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At Least 5 Dead in Bangladesh After Train Veers Off Bridge 24 Jun 11:58pm Updated At Least 5 Dead in Bangladesh After Train Veers Off Bridge
More than 100 people were hospitalized after the accident in the country’s northeast, officials said, and at least 15 were in critical condition.
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24 Jun 11:57pm Updated U.K. Appeals Court Overturns Order for Mentally Disabled Woman to Have Abortion
Days after a British judge ruled it was in the best interests of a developmentally disabled woman to have an abortion, the Court of Appeal decided in favor of the woman’s mother, who opposes an abortion.
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For Erdogan, the Bill for Turkey’s Debt-Fueled Growth Comes Due 24 Jun 11:56pm Updated For Erdogan, the Bill for Turkey’s Debt-Fueled Growth Comes Due
Istanbul voters’ rebuke of the nation’s strongman leader speaks to broader dismay over the economic disaster he oversaw.
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Erdogan Faces Fallout After His Party’s Loss in Istanbul Mayor’s Race 24 Jun 11:56pm Updated Erdogan Faces Fallout After His Party’s Loss in Istanbul Mayor’s Race
The scale of the defeat for his party’s candidate was much larger than in a March election, which had been canceled. The do-over showed voters were angry.
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24 Jun 10:49pm Cyprus Serial Killer Sentenced to 7 Life Terms for Killing 5 Women and 2 Children
Nicos Metaxas pleaded guilty to 12 charges relating to the premeditated murder of the women, who came to Cyprus from the Philippines, Romania and Nepal.
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24 Jun 10:21pm Updated Found After a Kabul Attack: A Soviet Rifle With a Peculiar Serial Number
At the site of an ISIS attack in Afghanistan, authorities recovered a firearm that was likely manufactured by the Soviets in the 1950s.
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Iranians Greet Latest Sanctions Imposed by U.S. With Mockery 24 Jun 9:51pm Updated Iranians Greet Latest Sanctions Imposed by U.S. With Mockery
Both hard-liners and reformers argued that the new sanctions would have little practical impact. One Iranian joked on Twitter: “The only people left to sanction are me, my dad and our neighbor’s kid.”
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Trash-Picking Robots? Park Bench Monitors? Toronto Debates Tech Giant’s Waterfront Plans 24 Jun 9:51pm Updated Trash-Picking Robots? Park Bench Monitors? Toronto Debates Tech Giant’s Waterfront Plans
Some see a high-tech city of the future on the shores of Lake Ontario. Others see Big Brother, privatized.
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24 Jun 8:20pm Updated Iran Sanctions, Health Care Costs, Women’s World Cup: Your Monday Evening Briefing
Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.
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Trump Imposes New Economic Sanctions on Iran, Adding to Tensions 24 Jun 8:18pm Updated Trump Imposes New Economic Sanctions on Iran, Adding to Tensions
The sanctions are meant to prevent some top Iranian officials from using the international banking system, but the move is largely symbolic.
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Saudi Arabia Granted Women the Right to Drive. A Year on, It’s Still Complicated. 24 Jun 6:29pm Updated Saudi Arabia Granted Women the Right to Drive. A Year on, It’s Still Complicated.
A year after Saudi Arabia lifted its ban on female drivers, thousands of women are behind the wheel. But behind the celebrations lay larger issues.
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Hong Kong Police, Once Called ‘Asia’s Finest,’ Are Now a Focus of Anger 24 Jun 6:13pm Updated Hong Kong Police, Once Called ‘Asia’s Finest,’ Are Now a Focus of Anger
The police have struggled to manage some of the largest protests in the city’s history, as they defend a government that much of the public has turned against.
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Mexico’s Crackdown at Its Southern Border, Prompted by Trump, Scares Migrants From Crossing 24 Jun 5:57pm Updated Mexico’s Crackdown at Its Southern Border, Prompted by Trump, Scares Migrants From Crossing
Increased enforcement along the border with Guatemala, which began in recent days, has made crossing into Mexico harder. This has dissuaded migrants from traveling north.
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U.S. Carried Out Cyberattacks on Iran 24 Jun 5:04pm Updated U.S. Carried Out Cyberattacks on Iran
The operation went forward because it was intended to be below the threshold of armed conflict — using the same shadow tactics that Iran has used.
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For Cephalopod Week, Dive Into the World of Octopuses, Squids and More 24 Jun 4:15pm Updated For Cephalopod Week, Dive Into the World of Octopuses, Squids and More
A few fun facts about the many-armed creatures.
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Iran, Turkey, Women’s World Cup: Your Monday Briefing 24 Jun 10:15am Updated Iran, Turkey, Women’s World Cup: Your Monday Briefing
Here’s what you need to know.
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In the Largest Protests in Decades, Czechs Demand Resignation of Prime Minister 24 Jun 10:12am Updated In the Largest Protests in Decades, Czechs Demand Resignation of Prime Minister
Prime Minister Andrej Babis has called accusations against him lies and has said he would not be ousted by protests, no matter the size.
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Erdogan Is Weakened by His Party’s Loss in Istanbul Mayor’s Race 24 Jun 7:20am Updated Erdogan Is Weakened by His Party’s Loss in Istanbul Mayor’s Race
The scale of the defeat for his party’s candidate was much larger than in the March election, which was canceled, reflecting anger among voters.
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Turkey’s President Suffers Stinging Defeat in Istanbul Election Redo 24 Jun 6:26am Updated Turkey’s President Suffers Stinging Defeat in Istanbul Election Redo
Voters were outraged that President Recep Tayyip Erdogan ordered a redo of the same election two months ago after his party lost control of Turkey’s largest city.
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24 Jun 5:36am Updated Turkey, Iran, Britain: Your Monday Briefing
Here’s what you need to know.
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At Least 24 Dead as Building Collapses in Cambodian City 24 Jun 12:24am Updated At Least 24 Dead as Building Collapses in Cambodian City
The authorities said that the unfinished Chinese-owned project had lacked required permits and had continued despite orders to cease work.
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