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France investigates terror attack at church

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 10/29/20, 05:19 pm

French authorities raised the country’s security alert status to the highest level in response to the third attack in two months attributed to Islamic extremists. A Thursday knifing at a church in Nice, France, left two women and a man dead. Police wounded the attacker, who has been hospitalized.

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Bomb at Pakistani Islamic seminary leaves eight dead

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 10/27/20, 06:18 am

A prominent Islamic scholar was delivering a lecture on Tuesday morning at the main hall of the Jamia Zubairia seminary in northwest Pakistan when the bomb exploded. Some 136 people sustained injuries, and officials expect the death toll to rise. Waqar Azim, a police officer, said initial investigations revealed the bomb went off after someone left a bag in the seminary. Police said the attack included about 11 pounds of explosives.

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A shortage of election observers

International | The United States will have viewer international visitors monitoring polls
by Mindy Belz
Posted 10/22/20, 09:30 am

UNITED STATES: Few Americans realize the United States admits a team of international election observers to monitor polling. This year’s observation team, in place since September and headed by Polish diplomat Urszula Gacek, is far smaller than planned—down to 30 observers versus the 500 recommended.

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