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Cristiano Ronaldo Double Saves Rafael Benitez, Takes Real Madrid to Top

Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice and missed a penalty as Real Madrid eased the pressure on under fire coach Rafael Benitez by moving to the top of La Liga with a 3-1 win over Real Sociedad. Real now lead Barcelona and Atletico Madrid by a point, but both can move back …

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Islamic State fatwa aims to settle who can have sex with female slaves

The Islamic State fatwa sheds new light on how the group is trying to reinterpret centuries-old teachings to justify the sexual slavery of women in the swaths of Syria and Iraq it controls. Islamic State theologians have issued an extremely detailed ruling on when “owners” of women enslaved by the …

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Belgium: Two suspected of plotting terror attacks in Brussels

The two suspects were arrested following searches Sunday and Monday in the Brussels area, the Liege region and Flemish Brabant. Two people have been arrested in Belgium on suspicion of planning attacks in Brussels during the holidays, the federal prosecutor’s office said Tuesday. The investigation revealed “the threat of serious …

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110 journalists killed in 2015, most in ‘peaceful’ countries

A total of 110 journalists were killed around the world in 2015, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) said today, warning that more were being deliberately targeted for their work in supposedly peaceful countries. Sixty-seven journalists were killed in the line of duty this year, and another 43 died in circumstances that …

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India, Pakistan, Bangladesh Will Reunite, Says BJP’s Ram Madhav

NEW DELHI:  India, Pakistan and Bangladesh will reunite one day to create “Akhand Bharat” or an ‘Undivided India’, BJP’s National General Secretary Ram Madhav has said. In an interview to international news network Al Jazeera, the former spokesperson and national executive member of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), said that this …

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Kejriwal Government Scraps More Than 900 Auto Permits After Alleged Scam

NEW DELHI:  Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal held a meeting of cabinet ministers and senior bureaucrats early on Saturday morning and decided to scrap nearly 1000 autorickshaw permits in Delhi after alleged irregularities in their allotment. The Delhi government also suspended three officials of the transport department, including a senior bureaucrat, in …

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Attacks Kills At Least 15 Civilians Across Iraq

A wave of attacks across Iraq killed at least 15 civilians today as government forces pressed on with their offensive to dislodge ISIS militants from a major city west of Baghdad, officials said. No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attacks, though they bore the hallmarks of the ISIS, a …

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Helicopter Crashes Fighting Wildfire In Spain, Pilot Dead

A helicopter battling a fire in northern Spain crashed today, killing the pilot, emergency services said. The helicopter crashed and burst into flames in a forest in a rural area in the northwestern region of Asturias, local emergency services said in a statement. The pilot – the sole occupant of …

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Pakistan’s army is building an arsenal of ”tiny” nuclear weapons—and it’s going to backfire

Pakistan has the fastest growing nuclear arsenal and, within the next five to ten years, it is likely to double that of India, and exceed those of France, the United Kingdom, and China. Only the arsenals of the United States and Russia will be larger. In recent years, Pakistan has …

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Miss Colombia mistakenly crowned as winner of Miss Universe 2015

The host of the Miss Universe has apologised after mistakenly naming the wrong woman as winner, leaving Miss Colombia empty-handed. After the error, Ariadna Gutierrez was instead declared runner-up and surrendered her crown to Miss Philippines, Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach. MissUniverse2015 became Twitter’s biggest trend of the night as social media users …

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