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Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Growing up in a remote tribal hamlet, Rupa Hembrom used to be terrified of the wild boars that roamed nearby. Now her biggest fear is the Maoist guerillas who prowl the jungles of India's "Red Corridor."
The seven men spent a week in a Tunisian prison on terrorism charges, suffering what they claim was torture under custody, before a judge released them for lack of evidence. But as they stepped out of the courthouse in early August, plainclothes policemen swooped in and spirited them away.
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
German gov't condemns riots outside shelters
Germany's government on Monday denounced the far-right protests outside a refugee shelter in which dozens of police were injured by a neo-Nazi mob hurling bottles and fireworks at officers trying to ensure asylum seekers could move in.
Lebanon activists postpone garbage protest
Organizers of the "You stink" protests that have captivated the Lebanese capital postponed anti-government demonstrations set for Monday evening after a night of violent clashes with police during which dozens of protesters and police officers were wounded.
Ukraine president Poroshenko accuses Russians of sending arms to rebel east
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Monday accused Russia of sending major military backup to pro-Moscow rebels, speaking just ahead of talks on the conflict with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande.
A blast ripped through a warehouse at a U.S. military post on Monday and started a fire, while a blaze broke out at a steel plant, in separate accidents around the Japanese capital.
Police fear UK airshow crash toll could rise to 20
Two amateur soccer players on their way to match on a summer afternoon were among 11 people known to have died in the fiery crash of a vintage fighter jet in southeastern England. Police fear the death toll will rise as the crash site is cleared.
Turkey's Erdogan expected to call new election after no government is formed
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was expected on Monday to formally call new elections for Nov. 1 and re-appoint Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu to form an interim administration, a day after the deadline passed for establishing a government following Turkey's inconclusive election in June.
A Tunisian border guard was killed in a shootout with jihadists on the border with Algeria, officials said Monday, in an attack claimed by the North African country's main extremist group.
France honors 'heroes' for train attack courage
President Francois Hollande bestowed France's highest honor on a group of Americans and a Briton on Monday saying the whole world "admires their courage and cool composure" in overpowering a Moroccan gunman on a crowded train.
  
  
  
  
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