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FIFA Ethics Committee Bans Officials From Nepal, Laos

VIENNA, Nov. 16 – The ethics committee at world soccer body FIFA has banned two officials from Nepal and Laos for taking cash during elections, it said on Monday. Ganesh Thapa, president of the All-Nepal Football Association, was banned for 10 years and fined 20,000 Swiss francs ($19,870), while Viphet Sihachakr, president of the Laotian

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China Calls For Uighur Militants To Be Targeted In Global War On Terror

BEIJING, Nov. 16 – The struggle against Islamist militants in China’s violence-prone far western region of Xinjiang should become an “important part” of the world’s war on terror, China’s foreign minister said, following the attacks in Paris. Hundreds of people have died in unrest in Xinjiang, home to the mostly Muslim Uighur people, and other

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G20 Summit In Turkey Focuses On Syria, Daesh Militancy

BELEK, Turkey, Nov 15  – U.S. President Barack Obama vowed on Sunday to step up efforts to eliminate Daesh and prevent more attacks like those in Paris, while urging Russia’s Vladimir Putin to focus on combating the jihadist group in Syria. British Prime Minister David Cameron has said he will also urge President Vladimir Putin on

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Paris Attacks Prompt Tweets, Hashtags and Trends

Following the deadly attacks in Paris that killed 127 people and injured 252 on Friday, social media was abuzz with reactions ranging from disbelief and anger, to solidarity and scepticism. We compiled a sample.                                          

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Holder of Syrian Passport Found in Paris Attacks Was Asylum Seeker

BY Ivana Sekularac and Igor Ilic BELGRADE/ZAGREB, Nov 15 – The holder of a Syrian passport found near the body of one of the gunmen who died in Friday night’s attacks in Paris was registered as a refugee in several European countries last month, authorities said. The man, identified by Serbian authorities only by his

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‘Trudeaumania’ Makes Global Debut at G20 Summit

BELEK, Turkey, Nov 15  – Justin Trudeau, Canada’s charismatic new prime minister, made his international debut on Sunday and was greeted by business executives seeking selfie pictures and an appointment book full of meeting requests from the world’s most powerful politicians. Canadian leaders rarely cause a stir at international gatherings but there was no chance

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Paris Attacks Turn Spotlight on Germany’s Refugee Policy

By Michael Nienaber and Kirsti Knolle BERLIN, Nov 14 – The deadly attacks in Paris have sparked a debate in Germany on Chancellor Angela Merkel’s refugee policy and how to get a better overview of the people entering the country. Daesh on Saturday claimed responsibility for the coordinated assault by gunmen and bombers that killed

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Israel Assists France In Investigating Paris Attacks Using Daesh Surveillance

JERUSALEM, Nov. 15 (Reuters) – Israel’s spy services are helping France investigate the Paris gun and bomb attacks, Israeli media said, with one radio station suggesting the assistance drew on surveillance of militant groups in Syria and Iraq. Israel had no advance warning of Friday’s rampage that killed at least 129 people, but within hours

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German Intel Chief Urges ‘Orderly Procedures’ for Refugees at Borders

  BERLIN, Nov 15 – The head of Germany’s domestic intelligence services called for “orderly procedures” regarding the handling of the daily entry of thousands of refugees to Germany, saying extremists could exploit the sometimes chaotic migration situation. Friday’s deadly attacks in Paris in which at least 129 people were killed have fuelled a debate

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Turkish Soldiers Claim Killing Four Daesh Fighters

ANKARA, Nov 15 – Turkish soldiers killed four Daesh fighters on Saturday after they came under fire from the militants along Turkey’s Syria border, local media reported. Two cars belonging to the extremist Sunni group approached a Turkish armored vehicle in the Oguzeli district of Gaziantep province and when ordered to halt, responded by firing

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