The captives — two Canadian men, a Norwegian man …

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Video appears to show some kidnapped Chibok girls alive – Nigeria cautious over ‘proof of life’

LAGOS, Nigeria, April 14, (Agencies): A schoolmate says she cried with joy when she saw a Boko Haram video appearing to show some of Nigeria’s kidnapped Chibok girls, with images of tearful parents recognizing their daughters who have not been heard from since the mass abduction by the Islamic extremists …

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IS seizes Syria villages near Turkish border, says monitor

BEIRUT, April 14, (Agencies): Islamic State group jihadists have seized a string of opposition-held villages in Syria’s Aleppo province near the Turkish border, a monitoring group said Thursday. Areas around Aleppo have seen a spike in violence on several fronts in recent days, sparking concern over a fragile sixweek truce …

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