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Attacks in Paris Kill At Least 127, France’s Pres. Declares Emergency

Simultaneous gun and bomb attacks in Paris have killed at least 127 people in various places across the French capital and wounded about 99 people according to French officials. Gunmen who stormed the Bataclan hall, where a concert was taking place, killed people and took them hostage. They were killed after security officials stormed the

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I Am Not Malala: Author Launches Book Against Nobel Laureate

ISLAMABAD Nov. 12: The All Pakistan Private Schools Federation (APPSF) launched a book titled ‘I Am Not Malala’ as a rebuttal to the autobiography of Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai, a  young Pakistani girl shot by the Taliban in October 2012, reported The Nation on Nov. 11. “‘I am not Malala, I am Muslim, I am Pakistani’ is a story of

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Lebanon Parliament Convenes for First Time in a Year

BEIRUT, Nov 12: Lebanon’s parliament convened on Thursday for its first legislative session in more than a year as lawmakers prepared to vote on mostly financial issues vital to keeping the paralyzed state afloat. The two-day session, which began shortly after 9:00 GMT, will focus on passing laws crucial to development loans, debt issuance and

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Israeli Troops Raid West Bank Hospital, Kill Palestinian

HEBRON, West Bank, Nov 12: Israeli undercover forces raided a hospital in the West Bank on Thursday and shot dead a Palestinian during an operation to detain another man suspected of carrying out a stabbing, the Palestinian health ministry and doctors said. The Israeli army confirmed the raid and said they had detained Abdallah Azzam

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Kurdish Forces Begin Battle to Retake Iraq’s Sinjar

By Isabel Coles NEAR SINJAR TOWN, Iraq, Nov 12: Kurdish forces launched an offensive on Thursday to retake the northern Iraqi town of Sinjar from Daesh militants who overran it more than a year ago, killing and enslaving thousands of its Yazidi residents and triggering U.S.-led air strikes. Operation Free Sinjar aims to cordon off

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Egypt Stands to Lose $280m per Month From Flight Suspensions

CAIRO, Nov 11 Egypt stands to lose 2.2 billion Egyptian pounds ($280 million) a month from Britain and Russia’s decision to suspend flights after the Russian plane crash in the Sinai Peninsula, Tourism Minister Hesham Zaazou said on Wednesday. Britain stopped flights to Sharm Al Sheikh four days after the passenger plane crashed shortly after

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Kenyan Forces Drive Out Alleged Al Shabaab Group From Forest

By Joseph Akwiri MOMBASA, Kenya, Nov 11 Kenyan security forces have destroyed five camps used by suspected militants linked to the Somali Islamist group Al Shabaab in a sweep of a forest on the north coast, a commander in charge of the operation said. The army and police launched the operation two months ago in

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Modi Visits Britain; Seeks to Bounce Back from Election Blow

NEW DELHI (Nov. 11) Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address a mass rally on a visit to Britain this week that supporters hope will help him spring back from a humiliating election loss and reassert his authority on the global stage. India and Britain could announce deals worth 8-12 billion pounds ($12-$18 billion) during

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It’s the Economy, Stupid: Fox Focuses on Business Issues in Republican Debate

By Roberta Rampton WASHINGTON, Nov 11: The answers were longer in Tuesday’s Republican presidential debate on Fox Business Network, the fireworks fewer, and the topics–the Fed, big banks, tax policy–far wonkier. But the upstart U.S. cable channel accomplished what it set out to do by keeping the debate focused on business issues and differentiating itself from the more combative

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Former West German Chancellor Helmut Schmidt Dies at 96

BERLIN (Nov. 10) Former West German Chancellor Helmut Schmidt died on Tuesday aged 96 and leaders from Europe and the United States praised him as an architect of international cooperation and post-war European integration. Schmidt was then-West Germany’s second centre-left government leader from 1974 to 1982, taking office at the height of the Cold War

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