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Paris terror attack: This isn't the time to critique Charlie Hebdo's cartoons
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Paris terror attack: This isn't the time to critique Charlie Hebdo's cartoons

As the initial outrage ebbed, the discussion around the attack also said we should not put Charlie Hebdo in a pedestal of great satire.

Nigeria: Boko Haram locked in battle with troops in Damaturu
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Nigeria: Boko Haram locked in battle with troops in Damaturu

Boko Haram gunmen fought running battles with Nigerian troops in the northeastern city of Damaturu.

Paris attack: Islamic State applauds Charlie Hebdo assailants as 'heroes'
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Paris attack: Islamic State applauds Charlie Hebdo assailants as 'heroes'

The IS on Thursday hailed the alleged perpetrators of Wednesday's terror attack on the office of the French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo, as “heroes”.

US worked with intel agencies to prevent 26/11 type terror attacks: Reports
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US worked with intel agencies to prevent 26/11 type terror attacks: Reports

The US has worked with international intelligence agencies over past few years to ensure they are best positioned to stop attacks like the 26/11 Mumbai attacks.

Yemen's al Qaeda threatens US hostage in new Islamic State-like video
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Yemen's al Qaeda threatens US hostage in new Islamic State-like video

In a video post of their own, Somers' mother and brother said Somers was "only trying to do good things for the Yemeni population" and pleaded with his captors to spare him.

Islamic State trying to unite Pakistan militant groups: Taliban
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Islamic State trying to unite Pakistan militant groups: Taliban

He says the purpose of visit by the Islamic State group was to see how it could work to unite various Pakistani militant groups.

Blast targets Egyptian troops near border with Gaza
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Blast targets Egyptian troops near border with Gaza

In an attempt to assuage the people's frustration, Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi said the government has allocated up to 1 billion Egyptian pounds (nearly $140 million) as compensation for the residents being forced to leave their homes.

Afghan president-elect says women to hold offices in govt, SC
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Afghan president-elect says women to hold offices in govt, SC

Ghani Ahmadzai said in a statement that he is committed to ensuring that women are well represented in government and the education and economic sectors.

Need to build a strong and broad coalition against Islamic State: Obama
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Need to build a strong and broad coalition against Islamic State: Obama

US President Barack Obama has called for building a strong coalition with broad international participation against the Islamic State militants.

British aid worker's beheading: US-led team to meet in Paris to discuss IS strategy
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British aid worker's beheading: US-led team to meet in Paris to discuss IS strategy

Senior figures from a US-led coalition are to meet in Paris on Monday to discuss how to defeat Islamic State jihadists, as the latest shocking beheading of a Western hostage strengthened their resolve.

ISIL beheads British aid worker: UNSC calls act 'heinous and cowardly'
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ISIL beheads British aid worker: UNSC calls act 'heinous and cowardly'

The UN Security Council has condemned the "heinous and cowardly murder" of British aid worker David Haines by an Islamic State militant.

Afghanistan: Karzai urges presidential poll candidates to unite
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Afghanistan: Karzai urges presidential poll candidates to unite

Karzai said the two could reach a deal within days and that Afghanistan could have a new government within a week.

How the UN Security Council plans to suppress foreign terrorists
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How the UN Security Council plans to suppress foreign terrorists

The UN Security Council plans to demand countries "prevent and suppress" the recruitment and travel of foreign fighters to join extremist militant groups like Islamic State by ensuring it is considered a serious criminal offence under domestic laws.

Taliban suicide trucks strike Afghan govt HQ in east, 12 killed
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Taliban suicide trucks strike Afghan govt HQ in east, 12 killed

The assault followed a stark message from the Taliban to world leaders gathered at a NATO summit in Wales, which will also discuss the drawdown of the alliance's mission in Afghanistan.

Obama seeks Security Council meet on threat of 'foreign fighters' in terror groups
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Obama seeks Security Council meet on threat of 'foreign fighters' in terror groups

US President Barack Obama will convene a Security Council summit on "growing and dangerous phenomenon" of foreign terrorist fighters, American envoy to the UN Samantha Power said on Wednesday.

Islamic State abducted Yazidi women, guilty of war crimes: Amnesty
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Islamic State abducted Yazidi women, guilty of war crimes: Amnesty

Amnesty International said ISIL abducted "hundreds, if not thousands" of women and girls of the Yazidi faith. The extremists also killed "hundreds" of Yazidi men and boys.

How Middle East channels are mocking Islamic State militants with satire
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How Middle East channels are mocking Islamic State militants with satire

Television networks across the Middle East have begun airing cartoons and comedy programs using satire to criticise the group and its claims of representing Islam.

Rooting out a cancer like ISIL will not be quick or easy, says Obama
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Rooting out a cancer like ISIL will not be quick or easy, says Obama

Terming the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) as a "cancer", US President Barack Obama has said that the top American priority was to roll back the gains made by the terrorist outfit in Iraq.

ISIS holds journalist hostage: Paying ransom will endanger Americans, says US
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ISIS holds journalist hostage: Paying ransom will endanger Americans, says US

The US has said payment of routine ransom to terrorist only puts other innocent American citizens at risk while defending its decision to swap five Taliban prisoners with the kidnapped soldiers in Afghanistan.

Afghanistan has a new war to fight, one against polio
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Afghanistan has a new war to fight, one against polio

Tens of thousands of volunteers fanned out across Afghanistan this week, braving deteriorating security and distrusting parents to administer two chilled drops of the oral polio vaccine each to millions of children.