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Hollande denies France pays terrorists for hostages

PARIS – President Francois Hollande is dismissing widespread suspicion that the French government pays ransoms to extremist groups to free French hostages.

Islamic State militants have decapitated American and British hostages in recent weeks, while four French journalists held by some of the same captors were released earlier this year. 93 more words

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Newlyweds who admitted to Craigslist killing draw life sentences

SUNBURY, Pa. – A newlywed couple who lured a stranger to his death through a Craigslist ad were sentenced to life without parole by a judge who said they must be permanently removed from society. 114 more words

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Couple in Craigslist slaying sentenced to life

SUNBURY, Pa. – A newlywed couple whose Craigslist ad lured a stranger to his death were sentenced Thursday to life in prison without parole by a judge who said their “permanent removal” from society is appropriate. 571 more words

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Sierra Leone to shut down for 3 days to slow Ebola

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone – Shoppers in Sierra Leone rushed to stock up on food Thursday ahead of a three-day nationwide shutdown, during which the country’s 6 million people will be confined to their homes while volunteers search house-to-house for Ebola victims in hiding and hand out soap in a desperate bid to slow the accelerating outbreak. 624 more words

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Rogers stirk harbour plans skyscrapers for abu dhabi's maryah plaza

rogers stirk harbour + partners has been chosen to complete their first project in the middle east, a mixed-use development in abu dhabi’s al maryah island district. 47 more words

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Strength in Vulnerability

Stomach cramps and bad bathroom moments have been hitting me these few days… it has been awful even if I’m not losing any weight because of it. 1,269 more words

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I have every intention.

I had every intention to come here this morning & sound appealing to you. To make my words lay so swiftly on the page, that they would grab your attention & melt your heart. 395 more words