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Turkey arrests 43 in new sweep against Erdogan foes

Istanbul - Turkey on Friday arrested 43 people in the central city of Konya in new raids against suspected supporters of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's arch foe, the US-based preacher Fethullah Gulen, reports said.

Turkish paper fined, model on trial for 'Erdogan insults'

Ankara - A Turkish court fined a leading newspaper Thursday for insulting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan while a top model went on trial on similar charges, as controversy grows over eroding freedoms ahead of June elections.

China 'severely concerned' over U.S. spying accusations

Bejing - China said Wednesday it was "severely concerned" over the arrest of one of its citizens in the U.S., one of six Chinese nationals charged with economic espionage.

US charges China academics in trade theft scheme

Washington - US prosecutors have charged six Chinese nationals, including three university professors, with a years-long scheme to steal mobile phone technology trade secrets for Beijing's benefit.

Guatemalans push for resignation of president

Guatemala City - Thousands took to the streets in Guatemala City, demanding that President Otto Perez step down due to a corruption scandal that has shaken his government to its core.

Turkey arrests former top policeman in eavesdropping case

Ankara - Turkey has placed under arrest the powerful former police chief of the southeastern city of Diyarbakir and nine others as part of a case into eavesdropping of top officials, reports said Saturday.

Turkey detains soldiers in 'Syria arms interception' case

Istanbul - Turkish police have detained eight serving members of the army in the latest wave of arrests in a hugely controversial case over the interception last year of an alleged consignment of arms bound for Syria, reports said Saturday.

Syria war crimes justice unlikely despite evidence: Experts

Den Haag - The chances of anyone being prosecuted for Syrian war crimes are today smaller than ever, experts say, as realpolitik smothers an increasingly solid mountain of evidence accumulated during the often barbaric four-year conflict.

Triple murderer put to death in Texas

Washington - The state of Texas executed a man convicted in the triple murder of his girlfriend, her mother and her grandfather, officials said.

Turkey detains 'Syria arms interception' prosecutors

Ankara - Turkish authorities on Thursday detained four prosecutors and one military officer in a controversial case over the interception last year of trucks that allegedly contained arms bound for neighbouring Syria.

Probe launched into claims French soldiers raped C.Africa children

Paris - Judges in France will investigate claims that French soldiers raped children in the Central African Republic, the state prosecutor announced Thursday.

Eight dead in Mexico as police clash with vigilantes

Acapulco - Mexican police waged a gunfight with rural vigilantes in a poor state plagued by drug cartels, leaving eight people dead, officials said.

Polish justice minister resigns over gun permit

Varsovia - Poland's premier on Thursday named Borys Budka as the new justice minister after his predecessor resigned over issues regarding his gun permit just days before a presidential vote.

U.S. top court to weigh key lethal injection case

Washington - The U.S. Supreme Court is on Wednesday set to consider the constitutionality of a controversial lethal injection technique, in a key case that could have broader implications for capital punishment in America.

Gay marriage in the U.S.: Facts

Washington - Gay marriage is now legal in 37 U.S. states and the capital Washington, but it cannot be officiated and is not recognized in 13 other states.

Venezuelan opposition leader transferred from military prison

Caracas - Venezuelan authorities moved a prominent opposition leader from a military prison to a private clinic and eventual house arrest early Saturday, officials and the politician's family said.

Britain's highest court to hear Malaysia massacre case

London - Relatives of 24 rubber-plantation workers killed in Malaysia in 1948 by British troops will press their decades-old demand for a public inquiry in Britain's highest court on Wednesday, lawyers said.

Forest killings put India's 'fake encounters' in spotlight

Tirupati - Kanagarani last saw her husband when he left their village on a mountainside in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu to look for work.

Texas executes inmate after restocking lethal injection drug

Washington - The US state of Texas killed its sixth death row inmate of the year, prison officials said, after replenishing a lethal injection drug that some manufacturers have refused to sell for executions.

40 percent of hate crimes in Spain targeted gays

Madrid - Forty percent of the 1,285 hate crimes reported to police across Spain last year targeted gays and lesbians, the interior ministry said Tuesday.

Dozens go on trial over Turkey's worst mining disaster

Kayseri - Dozens of suspects, including former top company managers, went on trial Monday over modern Turkey's worst mining disaster that left 301 miners dead in the western town of Soma and exposed major safety shortcomings in the industry.

Turkey opens trial over Soma mining disaster

Soma - Dozens of suspects will stand trial on Monday over the mining disaster last year in the Turkish town of Soma that left 301 miners dead and tarnished the image of the government under Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Spain jihadists suspected of planning kidnaps, execution: Judge

Madrid - A gang suspected of links to the Islamic State group planned possible kidnappings, an execution and attacks on Jewish shops and public buildings in Spain, an investigating judge said Friday.

Environmental activists risk jail over Istanbul protests

Istanbul - Fifteen Turkish ecological activists could face up to seven-and-a-half years in jail after prosecutors charged them with public order offences over protests against the construction of a mosque in Istanbul last year, judicial sources said Thursday.

Nicaragua rejects gay marriage, adoption

Managua - A new legal definition of what constitutes a family took effect in Nicaragua on Wednesday, drawing ire from gay groups who say it massively impacts their rights.

Turkey frees suspects held over football club attack

Istanbul - A Turkish court on Wednesday released two suspects held for almost two days on suspicion of being behind the gun attack on top flight football team Fenerbahce that shocked the game in the country.The pair, named only as Nihat S. and Emre A.

Litvinenko suspect says death was 'accidental suicide'

Moscow - One of the suspects in the murder of Alexander Litvinenko claimed Wednesday that the ex-spy accidentally poisoned himself.

Turkish prosecutor requests acquittal of Dutch reporter

Diyarbakir - A Turkish prosecutor on Wednesday requested the acquittal of a Dutch journalist specialising in Kurdish issues who was accused of spreading "terrorist propaganda" for the banned Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK).

Nicaragua prostitutes study law to help others in trouble

Matagalpa - Cony's usual work clothes are tight-fitting outfits that show off her curves as she waits for clients at the bar.

U.S. prosecutors seek death in Muslim college student murders

Washington - A judge in North Carolina ruled Monday that prosecutors could seek the death penalty for a man accused of fatally shooting his three Muslim neighbors, U.S. media reported.
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