World prepares to welcome New Year despite terror fears
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World prepares to welcome New Year despite terror fears

Barry Parker | AFP - December 31, 2015

SYDNEY, Australia -- Global New Year's Eve festivities are set to begin under tightened security, with Brussels scrapping celebrations as fears of jihadist threats cast a pall, just weeks…

Obama tries to ease anxiety over terror attacks with Oval Office address
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Obama tries to ease anxiety over terror attacks with Oval Office address

David Nakamura | The Washington Post - December 6, 2015

U.S. President Barack Obama said on Sunday that recent attacks in Paris and San Bernardino, California, show that the threat of terrorism to the United States has…

U2’s Bono writes Paris attacks song ahead of French gigs
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U2’s Bono writes Paris attacks song ahead of French gigs

Eric Randolph | AFP - December 6, 2015

PARIS – U2 frontman Bono has written a song about the Paris attacks ahead of a defiant return to the French capital on Sunday for gigs that may…

FBI investigating San Bernardino shooting as ‘act of terrorism’
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FBI investigating San Bernardino shooting as ‘act of terrorism’

Del Quentin Wilber | Bloomberg - December 4, 2015

The California shooting that killed 14 people on Wednesday is being investigated as an "act of terrorism," David Bowdich, assistant FBI director in Los Angeles, said at…

Australian politician calls for US travel warning after California shooting
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Australian politician calls for US travel warning after California shooting

Ishaan Tharoor | The Washington Post - December 4, 2015

Tim Fischer, a retired Australian politician and former deputy prime minister in the right-wing government of Prime Minister John Howard, issued a stern rebuke of U.S. gun…

Peru deports Lori Berenson after she served 20-year terror sentence
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Peru deports Lori Berenson after she served 20-year terror sentence

AFP - December 3, 2015

LIMA, Peru – A U.S. woman jailed for 20 years in Peru on terrorism charges was deported early Thursday after completing her sentence, authorities said. Lori Berenson, a 46-year-old…

Two California shooting suspects dead, one person detained: police
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Two California shooting suspects dead, one person detained: police

AFP - December 2, 2015

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. -- A man and a woman suspected of carrying out a deadly shooting at a center for the disabled in California on Wednesday were killed in…

Timeline of deadly US shootings
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Timeline of deadly US shootings

AFP - December 2, 2015

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. -- At least one gunman opened fire inside a center for the disabled in San Bernardino, California on Wednesday, killing 14 people and wounding…

Investigators search for motive in Planned Parenthood shooting that left three dead
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Investigators search for motive in Planned Parenthood shooting that left three dead

Peter Holley, Sandhya Somashekhar, Lindsey Bever | The Washington Post - November 28, 2015

Investigators in Colorado Springs worked on Saturday to determine what prompted the shooting at a Planned Parenthood clinic that resulted in the deaths of three people, including…

France puts 24 climate activists under house arrest ahead of UN talks
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France puts 24 climate activists under house arrest ahead of UN talks

AFP - November 27, 2015

PARIS – French authorities have placed 24 activists under house arrest ahead of major U.N. climate warming talks starting near Paris next week, using the state of emergency…