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A vehicle passes a sign outside the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) headquarters in Ottawa November 5, 2014. REUTERS/Chris Wattie

Canada spy agency given more powers to disrupt terror attacks - media

30 January 2015

TORONTO (Reuters) - Canada's main spy agency will get new powers aimed at disrupting potential terror attacks under security legislation to be unveiled on Friday, Canadian media said on Thursday.

Rescue workers are seen at the site of an explosion at a maternity hospital in Mexico City, January 29, 2015. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido

Babies found alive in rubble after truck blast rips through Mexico hospital

30 January 2015

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A gas truck explosion ripped through a maternity hospital on the western edge of Mexico City on Thursday, killing one woman and two children and injuring dozens, authorities said, with several babies found alive in the rubble.

U.S.-led air strikes hit Islamic State targets in Syria and Iraq

30 January 2015

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States and coalition partners launched six air strikes against Islamic State targets in Syria, and 12 more in Iraq as they kept up pressure on the insurgent group, the U.S. military said on Thursday.

26 killed as attacks rock Egypt’s Sinai

30 January 2015

CAIRO, Jan 30, 2015 (AFP) - Militants fired a barrage of rockets and set off a car bomb Thursday killing at least 26 people, mostly soldiers, in Egypt’s North Sinai province, where security forces are battling a raging Islamist insurgency.

Mexico hospital blast kills two babies, nurse

30 January 2015

MEXICO CITY, Jan 30, 2015 (AFP) - A gas truck explosion demolished a maternity hospital in Mexico City on Thursday, killing two babies and a nurse, injuring dozens and prompting desperate mothers to grab their newborns as the building crumbled around them.

A man walks past screens displaying a television news programme showing an image of Kenji Goto, one of two Japanese citizens taken captive by Islamic State militants, on a street in Tokyo January 25, 2015.    REUTERS/Yuya Shino

Japan, Jordan working closely on fate of captive Japanese journalist

30 January 2015

AMMAN/TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan was working closely with Jordan on Friday to find out what was happening to a Japanese journalist held by Islamic State militants after a deadline passed for the release of an Iraqi would-be suicide bomber on death-row in Jordan.

Islamic State's Egypt wing claims deadliest attacks in months - official Twitter

30 January 2015

ISMAILIA, Egypt (Reuters) - Islamic State's Egypt wing claimed a series of attacks that killed at least 27 security personnel on Thursday in some of the worst anti-government violence in months, after commemorations around the anniversary of the 2011 uprising turned deadly in the past week.

U.S., Colombia arrest 17 accused of shipping cocaine from Venezuela

30 January 2015

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Reuters) - Officials in Puerto Rico and Colombia arrested 17 members of an alleged drug ring on Thursday accused of money laundering and smuggling cocaine from Venezuela to the United States.

Man wielding pistol arrested at Dutch national broadcaster

30 January 2015

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - A 19-year-old Dutchman with a pistol forced his way into the studios of the national broadcaster NOS on Thursday demanding to be allowed to go on air, but was quickly arrested, officials said.

Islamic State's Egypt wing claims attacks that killed 27 - Twitter

30 January 2015

CAIRO (Reuters) - Islamic State's Sinai wing claimed responsibility for attacks that killed at least 27 on Thursday night, the group said on its official Twitter account.

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