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Sunday, November 22, 2015
Brussels under serious terrorism threat after Paris attacks
Heavily armed police and soldiers patrolled key intersections and subways were closed in Belgium's capital Saturday as the government warned of a threat of Paris-style attacks. At least one suspect from the deadly Paris attacks is at large, and was last seen crossing into Belgium.
Dozens dead after heaviest east Syria strikes
At least 36 people were killed Friday in airstrikes by Russian and Syrian jets on Islamic State-controlled Deir Ezzor province, a monitor said, describing them as the heaviest in the region since the start of the war.
U.S. officials rushed to defend President Barack Obama's signature health care reforms Friday after the country's largest insurer said it might pull out due to large financial losses.
Four civilians, including possibly a child, were "likely" killed in a U.S. airstrike against an Islamic State group checkpoint in Iraq in March, an investigation released Friday found.
The Islamic State jihadist group has claimed an attack at a Shiite mosque south of the Iraqi capital that officials said killed at least six people.
One killed in post-election protest in Haiti
One person was shot dead and another was wounded by a machete blow to the head Friday during post-election skirmishes that erupted in Haiti's capital Port-au-Prince.
Madrid urged to remove Franco street names 40 yrs after death
Madrid city council faced calls Friday on the 40th anniversary of the death of Gen. Francisco Franco to move faster to rename all streets and squares in the Spanish capital which pay tribute to the former dictator and his brutal regime.
Never mind the sharks or the swirling ocean debris that await him, Benoit Lecomte is counting the days until his long-distance swim from Tokyo to San Francisco -- to raise awareness of environmental threats in the Pacific.
Bangladesh leaders on death row seek pardon
Two top Bangladesh opposition leaders who are expected to be hanged within days sought clemency from the president Saturday in a last-ditch attempt to escape the gallows, the country's justice minister said.
Mali forces hunting 'more than 3' suspects after attack
Malian security forces were hunting "more than three" suspects on Saturday after a brazen assault on the Radisson Blu hotel in the capital that killed 20 people plus two assailants, a military official said.
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