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'Whatever he says is right'

[ad_1] Image copyright AP Image caption Turkey”s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses his supporters in Sakarya – his conservative heartland As the helicopter whirred overhead, the warm-up act boomed out: “Recep Tayyip Erdogan is arriving!” Hordes of adoring fans frantically waved their flags and chanted his name. Some elderly women fainted – from the excitement […]

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Orly airport: France launches terror investigation

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP Image caption Police searched Belgacem’s home north of Paris for signs of any links with militants French anti-terror prosecutors are investigating an attack at Paris’s Orly airport by a gunman who was eventually shot dead by security forces. Ziyed Ben Belgacem, 39, was killed on Saturday after he put a gun […]

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Killers in disguise

[ad_1] Image copyright EPA In the Afghan capital, Kabul, there’s still widespread shock and anger at the brutal militant attack last week on the city’s main military hospital. The authorities have acted swiftly, sacking the deputy interior minister and arresting 24 hospital and military officials, including an army general. But for many Kabul residents it […]

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Running for their lives

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP Image caption Turkey is seen as a safe haven by civilians fleeing the fighting in Syria “They wait until the fog sets in, limiting the visibility of the Turkish border guards, and then they run for their lives.” Abdo, 31, is a people smuggler from a Syrian village near the northern […]

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Hi-tech tribe

[ad_1] By Gemma Handy . Image copyright WWF Guianas Image caption The Wai-Wais have been trained to use technology to record eco data Eleazer Mawasha speaks haltingly. English is not his first language, and Skype not his preferred method of communication. An elder of Guyana’s Wai-Wai people, Mr Mawasha is more familiar with the sounds […]

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Cursed name?

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A movie star, oui… But still a Kevin What happens when you have a name that seems perfectly reasonable in your home country, but raises a sympathetic smile when you’re abroad? BBC Europe Correspondent Kevin Connolly has been finding out the hard way. There is a theory called […]

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Orly airport: Man killed after taking soldier's gun

[ad_1] A man has been shot dead after grabbing a soldier’s gun at Orly airport in Paris, French officials say. Parts of the airport were evacuated and passengers were not allowed to disembark after witnesses reported hearing shots. A security operation is continuing with bomb disposal experts involved. In an incident last month, a man […]

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Syria 'air raid on mosque kills 42'

[ad_1] Forty-two people have been killed and many more injured in an air attack on a mosque in a rebel-held village in northern Syria, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says. The raid is said to have taken place in al-Jineh, in Aleppo province. The UK-based observatory, which relays information from sources on the ground […]