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Iranian human rights lawyer stages protest over ban from practice

a shared story    9 hours 22 minutes ago
By Michelle Moghtader DUBAI (Reuters) - Human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh said on Wednesday she would protest outside the Iranian Bar Association offices in Tehran until it reversed a decision to ban her from practicing law for three years. Sotoudeh was sentenced to six years in...(more) 




American Jeffrey Fowle lands in U.S. day after release from North Korea

a shared story    10 hours 22 minutes ago
The North Korean government released the 56-year-old dad-of-three Tuesday. He was detained for five months in the Communist country for leaving a Bible in a nightclub.  



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Civil liberties award for dominatrix

a shared story    10 hours 22 minutes ago
Terri-Jean Bedford campaigns for the rights of sex workers in Canada. 



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Syria says shoots down two of three Islamic State jets

a shared story    10 hours 22 minutes ago
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syria's air force has destroyed two fighter jets operated by Islamic State militants in the north of the country, Information Minister Omran Zoabi said in remarks published on Syria's state news agency SANA late on Tuesday. A Syrian monitoring group said on Friday...(more) 




Three Denver girls skipped school in alleged attempt to join ISIS

a shared story    10 hours 22 minutes ago
Three Colorado high school students may have been playing hooky so they could run away and join ISIS - apparently seduced by their twisted campaign of terror and hatred.  



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US-designated terrorist sentenced to life in Egypt

a shared story    10 hours 22 minutes ago
CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court has sentenced 12 alleged militants, including a U.S.-designated terrorist, to life in prison on charges of plotting attacks in Egypt against police, military, foreign missions and ships passing through the strategic Suez Canal. 



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Syria says giving military support to Kurds in Kobane

a shared story    11 hours 22 minutes ago
Damascus (AFP) - Syria's armed forces, including its aircraft, have been providing military support to Kurdish fighters defending the town of Kobane besieged by jihadists, the information minister said. 



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Jailed PKK leader sees better chance for peace deal with Turkey

a shared story    11 hours 22 minutes ago
Istanbul (AFP) - The jailed leader of Turkey's outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) said he saw a better chance for a peace deal with Ankara, despite Kurdish protests over Turkish inaction in Syria. 



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Two die in Sierra Leone riot sparked by Ebola blood testing

a shared story    11 hours 22 minutes ago
Freetown (AFP) - Two people died in a riot in Sierra Leone sparked when health workers struggling to contain the Ebola epidemic tried to take a blood sample from an elderly woman, doctors told AFP on Wednesday. 



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Total names new heads after boss dies

a shared story    11 hours 22 minutes ago
Oil giant Total appoints a new chief executive and new chairman to replace Christophe de Margerie who died in a plane crash in Moscow on Monday. 



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Big utilities pushing into booming home solar market

a shared story    11 hours 22 minutes ago
By Nichola Groom (Reuters) - For years, the utilities responsible for providing electricity to the nation have treated residential solar systems as a threat. Now, they want a piece of the action, and they are having to fight for the chance. If utilities embrace home solar,...(more) 



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Heineken blames sales drop on rain

a shared story    12 hours 22 minutes ago
Heineken has blamed "unseasonably wet weather" in Europe for a drop in both sales and profit in the three months to the end of September. 



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