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Egypt attack: President Sisi pledges forceful response

A devastating gun and bomb attack on a mosque in the Sinai peninsula killed 300 people.

Oxford Circus: Platform 'altercation' caused tube panic

Police want to trace two men, following panicked scenes at a London Tube station on Friday.

Yemen war: First aid flights arrive since blockade

Several UN planes reach the capital, Sanaa, including one carrying 1.9m doses of vaccine.

Mexico creates huge national park to protect marine life

The Revillagigedo Archipelago is named a marine reserve, protecting hundreds of ocean species.

Donald Trump says he shunned Time over Person of the Year

Time Magazine disputes US President Donald Trump's account of how he rejected a photo shoot.

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India’s Gay Rights Activists Seize Momentum After Landmark Ruling

A Supreme Court decision that citizens have a constitutional right to privacy is seen as a crucial advance in the fight against a law criminalizing sex between men.

China Limits Waste. ‘Cardboard Grannies’ and Texas Recyclers Scramble.

An intense crackdown by Chinese regulators on imported foreign waste destined to be recycled has had an impact on businesses and municipalities around the world.

Violence Flares as Nepal Heads to Landmark Elections

As the Himalayan country prepares to hold its most important vote in years on Sunday, Maoists who want it stopped have carried out a series of attacks.

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Zimbabwe’s New Leader Stirs Fears That He Resembles the Old One

Former Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa succeeded the leader he helped to topple, Robert Mugabe, who had held the office since independence 37 years ago.

Oscar Pistorius’s Murder Sentence Is Increased to 15 Years

South African prosecutors had said the six-year sentence that the sprinter received for killing his girlfriend in 2013 was “shockingly lenient.”

Mugabe Will Continue Living in Zimbabwe, Spokesman Says

The issue of immunity did not come up in talks with the military over the future of the former president and his wife, Grace, the spokesman said.

Rwanda Offers to Host African Migrants Stranded in Libya

The gesture could partly reverse the northward odyssey of African migrants seeking new lives in Europe.

A Wave of New Fiction From Nigeria, as Young Writers Experiment With New Genres

Nigeria has become a major exporter of literary talent, and now one publisher, Cassava Republic, is expanding to the United States.

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Tug of war pits Russia vs. the West over Serbia

U.S. paratroopers last week participated in joint military drills with Serbian forces in an effort to bolster relations.

At least 305 killed during Friday prayers at mosque in Egypt

Images from inside the building showed dozens of bodies wrapped in blood-soaked cloth lined up on the floor of a mosque in North Sinai.

Departing consumer watchdog head picks successor, Trump picks Mulvaney

In a resignation letter Consumer Financial Protection Bureau head Richard Cordray named a deputy director to succeed him, but the president overrode his choice.

How one state created a model gun background check system

Pennsylvania has overhauled its criminal and mental health records reporting for the last six years in order to improve its background check system.

Online sales give businesses a Black Friday boost

Crowds appeared lighter at stores, but analysts forecast that internet sales would reach a record $5 billion.

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Dueling Appointments Lead to Clash at Consumer Protection Bureau

President Trump named his budget director as the agency’s acting leader, moving to take control just hours after its departing leader had taken steps to install his own choice for acting chief.

Diplomats Sound the Alarm as They Are Pushed Out in Droves

A State Department exodus marks a new stage in the broken and increasingly contentious relationship between Rex W. Tillerson and much of his work force.

Militants Kill 305 at Sufi Mosque in Egypt’s Deadliest Terrorist Attack

The assault, in an area racked by an Islamist insurgency, sent shock waves across the nation — not only for the death toll but also for the choice of target.

Scene of Deadly Attack at Egypt Mosque

At least 235 people were killed when militants detonated explosives and sprayed gunfire at a crowded Sufi mosque near Egypt’s Sinai coast.

Who Are Sufi Muslims and Why Do Some Extremists Hate Them?

A terrorist attack in Egypt has focused attention on the mystical school of Islam, which emphasizes the inward search for divinity.

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