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International

UAE set for IS groundfight – ‘Field marshals’ McCain, Graham call for 100,000 troops

ABU DHABI, Nov 30, (Agencies): The United Arab Emirates has said it is ready to commit ground troops against jihadists in Syria and described Russian …

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Pope meets with Muslims in

BANGUI, Central African Republic, Nov 30, (AP): Pope Francis ventured into a volatile Muslim neighborhood of Central African Republic’s capital on Monday and brought his …

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Suspected jihadists attack truck

 Suspected jihadist fighters attacked an armoured van transporting money from a gold mine in Burkina Faso, the country’s security minister said Sunday, the latest sign …

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‘Felony child abuse’ in family hijab anger

 COLUMBIA, Missouri, Nov 30, (AP): A University of Missouri graduate teaching assistant is accused of grabbing a teenage family member by the hair and pulling …

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Worldwide rallies demand action – Fossil fuel divestment drive gathers momentum

Sydney, Nov 29, (AFP): Tens of thousands marched across Australia Sunday on a third day of worldwide rallies as pressure mounts on global leaders to …

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Russian airstrikes kill 18 civilians: Syria opposition – ‘Turkey increases arms shipments to rebels’

BEIRUT, Nov 29, (Agencies): Airstrikes believed to have been carried out by Russian warplanes killed at least 18 civilians and wounded dozens more on Sunday …

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3 IS-tied militants killed in Dagestan

MOSCOW, Nov 29, (AP): Russia’s counter-terrorism agency says security forces in Dagestan have killed three militants who had sworn allegiance to the Islamic State group, …

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Did Paris attacks voice have bigger role? – Clain jailed in past for recruiting militants

PARIS/ALENCON, France, Nov 29, (RTRS): The voice that claimed Islamic State was responsible for the deadly Paris attacks is known to many in the small …

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‘Putin fully mobilised to tackle threat from Turkey’ – Erdogan ‘saddened’ by downing of Russian jet

MOSCOW, Nov 28, (Agencies): President Vladimir Putin is fully mobilised to tackle what the Kremlin regards as an unprecedented threat from Turkey following the shooting …

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Momentum builds for joining Syria strikes – Protests in Britain, Spain

LONDON, Nov 28, (Agencies): Some 5,000 people protested in London Saturday against potential British participation in Syria airstrikes, as political momentum mounted to broaden the …

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