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Turkey allows policewomen to wear headscarves

Turkish police women may wear head scarvesTurkey has for the first time allowed policewomen to wear headscarves while on duty as part of their uniform.

Women serving in the police force "will be able to cover their heads" under their caps or berets so long as the headscarf is "the same colour as the uniform and without pattern", said the ruling published in the government's Official Gazette on Saturday.


Somalia: Al-Shabab gunmen attack beach restaurant

Mogadishu attack on hotel restaurantAt least 10 people have been killed after al-Shabab fighters attacked a beach restaurant in the capital Mogadishu with a car bomb before entering into a gunfight with security forces, according to police and the group.

"A car bomb exploded at Banadir beach restaurant at Lido beach and there is exchange of gunfire. We have no other details so far," Major Ahmed Ibrahim, a police officer, told Reuters news agency on Thursday.


Deadly bomb attack hits police HQ in southeast Turkey

Bomb hits Turkey police hqtrsAt least 11 police officers have been killed and 70 wounded in a truck bomb attack at a police headquarters in Cizre in southeastern Turkey, according to the local governor's office.

The bomb was exploded at a checkpoint outside the headquarters on Friday, after the attackers failed to pass the guards there, state media said. The blast was followed by an armed battle between the police and attackers.
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Predominantly-Kurdish Cizre is in Turkey's Sirnak province and it borders both Syria and Iraq.



3 dead, including at least 1 hit by crossbow bolt, in Scarborough

Toronto crossbow attack Three people are dead, including one who was found with an apparent crossbow injury, in the Scarborough area of Toronto on Thursday afternoon.

Toronto police responded to a report of a stabbing incident on Lawndale Road near Mason Road and Eglinton Avenue East and arrived to find two victims without vital signs, who were later pronounced dead, and the person struck by a crossbow bolt, Const. David Hopkinson told CBC News.


12 Killed in Attack on American University of Afghanistan

12 dead at kabul UStudent Farim Ahmad was in his final class of the day at Kabul's American University of Afghanistan when he heard the first blast. Other students, who had already finished, were gathering in the cafeteria

Then came the smoke, fire and confusion.

Thirteen people were killed in an attack that began Wednesday evening at the university in the Afghan capital, Basir Mujahid, spokesman for the Kabul police chief, told CNN on Thursday. Two gunmen were killed after police entered a building hours after the shooting started.


UK: Muslims ordered off plane after ISIL accusation

Muslim siblings taken off planeThree British Muslim siblings were left traumatised after being escorted off a plane in London and interrogated on the tarmac as armed police kept watch, after fellow passengers accused them of being members of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS) group.

Sakina Dharas, 24, her sister Maryam, 19, and their brother Ali, 21, were on board EasyJet flight EZY3249 from London's Stansted Airport to the Italian city of Naples on August 17.

Sakina told Al Jazeera on Tuesday that as the plane was about to take off, a crew member ordered the siblings off the aircraft and escorted them down the staircase to the tarmac, where they were met by armed police and an MI5 agent who questioned them for one hour.


Colombia and Farc rebels sign historic peace agreement

Colombia and Farc rebels make dealThe Colombian government and the Farc rebel group have signed a historic peace accord, putting an end to more than five decades of conflict.

Both sides have agreed to work together to address social exclusion, to deliver justice to the victims of the conflict and build a stable and enduring peace.  The announcement was made in the Cuban capital, Havana, where peace talks were launched in November 2012.


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