French police shoot, arrest 'IS' gas car suspect

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Paris (AFP) – French police investigating a car containing six gas cylinders in Paris have arrested three female suspects said to have been planning fresh attacks, shooting one of them in the process. A police officer also suffered a knife wound during the arrest late Thursday of the three women — aged 39, 23 and 19 — who were preparing ...

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Train derailment in northwest Spain 'kills three'

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Madrid (AFP) – A train derailed in northwestern Spain Friday, leaving at least three people dead and several injured, the rail company and regional authorities in Galicia said. The train was travelling from the Galician town of Vigo to the city of Porto in Portugal when the accident happened near the town of O Porrino. Authorities in Galicia said three ...

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Afghan forces encircled by Taliban in provincial capital, officials say

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KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (Reuters) – Exhausted Afghan security forces were surrounded on Friday by Taliban fighters in the capital of Afghanistan’s south-central province of Uruzgan, a day after fighting off a concerted push by the militants, officials said. The Taliban attack, in one of the country’s top opium-producing areas, has exposed how thinly stretched Afghan security forces have become as they ...

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Lavrov, Kerry express concern after latest North Korea nuclear test

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GENEVA (Reuters) – Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry expressed concern after North Korea conducted its fifth nuclear test on Friday. Lavrov told reporters while meeting Kerry in Geneva to discuss Syria peace efforts that a message must be sent “very strongly” on implementing U.N. resolutions on North Korea. Kerry said he expected President ...

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The Latest: Opposing views to test in Seoul and Pyongyang

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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on North Korea’s nuclear test (all times local): 4:15 p.m. In the streets of Pyongyang and Seoul, residents offered opposite views of North Korea’s latest nuclear test. Rim Jong Su, the 42-year-old Pyongyang resident, said, “Now, I am full of confidence that if the enemies make any little provocations we will make a ...

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Top Asian News 5:50 a.m. GMT

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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea said Friday it conducted a “higher level” nuclear warhead test explosion, which it trumpeted as finally allowing it to build “at will” an array of stronger, smaller and lighter nuclear weapons. It is Pyongyang’s fifth atomic test and the second in eight months. South Korea’s president called the detonation, which Seoul estimated had ...

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This Is Not The India We Dreamt Of, Fought For: Kuldip Nayar

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“I believe ‘soft’ Hindutva is coming. What happened in Muzaffarnagar should be a warning for all of us,” said veteran journalist Kuldip Nayar here on Thursday at the launch of a book Living Apart on Muzaffarnagar communal riots. September 8 marks third anniversary of the 2013 Muzaffarnagar riots that resulted in at least 62 deaths including 52 Muslims and 10 ...

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Here’s Exactly What To Eat And Drink Before Thanksgiving Dinner

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11. If you have a fireplace or wood stove—or Radiant Fireplace 2 DVD—it should be going. Set the mood! 12. Skip the Bread (Kinda) It’s not who starts, it’s who finishes. In other words, keep your eyes on the prize—stuffing!—and don’t overload company with carbs before the main event. On this day, they are the enemy. Forgo the baguette and ...

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Cambodia keeps up the pressure on opposition in courts

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PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodia’s government and its opposition faced off in court and on the streets Friday as political tensions around challenges to Prime Minister Hun Sen’s long-standing autocratic rule show no signs of easing. The latest flashpoint is a case in the Phnom Penh Municipal Court against Kem Sokha, deputy leader of the Cambodia National Rescue Party, ...

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