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Teams probing Saudi journalist’s disappearance leave Istanbul consulate: witnesses

ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Turkish and Saudi teams investigating the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi two weeks ago left the Saudi consulate in Istanbul early on Tuesday after a nine-hour search of the building, Reuters witnesses said. A security ofiicial holds barriers as officials leave Saudi Arabia’s consulate in Istanbul, Turkey October 16, 2018. REUTERS/Osman Orsal While the search was ...

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U.S. pastor’s lawyer says new Turkish prosecution witnesses irrelevant to case

ISTANBUL (Reuters) – New prosecution witnesses expected to testify on Friday in the Turkish trial of a U.S. Christian pastor on terrorism charges lack relevance as their testimony will focus on incidents after Andrew Brunson’s arrest, his lawyer said. FILE PHOTO: Ismail Cem Halavurt, lawyer of the jailed pastor Andrew Brunson, talks to media outside the Aliaga Prison and Courthouse ...

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Ethiopian army clashes with local government paramilitaries – witnesses

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) – Ethiopian soldiers traded fire with members of local government security forces on Saturday in the country’s eastern Somali region after central authorities sought to arrest regional officials, witnesses said. Residents told Reuters soldiers were deployed in the province’s capital Jijiga on Friday evening, bringing them into conflict with the region’s paramilitary forces. “We can still hear ...

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Blasts, gunfire heard in Nigerian city of Maiduguri, witnesses say

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (Reuters) – Blasts and gunfire were heard on Thursday in Maiduguri, the city in northeastern Nigeria that has been the hardest hit by the Boko Haram insurgency, witnesses said. Witnesses reported a heavy military presence and crowded streets as people attempted to flee to safety in the Jiddari Polo area of the city. “People in our general area ...

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Exclusive: Russian civilians helping Assad use military base back home – witnesses

MOLKINO, Russia (Reuters) – The Kremlin says it has nothing to do with Russian civilians fighting in Syria but on three recent occasions groups of men flying in from Damascus headed straight to a defense ministry base in Molkino, Reuters reporters witnessed. Molkino in southwestern Russia is where the Russian 10th Special Forces Brigade is based, according to information on ...

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Gunmen attack central Mali hotel, one dead: witnesses

BAMAKO (Reuters) – Unidentified gunmen killed one person and wounded at least two others late on Wednesday in an attack on a hotel in the central Mali town of Bandiagara regularly frequented by United Nations staff and humanitarian workers, two witnesses said. Five men approached the entrance to the Hotel la Falaise on foot at around 9.30 p.m. (2130 GMT) ...

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Balochistan witnesses steep decline in bird populations | Health

There has been a decline in the overall population of sparrows among other birds in Quetta and other parts of Balochistan. Photo: Dan Pancamo/Flickr QUETTA: There has been a steep decline in bird populations in Balochistan, said conservator of forests and wildlife Balochistan Sharifuddin on Wednesday. The official confirmed that there has been a decline in the overall population of ...

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