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Turkey holds prosecutors over spy agency's Syria-bound truck

ANKARA - Turkey on Wednesday arrested four prosecutors and a gendarme officer for trying to carry out a search of Syria-bound trucks belonging to the state intelligence agency that they suspected of illegally carrying arms for rebels fighting Syria's government.

UPDATE 1-Turkey holds prosecutors over spy agency's Syria-bound truck 06 May 2015

ANKARA, May 6 - Turkey on Wednesday arrested four prosecutors and a gendarme officer for trying to carry out a search of Syria-bound trucks belonging to the state intelligence agency that they suspected of illegally carrying arms for rebels fighting Syria's government.

Turkey holds prosecutors over spy agency's Syria-bound truck 06 May 2015

ANKARA, May 6 - Turkey on Wednesday arrested four prosecutors and a gendarme officer for trying to carry out a search of Syria-bound trucks belonging to the state intelligence agency that they suspected of illegally carrying arms for rebels fighting Syria's government.

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At Greek port, migrants dream and despair in abandoned factories 06 May 2015

PATRAS, Greece - Rapper Mahdi Babika Mohamed's journey to a better life in Europe started in his native Sudan and passed through Libya and Turkey before abruptly ending in a squalid abandoned factory at Greece's western port of Patras.

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At Greek port, migrants dream and despair in abandoned factories 06 May 2015

PATRAS, Greece - Rapper Mahdi Babika Mohamed's journey to a better life in Europe started in his native Sudan and passed through Libya and Turkey before abruptly ending in a squalid abandoned factory at Greece's western port of Patras.

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Hamas-Fatah face-off leaves hard road ahead for Palestinians 06 May 2015

GAZA/JERUSALEM - In recent weeks, a flurry of envoys has beaten a path to Gaza's door: representatives from Qatar, Turkey, the United Nations, the European Union and former U.S. president Jimmy Carter have all visited or tried to visit.

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Turkish electoral body rejects Kurdish complaint against Erdogan 06 May 2015

ANKARA - Turkey's electoral commission has rejected a complaint from the Kurdish opposition that accused President Tayyip Erdogan of breaching the constitution with speeches backing the ruling AK Party ahead of a June election.

Turkish electoral body rejects Kurdish complaint against Erdogan 06 May 2015

ANKARA, May 6 - Turkey's electoral commission has rejected a complaint from the Kurdish opposition that accused President Tayyip Erdogan of breaching the constitution with speeches backing the ruling AK Party ahead of a June election.

Turkey's Kurdish opposition accuse Erdogan of breaching constitution 05 May 2015

ANKARA, May 5 - Turkey's Kurdish opposition accused President Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday of breaching the constitution with speeches backing the ruling AK Party ahead of a June election, deepening a rift that could jeopardise a Kurdish peace process.

Syria-bound British family to be deported from Turkey to Moldova - source 05 May 2015

ANKARA - A British couple and their four young children detained in Turkey last month on suspicion of seeking to travel to a part of Syria controlled by Islamic State militants will be deported to Moldova, a senior Turkish official said on Tuesday.

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Hundreds of bodies may be buried in Nepal avalanche, official says

KATHMANDU - Body parts are strewn on the slopes of a mountain in Nepal, and up to 300 people, many of them foreigners, are believed buried there by an avalanche set off by last month's devastating earthquake, an official said on Thursday.