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Activists kept from gathering en masse for Istanbul Pride

ISTANBUL — Turkish police stopped activists for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex rights from gathering in large numbers for an LGBT pride event in Istanbul on Sunday, but smaller groups made impromptu press statements defying a ban imposed by the governor.Organizers of the 2017 Istanbul
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More than 140 killed when overturned oil tanker explodes in Pakistan

BAHAWALPUR, Pakistan — Alerted by an announcement over a mosque’s loudspeaker that an overturned tanker truck had sprung a leak, scores of villagers raced to the scene with fuel containers Sunday to gather the oil. Then the wreck exploded, engulfing people in flames as they screamed in terror.At
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Center-right set to win top race in Italian mayoral runoffs

ROME — Exit polls early Monday indicated that center-right forces, including an anti-immigrant party, were headed to victory in several key mayoral runoffs, two weeks after a first round of voting saw most populist candidates eliminated in all big cities up for grabs.An election alliance of former
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An Afghan bird refuge comes back to life after decades of neglect

KABUL — Just south of the Afghan capital, on a busy road lined with car repair shops, goat corrals and garbage pits, a narrow lane opens unexpectedly onto a small natural wonder — a picturesque, nearly hidden marsh that is known only to a few Afghans and inhabited only by migratory birds and se
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Israeli cabinet reneges on pledge to create egalitarian prayer space at the Western Wall

JERUSALEM — Israel’s government on Sunday nixed an ambitious plan approved last year to allow mixed-gender religious services at the Western Wall, Judaism’s holiest prayer site, angering many American Jews, who said they felt insulted and abandoned by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s rul
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Tillerson urges Qatar and the Gulf states to negotiate an end to their rift

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Sunday criticized some of the demands by Saudi Arabia and its allies on Qatar as “very difficult” to meet and urged the countries to tamp down the rhetoric and start negotiating. The statement by Tillerson was his first response to a sweeping list of 13 deman
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Europe has been working to expose Russian meddling for years

RIGA, Latvia — As the United States grapples with the implications of Kremlin interference in American politics, European countries are deploying a variety of bold tactics and tools to expose Russian attempts to sway voters and weaken European unity. Across the continent, counterintelligence offi
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The Latest: Official: IDs of missing people to be released

BEIJING — The Latest on a landslide in southwestern China (all times local):7:20 a.m.The Xinhua news agency says the identities of the 118 missing people in a landslide in southwest China will soon be made public.Xu Zhiwen, executive deputy governor of the Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture o
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Yemen to probe alleged interrogation abuses by UAE, US

SANAA, Yemen — Yemen’s internationally-recognized government on Saturday ordered the creation of a committee to investigate allegations of human rights violations, following reports that U.S. military interrogators worked with forces from the United Arab Emirates who are accused of torturing det
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UK Parliament investigates cyberattack on user accounts

LONDON — British officials were investigating a cyberattack Saturday on the country’s Parliament after discovering “unauthorized attempts to access parliamentary user accounts.”A statement from the House of Commons said that as a precaution, remote email access for members has been disabled
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