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Anti-radicalisation chief says ministers' plans risk creating 'thought police'

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Simon Cole, police lead for Prevent programme, says proposals targeting extremists may not be enforceableThe police chief leading the fight to stop people becoming terrorists has said government plans targeting alleged extremists are so flawed they risk creating a “thought police” in Britain.Simon Cole, the police...(more) 



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Strike hits all French oil refineries as police break up Marseille picket

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All eight refineries affected by strikes over labour reforms as dispute between President Hollande and unions escalatesStrikes have have spread to all eight of France’s oil refineries, the CGT union has said, as police used water cannon and teargas to break up a picket blocking access...(more) 



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Greek authorities start clearing Idomeni refugee camp – video

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Hundreds of Greek riot police begin evacuating the country’s largest makeshift refugee camp, at Idomeni on the border with Macedonia. The camp is home to about 8,400 people, including hundreds of children. At least four coaches left the camp, taking people to different sites around the...(more) 



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UN condemns new 10-year jail sentence for Iranian activist Narges Mohammadi

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UN high commissioner for human rights joins chorus of international disapproval as Tehran revolutionary court finds ailing activist guilty of fresh chargesThe international community has reacted with outrage after Narges Mohammadi, the ailing Iranian human rights activist already serving a six year jail term, was given...(more) 



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Austria's far-right cries foul after presidential election defeat

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Norbert Hofer’s Freedom party points to voting irregularities after postal vote delivers victory to Alexaner van der BellenAustria’s Freedom party has cried foul over the narrow result in the country’s presidential election, as the rightwing, populist party set its sight on the 2018 general election.Even before...(more) 



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Hard-line cleric becomes speaker of Assembly of Expert

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TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A hard-line Iranian cleric has become the speaker of the Assembly of Experts, a clerical body that is mainly tasked with selecting the country's supreme leader. 



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Hardliner elected as head of Iran's top clerical body

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DUBAI (Reuters) - A powerful anti-Western cleric was chosen on Tuesday as the head of Iran's new Assembly of Experts, in a sign that hardliners are still in firm control of the body in charge of choosing the next supreme leader.  



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Singapore kicks out Swiss bank linked to Malaysia's 1MDB

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Singapore's central bank on Tuesday said it was kicking out Switzerland's BSI Bank, which has been linked to a global money-laundering scandal that has embroiled neighbouring Malaysia's Prime Minister Najib Razak. In the toughest legal action so far in the crisis rocking Malaysian state fund 1MDB,...(more) 



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Turkish nationalists say presidential system would be path to despotism

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ANKARA (Reuters) - The veteran leader of Turkey's nationalist opposition, Devlet Bahceli, said on Tuesday he was strongly against a presidential system in Turkey, saying it would inevitably lead to despotism and would be costly for the country in the long term.  



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Hardliner elected head of key Iran oversight body

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Iran's Assembly of Experts chose ultraconservative Ayatollah Ahmad Jannati on Tuesday to head the key body which oversees the work of the country's supreme leader and will elect his successor, state television reported. Jannati was voted chairman of the 88-member Assembly with 51 votes. Former president...(more) 



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WHO says hospital bombing in Syrian coastal city killed 43

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BEIRUT (AP) — The World Health Organization says a suicide attack at a hospital in Syria's coastal city of Jableh the previous day has killed 43 people. 



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Greece starts clearing makeshift migrant camp on border

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Greek police started clearing migrants and refugees out of a sprawling tent camp on the sealed northern border with Macedonia where thousands have been stranded for months waiting in vain for passage to Europe. "The evacuation is progressing without any problem," said Giorgos Kyritsis, a government...(more) 



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