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JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Brazen attacks in Jakarta, Indonesia, today have left seven people dead. The attackers set off explosions at a Starbucks cafe in a bustling shopping area and waged gunbattles with police, leaving bodies in the streets as office workers watched in terror from high-rise buildings. Police say five attackers and two civilians were killed, while 10 people were injured.
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's top migration official says efforts to manage the refugee emergency are not working and he says more countries are tightening border security to cope with the influx. Migration Commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos says "the situation is getting worse" as thousands of people fleeing conflict or poverty continue to arrive in Europe daily. In September, the EU launched a plan to share 160,000 refugees arriving in Greece and Italy but fewer than 300 have actually found homes in other countries.
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The leader of al-Qaida is threatening Saudi Arabia over its mass execution of 47 people, many of whom were tied to the terror group. Ayman al-Zawahiri delivered the message in a recording earlier this week that was reported by the SITE Intelligence Group today. Among those executed was Shiite cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr, whose death sparked new tensions between Sunni-ruled Saudi Arabia and Shiite power Iran.
GENEVA (AP) — The World Health Organization has declared an end to the Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa after no new cases emerged in Liberia. But it's cautioning that the world cannot yet be fully declared free of the disease following a two-year outbreak that also was concentrated in Guinea and Sierra Leone. Liberia was first declared free of the disease last May, but new cases emerged two times.
LONDON (AP) — The November terror attacks in Paris have prompted London to increase the number of armed police officers on its streets. London has been proud that most police do not carry guns. And even with the changes, more than 90 percent will still be unarmed.
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