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Iraq: Separate bomb attacks kill 11 in and around Baghdad

September 4, 2015
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Danbury News Times    

"Officials say a wave of attacks in and around Baghdad has killed at least 11 civilians and wounded 28. The attacks targeted five commercial areas with bombs. Police officials said the deadliest bombing Thursday killed three shoppers and wounded 10 in the town of Tarmiyah, 50 kilometers (30 miles) north of Baghdad." (09/03/15)

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Nigeria: 9,500 refugees return from Cameroon

September 4, 2015
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Epoch Times    

"At least 9,500 people have returned to Nigeria since the Cameroonian government said last month it will expel unregistered Nigerian refugees as part of the fight against Boko Haram, a Nigerian official said. Some of those who have returned claimed they were mistreated by the Cameroonian authorities, including being crammed in trucks leading to suffocation and alleged deaths." (09/03/15)

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Somalia: Militants kill dozens of soldiers

September 3, 2015
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Baton Rouge Post    

"Dozens of African Union and Somali army men have been killed after Islamist Al Shabaab militants overran a military camp in southern Somalia, military officials said Wednesday. The exact number of dead in the attack in Janale District, 80kms southwest of Mogadishu in the Lower Shabelle region was not known." (09/03/15)

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US begins secret drone attack to target IS militants

September 3, 2015
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Florida Statesman    

"The United States has launched a major but covert anti-terror operation to target Islamic State militants in Syria and the clandestine program is being run jointly by the Central Intelligence Agency and the Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC), according to a Washington Post report. The operation, run separately from the broader US military offensive against the brutal terror group, is responsible for several recent drone strikes against senior Islamic State operatives, according to the Post, citing unnamed officials." (09/03/15)

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Indonesia extradites ex-police officer sought in US murder

September 3, 2015
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ABC News ABC News    

"A former Austin, Texas, police officer has been charged with capital murder in the death of his pregnant girlfriend, according to a federal affidavit unsealed Wednesday. VonTrey Jamal Clark was being extradited from Indonesia to the United States. The Bastrop County Sheriff's Office scheduled a news conference Thursday to discuss the case against him in the death of Samantha Dean, whose body was found in February behind a vacant shopping center." (09/02/15)

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Yemen: Bombs at mosque in capital kill at least 20

September 3, 2015
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Bennington Banner    

"An Islamic State-claimed suicide bomber and a subsequent car bombing killed at least 20 people Wednesday at a mosque in Yemen's rebel-held capital, Sanaa, amid the country's raging civil war, officials said. The suicide bomber blew himself up inside the mosque during the evening call to prayers, while the car bomb exploded outside an entrance, they said." (09/02/15)

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France: Regime dismisses inquiry into Yasser Arafat’s death

September 3, 2015
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San Diego Union-Tribune    

"French magistrates have decided to dismiss an inquiry into the 2004 death of former Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, whose widow claims he was poisoned. The assistant prosecutor in Nanterre, Emmanuelle Lepissier, told The Associated Press that Tuesday's decision was made 'because there was not sufficient evidence that Yasser Arafat was assassinated by polonium (poisoning) or the intervention by another person.'" (09/02/15)

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New Ukraine doctrine declares Russia military opponent

September 3, 2015
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Parkersburg News and Sentinel    

"Ukraine's national security council on Wednesday approved a new military doctrine that declares Russia to be a military opponent and calls for the country to pursue NATO membership. There was no immediate official reaction from Russia, which hotly denies claims that it has sent troops and equipment to [seceded states formerly affiliated with Ukraine] and which opposes Ukraine joining NATO." (09/02/15)

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Mali, neighboring countries plan force to fight extremists

September 3, 2015
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Lompoc Record    

"Mali's defense ministry adviser says that five neighboring countries have met to discuss a joint force to fight extremism in the region. Lt. Col. Diarran Kone said Wednesday that representatives from Mauritania, Niger, Burkina Faso, Mali and Chad are meeting in Bamako to strategize." (09/02/15)

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Guatemala: President’s immunity lifted in corruption scandal

September 2, 2015
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ABC News ABC News    

"Guatemala's Congress lifted President Otto Perez Molina's immunity of office on Tuesday, opening him up to possible prosecution in a widening customs corruption scandal that has rocked his administration and the country's political system. With all 132 lawmakers present in the 158-seat assembly voting to approve the historic measure, prosecutors are now free to file criminal charges against Perez Molina just like any other citizen, and a judge would be able to order his detention." (09/01/15)

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Hungary: Government bars migrants from trains; smugglers wait in wings

September 2, 2015
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Iron Mountain Daily News    

"Hungary stunned migrants and European partners Tuesday by blocking asylum-seekers from its westbound trains, a move that raised new challenges for the EU's passport-free travel zone and could drive many into the reckless hands of cross-border smugglers. Hungary's right-wing nationalist government defended its U-turn — just days after it started permitting migrants on the trains without any coherent immigration controls at all — as necessary to send a get-tough signal." (09/01/15)

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Lawyer: Turkey arrested journalists to deter foreign media

September 2, 2015
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Idaho Press-Tribune    

"A lawyer representing two Vice News journalists and their assistant on Tuesday denounced a Turkish court's decision to arrest them on terror-related charges, calling it a government attempt to deter foreign media from reporting on the conflict with Kurdish rebels. The arrests have prompted strong protests from media rights advocates, the U.S. and the European Union." (09/01/15)

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Lebanese stage sit-in at ministry over trash crisis

September 2, 2015
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Altoona Mirror    

"Lebanese security forces dragged a number of activists out of the Environment Ministry in downtown Beirut, where they were staging an hours-long sit-in on Tuesday demanding the minister's resignation over a trash crisis that has ignited mass protests. At least one activist, Lucien Bourjeily, was injured and seen being taken away by paramedics." (09/01/15)

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Venezuela: Maduro says Colombia plotting his assassination

September 1, 2015
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ABC    

"Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Monday accused Colombia's government of giving its consent to a plan to assassinate him as both countries try to rally regional support in a border dispute exacerbating tensions between the two neighbors. Maduro said during a visit to Vietnam that the conspiracy has the consent of Colombia's government. Maduro, who frequently accuses Colombia of trying to topple his government, didn't present any details or evidence to back the claim but said he would soon." (08/31/15)

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Venezuela: Dozens shot by police amid crime crackdown

August 31, 2015
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Roanoke Times World    

"Workers in the industrial complex had been hiding in bathrooms and closets for hours when the shooting stopped. The last of the four suspected thieves, a slightly built man in yellow rain boots, surrendered on the roof, crying out, 'Jesus saves!' Police put him into a truck and drove away. But then witnesses watched, confused, as the truck circled back." (08/31/15)

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Turkey: Warplanes strike Islamic State in Syria as part of US coalition

August 31, 2015
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Lexington Herald-Leader    

"Turkish warplanes struck seven Islamic State targets north of Aleppo, Syria in 24 hours in the first Turkish contribution to a U.S. led coalition to weaken the proto-caliphate’s grasp on much of eastern Syria, according to the Turkish Foreign Ministry. 'Our jets started last night to carry out air operations with coalition forces against IS targets in Syria which pose a threat to our security too,' the ministry said in a statement Saturday." (08/29/15)

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Malaysia: Defiant PM rejects calls to step down

August 31, 2015
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ABC News ABC News    

"Embattled Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak poured scorn on a huge two-day rally that brought together tens of thousands of yellow-shirted protesters demanding his resignation over a financial scandal. Large crowds of protesters camped overnight on the streets of Kuala Lumpur wearing yellow shirts of the Bersih movement — a coalition for clean and fair elections — even after authorities blocked the organizer's website and banned yellow attire and the group's logo." (08/30/15)

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Egypt: Minister summons British ambassador over Al-Jazeera comments

August 31, 2015
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Danbury News Times    

"Egypt's Foreign Ministry summoned the British ambassador in Cairo on Sunday to protest comments he made after a judge sentenced three Al-Jazeera English journalists to three years prison each for reporting 'false news.' The ministry said in a statement that John Casson's comments were 'unacceptable interference' in the country's judiciary, and 'incompatible with diplomatic norms and practices.'" (08/30/15)

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Nigeria: Twenty top Boko Haram militants arrested

August 31, 2015
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CBC News [Canadian state media]    

"Nigeria's security agency said on Sunday it had made significant breakthroughs in the fight against Boko Haram and arrested 20 prominent members of the militant Islamist group accused of orchestrating deadly attacks. President Muhammadu Buhari has made halting Boko Haram's six-year-old insurgency a priority, but a Reuters tally shows the militants have killed more than 700 people in Nigeria in bomb attacks and shootings since he came to office on May 29." (08/30/15)

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China: Regime says netizens who spread rumors about Tianjin blasts, stock slide among 197 punished

August 31, 2015
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Greenfield Daily Reporter    

"People recently punished in China's campaign against online rumors include those who circulated an inflated death toll in the Tianjin blasts and who alleged a man committed suicide because of the country's stock market woes, state media reported Monday. The official Xinhua News Agency said 197 people have been punished in a special campaign, citing the Public Security Ministry, but did not say over what period." (08/30/15)

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Nepal: Sexual minorities parade to demand rights

August 30, 2015
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Omaha World    

"Hundreds of lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transvestites paraded through Nepal's capital to demand that rights for sexual minorities be included in the country's new constitution that is being finalized. The colorful rally in downtown Kathmandu -- an annual affair -- drew about 500 participants." (08/30/15)

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Guatemala: Prosecutors urge president to resign amid scandal

August 28, 2015
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Beaumont Enterprise    

"Pressure grew Thursday on Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina to resign as business and government offices closed, protesters marched by the thousands and the attorney general's office urged him to step down 'to prevent ungovernability that could destabilize the nation.' Guatemala's congress also named a commission of five legislators to consider whether to remove the president's immunity from prosecution, a process somewhat like impeachment." (08/27/15)

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Yemen: Saudi-supported former regime says no talks with Shiites unless they surrender first

August 27, 2015
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Killeen Daily Herald    

"The [former] Yemeni government is not negotiating with Shiite Houthi rebels [sic] who control the capital and much of the north, and demands that they lay down their arms, Foreign Minister Riad Yassin said Thursday. 'The Houthis and (former President Ali Abdullah) Saleh's militias must implement the U.N. resolution and surrender their weapons, and only then the dialogue and political process can begin, with the participation of all Yemeni parties,' Yassin told reporters in Cairo after meeting with Arab League Secretary General Nabil Elaraby." (08/27/15)

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Venezuela: Crackdown stuns once-welcomed Colombian migrants

August 27, 2015
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ABC News ABC News    

"The socialist president declared a state of emergency in six western cities bordering Colombia and suspended some constitutional rights. He said the move was needed to combat a thriving contraband trade after gang members shot three soldiers. Residents of Echeverri's shantytown were given 72 hours to leave, prompting a frenzied decampment, with immigrants carrying refrigerators, water tanks, and even doors and windows across a muddy knee-deep river dividing the two countries." (08/27/15)

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Iraq: Mosul commander stayed on vacation despite warnings of attack

August 27, 2015
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Biloxi Sun Herald    

"The top Iraqi army officer for Mosul remained on vacation last summer despite repeated warnings that Islamic State militants were planning to seize the city, and his units had less than a third of the soldiers they were supposed to have on the day of the battle. Those were some of the findings outlined in a 114-page Iraqi parliamentary report on why security forces in the city, the largest in northern Iraq, collapsed so rapidly as militants attacked it in June 2014." (08/27/15)

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