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The Brothers Farook: One a Decorated Veteran, the Other A Killer

By Edward McAllister and Yasmeen Abutaleb SAN BERNARDINO, CA, Dec 8 – One brother liked to party and chase girls. After high school, moved by what he saw as his patriotic duty, he enlisted in the Navy and received two medals recognizing his contributions to “the global war on terror.” The other was deeply religious

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U.S. Top Court Rejects Challenge to Assault Weapon Ban

By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON, Dec 7 – The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday turned away a challenge by gun rights activists to an ordinance enacted by a Chicago suburb that bans assault weapons and large-capacity magazines. The refusal by the nine justices to hear the case, coming at a time of fierce debate over the

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Man Remanded Over “Hideous” Knife Attack at London Station

By Michael Holden LONDON, Dec 7 (Reuters) – A man appeared in court in London on Monday after being charged by counter-terrorism officers with attempted murder in what British Prime Minister David Cameron said was a “hideous attack” at an underground station in the British capital last weekend. Wearing a grey t-shirt and grey track

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Serbian Defence Minister Sacked For Making Sexist Remark Against Reporter

BELGRADE, Dec 7 (Reuters) – Serbia’s defence minister faced dismissal on Monday after remarking to a crouching female reporter, “I love these journalists who kneel so easily.” The comment by Bratislav Gasic was met with a storm of criticism in the Balkan country. The reporter’s employer, B92, said the comment was not just ‘sexist’ but

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Passenger Jet Lands in Budapest Due to Bomb Threat

BUDAPEST, Dec 7 (Reuters) – A passenger jet heading from Berlin to Hurghada in Egypt landed in Budapest on Monday due to a bomb threat, police said. Hungarian police searched the plane and were unable to find any explosives on the flight, police spokeswoman Viktoria Csiszer-Kovacs said. She added that the threat had been aimed at

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Iran Arrests 53 People for Running pro-Daesh Websites

ANKARA, Dec 7 – Iran’s cyber police chief said on Monday officers had arrested 53 people for running websites supporting the Daesh militant group, Tasnim news agency reported. Kamal Hadianfar said most had been based “in provinces near border areas,” without specifying where. Shiite Muslim power Iran said last month it had broken up a

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Four Syrian Soldiers Killed in U.S.-Led Coalition Air Strikes

BEIRUT, Dec 7 (Reuters) – An air strike believed to have been carried out by the U.S.-led coalition killed four Syrian military personnel in Deir al Zor province, which is mostly held by Islamic State, a monitoring group said on Monday, in what would be the first time coalition warplanes had hit Syrian government forces.

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