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Turkish cities hit by bombings blamed on PKK
Suspected Kurdish rebels have carried out a wave of deadly bombings in Turkish cities in what appears to be an intensified campaign against state security forces in the chaotic aftermath of the failed coup.
 
Russia marks 25th years since failed Soviet coup
Few Russians are marking Friday's 25th anniversary of a coup attempt which heralded the demise of the Soviet Union, a holiday ignored in official circles because of its revolutionary, anti-establishment nature.
 
Germany's home minister on Friday proposed partially banning the full-face burqa Islamic veil, as a debate on integration rages after two jihadist attacks and ahead of key state elections.
 
Six dead as PKK intensifies bombing campaign in Turkey
Eastern Turkey was rocked by two deadly bombings against police as Kurdish guerrillas launched a new campaign of attacks targeting areas that are not predominantly Kurdish.
 
'Auction' of NSA tools spooks security firms
The leak of what purports to be a National Security Agency hacking tool kit has set the information security world atwitter -- and sent major companies rushing to update their defenses.
 
Czech bus advertises trips to Auschwitz as entertainment
A Czech company is offering bus trips to Auschwitz and elsewhere with the images of Holocaust victims and the Nazi death camp on its exterior.
 
Britain unveiled a plan Thursday to battle rising child obesity by taxing sodas, urging food manufacturers to cut down on sugar and getting schoolchildren to exercise more.
 
Three more towns in France to implement burkini ban
Three resorts in France were poised Tuesday to join three other seaside towns in banning the burkini, the full-body Islamic swimming garment that has sparked concern about religious extremism.
 
Turkey on Wednesday said it would free 38,000 prisoners not linked to the failed coup in a move apparently aimed at releasing pressure on prisons filled to bursting with suspects from the putsch.
 
Islamic State recruits have poor grasp of faith
The jihadi employment form asked the recruits, on a scale of 1 to 3, to rate their knowledge of Islam. And the Islamic State applicants, herded into a hangar somewhere at the Syria-Turkey border, turned out to be overwhelmingly ignorant.
 
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