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Paris attacks: At least 153 killed in gunfire and blasts, French officials say Multiple Strikes, France Declares Emergency


PARIS:  Gunmen and bombers attacked restaurants, a concert hall and a sports stadium in seven near-simultaneous attacks at locations across Paris on Friday, killing at least 140 people in what a shaken President Francois Hollande called an unprecedented terrorist attack. A Paris city hall official said gunmen systematically slaughtered nearly ...

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On the Road in Syria, Struggle All Around


RMEILAN, SYRIA:  After boiling crude oil from the ground near here all day in a metal tank to refine it into diesel, Ali Mohammed braved the fumes to bang the tank’s drain open with a shovel. He stepped back as the dregs oozed into the dirt and burst into flames. ...

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