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Shoppers on an escaltor pass by a Christmas tree on a Special Shopping Sunday in the Stadtgalerie in Hameln, Germany, 27 December 2015. Photo: Peter Steffen/dpa Peter Steffen / DPA

New Year’s Eve: Pro-Islamic State Group Urges Jihadis to Target Malls, Hospitals

An Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL)-linked group is urging “lone wolves” in the West to carry out attacks during the ongoing holiday season on “public venues including cinemas, malls and even hospitals,” and they are also advising Muslims to avoid locations hosting festivities in order to stay safe, reports The Foreign Desk (FD).

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Magna Carta Defended on the Fields of Waterloo

Clambering to the crest of a ridge named Mont Saint-Jean on the early morning of June 18, 1815, the solitary figure who raised a looking glass to his eye probably was not thinking about the future of western civilization. For that British commander, victory on the rain sodden fields below him only represented what he hoped would be the final check on the territorial ambitions of the French adventurer who had convulsed Europe in war for over 15 years.

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Death Toll in Ukraine Tops 6,000

The body count in east Ukraine tops 6,000 as Russian soldiers and pro-Russian separatists continue to violate the “ceasefire agreement.”