• Egypt probing explosives found in DHL parcels bound for U.S.: CBS News

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Egyptian officials were investigating explosives found in DHL packages bound for the United States, CBS News reported on Tuesday, without providing further details. (Reporting by Eric Walsh; Editing by Mohammad Zargham)

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  • U.S., France agree to scale up fight against Islamic State

    By John Irish and Julia Edwards WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States and France agreed on Tuesday to ramp up military operations against Islamic State in Syria and Iraq and coordinate intelligence on domestic threats following the worst attacks to hit France since World War Two. Relations…

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  • Apparent suicide attack on Tunisian presidential guard bus kills 12

    By Tarek Amara TUNIS (Reuters) - A bomb exploded on a bus packed with Tunisian presidential guards in the capital Tunis on Tuesday, killing at least 12 people in an attack one source said was probably the work of a suicide bomber. Ambulances rushed wounded from the scene and security forces…

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  • Finding balance in the politics of fear

    In a recent Washington Post/ABC News poll, 83 percent of respondents agreed that a deadly attack is likely in America in the near future – a spike of about 10 points from previous similar surveys. Most call for a halt to US acceptance of Syrian refugees, lest a terrorist among them sneak into the…

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  • Can Jeb Bush rise again? Look to Florida for clues

    It was the tennis match of the century, Washington-style: Jeb Bush and brother Marvin versus two women champions, Chris Evert and Pam Shriver. Then-President George H.W. Bush set up the 1989 match, which took place on a private court in the Hart Senate Office Building. The Bush boys won in three…

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  • With graphic video, Chicago police and activists ask: How much transparency?

    As the Chicago Police Department prepares to release a potentially explosive video that shows an officer killing a 17-year-old black teenager named Laquan McDonald, some police-transparency activists have taken a new and curious position: They want the video to remain secret. Chicago prosecutors…

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  • Chicago police officer charged in shooting death of black teenager

    An Illinois state prosecutor charged Jason Van Dyke, a white Chicago police officer, with first-degree murder on Tuesday for the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald in October 2014. Mr. McDonald was shot 16 times by Van Dyke, prosecutors say. Now, Chicago is bracing for what could…

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  • The Latest: Official: Abaaoud was planning another attack

    PARIS (AP) — The latest on the deadly attacks in Paris and the heightened security in Europe. All times local:

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  • UN staffer killed in Mali attack on peacekeeping convoy

    United Nations (United States) (AFP) - A UN employee was killed Tuesday in an attack on a peacekeeping convoy in northern Mali, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said.

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  • One killed as hostage standoff ends in French town

    French police killed one man after his heavily armed group took the family of a bank manager hostage in a northern town on Tuesday, officials said, adding that there was no terrorist link. A group of heavily armed men wielding Kalashnikovs tried to seize the manager of a local bank branch in…

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  • Magnitude 7.5 quake hits eastern Peru: USGS

    A major quake of magnitude 7.5 struck the Peruvian-Brazilian border in the Amazon basin on Tuesday, the U.S. Geological Survey said, but there were no immediate reports of damage. The quake, initially reported as a magnitude 7.1, was felt all the way to the south of Peru, close to the Chilean…

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  • Coe defensive for Eugene getting 2021 worlds without bid

    LONDON (AP) — IAAF President Sebastian Coe is on the defensive over his role in Eugene receiving the 2021 world athletics championships without a bidding process, insisting on Tuesday that a leaked email does not show he lobbied for the small Oregon city.

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  • Deep 7.5 quake shakes remote Peru jungle region

    LIMA, Peru (AP) — A deep 7.5-magnitude earthquake has shaken a sparsely populated jungle region near the triple border of Peru, Brazil and Bolivia. There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage.

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  • Tensions soar as Turkey shoots down Russian plane

    Turkey shot down a Russian warplane on the Syrian border on Tuesday, causing international powers to plead for calm as tensions soared between the two rival players in the Syria war. Russian President Vladimir Putin slammed Ankara as "accomplices of terrorists" while the Russian military announced…

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  • Goals galore in Champs Lg as Barcelona and Bayern advance

    There were goals galore in the Champions League on Tuesday as Barcelona and Bayern Munich advanced to the knockout stage and also secured top spot in their groups.

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  • Canada to resettle 25,000 Syrian refugees by end of February

    TORONTO (AP) — Canada's new Liberal government said Tuesday it will resettle 10,000 Syrian refugees by the end of the year and another 15,000 by the end of February.

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  • Arsenal's Champs League hopes alive with 3-0 win over Zagreb

    LONDON (AP) — Arsenal received a Champions League lifeline courtesy of Alexis Sanchez's double and assistance from Bayern Munich on Tuesday.

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