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Nigerian suicide bomber gets cold feet, refuses to kill

ABUJA, Nigeria — Strapped with a booby-trapped vest and sent by the extremist Boko Haram group to kill as many people as possible, the young teenage girl tore off the explosives and fled as soon as she was out of sight of her handlers.

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2 female bombers kill 56 in northeast Nigerian refugee camp

2 female bombers kill 56 in northeast Nigerian refugee camp

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria — Two female suicide bombers blew themselves up in a northeast Nigerian refugee camp, killing at least 56 people, health and rescue officials said Wednesday.

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Turkish leaders lash out at UN demands to open border

Turkish leaders lash out at UN demands to open border

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the U.N. has provided $455 million to Turkey for refugee assistance. Turkey has spent closer to $10 billion since 2011.

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Turkish leaders lash out at UN demands to open border

Turkish leaders lash out at UN demands to open border

KILIS, Turkey — Turkey’s leaders lashed out Wednesday at the United Nations and others who are pressing the country to open its border to thousands more Syrian refugees, accusing them of failing to shoulder the refugee burden or stop the Russian bombings that have triggered the exodus.

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Study: Oceans absorb vast amounts of man-made heat

Study: Oceans absorb vast amounts of man-made heat

WASHINGTON — The amount of man-made heat energy absorbed by the seas has doubled since 1997, a study released Monday showed.

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Study: Man-made heat put in oceans has doubled since 1997

Study: Man-made heat put in oceans has doubled since 1997

This image shows Pacific and Atlantic sections showing upper-ocean warming for the past six decades. Reds indicate a warming anomaly, blues a cooling anomaly.

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Man accused of scamming churchgoers

Man accused of scamming churchgoers

ROCHESTER, Minn. (AP) — Rochester police have arrested a man suspected of scamming churchgoers out of hundreds of dollars with a story about his dead family.

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Spain: Gunmen entered embassy in Kabul after car bomb attack

KABUL, Afghanistan — Attackers entered the Spanish Embassy in Kabul after a deadly car bombing in a diplomatic neighborhood of the Afghan capital, engaging in an hourlong shootout with security forces while staff hid in bunkers, the Spanish government said Saturday in an account of the attac…

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France bombs Islamic State HQ, hunts attacker who got away

France bombs Islamic State HQ, hunts attacker who got away

Flowers are set in a window shattered by a bullet at the Carillon cafe in Paris, two days after at least 129 people were killed in a series of shooting and explosions.

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French hit Islamic State in 'massive' bombing

French hit Islamic State in 'massive' bombing

PARIS — France launched “massive” airstrikes on the Islamic State group’s de-facto capital in Syria Sunday night, destroying a jihadi training camp and a munitions dump in the city of Raqqa, where Iraqi intelligence officials say the attacks on Paris were planned.

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The Latest: US official unaware of chatter ahead of attacks

The Latest: US official unaware of chatter ahead of attacks

Soccer fans wait on the fitch of the Stade de France stadium after an international friendly soccer match in Saint Denis, outside Paris, Friday, Nov. 13, 2015. An explosion occurred outside the stadium. Several dozen people were killed in a series of unprecedented attacks around Paris on Fri…

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The Latest: US official unaware of chatter ahead of attacks

The Latest: US official unaware of chatter ahead of attacks

This image taken from the French television pool shows French President, Francois Hollande making an emergency broadcast Friday evening, Nov. 13, 2015. Several dozen people were killed Friday in the deadliest attacks to hit Paris since World War II, French President Francois Hollande said, a…

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The Latest: US official unaware of chatter ahead of attacks

The Latest: US official unaware of chatter ahead of attacks

Police officers secure a street outside the Stade de France stadium after the international friendly soccer France against Germany, Friday, Nov. 13, 2015 in Saint Denis, outside Paris. Two police officials say that at least 26 people have been killed in shootings and explosions around Paris,…

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The Latest: US official unaware of chatter ahead of attacks

The Latest: US official unaware of chatter ahead of attacks

Investigating police officers work outside the Stade de France stadium after an international friendly soccer match France against Germany, in Saint Denis, outside Paris, Friday Nov. 13, 2015. Several dozen people were killed in attacks around Paris on Friday, French President Francois Holla…

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The Latest: US official unaware of chatter ahead of attacks

The Latest: US official unaware of chatter ahead of attacks

RETRANSMISSION FOR ALTERNATIVE CROP - Medics attend the scene as victims lay on the pavement outside a Paris restaurant, Friday, Nov. 13, 2015. Police officials in France on Friday report multiple terror incidents, including shootings, explosions and hostage taking, leaving many dead. (AP Ph…

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US official unaware of chatter ahead of attacks

US official unaware of chatter ahead of attacks

Rep. Adam Schiff, the top Democrat on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, tells The Associated Press he was not aware of any chatter pointing to the Paris attacks ahead of time.

November 13, 2015 8:22 pm Photos

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The Latest: US defense secretary condemns Paris attacks

The Latest: US defense secretary condemns Paris attacks

Police officers secure a street outside the Stade de France stadium after the international friendly soccer France against Germany, Friday, Nov. 13, 2015 in Saint Denis, outside Paris. Two police officials say that at least 26 people have been killed in shootings and explosions around Paris,…

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The Latest: US defense secretary condemns Paris attacks

The Latest: US defense secretary condemns Paris attacks

Investigating police officers work outside the Stade de France stadium after an international friendly soccer match France against Germany, in Saint Denis, outside Paris, Friday Nov. 13, 2015. Several dozen people were killed in attacks around Paris on Friday, French President Francois Holla…

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The Latest: US defense secretary condemns Paris attacks

The Latest: US defense secretary condemns Paris attacks

Soccer fans wait on the fitch of the Stade de France stadium after an international friendly soccer match in Saint Denis, outside Paris, Friday, Nov. 13, 2015. An explosion occurred outside the stadium. Several dozen people were killed in a series of unprecedented attacks around Paris on Fri…

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