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30 April 2018

They're seldom mentioned by officials and are almost never identified, but paramilitary groups are increasingly embedded in Rio de Janeiro -- and, with the slaying of a prominent politician last month, are ever more brazen. ...

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29 April 2018

Larry Harvey, the man who founded the popular Burning Man countercultural festival, died Saturday after suffering a massive stroke in early April, event organizers said. He was 70. ...

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29 April 2018

US detectives analyzed DNA to capture the former policeman alleged to be the notorious "Golden State Killer" -- but it was a book that sparked renewed interest in the murders. ...

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28 April 2018

A teacher was gunned down after armed assailants attacked a school in a strife-hit English speaking region of southwest Cameroon, national radio reported Saturday. ...

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26 April 2018

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Thursday the Pentagon has started tackling the problems that led to a deadly attack in Niger that killed four US soldiers. ...

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26 April 2018

Turkish opposition newspaper Cumhuriyet's chairman Akin Atalay on Thursday joined a protest for free press and justice outside an Istanbul court, a day after he was released after serving over 500 days in prison. ...

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26 April 2018

Gunmen killed a provincial deputy governor and three others in an ambush in Afghanistan on Thursday, officials said, as the Taliban carried out a spate of attacks across the country after launching their spring offensive. ...

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25 April 2018

A Turkish court on Wednesday convicted journalists from the opposition Cumhuriyet daily for helping outlawed "terrorist" organisations but editors remained defiant vowing their "honourable" journalism would not stop. ...

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25 April 2018

Founded less than a year after the creation of modern Turkey, the daily newspaper Cumhuriyet whose journalists were convicted on Wednesday of terror-related charges remains one of the country's last bastions of press freedom. ...

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25 April 2018

A Turkish court on Wednesday convicted journalists from the opposition Cumhuriyet daily for helping outlawed "terrorist" organisations, an AFP correspondent said, in a trial seen as a test case for press freedom. ...

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