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International

HRW slams Afghan ‘virginity tests’ as sexual abuse – Policeman kills 4 colleagues, 11 missing

KABUL, March 1, (AFP): Human Rights Watch has slammed “virginity exams” conducted on Afghan women and girls accused of so-called moral crimes, saying the invasive …

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Filipino shoots Saudi scholar

ZAMBOANGA, Philippines, March 1, (AFP): An influential Saudi Arabian preacher was shot and wounded in a southern Philippine city on Tuesday, police said, adding security …

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Laden papers reveal suspicious Qaeda – Fortune for ‘jihad’

WASHINGTON, March 1, (Agencies): Al-Qaeda’s leaders were increasingly worried about spies in their midst, drones in the air and secret tracking devices reporting their movements …

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Suicide bombing at Iraqi funeral kills at least 27 – Warning on Mosul dam collapse

BAGHDAD, Feb 29, (Agencies): A suicide bomber blew himself up at a funeral for the relative of a Shi’ite Muslim militia commander in Iraq’s eastern …

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Refugees try to run border fence – Tear gas fired near Greece-Macedonia border

IDOMENI, Greece, Feb 29, (Agencies): Hundreds of refugees on Monday tried to break through a border fence into Macedonia from Greece, where more than 7,000 …

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Nanny waving child’s head detained – Woman threatens to blow everyone up

MOSCOW, Feb 29, (AFP): Moscow police on Monday arrested a nanny for beheading a young girl in her care, with witnesses saying the black-clad woman …

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Pakistan hangs ex-gov’s killer – Nation on alert as execution sparks tensions

RAWALPINDI, Pakistan, Feb 29, (Agencies): Pakistan Monday hanged the man who killed a provincial governor for seeking reform of the blasphemy law, angering Islamist supporters …

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‘Thunder of the North’ starts – Hunt for 6 in officer’s death

RIYADH, Feb 28, (Agencies): Armed forces from 20 countries have begun manoeuvres in northeastern Saudi Arabia that the official Saudi Press Agency described as one …

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IS launches Baghdad attacks

BAGHDAD, Feb 28, (Agencies): Militants attacked an outdoor market on Sunday in eastern Baghdad, killing at least 59 people and wounding nearly 100, officials said. …

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Air strikes kill at least 34 militants – Clashes leave 5 Pakistani troops dead

PESHAWAR, Pakistan, Feb 28, (Agencies): The Pakistani military’s latest ground and aerial onslaught in the troubled northwest killed at least 34 Islamist militants Saturday while …

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