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British brothers jailed over Syrian terror camp

British brothers jailed over Syrian terror camp

Two brothers from London have became the first Britons to be convicted for attending a militant training camp in Syria as Western governments increasingly warn of the threat posed by fighters returning from conflicts in the Middle East.

Sausage dogs should be petted, not eaten

Sausage dogs should be petted, not eaten

An animal rights group has petitioned the Swiss government to ban a traditional, if rare, practice of eating cats for dinner and turning dogs into sausages.

Russia is not a threat to anyone - Putin

Russia is not a threat to anyone - Putin

President Vladimir Putin said Russia would safeguard its own security and that of its allies but posed a threat to no one.

Generations needed to fix British banks' 'toxic culture'

Generations needed to fix British banks' 'toxic culture'

A "toxic culture" that has cost British banks £38.5 billion in fines and compensation over the past 15 years will take a generation to fix, an independent think tank says.

Ferguson cop: 'I know if he reaches me, he kills me'

Ferguson cop: 'I know if he reaches me, he kills me'

The white police officer recalled that he felt like a powerless child sitting inside his patrol vehicle as the fist of a black teenager swung through his open window.

US to leave more troops in Afghanistan - sources

US to leave more troops in Afghanistan - sources

The United States is preparing to increase the number of troops it keeps in Afghanistan in 2015 to fill a gap left in the NATO mission by other contributing nations, according to three sources with direct knowledge of the situation.

Man shoots niece for listening to loud music

Man shoots niece for listening to loud music

A Pakistani man shot dead his teenage niece because she was listening to loud music, police said.

At least 18 killed in Cairo building collapse

At least 18 killed in Cairo building collapse

An eight-floor residential building collapsed overnight in Cairo, killing at least 18 people and injuring seven others, security sources said, adding that the casualty figure was expected to rise.

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