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Dozens die in extremist attack in Niger

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 12/12/19, 12:32 pm

About 100 Islamist militants ambushed an army camp and killed 71 soldiers in western Niger. The three-hour assault was the deadliest terror attack on Nigerien forces in years. About a dozen other soldiers sustained injuries during the overnight assault, army spokesman Col. Boukar Hassan said on Wednesday.

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An outpouring of grief in Sri Lanka

International | The Easter attacks are the deadliest ever carried out by ISIS
by Mindy Belz
Posted 4/24/19, 12:32 pm

SRI LANKA: Grief can’t be contained by Tuesday’s national day of mourning, as many families are burying their dead. Listen. Police in Sri Lanka say the death toll has climbed to 359 people—making the Easter attacks the single deadliest terror incident carried out by Islamic State anywhere.

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Euthanasia for autism?

Life | The trial in Belgium over the killing of an autistic woman could have international repercussions
by Samantha Gobba
Posted 12/03/18, 05:18 pm

Three Belgium doctors may have gone too far, even for the pro-euthanasia nation, when they approved the 2010 killing of a 38-year-old autistic woman. The doctors decided that Tine Nys’ mild form of autism, called Asperger’s syndrome, diagnosed two months earlier, qualified as “unbearable and untreatable suffering” under Belgium’s euthanasia law.

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