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Israeli forces shoot dead 2 Palestinians in West Bank stabbing incidents

October
29
,
2015
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JERUSALEM — Israeli forces on Thursday shot and killed two Palestinians, including one who stabbed a soldier, Israeli authorities said, the latest in a string of clashes in the volatile West Bank city of Hebron. In recent days, Hebron has...

Quake survivors in Pakistan town near epicenter say aid urgently needed before winter snows

October
29
,
2015
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CHITRAL, Pakistan — Rehmatud Din walked 10 hours and scrambled through landslide debris to reach his family in this remote northwestern town that was devastated by a 7.5 magnitude earthquake this week. When he finally arrived, he learned that...

Death toll from Afghan quake rises further as survivors await aid, bury victims

October
28
,
2015
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SHANGLA, Pakistan — Afghanistan and Pakistan were scrambling Wednesday to rush aid to survivors of this week's magnitude-7.5 earthquake as the region's overall death toll from the temblor rose to 385. Pakistan's disaster...

IS kills 3 captives by tying them to Palmyra's columns, then blows them up, activists say

October
27
,
2015
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BEIRUT — The Islamic State group killed three of its captives in Syria's ancient city of Palmyra by tying them to Roman-era columns at the site, then blowing the structures up with explosives, activists said Tuesday. The Palmyra...

2 Iranian poets are latest target in hard-liners' crackdown on expression in Iran

October
27
,
2015
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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Two Iranian poets jailed for their work and sentenced to 99 lashes apiece for shaking hands with members of the opposite sex are the latest targets in a crackdown that analysts say pits hard-liners against those...

Strong earthquake in remote northern Afghanistan felt across Asia, at least 46 dead

October
26
,
2015
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KABUL — A strong earthquake in northern Afghanistan shook buildings from Kabul to Delhi, cut power and communications in some areas and caused 46 deaths, mainly in Afghanistan and Pakistan. The U.S. Geological Survey said the epicenter of...

Israeli army: Palestinian stabs Israeli in West Bank before being shot dead

October
26
,
2015
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JERUSALEM — A Palestinian stabbed an Israeli in the West Bank before being shot and killed Monday, the Israeli military said. The Israeli was stabbed in the neck and "severely wounded" at an intersection near the city of Hebron,...

If you think you're unhappy in Dubai, local police may call to ask why as part of new survey

October
26
,
2015
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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — If you say you're unhappy in Dubai, the police may call to ask you why as part of a new survey. The online poll, unveiled in recent days, comes as Dubai tries to break into the top 10 rankings of...

Eritrean mistaken for assailant dies after Israeli guard shoots him and mob attacks him

October
19
,
2015
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JERUSALEM — An Eritrean migrant shot by an Israeli security guard and then attacked by bystanders who mistook him for an assailant in a deadly bus station attack has died of his wounds, Israeli hospital officials said Monday. The mistaken...

Afghan defence minister says Taliban used bombed hospital as a shelter

October
19
,
2015
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KABUL — Afghanistan's acting defence minister said on Monday that the Doctors Without Borders hospital in the north of the country that was bombed by U.S. forces was being used by insurgents who were fighting government forces. Masoom...