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Ricin plot suspect’s wife arrested as accomplice

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Berlin, Jul 24 (AP) - The wife of a Tunisian man detained last month over a plot to use the toxin ricin to carry out an attack in Germany was arrested on Tuesday on suspicion of being an accomplice.
Federal prosecutors said the 42-year-old German, named only as Yasmin H. in line with local privacy rules, is suspected of helping prepare an act of violence and helping produce biological weapons. Her husband, Sief Allah H., was arrested on June 12.
Prosecutors previously said that about 3,150...
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9 Australians awarded bravery medals for Thai cave rescue

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Canberra, Jul 24 (AP) - A doctor awarded an Australian bravery medal for his pivotal work in the Thai cave rescue said he was most frightened by not knowing how much sedation to give to the weakened children.
Nine Australians involved in rescuing 12 boys and their 25 -year-old soccer coach were...
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Argentina leader announces controversial armed forces reform

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Buenos Aires, Jul 24 (AP) - In a radical reform of Argentina's defense doctrine, President Mauricio Macri said Monday he is removing a ban on military involvement in fighting crime, terrorist threats and other internal security issues.
Macri said he will modify a 2006 decree that limited the...
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UK faces calls to liberalize Northern Ireland abortion laws

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London, Jul 23 (AP) - The British government faced intensifying pressure Sunday to take steps to legalize abortions in Northern Ireland, where terminating a pregnancy remains a criminal offense even as tight abortion restrictions are being lifted in the Republic of Ireland.
More than 170...
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Suicide bombing in Kabul kills 14, Afghanistan's VP unharmed

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Kabul, Jul 23 (AP) - A suicide bomber carried out an attack near the Kabul airport Sunday, killing 14 people and narrowly missing Afghanistan's vice president, who was returning home after living in Turkey for over a year, security officials said.
The blast occurred near Kabul International...
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