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Turkish police arrested a British family in the capital Ankara after being tipped off that they would try to cross the Syrian border to join Islamic State militants, a Turkish official said Tuesday.   "We received the intelligence from...
Kuwait's supreme court on Monday ordered prominent opposition leader Mussallam al-Barrak released on bail as it considers charges against him of insulting the emir, his group said. The court ordered the ex-lawmaker to pay bail of 1,000 dinars ($...
The Musée du Louvre in Paris, the most visited art museum in the world, has announced it will introduce a 15-euro flat fee giving visitors full access in order to create "better synergy" between temporary exhibits and the permanent...
Municipal rubbish trucks blocked the entrances to a refinery and four chemical plants in Israel's third city Haifa Monday following a scare over high cancer rates, a municipal spokesman said.   The standoff began on Sunday morning when...
Cannes festival organisers have unveiled an exciting mix of established and upcoming talent competing at next month’s event – as well as an informal ban on “ridiculous and grotesque” selfies. According to a common aphorism...
Hollywood megastar Ben Affleck, also known for his support of liberal causes, asked documentary makers to censor their discovery that one of his ancestors owned slaves, according to a leaked email. The message published by WikiLeaks last week is...
Latin America was the most dangerous place for environmental and land activists, accounting for three quarters of all killings last year, according to a report Monday.   A total of 116 activists were killed around the world last year, with 87...
One hundred years ago, a green cloud of chlorine gas drifted gently towards Allied trenches around Ypres, promising an agonizing death as Germany sought to break the bloody stalemate World War I had become.   The attack failed but it seared...
Gripping tightly with her hands, her feet searching for a foothold, Salwa Khashan edges along a sheer rock face in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, urged on by friends below.   She and her fellow climbers are the first group of Palestinians to...
Nineteen people were killed in Thursday night’s attack on a Cameroonian village by Nigeria-based Boko Haram militants, a security source said in an updated toll, adding that most of the victims were beheaded.   “The final toll from...