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Major Indian Airports on High Alert; Nawzad District in Helmand on Verge of Collapse; Pakistan and Iran Exchange Mortar Fire

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FP’s Situation Report: U.S. and Canada reconsider anti-terror strategies; A new Ebola case in NYC; U.S. officials warn Kobani could fall; Is the Islamic State using chemical weapons?; A final goodbye; and much more.

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U.S. Investigating Report of Islamic State Chlorine Attack

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Tunis ‘militant hideout’ stormed

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Tunisian security forces storm a house in a Tunis suburb to end a stand-off with armed militants, killing six people, officials say.
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Mortar fire on Pakistan-Iran border

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Pakistani and Iranian forces have exchanged mortar fire, in the latest incident between the two countries along their porous border.
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Marine murder case reveals US-Philippine sore spot

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FILE - In this Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014 file photo, U.S. Marine Pfc Joseph Scott Pemberton, a suspect in the gruesome killing of a transgender Filipino woman, is escorted to his detention as he arrives inside the compound of the Camp Aguinaldo military headquarters in suburban Quezon city, north of Manila, Philippines. American forces are guarding Marine Pfc. Joseph Scott Pemberton, yet a ring of Filipino troops surrounds them. The seemingly redundant security effort around the suspect in a Philippine murder case reflects Manila's uneasy ties with Washington, its former colonial master. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila, File)MANILA, Philippines (AP) — American forces are guarding Marine Pfc. Joseph Scott Pemberton, yet a ring of Filipino troops surrounds them. The seemingly redundant security effort around the suspect in a Philippine murder case reflects Manila's uneasy ties with Washington, its former colonial master.

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Jailed Bangladesh ex-Islamist leader dies

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FILE - In this Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2012 file photo, former chief of Bangladesh's largest Islamic party Jamaat-e-Islami, Ghulam Azam, waves from inside a car on his way to a court in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Azam, 91, died late Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014 after life support was removed at the Bangabandhu Sehikh Mujib Medical University in the capital, Dhaka, said hospital spokesman Abdul Majid Bhuiyan. (AP Photo/Shawkat Khan)DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A former Bangladeshi Islamist party leader, whose imprisonment on war crimes charges triggered violent protests last year, has died of a heart attack in a prison cell of a government hospital.

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Saudi Arabia’s Shi’ites fear they are at mercy of region’s tumult

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By Angus McDowall RIYADH (Reuters) – The Shi’ite Muslim minority in Saudi Arabia’s Eastern Province have long felt marginalized by the Sunni ruling dynasty, and protests for greater rights as part of the 2011 Arab Spring brought a crackdown on both protesters and demands for reform. But now, death sentences for three Shi’ite Muslims including a prominent dissident cleric suggest that the region’s wider turmoil is further hardening attitudes toward the sect at home. …
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In Mexico, an Embattled Governor Resigns – New York Times

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In Mexico, an Embattled Governor Resigns
New York Times
MEXICO CITY — The governor of the southern Mexico state where 43 college students have gone missing in a case that the authorities say has exposed the deep ties among local politicians, the police and organized crime stepped down on Thursday under …
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Canada Parliament gunman had planned to travel to Syria: police – Reuters

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Canada Parliament gunman had planned to travel to Syria: police
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OTTAWA (Reuters) – The gunman in Wednesday's attack on Canada's capital had a criminal record and recently applied for a passport, planning to travel to Syria after undergoing a "radicalization process," police said on Thursday. Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, 32, …
A Gunman's Journey to TerrorWall Street Journal
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Ottawa gunman: 'I'm a religious crack addict, please keep me in jail'Telegraph.co.uk
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