RAMADI, Iraq — A total of 27 people were killed and 14 wounded on Wednesday in air strikes and separate clashes against the Islamic State (IS) militants in Iraq’s western province of Anbar, a provincial security source said. (Iraq-Clashes)
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ANKARA — Two Turkish police officers were killed in an attack in the southeastern Turkey bordering Syria on Wednesday, local officials said.
The two officers were killed Ceylanpinar town of Sanliurfa, bordering neighboring Syria, on Wednesday morning, local NTV broadcaster quoted the governor as saying, but no details are available so far. (Turkey-Police-Syria)
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CAIRO — An Egyptian criminal court on Wednesday sentenced former prime minister Ahmed Nazif, who served under ousted President Hosni Mubarak, for five years in prison over corruption and using his post for illicit gains, official MENA news agency reported.
Cairo Criminal Court also ordered Nazif to pay a fine of 53.3 million Egyptian pounds (about 6.8 million U.S. dollars) and to return illicit gains of 48.6 million Egyptian pounds (about 6.2 million dollars) disguised under the names of his wife and two sons. (Egypt-Mubarak-Prime Minister)
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CAIRO — At least 15 people died and 6 other wounded on Wednesday in a shipwreck on Nile River in Cairo, capital of Egypt, according to the statement from the Interior Ministry.
The accident happened when a ferry carrying at least 20 people sank in the Warraq district of Giza, southwest of Cairo at late night, the spokesperson of Egyptian Health Ministry Hossam Abdel Ghaffar said in a TV speech. (Egypt-Shipwreck) Enditem

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