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Man gets 30 years in plot to attack U.S. Capitol, kill president

Christopher Lee Cornell(Photo: Provided) CINCINNATI — Christopher Lee Cornell was sentenced to 30 years in prison Monday for his unfulfilled terror plot to attack the U.S. Capitol and kill President Obama during the 2015 State of the Union address. Cornell, 22, pleaded guilty in August to charges including attempted murder of government officials and trying …

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Iraqi forces step up attacks in push towards centre of Mosul

Mosul in Iraq is seeing the most intensive fighting yet since the offensive to retake the city from ISIL militants began more than two weeks ago. Iraqi special forces have stepped up their attacks as they push closer towards the centre of the city, but the militants are also hitting …

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Infant death toll rises in fresh Syria attacks

Syrian rebels have shelled two neighbourhoods in government-held western Aleppo, killing at least five children and a baby, a monitoring group reports. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says the rebels are preparing for a new offensive intended to break a siege by President Bashar al-Assad’s forces in western Aleppo. …

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Autistic artist Stephan Wiltshire takes on Mexico

Autistic British artist Stephen Wiltshire who is known for his ability to create entire cityscapes from memory is tackling one of his biggest challenges yet – Mexico City. Using his astonishingly accurate near photographic memory Wiltshire started sketching what he’d seen based on a half-hour helicopter flight the day before. …

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Too hot to Handel: Conductor Cosma clocks up musical milestone

The Romanian Youth Orchestra recently took part in a very special performance at the Palais des Congrès de Paris under the baton of conductor Vladimir Cosma. 76-year old Cosma was celebrating the milestone of a music career spanning 50 years. The performance marked the start of a tour named ‘Vladimir …

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Burkina Faso: Coup attempt thwarted, says government

Security officials in Burkina Faso said they had foiled another coup plot in the West African nation and blamed it on former presidential guards. The government said on Friday that it thwarted a “vast conspiracy” by forces loyal to ousted leader Blaise Compaore that aimed to seize power. About 30 …

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Typhoon Haima shuts down Hong Kong

ALL VIEWS Tap to find out Typhoon Haima, measuring eight out of ten on the authorities’ severe storm scale, shut down Hong Kong on Friday morning closing schools, businesses, stock markets and offices. The city’s streets were deserted as nearly 200 trees were blown down by wind gusting at more …

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