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Air strikes pound rebel-held east Aleppo after weeks-long pause

REUTERS Tue Nov 15, 2016 | 3:29pm EST By Ellen Francis and Angus McDowall | BEIRUT Intense air strikes resumed in rebel-held districts of eastern Aleppo after a weeks-long pause on Tuesday, killing at least three people, residents and a war monitor said. Syrian state television said the Damascus government’s air force took part in strikes against “terrorist strongholds” in ...

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Police raid 200 suspected Daesh sites in Germany

REUTERS | Published — Tuesday 15 November 2016 BERLIN: German police on Tuesday carried out sweeping raids on mosques, apartments and offices across 10 states in a probe against a group suspected of propagating hate and inciting 140 youths to fight alongside Daesh militants in Syria and Iraq, the interior ministry said. The group called The True Religion (Die wahre ...

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Barack Obama says Donald Trump will not abandon Nato commitment

David Smith in Washington President prepares to reassure world leaders on final foreign tour Trump expressed ‘great interest in maintaining our core strategic relationships Donald Trump will retain America’s commitment to the Nato alliance, Barack Obama has said, seeking to reassure a jittery world of continued American leadership. The Republican was often critical of Nato during the presidential election campaign, ...

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SCIENCE NEWS – Scientists discover how protein senses touch

Date: November 14, 2016 Source: Scripps Research Institute Summary: A protein first discovered in 2010 is directly responsible for sensing touch, scientists have discovered. Knowledge about this protein, called Piezo 1, could be relevant for designing better pain medications and exploring future therapies for blood disorders, hypertension and more. A new study led by scientists at The Scripps Research Institute ...

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Minnesota man sentenced to time served in Islamic State case

Nov 14 (Reuters) – A Somali-America man from Minnesota was sentenced to time already served on Monday for conspiring to join the Islamic State militant group in Syria in 2014, according to local media reports.  Abdullahi Yusuf, 20, was given no additional prison time and ordered to spend the next year in a halfway house by U.S. Judge Michael Davis, ...

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Nigeria: Deaths as Kano police clash with Shia Muslims

At least nine people killed in clashes between members of a Shia group and the police on the outskirts of Kano city. A judicial inquiry said that 347 IMN members were killed during clashes in December 2015 [File:Reuters]   At least nine people have been killed and several wounded during clashes between Nigerian police and Shia Muslims at a religious procession in ...

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400,000 victims of Stalin’s repressions have been rehabilitated in the last 63 years – officials

Almost 400,000 victims of repressions have been rehabilitated in the last 63 years after the death of Joseph Stalin, Igor Shaboltanov, a senior official from Russia’s Military prosecutor’s office, said as cited by Interfax. “The process of [political] rehabilitation in our country took place in two stages. The first stage began in 1953, almost immediately after Stalin’s death,” he said, ...

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Politician found guilty of assaulting Daily Monitor journalist

However, court nullified evidence that was brought by Ms Kayondo because it was not matching with that of the convict. SATURDAY NOVEMBER 12 2016 By CHRISTOPHER KISEKKA & GERTRUDE MUTYABA MASAKA- A former National Resistance Movement parliamentary contestant has been found guilty of  assaulting a Daily Monitor correspondent Ms Shamim Jingo Nakawooya and damaging her phone. On October 25 last ...

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4 killed as blast rocks US Bagram airbase in Afghanistan

An explosion rocked Bagram airfield, the largest US base in Afghanistan, early Saturday morning, killing at least four people and injuring 14 others, according to a NATO-led Resolute Support Mission press release. “An explosive device was detonated on Bagram Airfield resulting in multiple casualties. Four people have died in the attack and approximately 14 have been wounded,” Resolute Support said ...

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