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Woman shot by police in London anti-terror raid


LONDON: A woman was shot by police in London during an anti-terror raid on Thursday following an intelligence operation, the city´s Metropolitan Police said. The woman in her twenties was shot at an address in north-west London during an “ongoing counter terrorism investigation”, police said in a statement. She was …

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Macedonia parliament violence injures 100


SKOPJE, MACEDONIA: Scores of people were injured as violence erupted in Macedonia’s parliament after nationalist protesters stormed the building in anger over a vote for a new speaker, the interior ministry said yesterday. The chaos in Skopje broke out on Thursday evening, with dozens of demonstrators – including a group …

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German MPs approve partial full-face burqa ban


BERLIN: German lawmakers on Thursday approved a partial ban on the full-face burqa Islamic veil and a package of security measures aimed at preventing extremist attacks. The new laws follow several militant attacks, including a truck rampage through a Berlin Christmas market that claimed 12 lives, and come ahead of …

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29 killed in eastern DR Congo


GOMA (DR Congo): Twenty-nine people have been killed in three days of clashes between rival factions of a militia group in a village in Democratic Republic of Congo´s restive east, an official said yesterday. The two factions are fighting for control of the village of Bweru in North Kivu province, …

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Israel planning 15,000 more settlement homes in Jerusalem


OCCUPIED JERUSALEM: Israel intends to build 15,000 new settlement homes in East Jerusalem, the Housing Ministry said on Friday despite U.S. President Donald Trump’s request to “hold back” on settlements as part of a possible new push for Israeli-Palestinian peace. A formal announcement of the settlement plan, quickly condemned by …

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