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Filipinos set protest trip to disputed isles

MANILA, Jan 21, (RTRS): Filipino protesters plan a second trip to disputed islands in the South China Sea, this time staying a month, a spokeswoman said on Thursday, after China flew a planeload of tourists to an artificial island it has built in the area. China claims almost the entire …

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Pakistan mourns massacre victims – Police foil bomb attack at bus station

CHARSADDA, Pakistan, Jan 21, (Agencies): Pakistan observed a day of national mourning Thursday for the 21 people killed when heavily- armed gunmen stormed a university in the troubled northwest, exposing the failings in a national crackdown on extremism. Armed police, some perched on the roofs of buildings, were still deployed …

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Taleban attack kills 21 in Pakistan

CHARSADDA, Pakistan, Jan 20, (AFP): At least 21 people died when gunmen armed with grenades and Kalashnikovs attacked a university in Pakistan Wednesday, with all four attackers killed by security forces who moved in under thick fog to halt the bloodshed. The assault was claimed by a Pakistani Taleban faction …

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Saudis accuse Iran of sedition

RIYADH, Jan 20, (Agencies): Saudi Arabia on Tuesday accused Iran of a nearly fourdecade record of “sedition, unrest and chaos,” as the international community tried to calm tensions between the regional rivals. Tensions between Sunniruled Saudi Arabia and predominantly Shiite Iran reached a new high this month when Riyadh and …

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Singapore deports 26 Bangladeshis – ‘Workers linked to terrorist groups’

SINGAPORE, Jan 20, (AFP): Singapore said Wednesday it had arrested 27 Bangladeshi construction workers late last year for supporting “the armed jihad ideology of terrorist groups” and deported 26 of them. The workers were being groomed to return to their home country to wage holy war and had studied booklets …

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Islamic State confirms death of ‘Jihadi John’ in Syria drone strike

BEIRUT, Jan 20, (Agencies): The Islamic State group confi rmed Tuesday the death of British extremist “Jihadi John”, saying he was killed in a drone strike in their Syrian stronghold of Raqa in November. Born Mohammed Emwazi, he was known as the executioner of the jihadist group appearing masked in …

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Iran coffers get $32b – Khamenei warns of deceit

TEHRAN, Jan 19, (Agencies): Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei warned Tuesday against American “deceit”, just days after the end of sanctions under a nuclear deal that the central bank said would unblock $32 billion. The remarks underscored the still-strained relations between Tehran and Washington, which unveiled new missile-linked sanctions …

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Fighting between Syrian army, DAESH kills scores

BEIRUT, Jan 19, (Agencies): The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights group said scores of Syrian government forces have been killed in three days of fighting with Islamic State in the east of the country, where the jihadist group has attacked government- held areas. Islamic State advanced against government forces on …

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Afghan woman’s nose cut off by her husband – ‘Domestic violence widespread’

KABUL, Afghanistan, Jan 19, (Agencies): A young woman in a remote northern region of Afghanistan had her nose cut off by her husband, officials in the region said on Tuesday. Fawzia Salimi, a hospital director in Maymana, capital of Faryab province, said 22-year-old Reza Gul was brought in early Monday …

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Bomber kills ten in northwest Pakistan

PESHAWAR, Jan 19, (AFP): A suicide bomber killed at least 10 people Tuesday in a rush-hour attack on a market on the outskirts of the Pakistani city of Peshawar, officials said. Another 36 were injured when the bomb exploded alongside a road jammed with traffic in the Wazir Dhand district …

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