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Questions rise over Bangladesh jailing 11,600 in crackdown

NEW DELHI (AP) – Within six days of announcing a crackdown on Islamist militants, Bangladesh had filled its jailhouses with 11,600 new detainees in what seemed like an astonishing display of law enforcement might. The problem is, less than 2 percent of those picked up are suspected radicals, and not …

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Iraqi troops clear IS mines in recaptured areas of Fallujah

BAGHDAD (AP) – An Iraqi military official says government forces are clearing mines and explosives left behind by members of the Islamic State group in areas recently retaken from the extremists in the city of Fallujah. Brig. Haider al-Obeidi told The Associated Press on Saturday that operations are still ongoing …

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Police smother Chinese village ahead of planned protest

BEIJING (AP) – Scores of paramilitary police have locked down a restive village in southern China to ward off fresh anti-corruption protests nearly five years after its uprising made it a symbol of grassroots defiance against the Communist Party. A resident from Wukan village in Guangdong Province said by telephone …

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Russian track and field athletes banned from Rio Games

VIENNA (AP) – Russia’s track and field athletes will be banned from competing for their country at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics after a landmark decision Friday that punished the sports powerhouse for a systematic doping system that operated “from the top down” and tainted the entire team. In an …

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