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    If Only Stephen Paddock Were a Muslim

    If only Stephen Paddock had been a Muslim … If only he had shouted “Allahu akbar” before he opened fire on all those concertgoers in Las Vegas. If only he were a member of ISIS.

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    Catalonians choose independence from Spain

    Catalonia, one of Spain’s 17 autonomous regions, held a symbolic referendum back in November 2014, during which more than 80 percent of participants voted for independence.

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    North Korea believes US has declared war, starts preparing

    Pyongyang threatened to to shoot down American bombers flying near the Korean peninsula "even when they are not inside the airspace border of our country".

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    South Korea approves $8m aid package for North Korea

    South Korea has approved an $8m (£5.9m) aid package for North Korea, in a humanitarian gesture at odds with calls by Japan and the US for unwavering economic and diplomatic pressure on Pyongyang.

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    50 nations ink UN nuclear ban treaty opposed by big powers

    Fifty countries on Wednesday signed a treaty to ban nuclear weapons, a pact that the world’s nuclear powers spurned but supporters hailed as a historic agreement nonetheless.

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    North Korea launches missile over Japan

    North Korea fired a ballistic missile over Japan and into the Pacific Friday, responding to new UN sanctions with what appeared to be its furthest-ever missile flight amid high tensions over its weapons programmes.

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    'Architects of 9/11': Where are they now?

    Sixteen years after the World Trade center attacks, the case against the alleged ‘mastermind’ and his co-plotters looks as if it will drag on for years – if not decades, defence lawyers told Al Jazeera.

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    OIC countries vow to launch joint research projects

    India has registered an official complaint with the Australian government over a local advertisement that features the Hindu god Ganesha and other religious icons endorsing lamb.

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    Saudi government funded a ‘dry run’ for 9/11: Report

    As reported by the New York Post, the embassy might have used two of its employees for the so-called dry run before a dozen hijackers flew two planes into the Twin Towers, killing nearly 3,000 people in 2001.

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    US adds launchers to THAAD as dozens hurt in S. Korea protests

    Dozens of people were injured in clashes between South Korean protesters and police on Thursday as the US military added more launchers to the high-tech missile-defence system it installed in a southern town.

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    Russia initiates legal action against US

    It is not clear at what court Russia has initiated the legal action. The Kremlin’s Press Secretary Dmitry Peskov has said Moscow is open to filing a lawsuit with whichever court best gives it a chance of defending.

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    Millions of Muslims converge for Hajj at Mount Arafat

    With temperatures pushing 40 degrees Celsius under the desert sun, the faithful climbed the hill east of Makkah on the second day of the pilgrimage, which is dedicated to prayer and reflection.

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    N.Korea fires ballistic missile over Japan

    Nuclear-armed North Korea fired a ballistic missile over Japan on Tuesday, South Korea’s military and the Japanese government said, in a major escalation by Pyongyang amid tensions over its weapons ambitions.

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    German nurse killed 90 patients with lethal drug overdoses

    A male nurse jailed for life two years ago, for killing two hospital patients with lethal drug overdoses, murdered at least 90 patients in total and possibly twice as many, police said on Monday, calling it post-war.

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    1.4 million Muslims in Saudi Arabia for Hajj

    More than 1.4 million Muslims have arrived so far in Saudi Arabia to perform the Hajj pilgrimage slated to begin next week, with this year’s rituals featuring the return of tens of thousands of Iranians.

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    UN chief urges protection for civilians trapped in conflict

    Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is urging people everywhere to protect the millions of civilians trapped in conflicts around the world who are routinely being killed in direct and indiscriminate attacks.

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    3.5 million North Koreans sign up to fight against US

    Some 3.5 million North Korean citizens have signed up to enlist in the army to fight against the US, as tension between Washington and Pyongyang continues to mount, state-media reported on Saturday.

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    Risk of US-North Korea war 'very high,' Russian FM

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Friday cautioned that the risks of escalation of tensions between the United States and North Korea were "very high" following the recent war of words between Washington.

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    North Korea defiant after new sanctions, rejects talks

    North Korea on Monday angrily insisted that the tough new United Nations sanctions would not stop it from developing its nuclear arsenal, and warned it would not negotiate while being threatened.

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    Egypt court jails 50 policemen over strike

    An Egyptian court has jailed 50 policemen for three years after convicting them on charges related to a strike earlier this year, state media reported.

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    North Korea can hit most of United States: US officials

    North Korea's latest test of an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) has shown that Pyongyang now may be able to reach most of the continental United States, two U.S. officials told Reuters on Monday.

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    The 23 most powerful nations on earth

    The US has retained its position as the world's most powerful nation, despite declining respect for its leadership. That's according to US News and World Report, which has released the latest edition of its annual.

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    Putin asks US to recall 755 diplomats, staffers from Russia

    President Vladimir Putin asked the United States to withdraw 755 personnel from its embassy and consulates in Russia and warned ties with Washington could be gridlocked for a long time, in a move.

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    Muslims being 'erased' from Central African Republic

    Militias have taken advantage of the political vacuum in Central African Republic (CAR), engaging in ethnic cleansing of Muslims in a bid to erase the community from the country, human rights group Amnesty International.

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