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Cologne hostage taker claimed to be ISIS member, threatened to burn woman alive – police

The assailant who took a woman hostage near the Cologne central station claimed to be a member of Islamic State (IS, former ISIS) group, police said, adding that it does not rule out a terrorist motive behind the incident. The incident unfolded Monday afternoon, when the perpetrator attempted to light up a Molotov cocktail in a neighboring fast-food restaurant. His ...

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Boko Haram kills second aid worker in Nigeria

15 October 2018 Related Topics Nigeria schoolgirl kidnappings Image copyright AFP Image caption Boko Haram has been responsible for kidnappings and attacks in Nigeria Boko Haram militants have killed a female aid worker held by the group since March, the Nigerian government has confirmed. In September, the jihadist group killed a midwife taken at the same time. The militants have ...

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Number of missing in city hard-hit by Michael drops dramatically

Five days after Hurricane Michael roared into the Florida Panhandle, decimating the seaside community of Mexico Beach, rescuers appear to have some good news — just three people remain missing in the city that was torn apart by the Category 4 storm. Hurricane Michael’s death toll has climbed to 18 and officials feared the number of people killed by the ...

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Jamal Khashoggi: Trump suggests 'rogue killers' to blame

Jamal Khashoggi: Trump suggests ‘rogue killers’ to blame 15 October 2018 Related Topics Jamal Khashoggi disappearance Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionPresident Trump and the King of Saudi Arabia discussed the disappearance of the Saudi journalist US President Donald Trump has suggested “rogue killers” could be behind the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Turkey. Speaking ...

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Russian Orthodox Church cuts all links with Constantinople

Russian Orthodox Church cuts all links with Constantinople 15 October 2018 Image copyright Reuters Image caption “Rupture full communion” – Russian bishop Metropolitan Hilarion announced on Monday The Russian Orthodox Church says it is cutting all links with the body that wields spiritual authority over the world’s Orthodox Christians, in a row over the church in Ukraine. The Constantinople-based body ...

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