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14-yr-old pleads guilty to killing an Iraqi boy

BUFFALO, New York, Oct 17, (AP): A 14-year-old has pleaded guilty to killing a 13-year-old boy whose family had immigrated to the US to escape the war in Iraq. Jean Sanchez pleaded guilty Friday in Erie County Court in Buffalo, New York, to seconddegree murder in the slaying of Ameer …

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PEGIDA radicalised by refugee influx – ‘Foreigners overrunning Germany’

BERLIN, Oct 17, (AFP): They gather in the dark, wave German flags and vent their fury at foreigners they fear are overrunning their homeland — next week Germany’s anti- Islamic PEGIDA movement turns one year old. Radicalised by Germany’s record influx of refugees and migrants, the long-dormant protest movement has …

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New Delhi reels after rapes of girls aged 2, 5 – When will Delhi wake up?

NEW DELHI, Oct 17, (AFP): A toddler and a five-year-old girl were raped in separate attacks in New Delhi overnight with at least one gang-raped, police said Saturday, as activists warned of an “epidemic” of sexual violence in the capital. The two-and-a-half-year-old girl was abducted from a religious event in …

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Iraqi forces in huge anti-rebel push in Baiji

BAIJI, Iraq, Oct 16, (Agencies): Iraqi forces defused booby traps and hunted down holdout jihadists in the strategic Baiji area Friday as part of their biggest advance against the Islamic State group in months. Baiji lies at a crossroads between several frontlines, and control of the area is seen as …

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4 Iraqis in Switzerland charged for alleged ‘terror’ plot

GENEVA, Oct 16, (AP): Switzerland’s top prosecutor has filed charges accusing four Iraqis linked to the radical Islamic State group of plotting terror attacks in Europe. Attorney General Michael Lauber’s office said Friday that three suspects, who were not identified, helped smuggle other IS followers to Europe, spread propaganda and …

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Fire set to Jewish shrine in West Bank – Palestinian in press vest shot dead after ‘stabbing’ a so

HEBRON, West Bank, Oct 16, (AP): A Palestinian man wearing a yellow “press” vest stabbed and wounded an Israeli soldier in the West Bank city of Hebron on Friday before being shot dead by troops, the latest in a monthlong spate of attacks. In Nablus, another West Bank city, Palestinians …

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At least 36 killed in Nigeria attacks – Some 1,350 people killed since Buhari came to power

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria, Oct 16, (Agencies): At least 36 people have been killed in multiple suicide attacks in northeastern Nigeria’s Borno state at a mosque and a residential building, police and medical sources said on Friday. Three female bombers blew themselves up and killed four others in nearby Umarari early Friday, …

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UAE claims right to enrich uranium

WASHINGTON, Oct 16, (Agencies): Amid fears of an atomic arms race in the Middle East, a senior United Arab Emirates official has told a top US lawmaker that it too might seek the right to enrich uranium that Iran has asserted under the recently signed nuclear deal. The landmark Iran …

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MP hits at proposal to reserve new hospital for Kuwaitis – ‘Inhuman and immoral’

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 16: The proposal which has been submitted by the Ministry of Health to offer medical services at the Jaber Al-Ahmad Hospital exceptionally for Kuwaitis and not expatriates living in this country is inhuman and immoral, says MP Faisal Al-Duwaisan. He said if this proposal is necessary then …

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