Turkey extends operations in Iraq as a fresh attack claims lives

At least three police officers and a civilian have been killed in an attack in Diyarbakir in south-eastern Turkey. Unidentified assailants reportedly opened fire on a police bus on the ouskirts of the mainly Kurdish city. 22 other people, mainly trainee officers, have been injured.

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Ukraine anger as another election looms

The people of Ukraine face a third election in three years — a second in a year — after President Viktor Yushchenko dissolved Parliament yesterday. The political in-fighting between the president’s party and that of Prime Minister Yulia Timoshenko made it quite clear that the coalition government could not go …

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Somali pirate source: deal near on Ukraine ship

MOGADISHU (Reuters) – An onshore associate of Somali pirates holding a Ukrainian ship with tanks and other weaponry on board said on Wednesday an $8 million ransom deal was in the offing which may enable the boat to be freed within days. “A boat will carry the money from Djibouti …

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