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Wednesday, October 14, 2015
Jerusalem attacks kill 3 as wave of violence escalates
A pair of Palestinian men boarded a bus in Jerusalem and began shooting and stabbing passengers, while another assailant rammed a car into a bus station before stabbing bystanders, in near-simultaneous attacks Tuesday that escalated a monthlong wave of violence. Three Israelis and two attackers were killed.
MH17 downed by 'kind of missile installed in BUK'
Air crash investigators concluded Tuesday that Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was shot down by a missile fired from war-torn eastern Ukraine last year, killing all 298 people on board.
Iran's parliament approved the country's nuclear deal with world powers Tuesday, paving the way for the historic agreement curbing Tehran's atomic program to take effect and for sanctions to end.
Al-Qaida's Syrian affiliate called for jihadists to attack Russia over its air strikes in Syria, as rockets hit Moscow's Damascus embassy Tuesday where demonstrators had gathered to back the intervention.
Explosions and sporadic gunfire rocked the outskirts of Ghazni Tuesday after the Taliban attempted to storm the southeastern city, as the insurgents tighten their grip across Afghanistan following their lightning capture of another provincial capital.
Muslim, Jewish groups bicker at contested shrine
Jewish and Muslim grassroots groups, self-declared defenders of their faiths, have played a key role in rising Israeli-Palestinian tensions, stepping up activities at a contested Jerusalem shrine at the heart of the current violence.
Tuesday, October 13, 2015
Consumption expert Deaton wins Nobel Economics Prize
Angus Deaton of the United Kingdom and the United States won the Nobel Economics Prize on Monday for his work on consumption, poverty and welfare, the jury said.
EU nations criticize Russia's military moves in Syria
European Union nations on Monday criticized Russia's military intervention in Syria, with the bloc's top diplomat calling it a worrying "game changer." It demanded the "immediate" halt of Russian air strikes against moderate Syrian rebel groups, adding that a lasting peace was impossible under Moscow-backed President Bashar al-Assad.
Belarus' Lukashenko looks to eased sanctions
Belarus strongman Alexander Lukashenko looked on Monday to the EU to ease sanctions against his regime after a landslide electoral win, but international observers said the poll was tainted by irregularities.
Rare new picture surfaces of Taliban founder Mullah Omar
The Afghan Taliban have released a striking new picture of late founder Mullah Omar from his days as a religious student, the only known image of the reclusive leader before he lost his right eye in battle.
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