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Pittsburgh shooting: Anger at Pence rally ‘Jesus prayer’

[ad_1] Image copyright EPA Image caption Eleven people were killed in a mass shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue US Vice-President Mike Pence faces controversy after a cleric who identifies as a Jewish believer in Jesus Christ led prayers for victims of the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting.Rabbi Loren Jacobs' prayer included the words "God and father of my lord and saviour... Jesus the Messiah" and did not name the victims
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Garden Route wildfire: Seven killed in George, South Africa

[ad_1] Image copyright Working on Fire Image caption More than 400 firefighters have been battling the blaze 450 km (280 miles) east of Cape Town At least seven people have been killed in a raging fire along South Africa's popular Garden Route in the Western Cape province, officials say.A pregnant woman, two toddlers, and a baby are among the fatalities."The fire remains active on the slopes," Lauren Howard from Working
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Russian aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov damaged by crane

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The carrier returned from a mission in the Mediterranean last year where Russia is supporting Syria's President Bashar al-Assad Russia's only aircraft carrier, the Admiral Kuznetsov, was damaged when the dry dock where it was undergoing a refit sank, sending a giant crane crashing on to the ship.Rescuers are searching for a missing ship-worker.Four others needed medical attention after falling into the icy
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Chinese Military May Gain From Western University Ties, Report Warns

[ad_1] SYDNEY, Australia — The Chinese military is expanding its collaborations with foreign universities, sometimes concealing its scientists’ military ties, according to an Australian report published Tuesday. The report raises questions about whether countries wary of China’s rising power are in fact directly contributing to its military advancement.In the past decade, the Chinese People’s Liberation Army has sent 2,500 military scientists, researchers and engineers abroad, according to the report from
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Idlib deal going according to the plan, FM Çavuşoğlu says

[ad_1] Turkey rejected on Tuesday Syrian regime's accusations that it is not meeting its obligations under an agreement to create a demilitarized zone around the opposition-held Idlib region, saying the deal was being implemented as planned. Assad regime's Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem on Monday said that Turkey appeared unwilling to implement the deal. Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu dismissed the allegations on Tuesday, saying the agreement was continuing as planned. "There
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Filipina women detained at Halloween party in Saudi Arabia

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP Image caption Saudi Arabia prohibits public practice of traditions associated with religions other than Islam Seventeen Filipina workers in Saudi Arabia have been detained after they took part in a Halloween party, the Philippines foreign ministry says.The women were taken into custody on Friday by intelligence officers who raided a compound in Riyadh, after neighbours complained about the noise. It is not yet clear what charges
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‘This Is Our History’: A French City Confronts Its Slave-Trading Past

[ad_1] NANTES, France — On the banks of the Loire River in this port city, students come almost every day to see France’s only memorial to slaves brought by French ships to the New World.Gray steps lead down to an enclosed space made of weathered wood walls, not unlike the hulls of the ships where the slaves were chained for the voyage across the Atlantic Ocean.Junior high school students on
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German ‘serial killer’ nurse Hoegel admits to killing 100 patients on first day of trial

[ad_1] Former nurse Niels Hoegel, admitted Tuesday to killing 100 patients in his care, on the first day of his trial in the biggest serial killing case in Germany's post-war history. Hoegel, 41, has already spent nearly a decade in prison on a life term for other patient deaths, and is accused of intentionally administering medical overdoses to victims so he could bring them back to life at the last
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Venice under water as Italy hit by fierce wind and heavy rain

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Italy has been battered by fierce winds and rain which have left at least eight people dead across the country, while schools and tourist sites closed in several regions amid fears for peoples' safety.In the canal city of Venice, rising floodwaters have overwhelmed many of its famed squares and walkways, with officials saying as much as 75% of the city is now submerged.Venice's central St Mark's
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Bosnia races to launch shelters for EU-bound migrants before harsh Balkan winter

[ad_1] With winter knocking at the door, Bosnia is racing to avert a humanitarian crisis for thousands of EU-bound migrants crossing its mountainous terrain and sleeping without proper shelter as temperatures drop. The poor Balkan state has become a well-trodden stop on the new route to the European Union for migrants escaping war and poverty in Asia, the Middle East and North Africa. Some 20,000 have traversed the rugged country