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china

China gets nicer to activists after they reportedly confess to subversion

One activist associated with a law firm that specialized in human rights cases got a suspended jail sentence, and a prominent lawyer from the company was released on bail.
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8.2.16
africa

Bodies found off the Libyan coast highlight a spike in the deaths of migrants and refugees

The International Organization for Migration says deaths already total over 4,000 this year — 26 percent higher than in 2015 and increasingly concentrated in the Mediterranean.
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8.2.16
Afghanistan

Taliban claims responsibility for a powerful truck bomb in Kabul

The militants said in a statement that "dozens" were killed in the blast targeting foreigners, but the claim is still unconfirmed.
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8.1.16
africa

Al-Shabaab claims a car bomb attack that killed 10 in Mogadishu

The radical Islamist group says it carried out an assault on the headquarters of Somalia's Criminal Investigation Department in Mogadishu.
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7.31.16
war and conflict

Islamic State claims suicide attack that killed 16 near Baghdad

The attack came as the prime minister's office finally forbade Iraqi security forces from using fraudulent devices that had been marketed as bomb detectors and were employed extensively at checkpoints around the country.
VICE News and Reuters
7.25.16
Europe

Turkey's ruling and opposition parties staged a huge post-coup rally Sunday

The rally came as rights group Amnesty International said it had received credible evidence of detainees being subjected to beatings and torture, including rape, since the coup attempt.
VICE News and Reuters
7.24.16
asia & pacific

Bangladesh police arrest four suspected female militants in cafe attack investigation

The four women, aged 18 to 30, are suspected of plotting a separate attack. Investigators say they found large quantities of grenade-making materials, crude bombs and jihadi books in a house being rented by the women.
VICE News and Reuters
7.24.16
middle east

Islamic State rejects proposed surrender deal in besieged city

The Islamic State has ignored an offer for its fighters to withdraw safely from the Syrian city of Manbij, and clashes with US-backed forces continued after the offer expired.
VICE News and Reuters
7.23.16
middle east

Turkey's Erdogan issues emergency decree extending detention, closing charities and schools

The decree comes after Erdogan declared a state of emergency on Wednesday, saying it would enable authorities to swiftly and effectively root out supporters of the July 15 coup attempt.
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7.23.16
Europe

Teen gunman kills 9 people in Munich attack

The German-Iranian 18-year-old opened fire at a mall on Friday, and police say the attack has no connection to the Islamic State group.
VICE News and Reuters
7.22.16
environment

South Africa's great white sharks are on the brink of dying out, study says

New research reveals that the number of great white sharks off the coast of South Africa is declining rapidly, with the current population potentially too low to revive.
VICE News and Reuters
7.20.16
Europe

Islamic State claims Germany train attacker was one of its members

German police say they found a hand-painted Islamic State flag in the Afghan refugee's room, but authorities have not found any evidence indicating he was a member of an Islamist network.
VICE News and Reuters
7.19.16
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