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Controlled explosions shake Afganistan's Kabul

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KABUL (Reuters) - Two large explosions heard in Afghanistan's capital Kabul on Saturday were controlled blasts by deminers, the city's deputy police chief said. Sayed Gul Agha Rohani told Reuters that police were questioning the demining team because it had not warned authorities in advance of...(more) 



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French journalists probed on suspicion of blackmailing Moroccan king

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Two French journalists have been placed under formal investigation after Morocco's King Mohammed filed a complaint accusing them of attempting blackmail by threatening to publish a book about him, a judicial source said. The king's lawyer, Eric Dupont-Moretti, told RTL radio that Eric Laurent and Catherine...(more) 



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5 killed, 24 injured in attacks in southeast Turkey

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ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Officials and media reports say three attacks or clashes between Turkish security forces and Kurdish rebels have killed five people and injured 24 others in southeast Turkey. 



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Nigeria smashes spy ring at Abuja airport: security agency

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Nigeria's domestic intelligence agency has warned travellers to be ready for an attack on the capital's airport after announcing it had smashed a spy network run by the radical Islamist group Boko Haram. The Department of State Services (DSS) said in a statement late Friday that...(more) 



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Man arrested over deadly Thai bombing was foreign: police

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A suspect arrested in Thailand's capital on Saturday in connection with a bombing that killed 20 in Bangkok 12 days ago was a foreign national, a police spokesman said. The nationality of the man could not be confirmed, but he was a foreigner, national police spokesman...(more) 



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Lebanon should investigate use of force in protests: Amnesty

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Lebanon should investigate allegations that security personnel used excessive force to disperse anti-government protesters in Beirut last week, Amnesty International said on Saturday ahead of another planned mass protest march in the capital. Protests drew thousands onto the streets before turning violent last weekend, injuring dozens...(more) 



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EU ministers to talk security in Paris after train attack

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European ministers gathered in Paris on Saturday to discuss beefing up security on public transport following last week's foiled jihadist attack on a high-speed train. Prosecutors have charged 25-year-old Moroccan Ayoub El Khazzani over the incident, in which he allegedly stepped out of a toilet cubicle...(more) 



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4 men face court hearing in Hungary for migrant truck deaths

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KECSKEMET, Hungary (AP) — Hungarian prosecutors are asking a court to keep in custody four men detained in connection with the deaths of 71 migrants found in a truck in neighboring Austria. 



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Thai police arrest man 'likely involved' with Bangkok bombing

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Thai police on Saturday said they have arrested a man "likely involved" with a deadly bomb attack in Bangkok last week that killed 20 people and wounded scores more. It is the first arrest in connection with the bombing at the Erawan shrine in the capital's...(more) 



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Libya shipwreck toll rises to 111, dozens missing

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Rescuers have retrieved from the sea the bodies of 111 migrants whose boat sank off the coast of Libya, the Red Crescent said on Saturday in a new toll. "So far 111 bodies have been retrieved from the sea while dozens of people are still missing,"...(more) 



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3 Al-Jazeera English reporters await Egyptian court ruling

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CAIRO (AP) — Three Al-Jazeera English journalists awaited a verdict in their retrial Saturday in an Egyptian court, hoping for an end to their long-running trial criticized worldwide by press freedom advocates and human rights activists. 



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Hong Kong diamond thief swapped stone for fake: police

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A thief swapped a $220,000 diamond with a fake at a luxury jewellery store in Hong Kong, police said Saturday, as the city wrestles with an uptick in shop theft. The diamond, valued at around HK$1.7 million ($219,000), was taken by a man in his 30s...(more) 



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