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Antwerp driver charged with attempted 'terrorist' murder: Prosecutors

The authorities said they found a rifle and bladed weapons in the car after they arrested the suspect on Thursday.

24 Mar 2017

In a first, International Criminal Court awards Congo war crimes victims $250 each

Awarding both individual and collective damages, the court also found that Katanga was liable for one million dollars of the total damages estimated at $3.7 million (3.4 million euros). 

24 Mar 2017

French far-right leader Marine le Pen at her campaign headquarters, in Paris. (File Photo | AP)
France's Marine Le Pen urges cooperation with Russia against 'terrorism'

Le Pen did not have any planned meetings with Kremlin representatives or government officials during her Moscow visit.

24 Mar 2017

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Ousted Egypt president Mubarak freed from detention

Mubarak was accused of inciting the deaths of protesters during the 18-day revolt, in which about 850 people were killed as police clashed with demonstrators.

24 Mar 2017

The US-led NATO forces in Afghanistan did not immediately respond to requests for comment. 
Russia denies supplying Taliban after NATO claim

In a statement to the Senate Armed Services Committee, Scaparrotti said Moscow was "perhaps" supplying the Taliban.

24 Mar 2017

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Six Russian troops killed as rebels attack Chechnya base

Six Russian troops died in the early hours of Friday when a group of insurgents attacked their base in Chechnya, with six rebels killed in the resulting shootout, the National Guard said.

24 Mar 2017

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Two more 'significant arrests' over UK Parliament attack: Police

The police carried out more than a dozen searches, seizing 2,700 items including "massive amounts of computer data" and were attempting to work out whether others had supported the attacker.

24 Mar 2017

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Final push on Syria's Raqa to begin 'in coming days': France

Raqa is one of two major strongholds of the IS along with the Iraqi city of Mosul, which Iraqi forces in October launched a massive operation to recapture.

24 Mar 2017

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Police raid militant hideout in Bangladesh

Bangladesh police laid siege to a five-storey building where suspected militants belonging to an Islamist group behind the country's worst terror attack were holed up.

24 Mar 2017

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Astronauts set to conduct 6-hour long spacewalks to upgrade space station

Astronauts aboard the International Space Station will conduct three 6.5-hour long spacewalks starting today to prepare for the future arrival of commercial crew spacecraft and upgrade hardware.

24 Mar 2017

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About 56% American citizens disapprove of Republican health care bill: Poll

A majority of American voters, 56 per cent, disapprove of the Republican health care plan to replace the Affordable Care Act or Obamacare, according to a poll.

24 Mar 2017

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Dramatic temperature drop led to mass extinction 35 million years ago: Scientists

The period of intense and rapid climate change occurred at the same time when Australia separated from Antarctica, scientists said.

24 Mar 2017

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World's oldest Vespa scooter to fetch 300000 euros at auction

The world's oldest Vespa, a hand-crafted scooter that featured in the 1953 Audrey Hepburn blockbuster movie 'Roman Holiday', is up for auction and is expected to fetch up to 300,000 euros.

24 Mar 2017

Iraqi American composer and musician Rahim AlHaj, center, rehearses in Dearborn on Thursday. He composed a series of pieces based on the letters of eight Iraqis sharing personal tales during wartime.  (AP)
Iraqi-American composer musically translates wartime letters 

AlHaj is touring the United States in support of the resulting album, "Letters from Iraq," which is set to be officially released next month on the Smithsonian Folkways label. 

24 Mar 2017

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Pakistan observes 86th death anniversary of Bhagat Singh, demands British Queen's apology

The civil society members and academics in Pakistan demanded a public apology from the British Queen for the "unjust killings" of Indian freedom fighters as it marked their death anniversary.

24 Mar 2017

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Sydney teenager pleads guilty to plotting terror attack

A Sydney teenager pleaded guilty on Friday to plotting a terrorist attack on an Australian Veteran's Day ceremony last year.

24 Mar 2017

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Andhra woman, baby found with slit throats in US in suspected hate crime

An Indian woman and her seven-year-old son were found dead in their home in New Jersey, according to the family in Andhra Pradesh.

24 Mar 2017

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US lawmaker Gabbard asks Justice Department to investigate hate crimes

Tulsi Gabbard, the first Hindu lawmaker in US Congress, has expressed concern over a series of hate crimes against Indian-Americans and asked the Justice Department to investigate all violent acts.

24 Mar 2017

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Taiwan court hears landmark gay marriage case

Authorities have been rejecting applications for same-sex marriages based on a clause in the Civil Code, which says an agreement to marry should be made between a man and a woman. 

24 Mar 2017

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No one knows America like truckers do: President Trump at White House industry meet

US President Donald Trump got into a parked truck, honked, and pretended to drive in a gesture to welcome the trucking industry representatives in the White House.

24 Mar 2017

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At least 10 dead in Bangladesh road accident

At least 10 persons were killed in Bangladesh and several others injured early on Friday as a truck veered off a road in the Mymensingh district, a police official said.

24 Mar 2017