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US police chiefs vulnerable as crime rates, media pressures rise

US police chiefs are facing rising job insecurity as they grapple with a jump in crime rates and greater scrutiny by media and federal authorities in the wake of videotaped shooting incidents involvin

US police chiefs vulnerable as crime rates, media pressures rise

Hillary Clinton warns against Republican ‘bluster and bigotry’ on terrorism 

Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton on Tuesday took a swipe at her Republican rivals' proposals for defeating Islamic State, saying "bluster and bigotry are not credentials for becomi

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Los Angeles schools threat: NY, LA schools receive same email threat; LA cancels classes

The nation's two biggest school systems - New York City and Los Angeles - received threats Tuesday of a large-scale jihadi attack with guns and bombs, and LA reacted by shutting down the entire distri

Los Angeles schools threat: NY, LA schools receive same email threat; LA cancels classes

Catalog creator Lillian Vernon dies in NYC at age 88

Lillian Vernon, creator of multimillion dollar catalog business that sold specialized gifts and home goods, has died in New York. She was 88.

Catalog creator Lillian Vernon dies in NYC at age 88

Republicans Donald Trump, Ted Cruz seize spotlight at US presidential debate

Republican front-runner Donald Trump and surging challenger Ted Cruz will lead the party's presidential contenders in a debate on Tuesday, their first encounter since deadly attacks in Paris and San B

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30 dead in Boko Haram attack on 3 Nigeria villages: Vigilantes

Brutal weekend attacks on three villages by Boko Haram Islamists in the restive northeast of Nigeria have left 30 dead and 20 others wounded, a vigilante said.

30 dead in Boko Haram attack on 3 Nigeria villages: Vigilantes

Parents, teachers grapple to explain Los Angeles school threat

Parents and teachers in Los Angeles tried to reassure students on Tuesday after a threat deemed likely to be a hoax prompted the unprecedented closure of hundreds of public schools and tricky question

Parents, teachers grapple to explain Los Angeles school threat

On attack in debate, Jeb Bush calls Donald Trump a ‘chaos candidate’

Republican presidential contender Jeb Bush assailed front-runner Donald Trump in a debate on Tuesday for proposing to ban Muslims from entering the United States, calling Trump a "chaos candidate" who

On attack in debate, Jeb Bush calls Donald Trump a ‘chaos candidate’

Pakistan conducts successful flight test of Shaheen 1-A ballistic missile

Pakistan has successfully conducted test launch of the Shaheen 1-A ballistic missile on Tuesday. According to Dawn, the test fire was conducted in order to re-validate various design and technical par

Pakistan conducts successful flight test of Shaheen 1-A ballistic missile

All Los Angeles schools closed after threat; 640,000 students affected

All schools in the vast Los Angeles Unified School District have been ordered closed due to an unspecified threat.

All Los Angeles schools closed after threat; 640,000 students affected

Germany: Facebook, Google and Twitter pledge to delete hate speech in 24 hours

Facebook, Google and Twitter have agreed to delete hate speech deemed illegal in Germany within 24 hours.

Germany: Facebook, Google and Twitter pledge to delete hate speech in 24 hours

Donald Trump reaching new heights in White House race

Republican front-runner Donald Trump has hit 41 percent support, resulting in the highest lead till now in a new national poll.

Donald Trump reaching new heights in White House race

Barack Obama warns Islamic State leaders, says ‘you are next’

US President Barack Obama confirmed the death of Mohammed Emwazi, a Briton known as "Jihadi John", in an air strike last month and warned the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) that they were

Barack Obama warns Islamic State leaders, says ‘you are next’

Barack Obama sings ‘Hotline Bling’ in video mashup

Right after making the US President Barack Obama sing 'Thriller' by Michael Jackson, the genius minds behind Obama's 'BaracksDubs' are back with one of the biggest hits of the year `Hotline Bling` mas

Barack Obama sings ‘Hotline Bling’ in video mashup

Air strikes kill 15 civilians in Yemen, hours before truce: Residents

Air strikes by an Arab coalition targeting Yemen's dominant Houthi group killed at least 15 people late on Monday, residents said, hours before a ceasefire was due to take effect to pave the way for U

Air strikes kill 15 civilians in Yemen, hours before truce: Residents

Journalists behind bars: 2015 report highlights China, Egypt

China, Egypt and Iran top the list of the world's leading jailers of journalists in a new annual report by the New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists.

Journalists behind bars: 2015 report highlights China, Egypt

Media mogul Sumner Redstone’s ex-girlfriend alleges forgery in U.S. lawsuit

Redstone is the controlling shareholder of Viacom Inc and CBS Corp and Herzer's allegations, in lawsuits filed in the past few weeks, that he is no longer mentally competent to run the companies has c

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California shooter messaged Facebook friends about support for jihad -LA Times

One of the shooters in the San Bernardino massacre, Tashfeen Malik, sent at least two private messages on Facebook to a small group of Pakistani friends in 2012 and 2014, pledging her support for Isla

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US presidential hopeful Clinton calls for easier naturalization

Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton on Monday called for an easier path to U.S. citizenship for immigrants, including easing fees associated with naturalization, and other immigration overhauls.

US presidential hopeful Clinton calls for easier naturalization

Barack Obama expected to move on Taiwan arms sales before year-end

The Obama administration is expected as soon as this week to authorize the sale of two guided missile frigates to Taiwan, U.S. congressional sources said on Monday, in spite of China's opposition to t

Barack Obama expected to move on Taiwan arms sales before year-end

Typhoon weakens but leaves 1 dead as it crosses Philippines

Typhoon Melor has weakened as it crossed over the central Philippines, leaving one man dead and wide areas without power. About 730,000 people were evacuated to safer grounds before the typhoon hit.

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In US schools, on streets and TV, children feel Muslim backlash

A backlash against American Muslims is leaving a mark on some of the nation's youngest minds. After seeing presidential candidate Donald Trump call on television for barring Muslims from entering the

In US schools, on streets and TV, children feel Muslim backlash

Google doodle marks BKS Iyengar’s 97th birthday in ‘yoga-esque’ pose

Google doodle has dedicated today's drawing to mark the life of yoga guru BKS Iyengar on his 97th anniversary.

Google doodle marks BKS Iyengar’s 97th birthday in ‘yoga-esque’ pose

Bangladesh govt blocks Twitter, Skype, IMO

The government of Bangladesh has blocked social networking sites Twitter, Skype and Imo, three days after a 22-day ban on Facebook was lifted.

Bangladesh govt blocks Twitter, Skype, IMO

Rebel bastion bombardment kills 31 civilians in Syria

The bombardment of a besieged Syrian rebel stronghold killed 31 civilians near Damascus in Syria on Sunday.

Rebel bastion bombardment kills 31 civilians in Syria

Teacher in France stabbed in class by Islamic State sympathiser

An elementary school teacher was stabbed on Monday in a Paris suburb by a man claiming support for the Islamic State. The teacher is out of danger.

Teacher in France stabbed in class by Islamic State sympathiser

‘No terrorist act in Russian plane crash in Sinai’

Egypt on Monday completed its probe into the Russian plane crash in Sinai peninsula and found nothing indicating "any illegal intervention or terrorist action" in the tragedy.

‘No terrorist act in Russian plane crash in Sinai’
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