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U2’s Bono writes Paris attacks song ahead of French gigs
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U2’s Bono writes Paris attacks song ahead of French gigs

Eric Randolph | AFP - December 6, 2015

PARIS – U2 frontman Bono has written a song about the Paris attacks ahead of a defiant return to the French capital on Sunday for gigs that may…

FBI investigating San Bernardino shooting as ‘act of terrorism’
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FBI investigating San Bernardino shooting as ‘act of terrorism’

Del Quentin Wilber | Bloomberg - December 4, 2015

The California shooting that killed 14 people on Wednesday is being investigated as an "act of terrorism," David Bowdich, assistant FBI director in Los Angeles, said at…

Australian politician calls for US travel warning after California shooting
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Australian politician calls for US travel warning after California shooting

Ishaan Tharoor | The Washington Post - December 4, 2015

Tim Fischer, a retired Australian politician and former deputy prime minister in the right-wing government of Prime Minister John Howard, issued a stern rebuke of U.S. gun…

Colombia’s ‘discriminatory’ military draft under discussion as peace deal comes closer
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Colombia’s ‘discriminatory’ military draft under discussion as peace deal comes closer

JURRIAAN VAN EERTEN - November 30, 2015

BOGOTÁ, Colombia – André Monroy Gómez was in Madrid when he was supposed to show up for his military exam. His parents had taken the then-18-year-old Colombian…

16 killed in Guatemala prison fight, official says
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16 killed in Guatemala prison fight, official says

AFP - November 30, 2015

GUATEMALA CITY – Sixteen people have been killed in fighting between rival gangs in a maximum-security prison in Guatemala, a top official said Monday as security forces tried…

Judge orders hearing for detained Syrians in Honduras
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Judge orders hearing for detained Syrians in Honduras

AFP - November 30, 2015

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras – A judge Sunday ordered a hearing for five Syrians in Honduras who made it here after a five-country odyssey, as a slice of the refugee crisis…

Obama: No sign of credible terror plot against US
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Obama: No sign of credible terror plot against US

Juliet Eilperin | The Washington Post - November 25, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. President Barack Obama said Wednesday there is "no specific and credible intelligence" to suggest that terrorists have any plans to strike the United States…

Obama: Turkey has the right to defend itself
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Obama: Turkey has the right to defend itself

Juliet Eilperin and Karen DeYoung | The Washington Post - November 24, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. President Barack Obama urged Russia and NATO allies to take all steps Tuesday to "discourage any escalation" after a Russian warplane was downed along…

Syrian migrants braving Central American smuggling routes
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Syrian migrants braving Central American smuggling routes

Sarah Kaplan | The Washington Post - November 24, 2015

Two families, including four children, who turned themselves over to U.S. immigration authorities in a Texas border town Tuesday. Five men with fake Greek passports, stopped at…

US issues global travel alert due to ‘increased terrorist threats’
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US issues global travel alert due to ‘increased terrorist threats’

AFP - November 23, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The United States issued a worldwide travel alert on Monday warning U.S. citizens of "increased terrorist threats" in the wake of the Paris attacks. And a massive…

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