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Tanzania ferry death toll rises to 224, ship's managers detained

Tanzania ferry death toll rises to 224, ship's managers detainedTanzanian authorities said on Sunday the number of people who died in a ferry that capsized in Lake Victoria had risen to 224 and the vessel’s managers had been detained for questioning. The ferry, MV Nyerere, sank on Thursday evening just a few meters from the dock on Ukerewe, the lake’s biggest island. Works, Transport and Communication Minister Isack Kamwelwe told state broadcaster TBC the death toll had risen to 224 as of Sunday afternoon.



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Turkey orders 61 soldiers detained for suspected Gulen links: media

Turkey orders 61 soldiers detained for suspected Gulen links: mediaTurkish authorities ordered the arrest of 61 soldiers from the navy and land forces, including senior officers, for suspected links to a U.S.-based cleric who Ankara says orchestrated a 2016 failed coup, state media said on Monday. Eighteen of those ordered detained were on active duty, Anadolu news agency said, adding the suspects included 13 majors and 12 captains from the land forces and 24 first lieutenants from the navy. Authorities have carried out regular sweeps against alleged members of cleric Fethullah Gulen’s network since the coup attempt of July 2016, in which 250 people were killed.



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American professor detained by Israel in West Bank scuffle

American professor detained by Israel in West Bank scuffleJERUSALEM (AP) — An American law professor was detained by Israeli police for allegedly trying to block Israeli troops in a West Bank village slated for demolition, his Israeli lawyer said Saturday.



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ICE Says Man Detained While Driving Pregnant Wife to Hospital is Wanted for Murder in Mexico

ICE Says Man Detained While Driving Pregnant Wife to Hospital is Wanted for Murder in MexicoJoel Arrona-Lara was arrested for being undocumented while en route to his wife's c-section.



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US Diplomat Visits Detained Pastor in Turkey

US Diplomat Visits Detained Pastor in TurkeyAmerica's top diplomat in Turkey has visited the U.S. pastor Andrew Brunson who's being held under house arrest in the city of Izmir and called on Turkey to resolve Brunson's case transparently and without delay. (Aug. 14)



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Japanese man detained in North Korea: report

Japanese man detained in North Korea: reportA Japanese man has been detained in North Korea, and government officials are trying to gather information on his safety, the Asahi Shimbun reported on Saturday. It quoted one of the sources as saying that North Korea could use him as a bargaining chip in any future diplomatic talks. Japan, in addition to demanding that North Korea abandon its nuclear weapons and missile programs, has also sought the return of abductees kidnapped during the 1970s and 1980s.



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Canada shooting: Police tell public to 'avoid area' after at least four killed in Fredericton, before suspect detained

Canada shooting: Police tell public to 'avoid area' after at least four killed in Fredericton, before suspect detainedFour people including two police officers have been shot dead in the Canadian city of Fredericton. One suspect has been arrested over the gun attack in New Brunswick province following a manhunt during which residents were told to remain in their homes and lock their doors. The country’s prime minister, Justin Trudeau, paid tribute to the victims of Friday morning’s shooting.



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Saudi Arabia Expels Canadian Envoy After Calls to Free Detained Human Rights Activists

Saudi Arabia Expels Canadian Envoy After Calls to Free Detained Human Rights ActivistsThe Canadian government urged Saudi authorities to release detained activists



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Turkey dismisses US sanctions over detained pastor, vows dialogue

Turkey dismisses US sanctions over detained pastor, vows dialogueTurkey and the US on Friday failed to resolve a diplomatic standoff over a detained pastor in talks between their top diplomats, with Ankara warning sanctions imposed by Washington would not work. Andrew Brunson, who led a Protestant church in the Aegean city of Izmir, is at the centre of one of the most serious crises in relations between the NATO allies in years. Brunson was moved to house arrest last week following nearly two years in jail on terror-related charges but the change only increased tensions.



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500 detained fathers and sons to go on strike after being separated

500 detained fathers and sons to go on strike after being separatedThe demonstrators are asking US officials to expedite their immigration cases because of the ‘unjust’ conditions they face. More than 500 migrant fathers and sons detained in Texas after being separated from each other for weeks and months have launched a strike against unfair conditions. The fathers plan to resist orders and refuse food at three sites at Karnes detention center, while the sons are set to refuse to participate in school activities.



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