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Iraq car bomb kills 20 in south-west Baghdad

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Image caption The bomb went off in the busy Amil business district of Baghdad A car bomb has exploded in the Iraqi capital Baghdad, killing more than 20 people and wounding many others, police and medical sources say. The blast went off in a market in the mainly Shia Amil district […]

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Legendary New York journalist Jimmy Breslin dies at 88

[ad_1] Image copyright AP Image caption Legendary columnist Jimmy Breslin has died at home in Manhattan Jimmy Breslin, the journalist who spent decades chronicling New York City life, has died at home in Manhattan aged 88. He died of complications from pneumonia. The Pulitzer Prize-winning writer’s career spanned from interviewing John Kennedy’s grave digger, to […]

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'Whatever he says is right'

[ad_1] Image copyright AP Image caption Turkey”s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses his supporters in Sakarya – his conservative heartland As the helicopter whirred overhead, the warm-up act boomed out: “Recep Tayyip Erdogan is arriving!” Hordes of adoring fans frantically waved their flags and chanted his name. Some elderly women fainted – from the excitement […]

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Orly airport: France launches terror investigation

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP Image caption Police searched Belgacem’s home north of Paris for signs of any links with militants French anti-terror prosecutors are investigating an attack at Paris’s Orly airport by a gunman who was eventually shot dead by security forces. Ziyed Ben Belgacem, 39, was killed on Saturday after he put a gun […]

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Killers in disguise

[ad_1] Image copyright EPA In the Afghan capital, Kabul, there’s still widespread shock and anger at the brutal militant attack last week on the city’s main military hospital. The authorities have acted swiftly, sacking the deputy interior minister and arresting 24 hospital and military officials, including an army general. But for many Kabul residents it […]

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Running for their lives

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP Image caption Turkey is seen as a safe haven by civilians fleeing the fighting in Syria “They wait until the fog sets in, limiting the visibility of the Turkish border guards, and then they run for their lives.” Abdo, 31, is a people smuggler from a Syrian village near the northern […]