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Insurgents seize Syrian strategic town of Jisr al-Shughour, army says redeploys

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Islamist insurgents including al-Qaeda's wing in Syria Nusra Front seized the strategic northwestern Syrian town of Jisr al-Shughour on Saturday, for the first time in the four year conflict. Opposition fighters and the Syrian Observatory for Human rights said that the town was now totally controlled...(more) 



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IS suicide bombers kill four at Iraq-Jordan crossing

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The Islamic State group claimed an attack Saturday by French, Belgian and Senegalese suicide bombers on the Iraq-Jordan border that officials said killed at least four Iraqi security personnel. The bombers detonated explosives-rigged vehicles, one of them a lorry, at checkpoints on the Iraqi side of...(more) 



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Three Islamic State car bombs hit Iraq-Jordan border crossing, four dead

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BAGHDAD/AMMAN (Reuters) - Three suicide car bombs exploded at a border crossing between Iraq and Jordan on Saturday, killing four soldiers, a witness and an Iraqi border police source said, in an attack claimed shortly afterwards by Islamic State. The Islamic State militant group claimed responsibility...(more) 



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Nepal quake death toll reaches 758: home ministry

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The death toll in the earthquake that hit Nepal on Saturday has risen to 758, a home ministry official said, of which 467 were in the Kathmandu Valley that is the most heavily populated part of the Himalayan country. Earlier, a home ministry official said that...(more) 



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Jordan increases security at border crossing with Iraq after car bombs: official

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Jordan increased security at its border crossing with Iraq on Saturday after three suicide car bombs exploded on the Iraqi side, an official source said. "We have taken precautionary measures and beefed up security in such circumstances," the official Jordanian source said. An Iraqi police source...(more) 



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Togo votes as president seeks to continue family dynasty

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LOME, Togo (AP) — Voters have begun casting their ballots for president in the West African nation of Togo, a country that has been ruled by the same family for nearly 50 years. 



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Nepal quake toll reaches 688: government

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KATHMANDU (Reuters) - The death toll from a powerful earthquake that struck Nepal on Saturday has risen to 688, a senior home ministry official told Reuters, with 181 people killed in the capital Kathmandu. The quake measuring 7.9 is the strongest to hit the country in...(more) 



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S.Sudan leaders must strike deal for sake of nation: EU aid chief

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South Sudan's warring leaders must strike a compromise deal, the European Union's aid chief said Saturday, warning the international community was running out of patience over the country's civil war. "The war and the blame games must stop, and they must stop now -- it is...(more) 



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Pakistan PM orders probe into killing of rights activist

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Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has ordered an investigation into the killing of prominent rights activist Sabeen Mahmud who was shot dead minutes after she hosted a seminar on abuses in troubled Baluchistan province. Police said Mahmud, who runs The Second Floor, a cafe in Karachi...(more) 



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Knife-wielding Palestinian shot dead near Jerusalem: police

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Israeli police shot dead a knife-wielding Palestinian who attempted to stab colleagues at an east Jerusalem checkpoint, a spokeswoman said on Saturday. The 17-year-old assailant from the Al-Tur neighbourhood of annexed Arab east Jerusalem managed to get past one checkpoint but was brought down at a...(more) 



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6 first aid tips to help trees after a storm

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For Arbor Day, learn how to show damaged trees the love they deserve. 



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101 dead as massive 7.8 quake hits Nepal, causing major damage

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A powerful earthquake struck Nepal Saturday, killing at least 71 people as the violently shaking earth collapsed houses, leveled centuries-old temples and triggered avalanches in the Himalayas. It was the worst temblor to hit the poor South Asian nation in over 80 years. 



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