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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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Fears of home-grown jihadist violence mount – Imam welcomes growing place of religion

NIAMEY, Feb 28, (AFP): Increasingly targeted by jihadist fighters roaming its remote northern desert, and Nigeria’s feared Boko Haram insurgents on its southern flank, Niger …

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HH THE AMIR CABLES U.S., RUSSIAN LEADERS – Syria ceasefire comes into effect

DAMASCUS, Feb 27, (Agencies): Fighting subsided across much of Syria Saturday as the first major ceasefire of the devastating, five-year war appeared to broadly hold …

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Greece becomes migrant ‘warehouse’

ATHENS, Greece, Feb 27, (Agencies): Greece is fast becoming the “warehouse of human beings” that its government has vowed not to allow. Hastily setup camps …

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No lithium-ion in checked baggage: ICAO – Decision takes effect April 1

MONTREAL, Feb 27, (RTRS): Spare lithium-ion batteries will no longer be allowed in checked baggage on airlines as of April 1, the UN’s aviation agency …

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G20 warns over loopholes in fight against terror finance

SHANGHAI, China, Feb 27, (AFP): More needs to be done to combat “loopholes and deficiencies” in the world financial system as part of the fight …

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