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‘Die Hard’ for jihadists? IS recruits with heroic tales

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Beyond the slick, Hollywood-style cinematics, the Islamic State is targeting Western recruits with videos sug-gesting they, too, can be heroes like Bruce Willis' character in "Die Hard."
That's the conclusion of The Chicago Project on Security and Threats, which analyzed some 1,400 videos...
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Risky stalemate as science battles human fears at Fukushima

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More than six years after a tsunami overwhelmed the Fukushima nuclear power plant, Japan has yet to reach consensus on what to do with a million tons of radioactive water, stored on site in around 900 large and densely packed tanks that could spill should another major earthquake or tsunami...
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Mugabe leaves legacy of economic ruin, upheaval in Zimbabwe

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From widely acclaimed liberator of his nation to despotic dictator, Robert Mugabe's 37-year rule of Zimbabwe has been one of Africa's most controversial and influential.
Wily and ruthless, the 93-year-old Mugabe outmaneuvered his opponents for decades but was undone by his own miscalculation in...
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New US sanctions target N Korean, Chinese companies

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Washington, Nov 22 (AP) - The Trump administration imposed new sanctions on a slew of North Korean ship-ping firms and Chinese trading companies in its latest push to isolate the rogue nation over its nuclear weapons development and deprive it of revenue.
The Treasury Department also designated a...
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Syria’s opposition, divided and varied, to get a new face

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Syria's notoriously fragmented opposition is gathering in the Saudi capital for a meeting intended to close ranks and come up with a unified vision ahead of a new round of peace talks in Geneva.
At a time when Syria's President Bashar Assad is the most secure in his post since the war began, the...
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