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France Train Attack: Talks In Paris To Debate Security

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Calls for tighter security on the railways are to be discussed by European ministers and officials, following the foiled attack on a high-speed Amsterdam-Paris train last week. Passengers overpowered a heavily armed man and pinned him to the floor. French prosecutors have filed charges against Ayoub El-Khazzani, 25. UK Home Secretary ... Read More »

Militia Releases 163 Child Soldiers From Ranks In Central African Republic

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The anti-Balaka militia has released 163 children from its ranks in the Central African Republic, a country where as many as 10,000 youth have been recruited to fight for armed groups since 2013. Aljazeera reports: The children were handed over at a ceremony on Friday in the northern town of ... Read More »

Tens Of Thousands Protest Against Malaysian Prime Minister

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More than 50,000 people are protesting in Malaysia’s capital to demand the resignation of Prime Minister Najib Razak, who has weathered public outrage over a multi-million dollar payment made to a bank account under his name. The protesters gathered at five designated areas in the Malaysian capital on Saturday ahead ... Read More »

Thailand Police Arrest Foreigner Over Bangkok Bomb Blast

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Thai police have arrested a foreign suspect and seized bomb-making materials in the investigation of a deadly shrine bombing that killed 20 people, officials said. Saturday’s arrest is the first in connection with the bombing at the Erawan shrine in the capital’s bustling downtown district on 17 August which killed ... Read More »

Al Jazeera Journalists Handed 3-Years Jail Sentence In Egypt

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A Cairo court has sentenced three Al Jazeera journalists to three years in jail after finding them guilty of “aiding a terrorist organisation”. Aljazeera was there: Egyptian Baher Mohamed, Canadian Mohamed Fahmy and Australian Peter Greste were all handed three year jail sentences when the court delivered the verdict on Saturday, ... Read More »

Migrant Crisis: Libya Boats Carrying Hundreds Sink Off Zuwara

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Hundreds of people are feared dead after two boats carrying about 500 migrants sank off Libya, officials say. The first boat, which capsized early on Thursday, had nearly 100 people on board. The second, which sank later, was carrying about 400 passengers. Rescuers have pulled 82 bodies from the water and ... Read More »

Ghana Investigates Islamic State Recruitment In Universities

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Ghanaian authorities are investigating several universities over links to suspected recruitment for the so-called Islamic State (IS), officials say. IS agents recruited students after urging them to join radical online forums, National Security Coordinator Yaw Donkor told state media. Mr Donkor confirmed that two Ghanaians had travelled to join IS, the ... Read More »

Venezuela And Colombia Recall Envoys Over Border Spat

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Colombia and Venezuela have recalled their ambassadors for consultations amid an increasingly bitter border dispute. The diplomatic moves on Thursday came as government supporters in Caracas prepared to rally in support of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro’s crackdown on Colombian migrants, smugglers, and paramilitary groups operating in the border region. Aljazeera reports: ... Read More »

Civilians Casualties As India And Pakistan Exchange Fire

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At least 10 civilians have been killed and more than 50 others wounded, as India and Pakistan traded fire across their disputed border, officials have said. The fighting on the border on Friday comes less than a week after planned security talks between India and Pakistan were cancelled amid a dispute ... Read More »

Migrants: Arrests Made Following Discovery Of 71 Dead Refugees Inside Truck In Austria

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Austrian authorities say three people have been arrested in Hungary after the dead bodies of 71 refugees were found in a truck abandoned on a motorway. Police had originally put the death toll at between 20 and 50 after the truck was found on Thursday, but Austrian officials revised the figure upwards on ... Read More »

Malaysia To Block Sites Promoting Anti-government Rally

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Malaysia says it will block websites spreading information about a major anti-government protest this weekend. Authorities said sites which “promote, disseminate information and encourage people to participate” in the demonstration will be blocked. Protest organisers are calling for Prime Minister Najib Razak to step down over allegations of corruption. Mr Najib is ... Read More »

Syrian Army, Rebels Agree To New Truce In Zabadani

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Syrian rebels and forces loyal to the country’s President Bashar al-Assad have agreed to a new 48-hour ceasefire to halt fighting in the western town of Zabadani. The truce came into force on Thursday morning after talks between the two sides, mediators and the UK-based activist group, the Syrian Observatory ... Read More »

Senior Iraqi Commanders Killed In ISIL Suicide Blast

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Two senior Iraqi commanders have been killed and 10 others injured in a suicide car bomb attack north of Ramadi, the capital of Anbar, where fierce fighting with the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group is continuing, sources have told Al Jazeera. Brigadier Abderahman Muqtada Abu al-Ris, deputy ... Read More »

Dozens Of Refugees Found Dead Inside Truck In Austria

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About 50 refugees have been found dead in a truck in Austria, as German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Balkan leaders gathered in Vienna to decide on how to tackle together the biggest migration crisis to hit Europe since World War II. Aljazeera has more: The Krone newspaper reported on Thursday ... Read More »

Indian Army Deployed To Riot-hit Areas Of Gujarat

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Thousands of Indian army troops have been deployed to riot-hit areas of Gujarat state following days of unrest that has led to at least seven deaths. The Indian army could be seen patrolling areas hardest hit by the caste-related violence on Thursday, in what is being described by police as the worst ... Read More »

Woman Dies After Childbirth, Doctors Leave Severed Baby’s Head Inside Her

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A young woman in India, died after doctors ripped her baby apart during childbirth.  32-year-old Geeta Devi of Uttar Pradesh, went into labor on Saturday night. Complications arose during the delivery, and doctors ended up removing the body of the baby, leaving the baby’s head inside the woman. Unfortunately, Devi died ... Read More »

South Sudan: President Kiir ‘Will Sign Peace Deal’

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South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir will sign a peace deal with rebels despite his “reservations” about it, his spokesman has assured the BBC. Rebel leader Riek Machar signed the deal last week but Mr Kiir refused. The deal is meant to end months of brutal civil war and would see Mr ... Read More »

Migrants Crisis: Germany’s Merkel Booed At Heidenau Centre

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel has been booed during a visit to a shelter for asylum seekers which was the focus of clashes at the weekend. Far-right protesters shouted “traitor” as she arrived at the newly-opened centre in Heidenau. Germany has seen a sharp rise in attacks on asylum centres, as ... Read More »

Hindus Drop Below 80 Percent Of India’s Population

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India’s Hindus have dropped below 80 percent of the population for the first time since independence. Census data, released on Wednesday by the ministry of home affairs, showed that Hindus declined to 79.8 percent of the country’s 1.2 billion people in 2011, from 80.5 percent a decade earlier. Muslims, India’s largest minority group, ... Read More »

Gunmen Wearing Afghan Army Uniforms Kill NATO Troops

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Gunmen wearing Afghan military uniforms have killed two NATO soldiers at a base in the country’s south, the coalition said, in the latest “insider attack” on foreign troops.  Wednesday’s attack in the volatile province of Helmand is the first such incident since April, highlighting long-simmering tensions between Afghan and foreign forces. ... Read More »