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This June 8, 1972, photo shows South Vietnamese forces following terrified children, including 9-year-old Kim Phuc (centre), as they run after an aerial napalm attack on suspected Viet Cong hideouts. (Photo: AP)

Norway court rejects plea for Edward Snowden free passage

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A court in Norway on Monday refused to provide assurances to US intelligence contractor Edward Snowden that he would not be extradited if he visits the country to accept an award in November.

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.

Last Sunday was the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks that stunned the United States and astounded the world with its sheer audacity.

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