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More people died in the Madrid, London and 9/11 attacks than in the Paris killings of Charlie Hebdo

January 13, 2015 12:42 pm
More people died in the Madrid, London and 9/11 attacks than in the Paris killings of  Charlie Hebdo

More people died in the Madrid, London and 9/11 attacks than in the Paris killings, not to mention in recent bloodbaths in Pakistan and Nigeria, but millions in France and abroad took to the streets in defiance. Why? The worst Islamist attack on European soil in nearly a decade – […]

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Denmark’s Crown Prince Frederik apologised after crossing closed bridge in hurricane-strength winds

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Denmark’s Crown Prince Frederik apologised after crossing closed bridge in hurricane-strength winds

Denmark’s Crown Prince Frederik apologised on Monday after facing a storm of criticism for driving across a bridge that was closed because of hurricane-strength winds. The prince made a return trip across Denmark’s 1.6km Great Belt Bridge on Saturday and early Sunday to attend an award show for athletes, even […]

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Pakistani children returned to the school where Taleban gunmen killed 150 of their classmates and teachers

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Pakistani children returned to the school where Taleban gunmen killed 150 of their classmates and teachers

 Pakistani students walk past a soldier standing guards outside the Army Public School yesterday. Photo / AP Pakistani children returned yesterday to the school where Taleban gunmen killed 150 of their classmates and teachers last month, clutching their parents’ hands tightly in a poignant symbol of perseverance despite the horrors […]

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69 people died and over 100 got sick after drinking traditional local beer contaminated with crocodile bile in Tete, Mozambique

January 12, 2015 6:58 pm
69 people died and over 100 got sick after drinking traditional local beer contaminated with crocodile bile  in Tete, Mozambique

When a crocodile is killed, the bile of the animal must be immediately removed and buried in front of witnesses to prove that it has not fallen into the wrong hands, to be used as poison, according to some African traditions. The deadly greenish-brown liquid, produced in the liver and […]

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Israel’s PM not invited – but shows up anyway on Charlie Hebdo marches

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Israel’s PM not invited – but shows up anyway on Charlie Hebdo marches

France asked Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to stay away from a weekend solidarity march in Paris but he ignored the request and attended anyway, Israeli media reported. The same message was conveyed to Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas in a bid to avoid the commemoration of the 17 people killed […]

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Worried French Jews eye move to Israel after Charlie Hebdo

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Worried French Jews eye move to Israel after Charlie Hebdo

At the Family Cafe in Jerusalem, owned by French Jewish immigrants, talk turned yesterday to the future of France’s 500,000-strong Jewish community after the killings at a kosher supermarket reinforced growing fears that France is becoming an unsafe place for Jews. The four victims, Yohan Cohen, 22, Yoav Huttab, 21, […]

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Intense fighting in Ukraine traps miners, wrecks power station

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Intense fighting in Ukraine traps miners, wrecks power station

Intense fighting has erupted around east Ukraine’s main rebel-held city, wrecking a power station and briefly trapping more than 300 coal miners in one of Europe’s largest pits. Repeated rounds of rocket and mortar fire echoed across snow-covered Donetsk on Sunday evening despite a formal truce in the nine-month war. […]

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Sweden’s military says it carried out a second submarine search

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Sweden’s military says it carried out a second submarine search

Sweden’s Prime Minister Stefan Lofven and Supreme Commander Sverker Goranson discuss the submarine search at a press conference in November. Photo / AP Sweden’s military says it carried out a second submarine search just a week after calling off a major hunt for a suspected underwater intruder in the Stockholm […]

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Big investors now supports US cannabis industry

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Big investors now supports US cannabis industry

Silicon Valley has given its approval to America’s burgeoning legal cannabis industry after the investors who bankrolled Facebook gave millions of dollars to drug start-ups. Supporters of cannabis legalisation called it a “Berlin Wall moment” and a “tipping point” as money was committed by Founders Fund, the venture capital firm […]

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Hayat Boumeddiene believed to be in Syria and is hunted by French police

January 10, 2015 10:55 pm
Hayat Boumeddiene believed to be in Syria and is hunted by French police

The wife of the Paris supermarket gunman may be in Syria, police sources have said. Hayat Boumeddiene, 26, is partner of Amedy Coulibaly, who killed a policewoman and then four hostages at a kosher bakery. A police source said she flew to Turkey via Madrid on January 2, despite alleged […]

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