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International

Saudi executions reach 141 this yr

RIYADH, Oct 29, (AFP): Saudi Arabia on Thursday carried out its 141st execution this year, putting one of its citizens to death for murder. Abdulrahman …

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IS may invade Central Asia – FSB; Extradition blocked

MOSCOW, Oct 28, (Agencies): Russian intelligence on Wednesday warned of an increased risk of Taleban or Islamic State fighters invading Central Asia. FSB director Alexander …

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Migrant crisis threatens Schengen – Austria announces border fence

VIENNA, Oct 28, (Agencies): Austria said Wednesday it would build a fence along its border with fellow EU state Slovenia to “control” the migrant influx, …

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FBI, Justice Department probe violent US school arrest

The FBI and the US Justice Department said Tuesday they had opened a civil rights investigation into the violent arrest of a black female high …

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Boko Haram kill 14 civilians in Niger – 338 people rescued by Nigerian troops

NIAMEY, Oct 28, (Agencies): Suspected Boko Haram militants killed at least 14 people in an overnight attack on a village in southeastern Niger, security sources …

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Arabian Gulf too hot for humans by 2100?

PARIS, Oct 27, (AFP): Global warming could create peaks of humid heat in the Arabian Gulf beyond human tolerance by century’s end, according to a …

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Baku jails two for fighting with ISIS

BAKU, Oct 27, (AFP): Azerbaijan on Tuesday sentenced two men to 14 years in jail for fighting alongside Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq, …

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Hunt for survivors as Afghan, Pakistan quake toll tops 350

ISLAMABAD, Oct 27, (Agencies): Rescuers were Tuesday picking their way through rugged terrain and pockets of Taliban insurgency in the search for survivors after a …

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Iran has over 1,000 troops in Iraq, over 2,000 in Syria: US

WASHINGTON, Oct 27, (Agencies): Washington believes there are fewer than 2,000 Iranian troops in Syria helping the forces of President Bashar al-Assad and more than …

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Quake in South Asia kills over 200 – Magnitude 7.5 earthquake centered in NE Afghanistan

ISLAMABAD, Oct 26, (Agencies): A powerful 7.5 magnitude earthquake which rocked parts of South Asia killed 215 people Monday, including 12 Afghan girls crushed in …

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