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Pope Francis: Suicide Bombers Are Not 'Martyrs'

Pope Francis has repudiated the idea that suicide bombers can be considered "martyrs", saying true martyrs do not harm others but rather are meek, honest and persecuted for their faith as true children of God.

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Lawyer For 'Pharma Bro' Shkreli Paints Ex-CEO As Misunderstood Genius

Pic: ReutersMartin Shkreli's lawyer did not run from his client's troubled public image, describing him as a misunderstood genius, as he began his defense in the former drug company executive's securities fraud trial on Wednesday.

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Officials Finalizing Details Of Trump’s Revived Travel Ban

WASHINGTON  — Senior officials from the departments of State, Justice and Homeland Security labored Wednesday to finalize rules for visitors from six mostly Muslim nations who hope to avoid the Trump administration’s revived travel ban and come to the United States.

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Hamas Creates No-Go Security Zone On Border With Egypt

Palestinian Hamas movement, which rules Gaza, has begun building a no-go security zone on the strip's border with Egypt, saying "Egypt's national security is Palestine's national security".

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Qatar To Hire Swiss Lawyers To Sue Gulf Blockade States

Qatar's National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) says it will employ a Swiss law firm to seek compensation for those affected by a decision of Gulf countries to cut ties with Doha and impose a blockade against it.

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Migrants Stuck In Saudi As Qatari Bosses Forced Out

Migrants employed to work as farmers and domestic staff are stuck in Saudi Arabia after their Qatari bosses were ordered out of the kingdom amid a major regional crisis, a rights group has said.

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Chicago Cops In Alleged Cover-Up Of Black Teen's Shooting Are 'Scapegoats': Union

FILE PHOTO - Laquan McDonald (R) walks on a road before he was shot 16 times by police officer Jason Van Dyke in Chicago, in this still image taken from a police vehicle dash camera video shot on October 20, 2014, and released by Chicago Police on November 24, 2015. REUTERS/Chicago Police Department/Handout via ReutersThree Chicago police officers indicted for conspiring to cover up the shooting death of a black teenager by a white officer are being made "scapegoats," police union officials said on Wednesday. 

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Nicolas Maduro Puts Venezuela's Army On Alert

Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro has put the military on alert, stepping up security after a rogue police detective claimed responsibility for a grenade and gunfire attack on state institutions.

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US Toughens Airport Security For Foreign Flights

Authorities in the United States have unveiled tough new security measures for international flights arriving in the country, but held off from a threatened expansion of a carry-on laptop ban.

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Tunisia Freezes Assets Of Former Presidential Hopeful

Authorities in Tunisia have announced freezing of the assets of football club magnate and former presidential hopeful Slim Riahi on suspicions of money laundering.

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