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Turkey Detains Senior Police Officers for Allegedly Supporting Erdogan’s Foe

ISTANBUL, Dec 8 (Reuters) – Turkish police detained 18 people including senior police officers on Tuesday, in an investigation of alleged supporters within the police force of President Tayyip Erdogan’s foe, Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen, state-run Anadolu Agency said. It said arrest warrants were issued for 27 police officers in an operation across 13 provinces

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S. African Court Grants Bail to Pistorius

PRETORIA, Dec 8 -Oscar Pistorius, who murdered his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine’s Day 2013, was granted bail on Tuesday and has the freedom of South Africa’s capital Pretoria as he waits to appeal his conviction in April. The Paralympic champion, nicknamed “Blade Runner” because of the prosthetic legs he uses to race, was granted

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Russia Beefs up its Armenia Base with Army Helicopters

MOSCOW, Dec 8 – Russia has deployed attack and transport helicopters to reinforce its military base in Armenia, RIA news agency quoted Russian Defense Ministry as saying on Tuesday. A total of seven helicopters MI-24 and Mi-8 have been deployed at the base near the capital city of Yerevan, and one more batch would be

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The Brothers Farook: One a Decorated Veteran, the Other A Killer

By Edward McAllister and Yasmeen Abutaleb SAN BERNARDINO, CA, Dec 8 – One brother liked to party and chase girls. After high school, moved by what he saw as his patriotic duty, he enlisted in the Navy and received two medals recognizing his contributions to “the global war on terror.” The other was deeply religious

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U.S. Top Court Rejects Challenge to Assault Weapon Ban

By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON, Dec 7 – The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday turned away a challenge by gun rights activists to an ordinance enacted by a Chicago suburb that bans assault weapons and large-capacity magazines. The refusal by the nine justices to hear the case, coming at a time of fierce debate over the

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Man Remanded Over “Hideous” Knife Attack at London Station

By Michael Holden LONDON, Dec 7 (Reuters) – A man appeared in court in London on Monday after being charged by counter-terrorism officers with attempted murder in what British Prime Minister David Cameron said was a “hideous attack” at an underground station in the British capital last weekend. Wearing a grey t-shirt and grey track

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Serbian Defence Minister Sacked For Making Sexist Remark Against Reporter

BELGRADE, Dec 7 (Reuters) – Serbia’s defence minister faced dismissal on Monday after remarking to a crouching female reporter, “I love these journalists who kneel so easily.” The comment by Bratislav Gasic was met with a storm of criticism in the Balkan country. The reporter’s employer, B92, said the comment was not just ‘sexist’ but

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Passenger Jet Lands in Budapest Due to Bomb Threat

BUDAPEST, Dec 7 (Reuters) – A passenger jet heading from Berlin to Hurghada in Egypt landed in Budapest on Monday due to a bomb threat, police said. Hungarian police searched the plane and were unable to find any explosives on the flight, police spokeswoman Viktoria Csiszer-Kovacs said. She added that the threat had been aimed at

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