Pakistani Man Faces Sentencing in U.S. Over Al Qaeda Plot

By Nate Raymond NEW YORK, Nov 24 – A Pakistani man is scheduled to be sentenced on Tuesday after a U.S. jury convicted him of plotting to bomb a shopping center in England as part of an Al Qaeda plan for attacks in Europe and the United States. Abid Naseer, 29, faces life in prison

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Fire Kills 18 African Refugees at Algeria Camp

ALGIERS, Nov. 24 (Reuters) – At least 18 people died and 37 others were injured when a fire broke out at a camp for African refugees in southern Algeria on Tuesday, Algerian official media reported, citing civil protection services. Algeria’s south has become a traditional route for African migrants and refugees fleeing poverty and violence

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Boy Dies of Ebola in Liberia, First Such Fatality in Months

MONROVIA, Nov 24 – A 15-year-old boy has died of Ebola in Liberia, the first such fatality for months in a country declared free of the disease in September, chief medical officer Francis Kateh said on Tuesday. Nathan Gbotoe tested positive last week and died late on Monday in hospital in Paynesville near the capital,

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Russian Pilot of Plane Downed by Turkey Found Dead in Syria

By Tulay Karadeniz Ankara, Nov 24 – Turkish fighter jets shot down a Russian-made warplane near the Syrian border on Tuesday after repeatedly warning it over air space violations, Turkish officials said, but Moscow said it could prove the jet had not left Syrian air space. Turkish presidential sources said the warplane was a Russian-made

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Car Bomb Kills Three at Hotel Housing Election Judges in Egypt’s Sinai

CAIRO, Nov 24 – A car bomb exploded outside a hotel housing election judges in Egypt’s North Sinai on Tuesday, killing at least three people and injuring 14, security and medical sources said. The blasts in the provincial capital of Al Arish came a day after the second round of a parliamentary election closed. Egyptian state

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U.S. Develops New Tools in Economic War Against Daesh

By Yeganeh Torbati and Brett Wolf WASHINGTON, Nov 24 – Since last month, U.S. warplanes have struck Daesh’s oil infrastructure in Syria in a stepped-up campaign of economic warfare that the United States estimates has cut the group’s black-market earnings from oil by about a third. In finding their targets, U.S. military planners have relied

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U.S. Issues Global Travel Alert As Hunt Continues for Paris Attackers

By Arshad Mohammed and Chine Labbé WASHINGTON/PARIS, Nov 24 – Citing “increased terrorist threats” from militant groups in various regions of the world, the U.S. State Department issued a global alert on Monday for Americans planning to travel following deadly militant attacks in France and Mali. As millions of Americans prepare to travel for the

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New York Prepares for Thanksgiving Parade As Daesh Threat Looms

By Joseph Ax NEW YORK, Nov 23 – David Huddle and his daughter Megan, a flute player for the North Hardin High School marching band in Kentucky, have been preparing for more than a year for the band’s performance in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York. They have no intention of letting threats

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Austrian Supreme Court to Decide on Lawsuit Against Facebook

VIENNA, Nov. 23 – Austrian student Max Schrems’s attempt to bring a class-action lawsuit against Facebook over its privacy policies will head to Austria’s Supreme Court to determine whether such collective legal action is allowed, his group said on Monday. The law student has claimed 500 euros ($531) in damages each for the more than

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Iraq Closes Northern Airspace Due to Traffic from Russian Airstrikes

BAGHDAD, Nov. 23 – Iraq closed its northern airspace to commercial flights on Monday for at least two days due to military traffic from Russia’s air campaign in neighboring Syria, a spokesman for Erbil International Airport said. The closure was expected to affect domestic routes to Erbil and Sulaimaniya as well as international flights from

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