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  • France probes possible lone wolf ‘radical Islamic’ attack

    Joué lès-Tours, Dec 21- Security was stepped up at police and fire stations across France on Sunday after a knife wielding French convert to Islam was shot dead after attacking three police officers. Bertrand Nzohabonayo was killed Saturday after entering a police station... Read more

  • Pakistanis pray, resolve to fight terror at stricken school

    PESHAWAR, Dec 21- Thousands of Pakistanis flocked to a school in the northwestern city of Peshawar on Sunday to mourn the 149 people -- mainly children -- massacred by the Taliban and demand action against militants. Men, women and children from Peshawar and other cities... Read more

  • US dismisses N. Korea hacking probe offer, seeks China’s help

    SEOUL, Dec 21- The United States has dismissed a call by North Korea for a joint investigation into the hacking of Sony Pictures and wants China to help block cyber attacks from Pyongyang. Washington blames North Korea for a breach of cyber security at Sony which led to... Read more

  • Tunisians vote for post revolution president

    TUNIS, Dec 21- Tunisians voted Sunday in the runoff of the first free presidential election in the country's history, the final leg of an at times bumpy four year transition from dictatorship. The second round vote pits 88 year old favourite Beji Caid Essebsi, leader of... Read more

  • Two New York policemen ‘assassinated’

    NEW YORK, Dec 21- A gunman with an apparent grudge "assassinated" two uniformed New York police officers in a cold blooded attack on their patrol car that followed weeks of outrage over police killings of unarmed black men. The two officers, one a newlywed, were shot in... Read more