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International

US to deter aggression against Gulf – Sides united in fight against DAESH

RIYADH, April 21, (Agencies): US President Barack Obama pledged to “deter aggression” against Gulf Arab allies increasingly concerned about Iran’s influence in the region but …

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French jihadist’s brother fights radicalisation – ‘Black sheep’ finds calling

PARIS, April 21, (AFP): He is the brother of jihadist Mohamed Merah, who four years ago killed three soldiers and four Jews, but in his …

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Indian father chops off alleged rapist’s hands

NEW DELHI, April 21, (AFP): A father chopped off the hands of a teenager who allegedly raped his baby daughter before dumping him alive near …

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Iraq identifies 6 victims from mass graves in Ramadi – US ups pressure on IS with first B-52 strike

WASHINGTON, April 21, (Agencies): The US Air Force for the first time deployed a B-52 bomber against the Islamic State, the Pentagon said Wednesday as …

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RIYADH UNDERSCORES INTER-GCC COORDINATION ON IRAN – US urges Gulf to ‘do more’ in Iraq

RIYADH, April 20, (Agencies): US Defence Secretary Ashton Carter pleaded Wednesday for greater Gulf financial and political involvement in Iraq, which is battling both Islamic …

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7 Pakistani police guarding polio team shot down

 KARACHI, April 20, (AFP): Gunmen on motorcycles gunned down seven policemen guarding a polio vaccination team in Pakistan’s southern city of Karachi on Wednesday, officials …

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Dutch police crack ‘encrypted’ network

THE HAGUE, Netherlands, April 20, (AP): Dutch police and prosecutors took down an encrypted communications network Tuesday believed to have been used by criminals in …

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Iraqi police find 2 mass graves in Islamic State-free Ramadi

BAGHDAD, April 20, (Agencies): Iraqi police on Tuesday unearthed two mass graves in the western city of Ramadi, with bodies of about 40 people killed …

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Earthquake’s death toll rises to over 400- Rescuers race to find survivors

MANTA, Ecuador, April 19, (Agencies): Rescuers are in a race against time to find survivors from a powerful 7.8-magnitude earthquake as the death toll from …

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Searchers find body in twin quakes – Japan opens prison to shelter evacuees

MINAMIASO, Japan, April 19, (Agencies): Searchers digging in a mountainous area of southern Japan where twin earthquakes triggered landslides found another body Tuesday, raising the …

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