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Over 120 killed in Taliban school attack in Pakistan

At least 126 people, most of them children, were killed on Tuesday when Taliban gunmen stormed a school in the Pakistani city of Peshawar, taking hundreds of students hostage in the bloodiest insurgent attack in the country in years.

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Plague outbreak kills 40 in Madagascar

An outbreak of the plague has killed 40 people out of 119 confirmed cases in Madagascar since late August and there is a risk of the disease spreading rapidly in the capital, the World Health Organization (WHO) said. So far two ca

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15 killed in clashes in central Yemen

Yemeni Shi'ite Houthi fighters and supporters of the Sunni Muslim party Islah clashed in central Yemen on Saturday, residents and local officials said, another sign of sectarian warfare in the violence-prone country that borders Saudi Arabia

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Two killed in fire at Iran defence plant

An Iranian defence industry body said two workers were killed in a fire at an explosives factory in an eastern district of Tehran, the official IRNA news agency reported on Monday. An Iranian opposition website, Saham, described t

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Bahraini teenager killed in Iraq raids

A Bahraini teenager suspected of fighting alongside an extremist group has been killed in Iraq amidst US military air strikes. Fourteen-year-old Ibrahim Al Awadhi has been missing since July when he left for pilgrimage to Saudi Ar

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Bahrain policeman killed in blast

A Bahraini policeman died early morning on Saturday after being injured in a bomb blast while on duty at East Eker, said a report, citing the Interior Ministry. Mahmood Fareed, 24, was on duty, patrolling the area last night when

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Iran guards killed in clashes near Iraq border

Anonymous gunmen killed three Iranian security guards in an ambush near the Iraqi border, Iran's official media reported on Wednesday. The victims, two police officers and a sergeant, came under fire while patrolling a border

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Yemeni security officer killed by Qaeda gunmen

Suspected Al Qaeda militants shot dead a Yemeni intelligence officer in the southern city of Mukalla on Monday, a security official told Reuters. Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) has carried out a series of hit-and-run att

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120 dead in fighting between Yemen rebels, govt forces

At least 120 people were killed in northern Yemen on Monday in fighting between Shi'ite Muslim Houthi rebels and government forces before a ceasefire was agreed, a Yemeni official said on Tuesday. Ahmed Al-Bekry, deputy govern

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20 Yemen soldiers killed in attack

Twenty Yemeni soldiers were killed in an attack on a military checkpoint in the eastern province of Hadramout, state news agency Saba said on Monday quoting a local official. Yemen has been in turmoil since mass protests forced lo

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