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Scenes of horror, Turkish police leave protesters bloodied on Gezi anniversary

Scenes of horror, Turkish police leave protesters bloodied on Gezi anniversary

June 01, – Police detained some demonstrators while CHP deputy Mahmut Tanal was speaking to the journalists on İstiklal Avenue in Taksim on May 31. Minutes after the incident, police started to attack with tear gas and water cannon on İstiklal Avenue. Turkey was on alert on the first anniversary of the massive Gezi protests May […]

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US soldier freed by Taliban in swap for Guantanamo prisoners

US soldier freed by Taliban in swap for Guantanamo prisoners

June 01, – The lone American prisoner of war from the Afghan conflict, captured by insurgents nearly five years ago, has been released to American forces in exchange for five Taliban detainees held at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, Obama administration officials said Saturday. The soldier, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, 28, was handed over to American Special Operations […]

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Syrian troops hit in Aleppo tunnel bombing

Syrian troops hit in Aleppo tunnel bombing

June 01, – At least 40 Syrian soldiers were killed on Saturday when rebels detonated explosives packed beneath an army base in Aleppo, activists and rebels said. The Islamic Front, an umbrella rebel organization, claimed responsibility for the bombing, though the claim could not be immediately verified. A video posted on the internet showed a […]

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India: 3 detained suspects confess to slaying 2 teenage girls after gang-rape

India: 3 detained suspects confess to slaying 2 teenage girls after gang-rape

June 01, – Three detained suspects have confessed to the gang rape and slaying of two teenage girls who were found hanging from a tree in northern India last week, police said Sunday. The search for two additional suspects continued Sunday for a fourth day, police officer Atul Saxena said. India has a long history […]

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Turkey: Police shut Istanbul park, beefs up security on protest anniversary day

Turkey: Police shut Istanbul park, beefs up security on protest anniversary day

May 31, – Turkish police on Saturday shut Gezi Park, the Istanbul square at the center of mass demonstrations in 2013, to prevent any efforts to mark the anniversary of the biggest anti-government protests in decades. Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan, who was the target of many protesters’ ire last year, warned people to stay out […]

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Indian teen girls gang-rape: families allege police shielding attackers

Indian teen girls gang-rape: families allege police shielding attackers

May 31, – The rape and murder of two teenage girls in an Indian village threatened to touch off wider strife on Thursday, when the father of one of the girls said the crime was the product of a conspiracy among Yadavs, members of the dominant caste in the area. The two girls, cousins who […]

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Malaysia HORROR: 15-year-old girl allegedly gang raped by 38 men

Malaysia HORROR: 15-year-old girl allegedly gang raped by 38 men

May 30, – Malaysian police have detained 13 men and are looking for other suspects following allegations that a 15-year-old girl was raped by 38 men in the country’s northern region, Reuters news agency says quoting local media. Astro Awani television and The Star daily reported that the assault took place in the northern state […]

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Nigeria: Four girls escape Boko Haram, 219 still missing

Nigeria: Four girls escape Boko Haram, 219 still missing

May 28, – Four more girls kidnapped by Boko Haram militants last month have escaped their captors, the education commissioner for Borno state said on Wednesday, leaving 219 still missing. The girls were taking exams at a secondary school in the remote northeastern village of Chibok on April 14 when the Islamist gunmen surrounded it, […]

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Pakistani woman stoned to death for marrying the man she loved

Pakistani woman stoned to death for marrying the man she loved

May 27, – A woman was stoned to death by her own family in front of a Pakistani high court on Tuesday for marrying the man she loved, police and a defense lawyer said. Nearly 20 members of the woman’s family, including her father and brothers, attacked her and her husband with batons and bricks […]

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Former world’s heaviest Mexican man dies at 48

Former world’s heaviest Mexican man dies at 48

May 26, – A Mexican man once listed as the world’s heaviest human being died Monday at the age of 48. Manuel Uribe had slimmed down to about 867 pounds (394 kilograms), well below his then-record peak weight of 1,230 pounds (560 kilograms), which was certified in 2006 as a Guinness World Record. Uribe’s death […]

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