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Gunmen who held prosecutor captive in Istanbul killed Armed men who took prosecutor hostage at a courthouse shot dead in rescue mission, with captive later dying in hospital.
Al Jazeera | 1 hour, 38 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
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Turkey Seen Taking Harder Stance Against Militant Kurds Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan appears to be taking an increasingly hard line toward militant Kurds with continued strikes against PKK military bases in Turkey. That stance comes as the president is being seen as moving closer to his generals. The
Voice of America | 1 hour, 54 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Uganda postpones 'terror' trial after prosecutor killed Trial of 13 men accused of Kampala bombings in 2010 put on hold after prosecutor shot dead in drive-by shooting.
Al Jazeera | 1 hour, 57 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
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Azerbaijan Expels Human Rights Watch Representative Azerbaijan expelled a Human Rights Watch researcher Tuesday after barring him from entering the country to attend the trial of two Azeri rights activists and holding him for 31 hours, the rights group said. Human Rights Watch said Azeri officials gave no
Voice of America | 2 hours, 3 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
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US Releases Military Aid to Egypt The White House says Obama is lifting the hold on sending F-16 fighter jets, Harpoon missiles and M1A1 tank kits
Voice of America | 2 hours, 14 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
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Tickets Go on Sale for 2016 Rio Olympics Tickets for the 2016 Rio Olympics went on sale Tuesday in Brazil, with top prices comparable to those at the London Games and more than half costing 70 Brazilian reais ($22) or less. The most affordable of the 7.5 million tickets are 40 reais ($12.50), an
Voice of America | 2 hours, 21 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
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Hurricane-Strength Winds Pummel Europe, Kill Three At least three people in Germany were killed on Tuesday when hurricane-force winds lashed across northern Europe in one of the most severe storms in years that also canceled flights, disrupted road and train traffic, and hit port operations. The Dutch met
Voice of America | 2 hours, 22 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Prosecutors: Boston Bombing Suspect Posted Troubling Tweets Prosecutors portraying accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev as a cold-hearted killer have pointed to his Twitter accounts to help back the claim. Tsarnaev allegedly tweeted from two Twitter accounts.
Voice of America | 3 hours, 1 minute ago | comment? | recommend
Donors pledge $3.8bn at Syria crisis meeting in Kuwait Third pledging conference for Syria attended by 78 member states, as violence continues in cities across the country.
Al Jazeera | 3 hours, 2 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
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Buhari Supporters Celebrate Election Victory in Nigeria Men in flowing robes and women wearing headscarves crowded the streets of Nigerias second largest city late Tuesday, celebrating the apparent victory of Muhammadu Buhari in the presidential race. Kano is a Buhari stronghold and capital of a state that gav
Voice of America | 3 hours, 7 minutes ago | comment? | recommend