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Firefighters battle massive blaze at Dubai tower, residents evacuated (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)

Published time: 13 May, 2018 08:31 Edited time: 13 May, 2018 08:46 Dubai firefighters are battling a major fire at a high-rise residential building in the city. Footage from the scene shared on social media shows flames and huge plumes of smoke engulfing the tower. Dubai Civil Defence said they were working to put out the blaze at Zen Tower ...

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Paris knife attacker was of Chechen origin, aged 20 – reports

Published time: 13 May, 2018 05:48 Edited time: 13 May, 2018 05:52 The man who stabbed one person to death and injured several others at the Place de l’Opera in central Paris was of Chechen origin and aged around 20, reports in French media said. The assailant was neutralized by police. Police found no documentation on the attacker, but investigators ...

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'Years of not wanting to offend anyone nurtured Islamic extremism in the West'

Constantly prioritizing liberal values over national security in Europe has ultimately given a free hand to Islamic radicals, who sneak into the continent unhindered with little scrutiny, extremism expert Jennifer Breedon told RT. Breedon, an international criminal law attorney and expert in extremism studies, spoke to RT in the wake of the attack in Paris on Saturday night, when a ...

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3 churches hit by suicide bombers in Indonesia's 2nd-largest city

At least two people have been killed in three seemingly coordinated suicide bombings that hit churches in the second-largest city of Indonesia. About a dozen other people have been injured. Images in the local media show debris and bodies on the ground in the city of Surabaya on the Island of Java, as police cordon off the blast areas. “The ...

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'Next time in Jerusalem': Israeli winner adds political jab to Eurovision Song Contest

Freshly-crowned Eurovision queen Netta Barzilai struck fire with her victory speech, as she invited viewers to see next year’s song contest in the occupied Jerusalem, not the internationally-recognized Israeli capital Tel Aviv. Barzilai, who was a favorite to win the contest, clinched first place with her song “Toy,” riding the wave of female empowerment. But it was not only the ...

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French authorities investigating Paris stabbing as terrorism

French authorities are treating Saturday night’s stabbing in Paris, which left one person dead, as a terrorist attack, the Paris prosecutor has said. He cited witnesses who said that the attacker shouted “Allahu akbar.” Several witnesses earlier told media outlets that they heard the assailant shouting “Allahu Akbar” as he was stabbing passersby and attempted to storm into a restaurant ...

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Mass stabbing attack in central Paris, multiple injuries reported

Published time: 12 May, 2018 19:48 Edited time: 12 May, 2018 19:51 DERNIÈRE MINUTE : Attaque au couteau dans le 2ème arrondissement de Paris (secteur proche métro Quatre Septembre). Plusieurs victimes. — Remy Buisine (@RemyBuisine) May 12, 2018 I was in a restaurant rue saint Augustin in the 2eme arrondissement , crowd panic, blood, a guy with a knife ...

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Horrific ‘hairy’ creature washes up on Philippine beach (PHOTOS)

An enormous dead creature seemingly covered with hair has washed up on a beach in the Philippines, inciting some locals to ask for prayers in fear of impending doom. The 20-foot-long (sic-meter-long) globster – an unidentifiable organic mass – washed ashore in Barangay, San Antonio, in the Oriental Mindoro province of the Philippines on Friday night. Local Tam Maling, who ...

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Israeli airstrikes hit north Gaza Strip (VIDEO)

Published time: 12 May, 2018 17:28 Edited time: 12 May, 2018 17:53 The northern Gaza Strip has been hit by a series of Israeli air strikes, Palestinian and Israeli media report. Israeli warplanes reportedly launched eight airstrikes on Beit Hanoun Saturday, and images of fiery explosions and smoke-filled skies were shared on social media. There are no reported injuries from ...

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‘My driver sisters’: Saudi Arabia reportedly starts changing traffic signs for women

Saudi Arabia has reportedly started redesigning traffic signs for women ahead of Day X – June 24 – when all females will be allowed to drive on the roads. “My driver brothers, my driver sisters. Your commitment to traffic regulations protects your life and the lives of others,” the signs read, Saudi-owned Al Arabiya TV channel reported on Saturday.  لأول ...

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