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Boko Haram Attacks Nigerian Army Base, Five Soldiers Killed: Military Source

Five Nigerian soldiers and more than 15 Boko Haram fighters were killed when the jihadists attacked an army base in the remote northeast where the group has been fighting for an Islamic state, a military source said on Sunday.

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Chinese Police Shoot Dead Three 'Terror' Suspects In Xinjiang

Chinese police shot dead three "violent terror" suspects in the western Xinjiang region, the government said on Monday, the latest clash with Islamist militants who the government says want to break the region away from China.

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Militants Attack Construction Workers In Indian Kashmir, Kill Three

Several unidentified militants attacked a camp housing road construction workers in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir on Monday, killing three laborers before fleeing, said police in the restive region near the border with Pakistan.

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Sixteen People Have Been Arrested In France Over Kim Kardashian’s £8 Million Jewellery theft

Pic: TMZ

Police have arrested up to 16 people in connection with the £8 million jewellery robbery of reality TV star Kim Kardashian in Paris last October, Europe 1 Radio and other French media reported.

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Turkish Army Says 48 Islamic State Militants Killed In Syria On Sunday

Turkish-led air and ground operations in Syria killed 48 Islamic State militants on Sunday while Turkish warplanes destroyed 23 buildings and shelters used by the jihadists, Turkey's armed forces said in a statement on Monday.

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Thai Floods Kill 21 And Hit Rubber Production

Widespread flooding in Thailand's south has killed 21 people, hit rubber production in the region and shut down infrastructure, officials said on Monday, as the military government increased aid to flood-affected areas.

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Thailand Considers Death Penalty For Officials Convicted Of Graft

Thai officials convicted in corruption cases involving more than 1 billion baht ($28 million) could face the death penalty under a proposal approved on Monday by the military-appointed National Reform Steering Committee.

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Give Us Back Our Troop Carriers, Singapore Urges Hong Kong

Singapore's defence minister said on Monday that the nine armoured vehicles seized in Hong Kong could not be detained or confiscated but that he welcomed Hong Kong's pledge that the dispute would be handled in line with its laws.

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Eight Police Killed In Attack In North Sinai

At least eight policemen were killed in an attack on a checkpoint in the northern Sinai city of al-Arish on Monday, security and medical sources said.

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Women Plan Protests In India Against Mass Assault And Victim-Blaming

Pic: ReutersMUMBAI: Women's groups in India are planning nationwide rallies on January 21 to protest the alleged mass molestation in the city of Bengaluru on New Year's eve, and subsequent comments by politicians blaming the women for the crime.

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