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Turkey Defies EU Over Anti-Terrorism Laws After Istanbul Attack

Pic: ReutersBRUSSELS: Turkey defied pressure from the European Union on Thursday to amend its anti-terrorism laws, saying that a suicide bomb attack at Istanbul airport this week that killed 42 people provided further vindication of its tough stance.

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Lower Voting Age Leaves Many Wondering 'Where's Japan's Bernie?'

 From a shrinking population and a social welfare system creaking under huge ranks of retirees to a stagnant economy that is all they have ever known, Japanese youth have plenty to gripe about.

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Hopes For Democracy Crushed In The Chinese Rebel Village Of Wukan

 Hopes for democracy in the Chinese village of Wukan, where an uprising against corruption five years ago gained global notice and led to direct village-wide elections, have all but evaporated, with protest leaders either in detention, in exile, facing arrest or quitting their posts.

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Obama Administration Calls On Private Sector To Assist Refugees

 The Obama administration on Thursday called on U.S. companies to assist refugees caught in a global refugee crisis in which 65 million people have been displaced, many of them by violent conflicts.

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Document Spells Out Fbi Rules To Get Journalists' Phone Records - Article

 The Federal Bureau of Investigation is allowed to seek journalists' phone records with the approval of two government officials through a secretive surveillance process that does not require a warrant, The Intercept website reported on Thursday, citing a classified document.

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ISIS Leadership Involved In Istanbul Attack Planning, Turkish Source Says

ISTANBUL: Turkish officials have strong evidence that the Istanbul airport attackers came to the country from the ISIS stronghold of Raqqa in Syria and that ISIS leadership was involved in the planning of the attack, a senior Turkish government source told CNN on Thursday.

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Woman Dies, Children Hurt In Bahrain Bomb Blast - Police

 A Bahraini woman died and three children sustained minor injuries when their car was hit by a bomb blast on Thursday that police said was carried out by "terrorists" in southern Bahrain.

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Palestinian Kills Israeli Girl, 13, Sleeping In Her Bedroom

JERUSALEM  — A Palestinian youth sneaked into a fortified Jewish settlement in the West Bank on Thursday, broke into a home and stabbed to death a 13-year-old Israeli-American girl as she slept in bed before frantic security guards arrived and killed him.

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Trump Raises Questions About Bill Clinton Meeting Amid Probe

 Republican Donald Trump said on Thursday that if elected president Nov. 8 he would be open to drawing NATO forces into the fight against Islamic State militants in a new mission for an alliance he has called obsolete.

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Istanbul Airport Bombers Were Russian, Uzbek, Kyrgyz: Turkish Official

Airport employees mourn for their friends, who were killed in Tuesday's attack at the airport, during a ceremony at the international departure terminal of Ataturk airport in Istanbul, Turkey, June 30, 2016. REUTERS/MURAD SEZER

Three suspected Islamic State suicide bombers who killed 43 people in a gun and bomb attack at Istanbul's main airport this week were Russian, Uzbek and Kyrgyz nationals, a Turkish government official said on Thursday.

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