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First They Attacked A Mall, Then They Repelled SEAL Team Six: The Rise of Al Qaeda 2.0

Few Americans had ever heard of al Shabaab before the fall of 2013. That changed on Sept. 21, when gunmen armed with AK-47s entered the Westgate Mall, a suburban-style shopping center in an upscale neighborhood of Nairobi, Kenya, and began calmly, methodically hunting down and murdering shoppers, …


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Flu deaths in California rise to 302, but appear to be slowing

The total confirmed deaths from the<p>fluin California rose to 302 this week, as this year's flu season continues to wane.<p>Twenty-four flu deaths were confirmed Friday, a drop from late January and early February when an average 50 people died each week.<p>This year's flu season struck early, and appears …

How new FDA labels will change your food

The FDA’s proposed revamp of nutrition labels is intended to help Americans make healthier decisions about what they eat. In fact, experts say what’s …


Gay British man deported from Uganda urges government to help his partner

Bernard Randall says ministers need to do much more for Albert Cheptoyek, facing seven years' prison on indecency charges<p>Bernard Randall, the British man deported from Uganda after being found with a gay-sex video, has condemned Britain's failure to take decisive action against the east African …

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Twin Nigeria blasts kill at least 50 in Maiduguri

<b>Two explosions targeting a busy market in the town of Maiduguri in northeast Nigeria have left at least 50 people dead, the Red Cross says.</b><p>Hospital sources say many of the victims were children.<p>Maiduguri is the headquarters of a military force fighting against the Boko Haram Islamist group, which …


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Turkey to shut schools in blow to PM rival

Turkey's parliament has passed a new legislation to shut down private preparatory schools, many of which are run by the movement of an influential United-States-based Muslim cleric that has been in a political rivalry with the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP).<p>The move, which was passed …