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Qatar seeks to free more US hostages in Syria

Qatar is working to help free four Americans held hostage in Syria by various armed groups, a Gulf source familiar with the matter said on Monday, a day after the country's diplomacy helped free a journalist held since 2012. T

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Hostages freed; Mall in control of Kenya forces

Kenya said its security forces had taken control of the Nairobi shopping mall where Islamist fighters killed at least 62 people, and that police were doing a final sweep of shops early Tuesday after the last of t

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Blasts shake Kenya mall, smoke pours from building

Powerful explosions sent thick smoke billowing from the Nairobi mall where militants from Somalia's al Qaeda-linked al Shabaab group threatened to kill hostages on the third day of a raid in which at least 59 have already died.

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Gunmen still holed up in Kenya mall

Islamist militants were holed up with hostages on Sunday at a shopping mall in Nairobi, where at least 59 people have been killed in an attack by the Al Shabaab group that opposes Kenya's participation in a p

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Algeria death toll rises to 80 as more bodies found

Algerian troops found 25 bodies of hostages at a bomb-littered gas plant deep in the Sahara desert on Sunday, a day after ending a four-day siege, a security source said, raising the death toll of militants and their captives to at least 80.

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Oil slips as investors eye US jobs reports

Oil dipped on Thursday as investors turned their attention to upcoming US employment reports, following gains of almost 3 percent a day earlier after positive manufacturing data lifted spirits across markets. US crude for October delivery

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Hostages die in Mumbai Jewish centre raid

The bodies of five hostages were found on Friday after Indian security forces attacked gunmen at a Jewish religious centre in Mumbai, an Israeli diplomat told Israeli television by telephone from the scene. "The incident has not ended," Ha

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Egypt rescues tourists, kidnappers killed

The 11 European tourists and eight Egyptians taken hostage more than a week ago in a remote border area of Egypt have been freed and half of their kidnappers killed, state-run media said. Government officials said the freed hostages were o

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Taliban release eight Korean hostages

Taliban insurgents freed eight South Korean hostages in two separate batches on Wednesday, the first of 19 Christian volunteers the Taliban agreed to release. Three South Korean women were released first, and later five -- four women and a

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Taliban release three Korean women hostages

Taliban insurgents freed three South Korean women hostages on Wednesday, the first of 19 Christian volunteers the Taliban agreed to release after South Korea said it would pull its troops out of Afghanistan. Reuters witnesses saw the women

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