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Protests in Saudi after Shiite death sentences

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More than 100 people protested in eastern Saudi Arabia on Friday to oppose death sentences against a Shiite religious leader and seven others convicted after earlier demonstrations, an activist said. Following Friday prayers they marched in the community of Awamiya to oppose "all harsh sentences and...(more) 



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Student gunman wounds seven at US school: police

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Live TV pictures showed swarms of police and emergency workers descending on the Marysville-Pilchuck High School in the western state of Washington. The shooting occurred in the school cafeteria, according to multiple reports. I saw a gun pointed at a table... then I ran out of...(more) 



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U.S. judge gives ex-Colombian rebel 27 years prison for taking hostages

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By Aruna Viswanatha WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. judge sentenced a former member of a Colombian rebel group to 27 years in prison on Friday for his role in keeping three Americans hostage in the Colombian jungle in the mid-2000s. While the man, Alexander Beltran Herrera,...(more) 



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Gunmen kidnap Nigeria oil minister's sister: police

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The sister of Nigeria's powerful petroleum minister has been kidnapped in the oil hub of Port Harcourt, police said Friday, in the latest abduction targeting a prominent political family. Osio Agama, whose sister Diezani Alison-Madueke leads Africa's largest oil industry, was seized at gunpoint as she...(more) 



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Rebels, peshmerga set to reinforce Syria's Kobane

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Hundreds of Syrian rebels are to reinforce Kurdish fighters defending the border town of Kobane, neighbouring Turkey said Friday, as Washington voiced confidence that its fall to jihadists could be averted. Iraq's autonomous Kurdish region also plans to send reinforcements to Kobane, which has held off...(more) 




Priest arrested after posting child porn to Instagram

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A Philadelphia-area priest who pretended to be a teenage girl in an email with a minor in order to get lewd photos of her has been arrested on child porn charges after he allegedly posted the pics to his Instagram account -- and the District Attorney...(more) 



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French court approves Kazakh tycoon Ablyazov's extradition to Russia

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LYON France (Reuters) - A French appeals court approved on Friday the extradition from France to Russia or Ukraine of jailed Kazakh tycoon Mukhtar Ablyazov, accused of embezzling up to $6 billion from his former bank BTA. Ablyazov was arrested last July near the Riviera resort...(more) 



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Suspicious powder sent to western consulates in Istanbul: officials

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By Jonny Hogg ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Packets of an unidentified yellow powder were sent to five western consulates in Istanbul on Friday, officials said, prompting security alerts following two militant attacks in Canada this week. Consulates of the United States, Canada, France, Germany and Belgium received...(more) 



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European clubs campaign against Qatar winter World Cup

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Top European football clubs and championships are stepping up a campaign to block efforts to move the 2022 World Cup in Qatar to the winter months. FIFA wants to move away from the traditional summer tournament to avoid the searing temperatures in the Gulf state. The...(more) 



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London stocks end lower before bank 'stress' tests

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London (AFP) - London shares closed lower on Friday at the end of a week of gains as investors awaited the results of European bank "stress tests" this weekend. 



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Israeli troops kill Palestinian teen in West Bank clash: medics

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Ramallah (Palestinian Territories) (AFP) - Israeli troops shot dead a Palestinian teenager Friday in a clash with stone-throwing protesters near the West Bank city of Ramallah, Palestinian medical officials and security sources told AFP. 



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Palestinian boy shot dead by Israeli forces at West Bank protest

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RAMALLAH West Bank (Reuters) - A Palestinian boy was shot dead during clashes between Israeli soldiers and stone-throwing protesters in the occupied West Bank on Friday, medics and residents said. Orwah Hammad, 14, was shot in the head in the village of Silwad, north of the...(more) 



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