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Vikings have landed in the Americas, again

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A thousand years after Viking explorer Leif Erikson set foot on the American continent, centuries before Christopher Columbus, a modern reconstruction of a longship has reached the Canadian coast afte

A peek at Al Qaeda’s next suicide bombers

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One is a devout and cheery Saudi, the other a British convert overcome by doubt, the third a Syrian fascinated by the promise of 72 virgins — A new documentary unveils the shadowy world of Syria’s wou

Snowden, Colombia, Greek islanders lead

Former US spy agency contractor Edward Snowden, peace negotiators in Colombia or Greek islanders helping Syrian refugees were among tips for the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize at the deadline for nominations

In Norway, asylum seekers get courses on respecting women

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Debate on integration has flared in Germany after sexual assaults in Cologne.

Tunisia Quartet awarded 2015 Nobel Peace Prize

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The winners of the 2015 Nobel Peace Prize — Tunisian National Dialouge Quartet members Tunisian General Labour Union secretary-general Houcine Abassi (from left), president of the Tunisian Order of Lawyers Mohamed Fadhel Mahfoudh, president of the Tunisian Human Rights League Abdessattar Ben Moussa and president of the Tunisian Confederation of Industry, Trade and Handicrafts Wided Bouchamaoui — stand on the stage during the presentation ceremony at City Hall in Oslo, Norway, on Thursday. — AFP

Norway puts off disarming police

Norway’s police, which was to stop wearing their service weapons this week, will remain armed until December 1 because of the Paris attacks, Norwegian authorities said on Monday.

Ever since the brutal mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando last Sunday, Florida has become the focus of concerns about easy access to guns, and the mayhem such access can produce.

The tragedy that unfolded at a gay nightclub in Orlando on June 12 has led to an intense focus on homophobia and the attitudes of societies across the world that, directly or indirectly, foster discri