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Turkish police detain 15 in Istanbul raids

Turkish police detain 15 in Istanbul raids

May 26, – Turkish media reports say police have launched dawn raids on at least three Istanbul neighborhoods, including one that was the scene of violent anti-government protests last week, and detained at least 15 people. The state-run Anadolu Agency says police, including special operation teams backed by a helicopter, cordoned off Istanbul’s Okmeydani neighborhood […]

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Death toll rises to 10 in Somali parliament blast

Death toll rises to 10 in Somali parliament blast

May 26, – At least 9 people were killed, 16 others injured after a suicide car bomb went off outside Somali parliament in Mogadishu followed by heavy exchanges of gunfire, police said. “Our forces put down five attackers who tried to enter the parliament building where members were holding meeting. On our side we lost […]

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Belgium: Police hunt shooter in Jewish attack that left 4 dead

Belgium: Police hunt shooter in Jewish attack that left 4 dead

May 25, – Belgium launched a nationwide hunt Sunday for a lone gunman who walked into the Jewish Museum, unpacked a Kalashnikov rifle, killed four people with a short burst of fire, packed up and briskly walked away. Saturday’s attack led Belgian officials to immediately raise anti-terror measures and increase the protection for Jewish sites […]

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Heavy flooding in southern China kills 19 people, destroys homes

Heavy flooding in southern China kills 19 people, destroys homes

May 25, – At least 19 people have died and seven were reporting missing Sunday in widespread flooding that’s hit hundreds of thousands of people in a swath of southern China, the country’s state news agency reported. The rainstorms slashed Guangzhou, Zhaoqing and Qingyuan cities and caused floods, house collapses and mud flows, the provincial flood […]

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Thai coup leader warns against street protests, defends detentions

Thai coup leader warns against street protests, defends detentions

May 25, – A spokesman for Thailand’s coup leaders said Sunday that democracy had caused “losses” for the country, as the junta sought to combat growing international condemnation and hundreds of protesters angrily confronted soldiers in central Bangkok. Small protests have persisted since the army seized power on Thursday after months of conflict between the […]

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Syrian government air strikes hit near Damascus during aid distribution

Syrian government air strikes hit near Damascus during aid distribution

May 24, – Syria’s air force struck a besieged rebel-held town Saturday as U.N. and Red Crescent workers distributed aid there, a monitor and activists said. “Two air strikes hit Douma during a visit of a delegation of the United Nations to the town’s outskirts,” the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. Activists said one […]

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Election under threat in eastern Ukraine after bloodshed

Election under threat in eastern Ukraine after bloodshed

May 24, – Pro-Russian insurgents have prevented at least half of the election districts in the embattled east of the country to prepare for Sunday’s presidential election, a Ukrainian official says. Volodymyr Hrinyak, chief of the public security department at the Ukrainian Interior Ministry, said Saturday that 17 out of 34 district election commissions in […]

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Thailand’s coup leaders detain ex-PM Yingluck, Oppn says she’s safe

Thailand’s coup leaders detain ex-PM Yingluck, Oppn says she’s safe

May 24, – Thailand’s military rulers detained former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra on Friday, a senior officer said, after summoning her for talks a day after the army overthrew her caretaker government in a coup. As the army moved to consolidate its grip on the country, its chief, General Prayuth Chan-ocha, set out his plans […]

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Clashes in Turkey as protesters mourn death of man killed in Istanbul

Clashes in Turkey as protesters mourn death of man killed in Istanbul

May 24, – Mourners who marched alongside the body of 30-year-old Ugur Kurt, who was killed in crossfire between police and demonstrators on Thursday, chanted slogans such as “murderer state” or “you will be accountable to us.” There were also more clashes on Friday, with police using tear gas and water cannon to disperse the […]

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Gunmen attack Indian Consulate in Afghanistan’s Herat province

Gunmen attack Indian Consulate in Afghanistan’s Herat province

May 23, – Gunmen armed with machine guns and rocket-propelled grenades attacked an Indian Consulate in western Afghanistan on Friday, though its diplomatic staff escaped unharmed, police said. At least three gunmen opened fire on the consulate from a nearby building in Herat, provincial police chief Abdul Sami Qatra said. Qatra said police and soldiers […]

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