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Gunman kills 39 in Istanbul nightclub, manhunt under way

By Humeyra Pamuk and Nick Tattersall | ISTANBUL A gunman opened fire on New Year revellers at a packed nightclub on the shores of Istanbul’s Bosphorus waterway on Sunday killing at least 39 people, including many foreigners, then fled the scene. Some people jumped into the Bosphorus to save themselves after the attacker began shooting at random in the Reina ...

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Pakistan Threatens Nuclear Attack On Israel

Concern about the effects of fake news racheted up a notch Sunday with a tweet from Pakistan’s defense minister threatening nuclear war with Israel on the mistaken belief Israel’s defense minister had threatened Pakistan if it sent troops to Syria. Fake news has been credited with contributing to the election of Donald Trump as president of the United States. Now ...

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Pakistani girl is taken as payment for a family debt

Women and young girls are treated as property, taken as payment for a debt, to settle disputes, or as revenge if a landowner wants to punish his worker MIRPUR KHAS: The mother rummages through a large metal trunk, searching for a picture of her young daughter taken away in the night to be the bride of a man who says ...

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Girl, 10, dies after falling ill on transatlantic flight from Toronto to London

 A 10-year-old girl died Saturday after falling ill aboard a transatlantic Air Canada flight. The airline says Toronto-to-London flight AC868 diverted to Shannon, Ireland, after the child suffered a medical problem. Air Canada says a doctor and a nurse were on board the plane and helped the flight crew to assist the child. Emergency crews met the aircraft when it landed in Ireland, but Air ...

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Russian military jet crashes on way to Syria, dozens from Red Army Choir among 92 believed dead

By Polina Devitt and Andrew Osborn | MOSCOW A Russian military plane carrying 92 people, including dozens of Red Army Choir singers, dancers and orchestra members, crashed into the Black Sea on its way to Syria on Sunday morning with no reports of survivors. The Russian Defence Ministry said one of its TU-154 planes had disappeared from radar screens at ...

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Under scrutiny, Trump decides to dissolve his foundation

By Emily Stephenson and Melissa Fares U.S President-elect Donald Trump said on Saturday he intends to dissolve his charitable foundation, the Donald J. Trump Foundation, which has been under investigation by the New York attorney general. Trump gave no timeline for winding down the foundation, but said in a statement that he wanted “to avoid even the appearance of any ...

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