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Merkel says Turkey must not ‘misuse’ Interpol in writer’s case

Berlin, Germany | AFP | Chancellor Angela Merkel said Sunday she was glad a Spanish court had ordered the conditional release of a Turkish-German writer wanted by Ankara and warned Turkey not to “misuse” Interpol to pursue its critics. “That’s not on. We must not misuse international organisations such as Interpol” …

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Netanyahu slams UNESCO Hebron vote, cuts funding

Jerusalem, Undefined | AFP |Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu slammed a UNESCO vote Friday declaring old Hebron an endangered world heritage site and announced a $1-million cut in funding to the United Nations. “It is another delusional decision by UNESCO,” Netanyahu said in Hebrew, in a video posted online. “This …

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PHOTOS: When Kabaka Mutebi called on Museveni

PICTORIAL: President Yoweri Museveni has met Kabaka Ronald Muwenda Mutebi who paid a courtesy call on him at State House, Entebbe on Friday. The King of Buganda’s delegation was led by the Kattikiro Charles Peter Mayiga. Uganda’s State House did not give details of the discussion, but posted photographs of …

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Sistine chapel photographed in unprecedented detail

Vatican City, Holy See | AFP | The famous frescoes of the Sistine Chapel, whose ceiling was painted by Michelangelo, can now be examined in minute detail thanks to an unprecedented photographic venture, the Vatican Museums have said. By combining innovative digital technology and special LED lamps which aimed to …

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