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Dutch journalist arrested in Turkey for criticising Erdoğan

ErdoganA Dutch journalist was blocked from leaving Turkey on Sunday following her arrest on Saturday night for tweets deemed critical of the Turkish president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.

“Police at the door. No joke,” wrote Ebru Umar, a well-known atheist and feminist journalist of Turkish origin wrote on her Twitter account.

Umar recently wrote a piece critical of Erdoğan for the Dutch daily Metro, extracts of which she then tweeted, leading to her arrest. After her arrest in the resort town of Kusadasi in western Turkey, where she was on holiday, Dutch officials said, she was brought before a judge.

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Edward Snowden on police pursuing journalist data: the scandal is what the law allows

Snowden on police pursuing journalists' dataEdward Snowden has condemned Australian law enforcement for collecting the communications records of a Guardian journalist without a warrant.

The world’s most prominent whistleblower, who disclosed dragnet surveillance unprecedented in its scale by the National Security Agency and its allies, singled out for critique the Australian government’s contention that it broke no laws in its leak investigation of Paul Farrell, a Guardian reporter who in 2014 exposed the inner workings of Australia’s maritime interception of asylum seekers.

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Syrian journalist shot by ISIL in Turkey dies

Syrian journalst diesA Syrian journalist who was shot in the Turkish city of Gaziantep in an attack claimed by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) has died from his wounds, a close friend said.

The death of Halab Today TV presenter Mohammed Zahir al-Sherqat on Tuesday marks the fourth assassination of a Syrian journalist in Turkey that has been claimed by ISIL, also known as ISIS.

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Boston Globe denounces Trump candidacy in 'front page' satire

Trump satire at Boston GlobeHeadlines screaming "Deportations to begin" and "Markets sink as trade war looms" top a parody newspaper front page the Boston Globe posted on Saturday, with a scathing editorial denouncing Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump's candidacy.

The mock-up, offering the Globe's satirical view of America under a Trump presidency, was set to run as the front page of the newspaper's "Ideas" section, followed on page 2 of that section by the anti-Trump editorial.

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US journalist held in Syria for nearly four years is set free

US journalist held in Syria for nearly four years is set freeA US freelance photographer who has been held in Syria for almost four years has been released, the State Department said.

Kevin Patrick Dawes, 33, was abducted in 2012 as he entered Syria.

US officials told the Washington Post that the Syrian government never acknowledged detaining Mr Dawes, but they believe the government or an affiliated group was holding him.

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Michelle Fields personal info appears in Lewandowski arrest report

Breitbart reporter forced to leave home for safetlyMichelle Fields, the ex-Breitbart reporter who accused Donald Trump's campaign manager of grabbing her, says she abandoned her Virginia apartment over safety fears after her address and phone number were published in police reports.

Jupiter, Fla., police charged Corey Lewandowski with battery Tuesday, three weeks after he grabbed Fields when she tried to ask Trump a question at a March 8 event.

The police report shared online — and reportedly published by Fox News and BuzzFeed — features Fields' contact information, leaving her inundated with threatening phone messages, she told The Blaze.

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21 killed, many trapped in overpass collapse in India

Overpass collapse in IndiaA long section of a road overpass under construction collapsed Thursday in a crowded Kolkata neighborhood, with tons of concrete and steel slamming into midday traffic, leaving at least 21 people dead and scores of others injured in the Indian city, police said.

Rescuers used saws, small cranes and their bare hands to dig through the wreckage in search of survivors.

At least 21 people were killed, a police official said on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to the media. It was not immediately clear how many people remained missing.

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