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'Jihadi John' killer from Islamic State beheading videos unmasked as Londoner

LONDON/WASHINGTON - The masked "Jihadi John" killer who fronted Islamic State beheading videos has been identified as Mohammed Emwazi, a British computer programming graduate from a well-to-do London family who was known to the security services.

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U.S.-led coalition launches 14 air strikes against Islamic State: statement

WASHINGTON - The United States and its partner nations launched 14 air strikes against Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria since Wednesday morning, the Combined Joint Task Force said on Thursday. | Video

26 Feb 2015

Nepal Supreme Court rejects amnesty for war crimes

KATHMANDU - Nepal's Supreme Court has rejected the possibility of amnesty for perpetrators of serious human rights abuses during a decade-long civil war, in a victory for human rights activists and victims' groups.

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More Hong Kong university students back independence: poll

HONG KONG - A growing number of Hong Kong students support independence for the former British colony, amid sliding confidence in the "one country, two systems" formula under which the city is governed, an online poll by a university magazine showed.

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Chinese diplomat tells West to consider Russia's security concerns over Ukraine

BEIJING - Western powers should take into consideration Russia's legitimate security concerns over Ukraine, a top Chinese diplomat has said in an unusually frank and open display of support for Moscow's position in the crisis.

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Japan environment minister latest to deny illegal funding

TOKYO - Japan's environment minister denied wrongdoing on Friday after a newspaper said his office appeared to have received improper funds, the latest embarrassment for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, three of whose ministers have quit over funding and election scandals since he took office in late 2012.

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