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Gunmen kidnap Iraqi female journalist - 12/28/2016

BAGHDAD, IRAQ- Gunmen have kidnapped an Iraqi female journalist after posing as members of the security forces and bursting into her home in Baghdad, authorities said on Tuesday. Afrah Shawqi was...

British Al-Jazeera reporter arrested in Somalia - 10/20/2016

NAIROBI, KENYA- Somalian security forces have arrested a British journalist working for Al-Jazeera, the Qatari news channel said Wednesday. Hamza Mohamed was arrested in Mogadishu on Tuesday along...

Italy quake town sues Charlie Hebdo - 09/13/2016

ROME, ITALY- Amatrice, the Italian town devastated by last month's deadly earthquake, is suing French weekly Charlie Hebdo for defamation over a series of cartoons about the disaster. The satirical...

Fictional domestic abuse case hits home in Britain - 09/12/2016

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM- The verdict in a British domestic abuse case on Sunday prompted a flurry of charity donations and captured front pages -- despite being fictional. The character of Helen...

Obama to guest-edit issue of Wired magazine - 08/31/2016

WASHINGTON, UNITED STATES- Is President Barack Obama already thinking about his next job? In the coming months, he will guest-edit an issue of tech-focused Wired magazine. It is the first time a...

Relative of Charlie Hebdo killer held on terror-linked charges - 08/28/2016

PARIS, FRANCE- The brother-in-law of one of the jihadists who attacked French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo last year faced terrorism charges on Saturday for allegedly trying to join Islamic State...

Oman journalist freed on bail, two colleagues still held - 08/23/2016

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES- An Omani court on Monday released on bail one of three journalists on trial for allegedly criticising the judiciary, the sultanate's human rights commission said. The...

Jailed Egypt photographer says he's been 'forgotten' - 08/15/2016

CAIRO, EGYPT, Haitham El-Tabei- Shouting to make himself heard from the soundproof glass dock during a break in his trial, Egyptian photographer Mahmoud Abdel Shakour said he feels he has been...

Last journalists bid farewell to London's Fleet Street - 08/07/2016

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM, Robin Millard- The last two reporters working on Fleet Street filed their final stories on Friday, ending more than 300 years of journalism on the London thoroughfare...

What it was like covering Turkey's failed coup - 07/21/2016

ISTANBUL, TURKEY- Istanbul-based AFP photographers Bulent Kilic and Ozan Kose had close calls during the long night they spent on the streets of Istanbul capturing Turkey's failed coup on Friday...
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