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Former Kazakhstan PM sentenced to 10 years in prison

Kazakhstan has sentenced former prime minister Serik Akhmetov to 10 years in prison, a court said today, the first time a former official of such stature will serve jail time in the country.

Former Kazakhstan PM sentenced to 10 years in prison

Prove you are a Muslim, get into Brooklyn comedy club for free

Donald Trump may want to block all Muslims from entering the United States, but a Brooklyn comedy club is welcoming them into its shows free of charge.

Prove you are a Muslim, get into Brooklyn comedy club for free

Wife’s role in California attack raises fear of jihad brides

A Pakistani woman's role as a shooter in the San Bernardino massacre is raising fears that foreign-born brides who support the Islamic State group could marry Americans to come to the U.S. to carry ou

Wife’s role in California attack raises fear of jihad brides

UN documents human rights situation in Kunduz under Taliban

The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan is releasing a report documenting human rights abuses in the northern city of Kunduz during the two weeks when the city was overrun by the Taliban.

UN documents human rights situation in Kunduz under Taliban

Indian-origin boy joins high IQ Mensa club in UK

A 13-year-old Indian-origin schoolboy has joined the coveted high IQ Mensa club in the UK after achieving a score of 161 out of a possible 162.

Indian-origin boy joins high IQ Mensa club in UK

Saudi Arabia holds first ever election open to women

Voting began today in Saudi Arabia's first elections open to female voters and candidates, a tentative step towards easing restrictions that are among the world's tightest on women.

Saudi Arabia holds first ever election open to women

Protesters disrupt Donald Trump speech at NYC luncheon

About a dozen protesters have stormed a USD 1,000-a-plate New York City luncheon where Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump was delivering a speech.

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Hillary Clinton vows to defeat Islamic State if elected president

Hillary Clinton has said her opponents are all talk when it comes to defeating the Islamic State group but that she's the only presidential candidate with a specific plan.

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Swiss see ‘terrorist threat’ in Geneva, hunt for suspects

The Swiss city of Geneva raised its alert level on Thursday and said it was looking for suspects who, according to national officials, had possible links to terrorism.

Swiss see ‘terrorist threat’ in Geneva, hunt for suspects

Protests continue in Chicago a day after mayor’s apology speech

Protests continued in Chicago on Thursday starting with a "die-in" by medical students, a day after embattled Mayor Rahm Emanuel emotionally apologized for the 2014 police shooting of a 17-year-old bl

Protests continue in Chicago a day after mayor’s apology speech

Islamic extremists ignored contact attempts by wife in California shooting: Sources

Islamic militant groups ignored contact attempts from Pakistan-born Tashfeen Malik in the months before she and her husband killed 14 people at a California holiday party, probably because they feare

Islamic extremists ignored contact attempts by wife in California shooting: Sources

Islamic State oil is going to Syria’s Assad, some to Turkey, US official says

Islamic State militants have made more than $500 million trading oil with significant volumes sold to the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and some finding its way to Turkey, a senior U.

Islamic State oil is going to Syria’s Assad, some to Turkey, US official says

Accused 9/11 plotters’ objections to female guards a bid to stall trial: US officer

Prisoners' religious objections to being touched by female guards at Guantanamo Bay are an attempt to stall proceedings in the death penalty trial of five men accused of a role in the Sept. 11 attacks

Accused 9/11 plotters’ objections to female guards a bid to stall trial: US officer

Oklahoma ex-policeman guilty of rape of women while on duty

A former Oklahoma City police officer was found guilty of crimes including rape and sexual battery by a jury on Thursday in a case where prosecutors said he preyed on women who had trouble with the la

Oklahoma ex-policeman guilty of rape of women while on duty

California shooting: Divers search lake for evidence in Southern California massacre

A week-old investigation into the shooting rampage that left 14 people dead at a holiday party in Southern California turned on Thursday to a small lake near the scene of the massacre, where divers se

California shooting: Divers search lake for evidence in Southern California massacre

China’s President Xi Jinping and Barack Obama discuss climate change by phone

China's President Xi Jinping told U.S. President Barack Obama on Friday that their countries should step up efforts to reach a climate change deal, state media said, as leaders try to bridge gaps betw

China’s President Xi Jinping and Barack Obama discuss climate change by phone

Global climate talks stumble near finish line; Fabius optimistic

Efforts to craft a global accord to combat climate change stumbled on Friday with China and many other nations refusing to yield ground, forcing host France to extend the U.N. summit by a day to overc

Global climate talks stumble near finish line; Fabius optimistic

Ukraine lawmaker manhandles PM Yatseniuk in rowdy parliament scenes

Fighting broke out among members of Ukraine's ruling coalition in parliament on Friday after a member of President Petro Poroshenko's bloc physically picked up Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk and pull

Ukraine lawmaker manhandles PM Yatseniuk in rowdy parliament scenes

Turkey says to ‘reorganise’ military personnel in Iraqi camp

Turkey has decided in talks with Iraqi officials to "reorganise" its military personnel at the Bashiqa camp near the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, the prime minister's office said on Friday, after a d

Turkey says to ‘reorganise’ military personnel in Iraqi camp

Islamic State truck bombs kill up to 60 people in Syrian town: Kurds

A triple truck bomb attack claimed by Islamic State in northeastern Syria killed at least 50 people and wounded 80 others, a spokesman for the Kurdish militia that controls the area said on Friday.

Islamic State truck bombs kill up to 60 people in Syrian town: Kurds

Suspected Boko Haram suicide bomber kills 7 in Cameroon

A suicide bomber killed seven people and wounded 27 in Cameroon's Far North region, Communication Minister Issa Tchiroma said on Friday, in an attack suspected to have been carried out by Boko Haram m

Suspected Boko Haram suicide bomber kills 7 in Cameroon

Pakistan successfully test-fires Shaheen-III ballistic missile with 2,750 km range

Pakistan on Friday conducted a successful test launch of medium-range Shaheen-III surface-to-surface ballistic missile, a statement from Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said.

Pakistan successfully test-fires Shaheen-III ballistic missile with 2,750 km range

Donald Trump postpones Israel trip amid controversy over Muslim ‘ban’ proposal

U.S. Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump on Thursday postponed his trip to Israel amid a controversy over his proposal to temporarily bar Muslims from entering the United States.

Donald Trump postpones Israel trip amid controversy over Muslim ‘ban’ proposal

Climate change: Look beyond hotspots to help people weather climate shocks, says study

Targeting money only at areas hit by drought and other climate extremes in an effort to build resilience among the world's poorest may be ineffective, researchers said.

Climate change: Look beyond hotspots to help people weather climate shocks, says study

California shooting: US officials search for missed red flags ahead of shootings

The U.S. government appears not to have picked up on extremist messages exchanged during the online courtship two years ago between the American-born man accused in the California shootings and his fu

California shooting: US officials search for missed red flags ahead of shootings

After California shooting, pig’s head left outside mosque; fears of Muslim harassment rise

A severed pig's head was left outside a mosque in Philadelphia. An Islamic center in Florida was defaced. A Sikh temple in California was vandalized by someone who mistook it for a mosque and left gra

After California shooting, pig’s head left outside mosque; fears of Muslim harassment rise

Erdogan friends Mark Zuckerberg over pro-Muslim message

Erdogan, who once threatened to ban Facebook in his country, used his official page on the website to respond to Zuckerberg both in Turkish and in English.

Erdogan friends Mark Zuckerberg over pro-Muslim message
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