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Pro-EU campaigner launches Brexit vote drive

A businesswoman who took the British government to court to force a parliamentary vote on the UK’s split from the EU launched a campaign Tuesday to oppose an “extreme Brexit”.

Turkey says US, Russia informed of strikes on Kurd militia

Turkey informed the United States and Russia before launching strikes against Kurdish forces in Syria and Iraq, the Turkish foreign minister said Wednesday, after Washington angrily accused Ankara of lacklustre coordination.

Mass funeral for dozens killed in attack on evacuees

Hundreds gathered at a Shiite Muslim shrine south of Damascus on Wednesday to mourn the victims of a suicide bombing during a landmark evacuation earlier this month, AFP’s correspondent said.

Top human rights prize names finalists

An El Salvadoran transgender advocate, five detained Cambodian activists and an Egyptian legal scholar were nominated on Wednesday for one of the world’s most prestigious human rights prizes.

Afghanistan arrests 35 soldiers after attack on base

Authorities have arrested 35 soldiers who served on an army base in northern Afghanistan where the Taliban staged a deadly attack last week, officials said Wednesday, as fears grew they had inside help.

10 held over attack on Paris Jewish store

Ten people, including a suspected arms dealer, are in custody as part of an investigation into a deadly 2015 attack on a Jewish supermarket in Paris, sources close to the probe said Wednesday.