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Imprisoned PKK leader and Turkey’s ‘nemesis’ Ocalan

Author: AFP ID: 1550030208087424400 Wed, 2019-02-13 03:27 ANKARA: Abdullah Ocalan, the jailed Kurdish militant leader labelled the “nemesis” of the Turkish state, remains a highly influential figure in the Kurdish movement despite being cut off from the outside world. Turkey captured Ocalan, then public enemy number one, on February 15, 1999 after a relentless hunt. He has been imprisoned on ...

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Germany arrests 2 alleged Syrian ex-secret service officers

Three Syrians, believed to be former secret service officers, have been arrested in Germany and France, federal prosecutors in the German city of Karlsruhe say Germany has arrested two alleged former Syrian secret service officers accused of torture and crimes against humanity, prosecutors said Wednesday. The men, 56-year-old Anwar R. and Eyad A., 42, were arrested on Tuesday in Berlin ...

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Cameroon president’s rival charged with rebellion

Douala — Cameroon’s main opposition leader, Maurice Kamto, has been charged in a military court with rebellion and seven other offences, indictments that could carry the death penalty, his lawyers said on Wednesday. Kamto lost what he says was a fraudulent presidential election in October 2018 and was detained…

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Nigeria’s top candidates pledge a peaceful election

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) – Nigeria’s president and his top challenger in Saturday’s election have renewed a pledge of peace ahead of a vote marked by heated accusations that have alarmed some observers. President Muhammadu Buhari, who seeks a second term, and former Vice President Atiku Abubakar on Wednesday vowed to contribute to a free and fair election in Africa’s most ...

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Meghan being harassed like Diana, says George Clooney

The media are harassing Meghan Markle just as they did Princess Diana, who was killed in a car crash while being pursued by paparazzi, her friend George Clooney said. Clooney and his wife Amal attended Meghan’s wedding to Prince Harry, Diana’s son, last year when the American actress became the newest addition…

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New York police shooting: NYPD detective killed by ‘friendly fire,’ officials say

NEW YORK — A detective with the New York Police Department was killed Tuesday in a “friendly fire” shooting at a Queens T-Mobile store, authorities said. Join us in our vow to #NeverForget @NYPD102Pct Detective Brian Simonsen and the sacrifice he made for our city. Fidelis Ad Mortem pic.twitter.com/jHylojHbd9— NYPD NEWS (@NYPDnews) February 13, 2019 According to The Associated Press, ...

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Nigeria in battle against fake news ahead of elections

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — In Nigeria fake news can be so outlandish, yet widely believed, that the president recently felt compelled to declare that he had not died and been replaced by a Sudanese body double. “It’s (the) real me, I assure you,” President Muhammadu Buhari said late last year, to dispel the story that was viewed more than 500,000 ...

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