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Chechen leader offers to take Danish giraffe – UPI.com

UPI.comAn 11-day-old giraffe calf stands with his herd at the Brookfield Zoo on July 2, 2013 in Brookfield, Illinois. Jasiri, a 7-year-old giraffe gave birth to the 173-pound, 5-foot-9-inch tall male calf on June 21,…




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Baghdad bombs, one near foreign ministry, kill 24 – AFP

AFPBaghdad — Three explosions in Baghdad, including one opposite the foreign ministry, killed 24 people on Wednesday, the latest in the country’s worst surge of violence in nearly six years. The attacks, which wounded dozens…


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Afghan presidential election campaign begins – BBC News

BBC NewsThe campaign for Afghanistan’s presidential election has been formally launched, with rallies for key candidates in the capital, Kabul. The election is scheduled to take place on 5 April, with 11 candidates to replace…






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Syrian government ‘demolished thousands of homes’ – BBC News

BBC NewsThe Syrian government has been “deliberately and unlawfully” demolishing thousands of homes, a new report by Human Rights Watch says. Satellite images appear to show large-scale demolitions with explosives and bulldozers in opposition strongholds…


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11 things to know about Lunar New Year – CNN

CNN(CNN) — It’s that time again: Lunar New Year. Red packets of money will change hands and dragon dances will roar through the streets as people around the world, predominately of Chinese descent, usher in…







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Bomb Hits Hezbollah Neighborhood – Wall Street Journal

Wall Street JournalHezbollah supporters gather at the site of a bomb blast in the Haret Hreik neighborhood in southern Beirut, Lebanon, Tuesday. European Pressphoto Agency. BEIRUT—A car bomb exploded in the Hezbollah stronghold of southern…







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Assad: Quitting not up for debate – BBC News

BBC NewsSyrian President Bashar al-Assad has said he has no intention of quitting, and the issue is not up for discussion at next week’s peace talks. “If we wanted to surrender we would have surrendered…





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Polling on constitution underway in Egypt – Xinhua

XinhuaCAIRO, Jan. 14 (Xinhua) — Egyptians started casting their votes Tuesday on the country’s new draft constitution, which is widely seen as a milestone during Egypt’s political transition after Islamist president Mohamed Morsi was ousted…


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Iraq Bombings Kill 41 – Wall Street Journal

Wall Street JournalAn Iraqi police officer stands guard at the site of a car bomb in central Baghdad on Wednesday. Agence France-Presse/Getty Images. BAGHDAD—A wave of bombings across Iraq striking busy markets and a funeral…



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Troops battle al-Qaida fighters near Baghdad – USA TODAY

USA TODAYIraq’s government urged Fallujah residents to expel al-Qaida militants to avoid an all-out battle in the besieged city. The seizure of Fallujah and nearby Ramadi mark the most direct challenge to the government since…






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Al-Qaida Takes Control of Iraqi City – Voice of America

Voice of AmericaReports Saturday say the Iraqi government has lost control of Fallujah to al-Qaida militants after days of fighting. A senior security official told the French news agency that Fallujah is under the control…









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DR Congo repels ‘terror attacks’ – BBC News

BBC NewsThe Democratic Republic of Congo’s army has repulsed several attacks in the capital, Kinshasa, by an “unknown terrorist group”, the government says. Spokesman Lambert Mende Omalanga said action had been taken to “preserve at…





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