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Boko Haram’s ‘Deadliest Massacre’: 2000 Dead

Hundreds of bodies – too many to count – remain strewn in the bush in Nigeria from an Islamic extremist attack that Amnesty International described as the “deadliest massacre” in the history of Boko Haram. An Amnesty International statement said there are reports that as many as 2,000 people were killed. “The human carnage perpetrated by Boko Haram terrorists in ...

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Debris & Two Bodies Found From Missing AirAsia Flight

Debris from missing AirAsia Flight QZ8501 was found today, and two bodies were found nearby, authorities said today. “AirAsia Indonesia regrets to inform that The National Search and Rescue Agency Republic of Indonesia today confirmed that the debris found earlier today is indeed from QZ8501, the flight that had lost contact with air traffic control on the morning of 28th,” ...

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AirAsia Flight With 162 on Board Goes Missing

The search is on for an AirAsia passenger jet flight QZ 8501 carrying 162 people that lost contact with Indonesian air traffic control early Sunday, gripping Southeast Asia with a second missing plane crisis in less than a year. The aircraft went missing as it flew over the Java Sea between the islands of Belitung and Borneo. Search and rescue ...

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Sean Paul Receives Death Threat From ‘Extremist’ Group

A death threat has been issued against Jamaican Grammy-winning dancehall artiste Sean Paul if he follows through with a scheduled New Year’s Eve performance in the Maldives. The online video threat was posted on YouTube by ‘islam dheen’, The threat read “Sean Paul, if you visit the Maldives, the world will see your burned and blood-drenched dead body,”

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2 NYPD Officers Die in Ambush Shooting

A gunman who announced online that he was planning to shoot two “pigs” in retaliation for the police chokehold death of Eric Garner ambushed two officers in a patrol car and shot them to death in broad daylight Saturday before running to a subway station and killing himself, authorities said. The suspect, 28-year-old Ismaaiyl Brinsley, (In Photo) wrote on an ...

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Ebola Death Toll Climbs To 6,388

Nearly 6,400 people have now died from Ebola, the World Health Organization said Wednesday, amid a ballooning case load in Sierra Leone. The UN health agency reported 17,942 cases of the deadly virus across eight countries as of December 7, resulting in a total of 6,388 deaths — all but 15 of them in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. On ...

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Darren Wilson Quits Ferguson Police Force

Darren Wilson, the white police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black teenager Michael Brown in the US town of Ferguson, last August, has resigned. Wilson’s lawyer confirmed on Sunday that the policeman had quit his job, with immediate effect. Darren Wilson, who had been on administrative leave since the killing, told a newspaper he did not want to put ...

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Darren Wilson Goes Free in Michael Brown Killing

A grand jury declined to indict Police Officer Darren Wilson for fatally shooting Michael Brown, an unarmed African-American teenager, after an encounter in the St. Louis, USA, suburb on August 9. File Photo: Darren Wilson (left) Michael Brown (right) The decision, announced this evening, means Wilson will not face criminal charges in a case that set off sustained unrest and ...

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Strong 6.8 Magnitude Quake Hits Central Japan

A strong earthquake shook central Japan last night, injuring dozens of people and destroying homes in a well-known ski resort, authorities said. The Japan Meteorological Agency reported it was magnitude 6.8; the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said it was magnitude 6.2. One of the hardest hit areas was the skiing village of Hakuba, where at least seven housing and storage ...

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First Caribbean National Tests Positive For Ebola

A Cuban doctor on the frontlines of the battle against Ebola in Sierra Leone has tested positive for the virus, becoming the first Caribbean national known to have contracted the deadly disease. Dr. Felix Baez, a specialist in internal medicine, is one of 165 Cuban medical professionals who have been treating Ebola patients in Sierra Leone since early October. The ...

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