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Turkey Seeks 20-Year Terms for Hunger Strikers Protesting Purges

Turkish prosecutors on Wednesday demanded up to 20 years in jail on terror charges for an academic and a teacher who have been on hunger strikes for over two months to protest their dismissal in a purge after last year's failed coup.

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Security in Focus as UK Election Campaign Set to Resume

Britain's election campaign is to resume Thursday after being brutally halted by the Manchester pop concert massacre -- and the issue of security is expected to be at the fore.

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Brazilian Ministry Evacuated after Attack by Protesters

Brazil's agriculture ministry was evacuated Wednesday after protesters demanding President Michel Temer's resignation got inside, setting a fire and vandalizing the premises, an official said.

"There was an invasion of the ministry's private entrance. They lit a fire in a room, broke photos in a gallery of ex-ministers and confronted police," a spokesman for the ministry told AFP. "The building was evacuated."

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German MPs Call Off Turkey Visit amid High Tensions

A German parliamentary delegation has called off a Turkey trip, saying Wednesday that Ankara had made clear they were not welcome amid a festering bilateral row.

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At Least One Dead in Jakarta 'Suicide Bombing Attack'

A suspected suicide bombing rocked a busy bus terminal in the Indonesian capital Jakarta Wednesday, killing one policeman in the latest terror attack to hit the Muslim-majority country.

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N. Korea Sends Condolences over Manchester Attack

North Korea has joined scores of other countries in sending condolences to Britain over the Manchester terror attack, state media said Wednesday.

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NATO Must 'Step Up' after Manchester Attack, Says Stoltenberg

NATO head Jens Stoltenberg said on Wednesday that the Manchester bombing shows the alliance must agree at a summit with U.S. President Donald Trump to do more to combat terrorism.

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IS Kills Five in First Suicide Attack in Somalia

The Islamic State group has claimed its first suicide attack in Somalia that left five dead as it steps up activities in a region dominated by the al-Qaida-linked Shabaab.

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With Threat 'Very High', France Set to Extend State of Emergency

President Emmanuel Macron wants a sixth extension of France's state of emergency since the Paris attacks of November 2015, his prime minister said Wednesday, adding that the terror threat "remains very high."

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Trump Arrives in Brussels for First NATO, EU Talks

U.S. President Donald Trump arrived in Brussels on Wednesday ahead of his first talks with NATO and European Union leaders, an AFP journalist said.

Flying from Rome after a high-profile meeting with Pope Francis, Trump will meet the king and queen of Belgium and Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel on Wednesday, before attending the EU and NATO summits on Thursday.

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