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Texas Muslims express support for hostages in synagogue assault

  • CHICAGO: Leaders of the Muslim community in Texas and activists around the US expressed support for members of a synagogue in Colleyville which came under attack on Saturday, sparking a 10-hour hostage crisis. A SWAT team breached the Congregation Beth Israel synagogue at around 9:30 p.m. in ...
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Expect more worrisome variants after omicron, scientists say

  • DUBAI: Get ready to learn more Greek letters. Scientists warn that omicron’s whirlwind advance practically ensures it won’t be the last version of the coronavirus to worry the world. Every infection provides a chance for the virus to mutate, and omicron has an edge over its predecessors: It sp...
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Illegal Amazon gold seeps into supply chains

  • SAO PAOLO: The medals were billed as the most sustainable ever produced. To match the festive spirit of South America’s first Olympics, officials from Brazil, the host country for the 2016 games in Rio de Janeiro, boasted that the medals hung around the necks of athletes on the winners’ ...
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Egypt sends suspect to US to face charges of defrauding Kuwaiti Embassy

  • CHICAGO: The US District Court for the District of Columbia unsealed the indictment of a suspect who was returned from Egypt to the US on Dec. 14 to face fraud and money laundering charges involving the Kuwaiti Embassy in Washington, D.C. Assistant Attorney General Kenneth A. Polite Jr. of th...
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Pope calls neglect of migrants ‘shipwreck’ on Lesbos visit

  • LESBOS ISLAND: Pope Francis on Sunday returned to the island of Lesbos, the migration flashpoint he first visited in 2016, calling the neglect of migrants the “shipwreck of civilization.” The pope has long championed the cause of migrants and his visit comes a day after he deli...
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Pope Francis hits out at EU migration divisions at start of Greek visit

  • ATHENS: Pope Francis on Saturday blamed the EU’s nationalist divisions for a lack of coordination on migration as he began a landmark trip to Greece, aiming to improve complicated relations with the country’s Orthodox Church. Francis said that Europe was “torn by nationalist egoism” on migrati...
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Greece opens two more ‘closed’ migrant camps

  • KOS, Greece: Greece on Saturday opened two more of its new “closed” migrant camps that have been criticized by rights groups for their restrictive measures. “A new era is beginning,” Minister of Migration Notis Mitarachi said announcing the opening of the camps on the islands of Leros and Kos....
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US police hunt felon after ‘accidental’ gun discharge at Atlanta airport

  • WASHINGTON: Police were hunting a convicted felon who fled Atlanta’s international airport after his gun accidentally discharged during a security search and sparked panic. The incident on Saturday sent dozens of passengers scurrying for cover, and resulted in three injuries, none of which wer...
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Bangladeshi farmers revive ancient hydroponics

  • DHAKA: In the lowlands of Bangladesh, where the changing climate brings floodwaters that remain for months, farmers are reviving an ancient form of hydroponics to stay afloat. As the annual flood season is now twice longer than in the past, vast areas of Barisal region — the southern part of t...
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US prison warden in California accused of inmate sex abuse

  • DUBLIN, California: The warden of a federal prison in California has been charged with sexually abusing an inmate, authorities said Wednesday. Ray J. Garcia, 54, of Merced, allegedly groped at least one of his female wards, asked at least two inmates to strip naked for him and took and stored ...
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