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Islamic State commits major massacre in Syria's Kobani

Islamic State has committed its second-biggest civilian massacre in Syria with an attack on the town of Kobani and a nearby village, killing at least 146 civilians so far, a conflict monitor said on Friday. Fighting between the Ku

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Families of US massacre victims say they forgive killer

As the young white man charged with murdering nine people inside an historic black church in South Carolina stood blankly silent during a court hearing on Friday, relatives of slain worshippers addressed him one by one, offering tearful words of

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Brotherhood calls protest march as death toll mounts

Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood called on followers to march in protest in Cairo on Thursday, after at least 421 people were killed in a security crackdown on the Islamist movement that has left the most populous Arab nation polarised and in turm

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Egypt seethes under curfew after hundreds killed

Security forces struggled to clamp a lid on Egypt on Thursday after hundreds of people were killed when authorities forcibly broke up camps of supporters protesting the ouster of Islamist President Mohamed Mursi, in the worst nationwide bloods

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Massacre of over 100 reported in Syria's Homs

More than 100 people were shot, stabbed or possibly burned to death by government forces in the Syrian city of Homs, a monitoring group said on Thursday, and fierce fighting raged across the country. The British-based Syrian Obser

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Syria opposition says 100 massacred in Homs

More than 100 people were shot, stabbed or possibly burned to death by government forces in the Syrian city of Homs, a monitoring group said on Thursday, and fierce fighting raged across the country. The British-based Syrian Obser

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Schools closed in US town on ‘suspicious person’

All schools in Ridgefield, Connecticut, are in lockdown because of a suspicious person, police said on Monday, according to the Hartford Courant. No further details were immediately available. Ridgefield is about 20 miles (30 km)

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Connecticut's mindless massacre

  Twelve girls and eight boys. The 20 children who lost their lives in the mindless massacre at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in New Town were all aged between 6 and 7.   They were shot repeatedl

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Massacre in Damascus; over 200 bodies found

  Syrian opposition activists accused President Bashar Al-Assad's forces on Sunday of committing a massacre of scores of people in a town close to the capital that the army had just retaken from rebels.  

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Wounded Syria nears threshold of civil war

Whatever label the world gives it, Syria's worsening conflict justifies a UN warning of imminent civil war following massacres that have heightened the risk of widespread sectarian violence. Political analysts say several powerful fact

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