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This Happened—November 26: Terror Strikes Mumbai

The city of Mumbai would suffer a coordinated terrorist attack carried out by Pakistani Islamist extremists on multiple targets, killing 166 people.

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What were the Mumbai Terror Attacks?

Now known as 26/11, the 2008 Mumbai attacks were a series of 12 coordinated shootings and bombings carried out by 10 Pakistani Islamist extremists in the Indian city of Mumbai. The terrorists targeted taxis, cafes, hotels, a train station, and a Jewish Chabad house killing 166 people. Nine of the gunmen were killed during the attacks Mohammed Ajmal Kasab, the lone surviving gunman, was executed in November 2012.

Who was responsible for the Mumbai Terror Attacks?

An investigation revealed that the attacks were originally planned to take place in 2006 using Indian terrorists, before their weapons cache was ceized, foiling their plan. With the assistance of three Pakistani military officers, a group of 10 Pakistani men in a group called Lashkar-e-Taiba revived the plan and carried out the attacks in 2008.

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Eyes On U.S. — California, The World Is Worried About You

As an Italian bestseller explores why people are fleeing the Golden State, the international press also takes stock of unprecedented Silicon Valley layoffs. It may be a warning for the rest of the world.

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For as long as we can remember, the world has seen California as the embodiment of the American Dream.

Today, this dream may be fading — and the world is taking notice.

A peek at the Italian list of non-fiction best-sellers in 2022 includes California by Francesco Costa, a book that looks to explain why 340,000 people moved out of the state last year, causing a drop in its population for the first time ever.

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Why are all these people leaving a state that on paper looks like the best place in the world to live? Why are stickers with the phrase “Don't California my Texas” attached to the back of so many pick-up trucks?

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