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Timeline: Recent deadly attacks in Turkey

Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Missing Attachment YESILKOY, Turkey – At least 28 people were killed and dozens of others were injured in an attack at Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport, the government in Istanbul told CNN on Tuesday. The two suicide bombers were also killed. Turkey’s Justice Minister Bekir Bozdag said one attacker “first opened fire with Read more […]


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Panama Canal opens $5B locks, bullish despite shipping woes

PANAMA CITY – Fireworks exploded as a huge container ship made the inaugural passage through the newly expanded Panama Canal on Sunday, formally launching the Central American nation’s multibillion-dollar bet on a bright economic future despite tough times for global shipping. The Chinese-owned Cosco Shipping Panama went through the Atlantic locks at Agua Clara in the early morning, sailed the 50-mile (80-kilometre) passage to the Cocoli locks near the capital and passed into the Pacific Read more […]


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Poisoning America

HEFFNER: I’m Alexander Heffner, your host on The Open Mind. The contamination of the American city, the devastating tragedy in Flint, Michigan, where lead is infecting a community of lower-income families, is a terrifying déjà vu, a hazard to the public well-being we thought American had eradicated. Not so, alas. In the case of Michigan governor Rick Snyder, it seems not simply a sin of omission, neglecting decades-long poisoning, but the retrograde regressive decision to reintroduce Read more […]


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Prime Minister Trudeau, Opposition Leader Rona Ambrose remember victims of terrorism

Justin TrudeauPMO photo PRIME Minister Justin Trudeau on Thursday issued the following statement to mark the National Day of Remembrance for Victims of Terrorism: “31 years ago, our country suffered the worst mass murder in its history when 329 innocent people on board Air India Flight 182 were killed by a terrorist bomb. Canadians were directly impacted by this senseless and brutal act of violence that left them grieving parents, children, relatives, friends, and colleagues. “On this Read more […]


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Myanmar's Suu Kyi visits troubled diaspora in Thailand

Bangkok (AFP) – Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi arrived Thursday in Thailand where she is expected to be garlanded by her adoring compatriots, hundreds of thousands of whom have sought work and sanctuary from war across the border. It is Suu Kyi’s highest profile overseas visit since her pro-democracy party took power in April, ending nearly half a century of military domination. Her government has seeded hopes for a new era of prosperity that could eventually convince the army of low-paid Read more […]


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Hungarys amateur African all-stars battle prejudice

Budapest (AFP) – The bongo drum means only one thing in Hungarian football: Internationale CDF, a team mostly of African immigrants ripping up the amateur leagues and challenging prejudices, are on the pitch. “We go win forever! We love Jesus!” roars the dreadlocked Theophilus, 38, the team’s self-appointed spiritual healer and djembe drummer, during a recent away match in the industrial town of Tiszaujvaros. Nelson Victor, 34, who found himself stranded in Hungary — Read more […]