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14 soldiers killed in anti-Boko Haram operations- Niger

14 soldiers killed in anti-Boko Haram operations- Niger

Oct 01, – Defence ministry spokesman Colonel Moustapha Ledru told state television that “123 terrorists” had been killed and “a large quantity of arms recovered from the insurgents.” Niger’s army said Friday that 14 of its soldiers and scores of Boko Haram fighters had been killed during a multi-month sweep operation in the nation’s southeast. […]

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Pakistan ‘completely rejects’ Indian claim of cross-border strikes

Pakistan ‘completely rejects’ Indian claim of cross-border strikes

Oct 01, – In a rare public announcement of such a raid, India said it had carried out “surgical strikes” on Thursday, sending special forces to kill men preparing to sneak into its territory and attack major cities. Pakistan on Friday “completely rejected” India’s claim to have sent troops across its disputed border in Kashmir […]

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One dead, 114 hurt as New Jersey train crash causes major damage

One dead, 114 hurt as New Jersey train crash causes major damage

Sep 30, – The train entered the Hoboken station “at a high rate of speed” and “crashed through the barriers, bringing it into the interior wall” of the terminal, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie said. A speeding commuter train that plowed into a New Jersey station during morning rush hour, killing one person and injuring […]

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After military raid, India looks at more ways to pressure Pakistan

After military raid, India looks at more ways to pressure Pakistan

Sep 30, – In a rare public acknowledgement, Indian officials said teams of elite troops crossed the de facto border dividing the nuclear-armed rivals in the Himalayan state, killing several militants it believed were planning to attack major cities. Beyond Thursday’s raid by Indian special forces into Pakistan’s side of divided Kashmir, New Delhi is […]

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India says hits Pakistan-based militants, escalating tensions

India says hits Pakistan-based militants, escalating tensions

Sep 29, – Pakistan said two of its soldiers had been killed in exchanges of fire, but denied India had made any targeted strikes across the de facto frontier that runs through the disputed Himalayan territory. Indian officials said elite troops crossed into Pakistan-ruled Kashmir on Thursday and killed suspected militants preparing to infiltrate and […]

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Nigerian sex slavery in Italy fueled by violence and ‘juju’ magic

Nigerian sex slavery in Italy fueled by violence and ‘juju’ magic

Sep 29, – Before her journey through Niger to Libya, a spiritual priest practicing a form of black magic known in Nigeria as “juju” had forced her to swear an oath of obedience to her trafficker. When Nigerian teenager Beauty arrived in Sicily after crossing the Mediterranean from North Africa last year, she had only […]

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32 people missing in China landslides following typhoon

32 people missing in China landslides following typhoon

Sep 29, – A rescue operation was underway in Sucun village in China’s Zhejiang province, south of the financial hub of Shanghai, after it was hit by a landslide on Wednesday evening, leaving 26 missing, the state-run Xinhua News Agency reported. At least 32 people were reported missing Thursday after rain-saturated hillsides collapsed onto villages […]

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Death toll in migrant shipwreck off Egypt rises to 202

Death toll in migrant shipwreck off Egypt rises to 202

Sep 27, – The boat capsized off the Mediterranean coast on Sept. 21. Rescue workers and fishermen said they had rescued at least 169 people, but uncertainty remains over how many might still be missing. Thirty-three bodies were recovered on Tuesday as a wreck of boat that sank off Egypt last week with hundreds of […]

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Clinton, Trump clash in fiery first debate

Clinton, Trump clash in fiery first debate

Sep 27, – With six weeks until election day and polls showing a virtual dead heat, the Democrat Clinton on Monday repeatedly questioned her rival’s fitness to serve in the Oval Office. Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump traded insults and sparred over temperament, stamina and judgment, in a fiery US presidential debate that often saw […]

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India at UN tells Pakistan to ‘abandon dream’ of Kashmir

India at UN tells Pakistan to ‘abandon dream’ of Kashmir

Sep 27, – Tensions between the longtime rivals have spiked over a recent attack on an Indian army base in Kashmir that New Delhi has blamed on Pakistan-based militants. India’s foreign minister on Monday used her address at the UN General Assembly to accuse Pakistan of terrorism, warning that India will not give up control […]

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