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Burkina troops retake hotel from Islamists, hostages freed

Security forces ended a siege by al Qaeda fighters at a hotel in Burkina Faso's capital on Saturday, killing three Islamist gunmen and freeing 126 hostages, the West African nation's security minister said. At least 20 peo

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PARIS UNDER ATTACK: Gunmen kill dozens

About 100 people were killed in the Bataclan concert hall in central Paris and 40 others have died in other locations in and around Paris in a militant attack, an official at Paris City hall said on Saturday. Gunmen and bombers attacked

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Jihadists kill six, take hostages in Mali hotel

Suspected Islamist militants attacked a hotel in central Mali used by UN staff, killing at least six people, taking others hostage and holding off troops encircling the building on Friday, residents and military sources said. A Ru

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French forces kill newspaper attack suspects

Two brothers suspected of attacking the offices of French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo were killed when police stormed their hideout on Friday while their hostage was freed, a police official said. However, a police source sa

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Qatar seeks to free more US hostages in Syria

Qatar is working to help free four Americans held hostage in Syria by various armed groups, a Gulf source familiar with the matter said on Monday, a day after the country's diplomacy helped free a journalist held since 2012. T

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Hostages freed; Mall in control of Kenya forces

Kenya said its security forces had taken control of the Nairobi shopping mall where Islamist fighters killed at least 62 people, and that police were doing a final sweep of shops early Tuesday after the last of t

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Blasts shake Kenya mall, smoke pours from building

Powerful explosions sent thick smoke billowing from the Nairobi mall where militants from Somalia's al Qaeda-linked al Shabaab group threatened to kill hostages on the third day of a raid in which at least 59 have already died.

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Gunmen still holed up in Kenya mall

Islamist militants were holed up with hostages on Sunday at a shopping mall in Nairobi, where at least 59 people have been killed in an attack by the Al Shabaab group that opposes Kenya's participation in a p

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Algeria death toll rises to 80 as more bodies found

Algerian troops found 25 bodies of hostages at a bomb-littered gas plant deep in the Sahara desert on Sunday, a day after ending a four-day siege, a security source said, raising the death toll of militants and their captives to at least 80.

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Oil slips as investors eye US jobs reports

Oil dipped on Thursday as investors turned their attention to upcoming US employment reports, following gains of almost 3 percent a day earlier after positive manufacturing data lifted spirits across markets. US crude for October delivery

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