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Fearing future, some Turks flee abroad

412 suspected Kurdish militants detained ISTANBUL, April 13, (Agencies): Lawyer Savas Ersoy and his wife turned down many chances to leave Turkey and work abroad. But after a failed coup, a wave of bombs and the referendum on expanding presidential powers on Sunday, they are packing their bags. Like other …

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Mosul clinic treats those with gravest injuries

BARTELLA, Iraq, April 13, (AP): A boy and a woman are delivered to the gates of the clinic by an Iraqi ambulance, bandaged and in pain. They arrive without names, ages and with only the sketchiest details of what had happened to them. Apparently shot by accident outside their house …

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Despite goals and win, Ronaldo still wanted more

MADRID, April 13, (Agencies): Not even a pair of goals and an away victory over Bayern Munich in the Champions League were enough to keep Cristiano Ronaldo happy. Despite scoring twice in Real Madrid’s 2-1 win to become the first player to reach 100 goals in European club competition, Ronaldo …

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Ahmadinejad to run in elections – Presidential polls in May

TEHRAN, Iran, April 12, (Agencies): Iran’s former president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Wednesday stunned the country by unexpectedly filing to run in the May presidential election, contradicting a recommendation from the supreme leader to stay out of the race. Ahmadinejad’s decision could upend an election many believed would be won by …

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Trump seems to rule out deeper intervention in Syria

WASHINGTON, April 12, (Agencies): President Donald Trump is appearing to rule out deeper American military intervention in Syria beyond retaliatory strikes if Syrian President Bashar Assad continues his assault on civilians with chemical weapons. “Are we going to get involved with Syria? No,” Trump told Fox Business News in an …

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‘Trust erodes under Trump’ – Moscow icily receives Tillerson

MOSCOW, April 12, (RTRS): Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday trust had eroded between the United States and Russia under President Donald Trump, as Moscow delivered an unusually hostile reception to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in a face-off over Syria. Any hope in Russia that the Trump administration would herald …

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Germany arrests suspected Islamist

Merkel appalled by Dortmund attack KARLSRUHE/DUESSELDORF, Germany, April 12, (Agencies): German authorities arrested a suspected Islamist on Wednesday in connection with an attack on a bus carrying players of one of the country’s top soccer teams, a spokeswoman for the Federal Prosecutor’s Office said. German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s spokesman said …

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Dickinson tale ‘Passion’ burns bright

There is something deeply funny and also beautiful about the idea that it would take a British man in his 70s to make the definitive film about one of America’s greatest female poets. But that’s what Terence Davies has done for Emily Dickinson in “A Quiet Passion ,” a fiercely …

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‘No evidence’ Syrian gas attack was fabricated, say WH officials

WASHINGTON, April 11, (RTRS): Senior White House officials accused Russia on Tuesday of trying to deflect blame from Syrian President Bashar al-Assad for a deadly poison gas attack on civilians last week that the United States has laid firmly at the feet of the Syrian government. The officials, who briefed …

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King Salman hosts Philippine president

Leaders discuss labor, anti-narcotics RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, April 11, (AP): Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte met Tuesday with King Salman in Saudi Arabia, where hundreds of thousands of Filipinos work as nurses, domestic helpers, drivers, waiters and technicians. It was Duterte’s first time meeting with the Saudi king. Philippine media outlets …

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