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06 February 2015

French anti-terrorist prosecutors on Friday launched an investigation into an Islamic State group video that called for fresh attacks against France, a judicial source said. ...

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05 February 2015

The family of journalist Austin Tice, missing in Syria since mid-2012, said Thursday they believe he is alive as they stepped up a campaign to win his release. ...

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04 February 2015

Fox News broadcast still images of Jordanian pilot Maaz al-Kassasbeh being burned alive by Islamic State jihadists before posting full raw footage from the horrific execution video on its website. ...

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04 February 2015

A Burundi court denied bail Wednesday to a radio station boss accused of complicity in the murder of three Italian nuns, his lawyer said. ...

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03 February 2015

The number of subscribers to Charlie Hebdo, which was hit by a deadly jihadist attack last month, has risen from 10,000 before the assault to more than 200,000, the magazine's co-manager said Tuesday. ...

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03 February 2015

Some 150 journalists and civil rights activists in Burundi demonstrated Tuesday to demand the release of a radio station boss accused of complicity in the murder of three Italian nuns. ...

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03 February 2015

Al-Jazeera journalist Mohamed Fahmy has renounced his Egyptian citizenship, his family said Tuesday, in a bid to follow his Australian colleague Peter Greste in being released from a Cairo jail. ...

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03 February 2015

Jailed Al-Jazeera reporter Mohamed Fahmy, an Egyptian-Canadian national, has renounced his Egyptian citizenship, his family said on Tuesday, paving the way for his release and deportation under a presidential decree. ...

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02 February 2015

The next edition of Charlie Hebdo will appear on February 25, a journalist from the French satirical magazine said Monday, less than a month after 12 people were killed at their offices. "Finally. ...

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02 February 2015

The owner of a leading Bangladeshi television station has been arrested as part of a wider crackdown on the opposition in a deepening political crisis that has left nearly 50 people dead, police said Monday. ...

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