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Two hostage takers in northern France 'neutralised'

Two men who took several people hostage in the Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray church shot by police, officials say.

Iraq's Yazidis living in fear on Mount Sinjar

Two years after ISIL massacres, the ancient Yazidi religious minority remains on the mountain where they fled.

French police fatally shoot 2 attackers who took hostages in a Normandy church

 A French security official says police have killed two attackers who used knives to seize hostages in a church near the Normandy city of Rouen. The official said the identities of the attackers and motive for the attack on Tuesday are unclear. Interior Minister Bernard Cazenevue is en route to...

Reports: Hostages taken at French church

Between four and six people held by kife-weilding assailants in Normady, police say

Ten Killed in Somalia as Suicide Car Bomb Targets U.N. Mine Offices

The suicide car bomber reportedly tried to speed through the barrier at the U.N. office but guards shot at the car

White House Offers Condolences After Mass Stabbing In Japan

"The fact that this attack occurred at a facility for persons with disabilities makes it all the more repugnant and senseless"

Fierce fighting rages in Libya

Since last year, the Libyan city of Sirte has become ISIL's most important base outside Syria and Iraq.

The life-saving work of one Liberian midwife

During the Ebola crisis, Hannah Gibson never stopped working and even learned how to perform life-saving surgery.

Kerry discusses DNC email hack with Russia's top diplomat

"I raised the question and we will continue to work to see precisely what those facts are," Kerry says

Hatred Behind Japan Attacker’s Stabbing Rampage

The attacker tried to hand deliver a letter he wrote to Parliament demanding all disabled people be executed

Australia Orders Probe Following Footage of Children Being Abused in Detention

Turnbull said he was "deeply shocked" by footage showing boys in juvenile detention being assaulted by guards

British National Dubbed ‘Jihadi Jack’ Denies Fighting For ISIS in Syria

A British national dubbed by the country’s media as ‘Jihadi Jack’ after he left the greenery of Oxfordshire for war-torn Syria has denied fighting for the Islamic State militant group (ISIS) in a new interview released Monday. The 20-year-old,...Show More Summary

Sanders urges supporters to rally behind Clinton

Bernie Sanders, the Vermont senator who lost a bitter fight for the Democratic presidential nomination, urged his supporters to back Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump, saying the choice was “not even close”. “Hillary Clinton will make a great president and I am proud to stand with her tonight,” Mr Sanders said to a raucous standing […]

2 detained in Nice truck attack investigation

New arrests come amid political scandal over limited police presence the night of the bloodshed

Top Chinese General Receives Life Sentence for Corruption

Guo's conviction is the latest in a sweeping anti-corruption campaign in China spearheaded by President Xi Jinping

Democrats can't blame Putin for spectacular own goal

On 14 June the Washington Post reported a security breach of the Democratic National Committee's computer network. Citing committee officials and security experts, reporter Ellen Nakashima wrote Russian government hackers were responsible, specifically two groups known as Cozy Bear and Fancy Bear. Show More Summary

Ethnic polarisation: Afghanistan's emerging threat

Despite Afghans' proven records in ethnic harmony, the growing ethnic polarisation can easily spread across the society.

Brussels Briefing: Political Terror

After the horror comes the soul searching. And, with unseemly speed, so too comes the politics. The revelations that the Syria refugee who blew himself up on Sunday night at a Bavarian music festival had pledged his allegiance to Isis...Show More Summary

Suicide car bomb explodes outside U.N. office in Mogadishu

No group has claimed responsibility for the attack, which is in a highly guarded area because of U.N. and African Union troops' base

A History of Mass Killings in Japan

Tuesday's attack on a care center in Kanagawa prefecture is the biggest mass killing since World War II

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