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Washington: At least five dead in Annapolis newsroom shooting

At least five people were killed Thursday when a gunman opened fire inside the offices of the Capital Gazette, a newspaper based in Annapolis, a historic city an hour east of Washington.


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Algerian military plane crashes near Boufarik airport, 257 killed

257 people died after an Alegerian military plane crashed near an airbase outside the capital Algiers on Wednesday, according to state TV. The military transport plane crashed into a field shortly after take off at Boufarik airport, southwest of Algiers.


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Syria gas attack: More than 35 dead, Damascus in denial

A Syrian rebel group accused government forces on Saturday of launching a deadly chemical attack on civilians in a rebel-held town in eastern Ghouta, and a medical relief organisation said 35 people had been killed in chemical attacks on the area.


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Venezuela: 68 killed in rioting, fire at Valencia police station

Rioting and a fire in the cells of a Venezuelan police station in the central city of Valencia killed 68 people on Wednesday, according to the government and witnesses.


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Nepal plane crash: Death toll reaches 49; 22 people manage to escape

At least 49 people were killed on Monday when a Bangladeshi airliner crashed in cloudy weather as it came in to land at the Nepalese capital's hill-ringed airport, officials said.


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Florida school shooting: 17 killed, suspect in custody

At least 17 people, including students, were killed after a former student opened fire at a Florida high school, law enforcement officials said on Wednesday.


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Blast near Save the Children aid group office in Afghanistan

Attackers set off a car bomb near the office of the Save the Children aid agency in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad on Wednesday and then clashed with security forces, a provincial government spokesman said.


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Kabul hotel attack: 5 dead, 100 rescued in 11-hour long siege

Gunmen killed at least five people and wounded eight others in an attack on Kabul's Intercontinental Hotel, an official said today, as the eleven hours-long siege continues.


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Donald Trump to freeze $2 billion of Pakistan aid over terror safe havens?

President of the United States Donald Trump's freeze on aid to Pakistan could be worth almost two billion dollars, a senior US administration official said on Friday -- substantially more than first thought.


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More than 160 dead, over 1600 injured after 7.3 magnitude earthquake hits

More than 160 people were killed in Iraq and Iran on Sunday when a powerful magnitude 7.3 earthquake hit the region, state media in the two countries said, as rescuers searched for dozens trapped under rubble.


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Woman fired from job after she showed the middle finger to US President Donald

A woman who gave the finger to US President Donald Trump's motorcade last month has been fired by her employer after a photo of the incident went viral.


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26 killed in Texas church shooting; gunman identified

A man wearing all black and a ballistic vest opened fire outside a small Baptist church in a tiny town in Texas, killing at least 26 people and injuring 20 others in the country's most recent mass horror.


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3 killed in shooting inside Walmart in Denver, US

At least three people were killed in a shooting inside a Walmart store on Wednesday in suburban Denver, where police said they had not yet taken anyone into custody.


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Eight killed on New York bike path in suspected terrorist truck attack

A man driving a rented pickup truck rammed into pedestrians and cyclists on a bike path alongside the Hudson River in New York City on Tuesday, killing eight people and injuring about a dozen in what authorities said was an act of terrorism.


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Saudi Arabia to allow women into sports stadiums from 2018

The kingdom of Saudi Arabia seems to be relaxing some norms as part of its "Vision 2030" plan for economic and social reforms.


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Myanmar beauty queen stripped of her title 'after posting Rohingya video'

A Myanmar beauty queen says she was dethroned after posting a graphic video accusing Muslim Rohingya militants of driving communal violence in Rakhine state, a conflict fraught with controversy in the mainly Buddhist country.


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Mexico Earthquake: Over 240 dead, frantic search for survivors continues

The day after a strong earthquake leveled apartment buildings, damaged hospitals and flattened an elementary school, Mexicans mobilized Wednesday for a massive rescue effort, digging in a frantic search for survivors.


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Trump delivers UN speech, threatens to 'totally destroy North Korea,' calls Kim

President Donald Trump on Tuesday delivered a toughly worded defense of his "America first" foreign policy in his inaugural address to the United Nations and threatened to "totally destroy" North Korea if necessary.


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Mexico earthquake: 150 die in month's second major tremor

A 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck near Mexico City, killing scores throughout the region, reducing buildings to rubble and sending thousands fleeing in panic during the second temblor this month.


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Aung San Suu Kyi breaks her silence on Rohingya crisis, claims has no fear of

Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi today reached out to the global community in a broad appeal for support over a refugee crisis the UN has decried as "ethnic cleansing", urging outsiders to help her nation unite across religious and ethnic lines and offering a pathway back to the country for some of the Rohingya Muslims forced to flee by army operations.


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Rohingya Muslim genocide: Seminar to shed light on their plight and explore

An invitation has been sent out to all to attend a convention on Rohingya migrants, to be held in Delhi on Friday, September 15.


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Hurricane Irma ravages Florida; at least 28 dead

Hurricane Irma pounded heavily populated areas of central Florida on Monday as it carved through the state with high winds, storm surges and torrential rains that left millions without power, ripped roofs off homes and flooded city streets.


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Rohingya genocide 'seems a textbook example of ethnic cleansing,' says human

The U.N. Human Rights Chief said on Monday that the violence and injustice faced by the ethnic Rohingya minority in Myanmar, where U.N. rights investigators have been barred from entering, "seems a textbook example of ethnic cleansing."


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Hurricane Harvey claims 22 lives, Houston Mayor imposes nightly curfew

The biggest rainstorm in the history of the continental United States finally began to move away from Houston on Tuesday, and it was time to take stock of the damage and devastation it left behind while it spun east to ravage Louisiana instead.


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White nationalist rally in Virginia: Three dead as car plows into crowd amid

A car rammed into a crowd of people peacefully protesting a white nationalist rally on Saturday in a Virginia college town, killing three person, hurting more than a dozen others and causing tension in a day full of violent confrontations.


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Nawaz Sharif steps down as PM after Supreme Court pronounces him guilty in

Nawaz Sharif has stepped down as the prime minister of Pakistan following the verdict of the Supreme Court, a PML-N spokesman told Geo News.


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Sikkim standoff: Chinese daily accuses US of interfering, warns India

An article in China's state-run Global Times today accused the United States and other countries of trying to escalate the China-India standoff in the Sikkim sector to replicate the "South China Sea trick" and seek strategic benefits.


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White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer resigns

Washington: Sean Spicer, the White House press secretary, resigned on Friday after telling President Trump that he strongly disagreed with his appointment of Anthony Scaramucci, a New York financier, as his new communications director.


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O.J. Simpson to be released from prison in October, parole board decides

Washington: A parole board has unanmiously voted to release former football star and convicted felon O.J. Simpson from prison on Thursday.


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Ten Indians killed in fire in Saudi Arabia

At least 10 Indians were killed and six others injured on Wednesday when a major fire gutted a windowless house in Saudi Arabia.


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