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Obama presents plan to close Guantanamo prison
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Obama presents plan to close Guantanamo prison

Andrew Beatty and Thomas Watkins | AFP - February 23, 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. President Barack Obama on Tuesday presented a long-awaited roadmap to close the controversial U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, saying it was time to…

Jihadist shot dead attacking police on Charlie Hebdo anniversary
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Jihadist shot dead attacking police on Charlie Hebdo anniversary

Pauline Talagrand and Marie Giffard | AFP - January 7, 2016

PARIS -- A jihadist wielding a meat cleaver was shot dead as he tried to attack a police station in Paris Thursday claiming to avenge French military action…

World prepares to welcome New Year despite terror fears
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World prepares to welcome New Year despite terror fears

Barry Parker | AFP - December 31, 2015

SYDNEY, Australia -- Global New Year's Eve festivities are set to begin under tightened security, with Brussels scrapping celebrations as fears of jihadist threats cast a pall, just weeks…

Obama tries to ease anxiety over terror attacks with Oval Office address
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Obama tries to ease anxiety over terror attacks with Oval Office address

David Nakamura | The Washington Post - December 6, 2015

U.S. President Barack Obama said on Sunday that recent attacks in Paris and San Bernardino, California, show that the threat of terrorism to the United States has…

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…

Peru deports Lori Berenson after she served 20-year terror sentence
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Peru deports Lori Berenson after she served 20-year terror sentence

AFP - December 3, 2015

LIMA, Peru – A U.S. woman jailed for 20 years in Peru on terrorism charges was deported early Thursday after completing her sentence, authorities said. Lori Berenson, a 46-year-old…

Two California shooting suspects dead, one person detained: police
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Two California shooting suspects dead, one person detained: police

AFP - December 2, 2015

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. -- A man and a woman suspected of carrying out a deadly shooting at a center for the disabled in California on Wednesday were killed in…

Timeline of deadly US shootings
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Timeline of deadly US shootings

AFP - December 2, 2015

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. -- At least one gunman opened fire inside a center for the disabled in San Bernardino, California on Wednesday, killing 14 people and wounding…

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