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Jailed Jazeera journalists all conflict-hardened veterans

Cairo - The three journalists for Al-Jazeera television's English-language channel sentenced to three years after being convicted in a retrial of broadcasting false news are all conflict-hardened veteran correspondents.

Turkish planes join anti-IS coalition in Syria raid for first time

Ankara - Turkish warplanes have for the first time joined raids by the US-led coalition against Islamic State positions in Syria, the foreign ministry said Saturday, after Washington urged Ankara to play a full role in the battle against the jihadists.

Polish 'gold train' city basks in Loch Ness Monster effect

Walbrzych - Polish tour guide and ex-treasure-hunter Andrzej Gaik cannot contain his excitement as he points to the train track slope that has left the world spellbound: hidden in its depths may very well be a Nazi gold train.

Kurdish forces free seven villages in Iraq: Officials

Washington - Western-backed Kurdish fighters freed seven villages from the clasps of the Islamic State group in northern Iraq in recent days, the US-led coalition battling the jihadists.

Bangkok bomb suspect 'unlikely' international terrorist

Bangkok - Thailand's top police officer Saturday said a man arrested in connection with last week's deadly Bangkok bomb attack was "unlikely" to be an international terrorist and was motivated by a "personal feud".

Sweden's far-right wants referendum on immigration

Stockholm - Sweden's far-right Sweden Democrats, which recently topped an opinion poll for the first time, want a referendum to be held on the country's generous immigration policy, its party leader said Saturday.

Libya shipwreck toll rises to 111, dozens missing

Tripoli - 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.

Tropical Storm Erika unleashes deadly floods in Dominica

Roseau - Tropical Storm Erika churned across the Caribbean on Saturday, a day after sweeping over the tiny island nation of Dominica and leaving at least 20 people dead.

Malaysians jam capital to demand reform, PM's ouster

Kuala Lumpur - Tens of thousands of Malaysians swarmed central Kuala Lumpur on Saturday to call for the prime minister's ouster over corruption allegations and demand broader reforms, defying warnings by police who had declared the rally illegal.

Tropical Storm Erika breaks up over Cuba

Havana - Erika broke up as it raked Cuba Saturday, bringing the drought-parched island heavy rains after the tropical storm earlier left at least 20 dead in the tiny island nation of Dominica.

Lebanese hold mass 'You Stink' rally against politicians

Birut - Tens of thousands of protesters from across Lebanon flocked to a mass rally Saturday in downtown Beirut against a political class accused of corruption and failing to provide basic services.

Polish official '99% sure' Nazi train exists

Varsovia - Poland's deputy culture minister said Friday he saw a ground-penetrating radar image of the alleged Nazi train that has set off a gold rush, adding that he is 99 percent sure it exists.

In first, headscarf-wearing woman named minister in Turkey

Ankara - For the first time in the history of Turkey, a Muslim but secular country, a woman who wears an Islamic headscarf has been named as a government minister.

TV gunman plotted to 'hurt a lot more': State governor

Roanoke - The embittered gunman who shot dead two young American journalists on live TV was seemingly hell-bent on committing more violence before he took his own life, Virginia's governor said Friday.

Mounting toll of Turkey's 'martyrs' stirs controversy

Istanbul - It has become a familiar scene in Turkey over the past month. Another soldier is laid to rest, parents grieving as the coffin is draped with the Turkish flag under the merciless glare of television cameras.

Brief ceasefire between Syria regime, rebels ends

Birut - A truce between Syrian regime forces and rebel groups in three key towns ended early Saturday as the warring parties resumed clashes and shelling, a monitor and a mediator said.

Egypt court set to rule in Jazeera reporters' trial

Cairo - An Egyptian court is set to rule Saturday in the retrial of three journalists with Al-Jazeera television's English-language news channel whose two-year ordeal sparked a global campaign for their release.

EU ministers to talk security in Paris after train attack

Paris - 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.

Egypt court hands Al-Jazeera reporters three years in jail

Cairo - An Egyptian court sentenced three Al-Jazeera reporters to three years in prison on Saturday, in a shock ruling that sparked international condemnation.
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