Activists kept from gathering en masse for Istanbul Pride
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Activists kept from gathering en masse for Istanbul Pride

Turkish police used tear gas and checkpoints to stop activists for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex rights from gathering in large numbers for LGBT pride in Istanbul

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Forest fire in Spain threatens renowned national park
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Forest fire in Spain threatens renowned national park

Spanish authorities say a forest fire has forced the evacuation of 1,000 people and is threatening a national park famous for its biodiversity

Turkey rejects Arab terms to Qatar, US urges sides to talk
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Turkey rejects Arab terms to Qatar, US urges sides to talk

Turkey's president has rejected a demand by major Arab states to remove Turkish troops from Qatar, among a sweeping list of ultimatums that the United States has described as "difficult to meet."

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Israel strikes targets in Syria for 2nd day

The Israeli military says it has attacked a series of targets belonging to the Syrian military, after several projectiles from neighboring Syria landed in the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights for a second day

Low turnout expected in Albanian election key to EU bid
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Low turnout expected in Albanian election key to EU bid

Albanians voted in what was expected to be low numbers in a general election that was aimed at giving the country's two biggest political parties a chance to look past their bitter differences and work toward eventually joining the European Union

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Police commander, at least 10 others killed in Mexican state

Gunmen have killed a state commander for federal police and two other officers on another bloody day in the Mexican state of Veracruz

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Vietnamese dissident recounts deportation to France

A Vietnamese dissident who says he was arrested at his home in southern Ho Chi Minh City and forcibly exiled to France said Sunday he is determined to continue his activity as a pro-democracy blogger

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Iran's president condemns 'siege' of Qatar by Arab nations

Iran's president Hassan Rouhani has told the Qatari Emir that the "siege of Qatar is not acceptable for us," according to the office of the presidency's website

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Toll in Colombia mine explosion rises to 13

Officials now say 13 people died in an explosion at an illegal coal mine in central Colombia

In about face, Israel freezes Western Wall mixed prayer plan
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In about face, Israel freezes Western Wall mixed prayer plan

Israel's government has frozen a long-overdue plan to open a mixed-gender prayer area at Jerusalem's Western Wall, a major policy reversal that infuriated the liberal streams of Judaism that represent most Jews in the United States