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Istanbul protests: Turkey braces for second day of unrest

Turkey is braced for a second day of protests after clashes between police and demonstrators left dozens of people injured in Istanbul on Friday. Police have been drafted in from other provinces, parts of Istanbul are cordoned off and traffic is stationery. The protest began as a sit-in rally over plans to redevelop a square in Istanbul, but escalated and ...

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Death toll in Manila explosion rises to 6

MANILA, Philippines : The death toll from a powerful explosion that ripped through an upscale apartment complex in the Philippine capital has risen to six, including the crew of a passing delivery van that was hit by debris, authorities said Saturday. The explosion Friday night punched a large hole in the wall of the apartment building and sent concrete chunks ...

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Huge Asteroid Cruises Past Earth

An asteroid wider than nine ocean liners sailed safely past Earth today (May 31), making its closest flyby of our planet for at least the next 200 years. Asteroid 1998 QE2, which is about 1.7 miles (2.7 kilometers) wide, cruised within 3.6 million miles (5.8 million km) of Earth at 4:59 p.m. EDT (2059 GMT) today, then slipped silently off ...

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Myanmar Muslims find shelter in Buddhist monastery

TODD PITMAN Associated Press= LASHIO, Myanmar (AP) — More than 1,000 Muslims who fled Myanmar’s latest bout of sectarian violence huddled in a Buddhist monastery guarded by army soldiers as calm returned to this northeastern city, though burnt out buildings leveled by Buddhist rioters still smoldered. The army transported terrified Muslim families by the truckload out of a neighborhood in ...

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Hagel to broach topic of cyberthreats with Chinese

LOLITA C. BALDOR Associated Press= ABOARD A U.S. AIRCRAFT (AP) — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel will meet with members of a Chinese delegation this weekend and likely talk about ongoing cyberthreats amid new reports that China used computer-based attacks to access data from dozens of Pentagon weapons programs and other defense technologies. Speaking to reporters on his plane en route ...

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Khmer Rouge leaders say sorry for atrocities

Former Cambodian head of state Khieu Samphan apologises directly to individuals who lost relatives in 1975-79 genocide Khieu Samphan at the genocide tribunal in 2011. Photograph: AP Former leaders of Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge being tried by a UN-backed genocide tribunal have apologised to families of victims of the regime’s atrocities. Khieu Samphan, the head of state of the 1970s communist ...

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Iraq violence: Baghdad bomb attacks leave 25 dead

May 30: A series of bombs battered Shi’ite and Sunni Muslim neighborhoods across Baghdad on Thursday, killing at least 25 people in the worst wave of sectarian violence since civil war five years ago. The bloodletting reflects increasing conflict between Iraq’s majority Shi’ite leadership and the Sunni minority, many of whom feel unfairly marginalized since the 2003 fall of strongman ...

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