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Turkish raids target Islamic state group suspects

ISTANBUL (AP) – Police in Istanbul conducted a series raids in the city targeting Islamic State suspects, the state-run news agency reported Thursday, following the gunfire and suicide bomb attack at Ataturk Airport which killed 42 people. Anadolu Agency said police searched several addresses in Istanbul’s Pendik, Basaksehir and Sultanbeyli …

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Hope and fear as combative president takes over Philippines

MANILA, Philippines (AP) – Rodrigo Duterte was sworn in Thursday as president of the Philippines, with many hoping his maverick style will energize the country but others fearing he could undercut one of Asia’s liveliest democracies amid his threats to kill criminals en masse. The 71-year-old former prosecutor and longtime …

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In election-bound Punjab, Khalistan buzzword again

With the Congress and the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) training their guns at the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) for alleged “Khalistani connections”, the emotive issue of Sikh separatism has once again come to the front-burner in Punjab politics, with barely six months to go for the state assembly polls. A …

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Ontario expands HPV vaccine program to gay, bisexual men

Ontario is expanding its free vaccine for the human papillomavirus or HPV to people aged 26 or younger who identify as gay, bisexual or men who have sex with men, including some transgender people. Health Minister Eric Hoskins says men who have sex with men are at increased risk of …

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