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Iraq forces free hostages as January toll tops 900 – AFP

AFPBaghdad — Iraqi forces ended a hostage-taking at a Baghdad government building killing four militants on Thursday, as nationwide violence took January’s death toll past 900 with elections looming. The brazen assault on a building…



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I am Malala, not at home – The Hindu

The HinduA controversy erupted on Tuesday over teenage activist Malala Yousafzai’s bestselling book I am Malala. when the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa provincial government stopped the University of Peshawar from holding a programme on it. Ms. Yousafzai,…







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Haass steps up pressure on Northern Ireland talks – Scotsman

ScotsmanFINAL agreement on dealing with Northern Ireland’s troubled past, parades and flags must be struck by tomorrow, the independent chair of all-party talks has said. Measures intended to ease months of simmering resentment and violence…






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Syrian airstrikes pummel rebel areas – Businessweek

BusinessweekBEIRUT (AP) — Syrian government aircraft pounded opposition areas in the northern city of Aleppo and near the southern border with Jordan on Monday, a day after airstrikes killed at least 76 people, while the…







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Did The Groundhog See His Shadow? Yes. But Not In Georgia

Today is Groundhog’s Day. The annual event where the famous groundhog Punxsutawney Phil rises from his hole in the morning in Pennsylvania. And, as the website for the popular critter reported: Here Ye, Here Ye…


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