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Over 460 hurt in clashes as police block Catalan vote

Monday Oct. 2 2017   Police officers removing demonstrators outside a polling station in Barcelona yesterday. The referendum on Catalonia’s independence from Spain has been ruled unconstitutional by the central government and the courts.PHOTO: REUTERS   BARCELONA • Spanish riot police fired rubber bullets and forced their way into activist-held polling stations in Catalonia yesterday, as thousands flooded the streets ...

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Two dead in Marseille train station knife attack: police

AFP | Published — Sunday 1 October 2017   French riot policemen attend a drill at the Marseille railway station, France, May 4, 2016, in preparation of security measures for the UEFA 2016 European Champioship. (File photo by Reuters)   MARSEILLE, France: A man armed with a knife killed two people at the main train station in the Mediterranean port ...

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O.J. Simpson Is Freed on Parole in Nevada After 9 Years

The New York Times | OCT. 1, 2017   O.J. Simpson was released from a Nevada prison on Sunday after serving more than eight years for armed robbery. Credit Pool photo by Jason Bean   By AMY HARMON   O.J. Simpson was released on parole in Nevada on Sunday, after serving nine years in a state prison on charges stemming ...

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Saudi arrested for threatening female drivers on social media

ARAB NEWS | Published — Saturday 30 September 2017   A source at the public prosecutor’s office said it would not allow anyone to harm Saudi security. (SPA)   JEDDAH: Police in the Eastern Province have arrested a young man who threatened female drivers on social media. Public Prosecutor Sheikh Saud bin Abdullah Al-Muajab directed the arrest after a video ...

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Military plane crash in Congo kills dozens

30 September, 2017   There were no survivors among the all-Russian crew that was transporting vehicles, weapons and military personnel. Initial reports suggest the plane suffered a faulty take-off. A military plane crashed Saturday morning in the Democratic Republic of Congo, killing everyone on board, according to military and airport officials. The Russian-made Antonov transport plane went down shortly after ...

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Turkey opens its largest military academy in Somalia

September 30 2017 16:57:00   MOGADISHU – Anadolu Agency Turkey on Sept. 30 opened its largest overseas military training academy in Somali capital Mogadishu. The academy was inaugurated by Turkey’s Chief of General Staff Hulusi Akar and Somali Prime Minister Hassan Ali Khaire in a ceremony held at the training facility. Senior Somali officials, Turkish and foreign diplomats attended the ...

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Suicide blast outside Shiite mosque in Kabul; 6 dead

Four people have been killed and 20 others wounded in a blast outside a Shiite mosque in Kabul. Reported by: Agencies, Kabul [Updated:29 Sep 2017, 7:15 PM IST]   File photo. Afghan security forces outside a blast site. Photo:AP   A suicide bombing has been reported from the Afghan capital Kabul, leaving at least 6 dead and many wounded. A spokesperson ...

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More than 60 feared dead after boat carrying Rohingya sinks

IRISH TIMES | September 29, 2017 Refugees from Myanmar were in sight of land when vessel shipwrecked, says official   A Rohingya Muslim refugee mourns beside the body of his child near Inani beach in Cox’s Bazar district. File photograph: Fred Dufour/AFP/Getty Images   More than 60 people are feared dead following the shipwreck of a boat carrying Rohingya Muslims ...

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General: 30 Killed in Shabab Attack on Somali Military Base

VOA | September 29, 2017   FILE – Hundreds of newly trained al-Shabab fighters perform military exercises in the Lafofe area 18 km south of Mogadishu, Somalia, Feb. 17, 2017.   By Mohamed Olad   At least 30 people were killed Friday when al-Shabab militants stormed an army base, Somali government officials said. The militants attacked the base in the ...

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