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ANKARA — Turkey has lifted its ban on the Russian news website Sputnik, after months of keeping it blocked, state-run Anadolu Agency reported Monday.
The Turkish government had blocked access to Sputnik on April 14, citing “legal consideration” of a law regarding crimes committed through online broadcasts. It is now no problem for checking Sputnik news website in Turkey. (Turkey-Russia)
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ANKARA — A U.S. citizen has been detained for trying to enter Turkey illegally from Syria, the governor of the southern province of Hatay was quoted by Anadolu Agency on Monday.
U.S. Journalist Snell Lindsteyler who was detained in Hatay’s Altinozu district near the Syrian border, was taken into custody on the grounds that she crossed Syria illegally from Turkey and then tried to re-enter Turkey, Governor Ercan Topaca said. (Turkey-US)
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SANAA — Saudi-led coalition airstrikes killed a five-member family near a public market in Yemen’s capital Sanaa, as battles between the government and Houthi rebels intensified, officials and residents said on Monday.
“A husband, his wife and their three children were killed when an airstrike at the dawn destroyed their house near Nehem central market,” a local official told Xinhua. (Yemen-Airstrike)
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CAIRO — At least 13 people were killed and four others injured in a car crash south of Egypt’s capital Cairo, official MENA news agency reported on Monday.
On Sunday night, a microbus overturned on the desert road in Minya province, about 245 km south of Cairo, when one of its tires exploded due to high speed, according to the report. (Egypt-accident-microbus) Enditem

Source: Xinhua/News Ghana

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