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Surprise abounds in Turkey over AKP win

Verenia Keet Istanbul In Turkey, the ruling Justice and Development Party has managed to reclaim the majority of seats in the snap parliamentary elections. The result is considered a success for President Recep Tayyip Erdogan who is now able to form a government without coalition partners.

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US conducts complex missile tests in Pacific

The US military says its missile systems have successfully passed a slew of complex tests, despite missing a target. The $230 million test was carried out Sunday, near the Wake Island in the western Pacific Ocean and aimed at identifying and targeting ballistic and cruise missiles at once, according to ...

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14 aid workers abducted in DR Congo

Fourteen people working for a national aid agency have been kidnapped in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. Paul Muhasa, the head of the Rural Development Center, said on Sunday that 12 researchers and two drivers were kidnapped in Katwiguru town on the way back from a mission in the Rutshuru area. ...

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Syrian forces liberate eight villages in Aleppo

The Syrian army has recaptured eight villages in the northern Aleppo province from terrorist groups, Press TV reports. Syria’s army units, backed by national defense forces, retook control of the villages, including Jamaymah, Hadidah and Maryameen, in Aleppo’s southern countryside over the past two days. “We secured over six villages ...

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Yemeni troops blow up Saudi tank with rocket fire

Yemen’s Ansarullah fighters and allied army forces have destroyed anAbrams tank during a retaliatory attack deep within the Saudi territory. A Saudi soldier was also killed after Yemenis troops fired salvos of rockets at army positions in the southwestern region of Jizan, Yemen’s al-Masirahtelevision network reported Sunday. The soldier’s death has been confirmed by ...

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