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13 August 2018

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Monday that the lengthy questioning of an American Jewish journalist on arrival at Tel Aviv airport was the result of an "administrative mistake". ...

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13 August 2018

Panic erupted at a packed seaside music festival in northwest Spain when part of a wooden promenade suddenly collapsed, injuring more than 300 people, nine of them seriously, officials said Monday. ...

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12 August 2018

A Vietnamese former colonel and revolutionary war hero who became disillusioned with the communist regime and defected, becoming one of its most vocal and influential critics, died in France at age 90. ...

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10 August 2018

Belarus on Friday released the last two independent journalists detained in raids this week over alleged illegal access to a state news agency, their editors said. ...

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10 August 2018

Reporters Without Borders said it had restored its website in Egypt on Friday, exactly one year after it was blocked by the authorities. ...

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09 August 2018

A second hostage has died after being abducted by the Islamic State group in southern Syria last month, a journalist in the area and a monitor said Thursday. ...

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09 August 2018

Bangladesh police have arrested at least 12 social media activists accused of spreading rumours on Facebook during student protests last week that left about 1,000 people injured, a top official said Thursday. ...

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08 August 2018

Belarus on Wednesday detained at least four more journalists in Minsk and searched the home of a Deutsche Welle correspondent in an ongoing crackdown on independent media, ostensibly over unauthorised access to a state news agency. ...

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08 August 2018

An award-winning photographer who accused Bangladesh police of assaulting him after his arrest at the height of major protests in Dhaka has been taken to hospital, his wife said Wednesday. ...

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07 August 2018

Russia on Tuesday held funerals for three journalists killed in the Central African Republic who were investigating a shadowy Russian mercenary group for a media project founded by Kremlin foe Mikhail Khodorkovsky. ...

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