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Pirates release 6 Turks captured off Nigerian coast

NBA - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 19:36

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A Turkish maritime company says six crew members of a tanker ship who were captured by pirates off the coast of Nigeria have been released. The pirates boarded the Malta-flagged M/T Puli on April 11 and captured six of the ship’s 14 crew members, including the captain. Fehmi Ulgener, a lawyer […]
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Pirates release 6 Turks captured off Nigerian coast

Seattle Seahawks - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 19:36

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A Turkish maritime company says six crew members of a tanker ship who were captured by pirates off the coast of Nigeria have been released. The pirates boarded the Malta-flagged M/T Puli on April 11 and captured six of the ship’s 14 crew members, including the captain. Fehmi Ulgener, a lawyer […]
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Egyptian rights group says 237 protesters arrested in Cairo

NBA - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 19:24

CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian coalition of rights groups says police arrested at least 237 people during protests in Cairo the previous day against a government decision to hand over to Saudi Arabia control of two strategic Red Sea islands. Rights lawyers Gamal Eid and Mohammed Abdel-Aziz — both members of the Front for the […]
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Egyptian rights group says 237 protesters arrested in Cairo

Seattle Seahawks - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 19:24

CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian coalition of rights groups says police arrested at least 237 people during protests in Cairo the previous day against a government decision to hand over to Saudi Arabia control of two strategic Red Sea islands. Rights lawyers Gamal Eid and Mohammed Abdel-Aziz — both members of the Front for the […]
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North Carolina deputies shoot and kill woman at home

NBA - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 19:23

EAST FLAT ROCK, N.C. (AP) — Authorities in North Carolina say sheriff’s deputies have shot and killed a woman who appeared to pull a weapon on them during a home welfare check in Henderson County. Maj. Frank Stout said in a news release that authorities were called to a home in East Flat Rock to […]
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North Carolina deputies shoot and kill woman at home

Seattle Seahawks - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 19:23

EAST FLAT ROCK, N.C. (AP) — Authorities in North Carolina say sheriff’s deputies have shot and killed a woman who appeared to pull a weapon on them during a home welfare check in Henderson County. Maj. Frank Stout said in a news release that authorities were called to a home in East Flat Rock to […]
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Police Chief: Charges expected in Delaware student’s death

NBA - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 19:21

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — A police chief in Delaware says charges will be filed by the end of the week in connection with the death of a 16-year-old high school student. Wilmington Police Chief Bobby Cummings told news outlets on Monday that police and the state Office of the Attorney General have three individuals who […]
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Police Chief: Charges expected in Delaware student’s death

Seattle Seahawks - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 19:21

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — A police chief in Delaware says charges will be filed by the end of the week in connection with the death of a 16-year-old high school student. Wilmington Police Chief Bobby Cummings told news outlets on Monday that police and the state Office of the Attorney General have three individuals who […]
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Turkey’s Erdogan chases critics at home and abroad

NBA - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 19:15

ISTANBUL (AP) — Ebru Umar was sleeping in her summer residence on Turkey’s Aegean coast when police arrived at her door and took her away for questioning about two of her tweets that were deemed offensive to Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The Dutch-Turkish journalist, a columnist for The Netherlands’ Metro newspaper, was released the […]
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Turkey’s Erdogan chases critics at home and abroad

Seattle Seahawks - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 19:15

ISTANBUL (AP) — Ebru Umar was sleeping in her summer residence on Turkey’s Aegean coast when police arrived at her door and took her away for questioning about two of her tweets that were deemed offensive to Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The Dutch-Turkish journalist, a columnist for The Netherlands’ Metro newspaper, was released the […]
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A look at the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster in numbers

NBA - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 19:11

CHERNOBYL, Ukraine (AP) — Telling the story of Chernobyl in numbers 30 years later involves dauntingly large figures and others that are even more vexing because they’re still unknown. A look at numbers that hint at the scope of the world’s worst nuclear accident, the explosion and fire at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant on […]
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A look at the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster in numbers

Seattle Seahawks - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 19:11

CHERNOBYL, Ukraine (AP) — Telling the story of Chernobyl in numbers 30 years later involves dauntingly large figures and others that are even more vexing because they’re still unknown. A look at numbers that hint at the scope of the world’s worst nuclear accident, the explosion and fire at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant on […]
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Wimbledon prize money increased by 5 percent for 2016

NBA - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 19:06

LONDON (AP) — Prize money at Wimbledon is increasing 5 percent this year, with the men’s and women’s singles champions to receive 2 million pounds ($2.9 million). Organizers announced Tuesday that total prize money for the grass-court Grand Slam is going up to 28.1 million pounds ($40 million). The prize for the singles champions has […]
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Wimbledon prize money increased by 5 percent for 2016

Seattle Seahawks - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 19:06

LONDON (AP) — Prize money at Wimbledon is increasing 5 percent this year, with the men’s and women’s singles champions to receive 2 million pounds ($2.9 million). Organizers announced Tuesday that total prize money for the grass-court Grand Slam is going up to 28.1 million pounds ($40 million). The prize for the singles champions has […]
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Beijing opposes EU report on HK booksellers case

NBA - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 18:58

BEIJING (AP) — Beijing has told the European Union to stay out of its internal affairs in response to criticism that China’s investigation of five Hong Kong booksellers undermined the territory’s autonomy and damaged its rule of law. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said at a regular briefing Tuesday that the matter is “purely […]
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Beijing opposes EU report on HK booksellers case

Seattle Seahawks - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 18:58

BEIJING (AP) — Beijing has told the European Union to stay out of its internal affairs in response to criticism that China’s investigation of five Hong Kong booksellers undermined the territory’s autonomy and damaged its rule of law. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said at a regular briefing Tuesday that the matter is “purely […]
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At Mideast tourism forum in Dubai, a surprising name: Trump

NBA - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 18:42

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Tucked away behind stands at a Mideast tourism conference is a surprising name: Trump. Trump Hotels, the brand bearing the last name of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, has a stand at the Arabian Travel Market exhibition being held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Trump’s rhetoric about Islam on […]
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At Mideast tourism forum in Dubai, a surprising name: Trump

Seattle Seahawks - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 18:42

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Tucked away behind stands at a Mideast tourism conference is a surprising name: Trump. Trump Hotels, the brand bearing the last name of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, has a stand at the Arabian Travel Market exhibition being held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Trump’s rhetoric about Islam on […]
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Jury: 96 fans ‘unlawfully killed in Hillsborough disaster

NBA - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 18:28

WARRINGTON, England (AP) — The 96 Liverpool soccer fans who died in the Hillsborough Stadium disaster were “unlawfully killed” because of errors by the police, a jury concluded Tuesday. Relatives of the victims of the 1989 disaster, some wearing Liverpool scarves, were in tears outside a specially-built courtroom after new inquests into Britain’s worst sporting […]
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Jury: 96 fans ‘unlawfully killed in Hillsborough disaster

Seattle Seahawks - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 18:28

WARRINGTON, England (AP) — The 96 Liverpool soccer fans who died in the Hillsborough Stadium disaster were “unlawfully killed” because of errors by the police, a jury concluded Tuesday. Relatives of the victims of the 1989 disaster, some wearing Liverpool scarves, were in tears outside a specially-built courtroom after new inquests into Britain’s worst sporting […]
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