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Amid Chaos, Parisians Offer Refuge to Strangers Via Twitter

By Tariro Mzezewa Nov 13: People in Paris took to social media to find and offer refuge on Friday night, as the city was gripped by chaos following a string of attacks that left dozens dead. The Twitter hashtag #porteouverte, which means “open door” in English, was being used to offer shelter as authorities urged

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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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U.S. Museum Says Daesh Committed Genocide Against Iraq’s Yazidis

  UNITED NATIONS, Nov 12: Daesh militants committed genocide against Iraq’s Yazidis in the north of the country and carried out crimes against humanity, ethnic cleansing, and war crimes against other minorities, the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum said on Thursday. The crimes were committed against Christian, Yazidi, Turkmen, Shabak, Sabaean-Mandaean, and Kaka’i people in Nineveh

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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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UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Appoints Next UNHCR Head

By Louis Charbonneau UNITED NATIONS, Nov. 11 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday appointed Italian diplomat Filippo Grandi as the next head of the United Nations (U.N.) refugee agency, a position that Denmark’s former Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt had been openly lobbying for. Grandi, who will take over the main organization on the front lines

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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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Turkish Police Claims 11 Detained in Raids Targeting Daesh

ISTANBUL, Nov 12 Turkish police detained 11 suspects in helicopter-backed raids targeting Daesh militants across Istanbul, the state-run Anadolu Agency reported on Thursday, just days ahead of a G20 summit being held in the country. The raids were part of a series of operations against suspected militants in Turkey, where security is being tightened ahead of

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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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