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A man was arrested after killing 19 people and injuring 45 others in a stabbing rampage at a facility for the disabled in Japan’s Kanagawa Prefecture near Tokyo, local media reported, citing authorities. Twenty of the injured are in critical condition, the national fire department, which also performs emergency medical care, has said. A 26-year-old

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Daesh Suspects Held in Turkey Over Transgender Attack Plot: Dogan

ISTANBUL, June 22 – Three suspected Daesh militants were arrested in Istanbul late on Tuesday after a tip-off they had planned an attack on a transgender march, Dogan News Agency said. The suspects – one Turkish national and two from Russia’s volatile Dagestan – were ordered held in custody pending formal charges by an Istanbul court,

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Kashmir Militants Wage Selfie War Against Indian Crackdown

By Douglas Busvine and Fayaz Bukhari TRAL, India, May 23 – Rebels like Burhan Wani, more adept at spreading their message via smartphone than wielding an assault rifle, are becoming a rallying point in disputed Kashmir for youth who reject the authority of India’s federal government. Wani, a 22-year-old commander of Islamic separatist group Hizb-ul

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Syrian Rebels Fear Assault on Besieged Daraya as Residents Starve

By Suleiman Al-Khalidi and Lisa Barrington AMMAN/BEIRUT, May 17 – Rebel fighters and officials in a besieged Syrian town on the outskirts of Damascus believe government forces are preparing an assault after they turned back an aid convoy last week. Daraya, situated close to a large air base and just a few kilometres (miles) from

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U.S. Defense Chief Lays Ground For Obama Meeting with Gulf Allies

By Yeganeh Torbati RIYADH, April 20 – U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter and his Gulf Arab counterparts met in Riyadh on Wednesday to discuss ways to counter Iranian influence and fight the Daesh group, hours before President Barack Obama arrived in Saudi Arabia. Obama will meet Saudi King Salman before a summit with all the

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Riot Erupts in Cairo After Policeman Kills Man Over Cup of Tea

By Omar Fahmy and Ahmed Aboulenein CAIRO, April 19 – A riot erupted in a Cairo suburb on Tuesday after a policeman shot three people after an argument over the price of a cup of tea, killing one of them, the Interior Ministry and witnesses said. Public anger over allegations of police brutality has been

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Israel Says Half-Year Surge in Palestinian Street Violence Wanes

By Dan Williams JERUSALEM, April 10 – A half-year-long surge in Palestinian street attacks against Israelis is waning, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday, while Hamas accused the U.S.-backed Palestinian leadership of treachery for helping Israel stem the violence. Since October, Palestinians have killed 28 Israelis and two U.S. citizens in knife, car-ramming and

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Pakistani Property Tycoon Eyes Media Move to Protect His Name

By Mehreen Zahra-Malik ISLAMABAD, March 29 – Pakistani property developer Malik Riaz Hussain, a flamboyant tycoon who boasts of connections with top military brass and senior politicians, plans to move into media to protect himself from those who accuse him of wrongdoing. Hussain is one of the country’s richest and most powerful businessmen, a billionaire

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Judge Orders Clinton Aides to be Questioned Under Oath on Emails

By Jonathan Allen Feb 23 – A federal judge ruled on Tuesday that U.S. State Department officials and aides to Hillary Clinton should be questioned under oath about whether the former secretary of state’s use of a private email system was an effort to skirt open records laws. The ruling by U.S. District Judge Emmet

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