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Eighteen Turkish workers kidnapped in Baghdad

Eighteen Turkish workers were kidnapped by masked men in northeastern Baghdad, Iraq's Interior Ministry said.

Significant progress in finding bomb mastermind

Significant progress in finding bomb mastermind

Police claimed significant progress towards finding the mastermind of Thailand's deadliest attack, after an arrested man admitted being near the shrine blast and fingerprints tied him to the room of a suspected bomber.

Second foreigner arrested over Bangkok bombing

Second foreigner arrested over Bangkok bombing

Thai police have arrested a second foreign suspect in the country's deadliest bombing, but could not confirm he was the man seen in a yellow T-shirt leaving a backpack at the scene of the blast.

S. Africa lawmakers reject bid to impeach Zuma

S. Africa lawmakers reject bid to impeach Zuma

South Africa's parliament has rejected investigating President Jacob Zuma for possible impeachment for allowing Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir to evade an arrest warrant and leave the country in June.

Bulgaria arrests suspect over 71 dead migrants

Bulgarian authorities have made an arrest in connection with the 71 dead refugees found in an abandoned refrigeration truck on an Austria highway.

Obama considers options for closure of Gitmo

Obama considers options for closure of Gitmo

The White House is considering a "wide array" of options for closing the US military prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, spokesman Josh Earnest said on Monday, declining to rule out executive action as an option.

One dead, 90 injured in Ukraine protest

One dead, 90 injured in Ukraine protest

A Ukrainian national guardsman was killed and nearly 90 others wounded by grenades hurled from a crowd of nationalist protesters as they were guarding parliament where lawmakers backed giving more autonomy to rebel-held areas.

Hurricane Fred forms, flooding in South Carolina

Hurricane Fred forms, flooding in South Carolina

Hurricane Fred strengthened early Monday in the eastern Atlantic as it approached the Cape Verde Islands, while the remnants of Tropical Storm Erika brought flooding to parts of South Carolina, according to US forecasters.

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