• Mali says arrests two suspects linked to Bamako hotel attack

    Mali's security ministry arrested two people suspected of links to an attack on a luxury hotel in the country's capital that killed 20 people, the ministry said on Thursday. At least two armed men attacked the Radisson Blu hotel in Bamako on Friday in a dawn raid, killing six Russians, three…

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  • France's Hollande, in Moscow, urges grand coalition against Islamic State

    By Elizabeth Pineau and Denis Pinchuk MOSCOW (Reuters) - French President Francois Hollande told Russia's Vladimir Putin on Thursday world powers must create a "grand coalition" to combat Islamic State militants who control swathes of territory in Syria and Iraq. Hollande is on a diplomatic…

  • German police arrest two in Berlin suspected of planning attack

    German police commando units arrested two people suspected of planning an attack and searched an Islamic cultural center on Thursday, a police spokesman said. Police raided the cultural center in western Berlin and arrested two men aged 28 and 48 at a separate location in the south of the capital.…

  • In Denver, duo forms unlikely alliance to counter gang violence

    Late on a Sunday morning, when other Denverites were at church or preparing to watch the Broncos, an entrepreneur and a former gang member huddled at a desk. When 40-something Trey Staples grinned at the thought of putting players in giant bubbles, he revealed a glimpse of the boy he was before he…

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  • Black Lives Matter protests were nonviolent, but certainly not calm

    Charles Preston wants to make one thing perfectly clear. Overnight Tuesday in Chicago and Minneapolis, there was widespread relief. Worries that protests against police might turn violent had brought a member of Congress out onto the pavement in Minneapolis and prompted a pleading press…

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  • Is Donald Trump really a 'fascist?'

    Is Donald Trump really “fascist”? It seems his recent nativist statements – including his apparent endorsement of a national registry for Muslims in the US, and support for the surveillance of mosques – have pushed Republicans who think Trump is unelectable over the edge. Recommended: What do…

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  • How Muslims are using social media to reclaim their faith

    When Marwa Balkar learned of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s support of a tracking database for Muslims, she decided she would not take his remarks lying down. “When I first heard Donald Trump’s comments, I wasn’t shocked because I feel like it was something Donald Trump would…

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  • Del Nero quits FIFA executive committee, Sarney takes over

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The Brazilian Football Confederation says its president Marco Polo del Nero has stepped down from FIFA's executive committee and will be replaced by Fernando Sarney.

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  • Berlin police detain two in raids targeting Islamists

    German police Thursday detained two men in a series of raids targeting suspected Islamists in Berlin and said they were examining a "suspicious object". The raids, involving special forces police, targeted first an Islamic cultural centre in western Charlottenburg district, and then a building in…

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  • 3 Palestinians die in clashes; Israel toughens fence

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Three Palestinians were shot and killed in separate clashes with Israeli security forces in the West Bank on Thursday as Israel announced plans to strengthen a fence near the flashpoint city of Hebron in an effort to contain a two-month spate of violence.

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  • As climate conference looms, investors struggle to factor the environment in

    By Simon Jessop LONDON (Reuters) - If anyone needed proof of the link between the environment and investment, they need only look at the likely billions of dollars that auto giant Volkswagen looks set to pay in fines and compensation for making its cars appear greener than they are. The…

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  • Adele to go on tour for first time in five years

    British singer Adele is to go on tour in Europe next year, her first live dates in five years, she announced Thursday. Adele has previously spoken of how she suffers from stage fright, while some media reports had suggested she would not tour her latest album as she does not like leaving her…

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  • Egypt's Coptic pope breaks travel ban, visits Israel

    CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's state MENA news agency says the leader of Egypt's Coptic Orthodox Church has traveled to Israel in the first visit of its kind in decades.

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  • U.S. condemns killing of opposition member in Venezuela

    The United States on Thursday condemned the killing of a local opposition leader in Venezuela days before the Latin American country's legislative election and called on the government there to protect all political candidates. Luis Diaz, a leader of the opposition Democratic Action party in…

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  • Venezuelan opposition leader shot dead during campaign event

    A Venezuelan opposition leader was shot dead during a campaign event, political leaders said Thursday, raising tensions ahead of a legislative vote that could weaken the major oil producer's socialist government. An attacker shot Luis Manuel Diaz on Wednesday evening at an event also attended by…

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  • Cameron: UK must attack IS in Syria to deny group safe haven

    LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister David Cameron urged skeptical lawmakers to back airstrikes on the Islamic State group in Syria, saying Thursday that the Paris attacks have given the fight new urgency and Britain owes it to key allies to act.

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  • Venezuela opposition figure's killing was gangland hit: president

    Caracas (AFP) - Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro said Thursday the shooting dead of an opposition leader appeared to be a gangland score-settling, dismissing claims it was politically motivated ahead of key elections.

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