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Turkey Bans Wikipedia

Turkey has verified restrictions on online encyclopedia Wikipedia, the country’s telecommunications watchdog has said, citing a law that allows it to ban access to websites deemed obscene or a threat to national security. The Turkey Blocks monitoring group said Wikipedia was unreachable from 08:00 (05:00 GMT). People in Istanbul were …

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Russian Rallies Urge Putin Not to Run Again; Dozens Arrested

Under the slogan “I’m fed up,” demonstrators urging Vladimir Putin not to run for a fourth term rallied in cities across Russia on Saturday. Dozens were arrested in St. Petersburg and elsewhere. The centerpiece rally in Moscow went peacefully, despite being unsanctioned by authorities. Several hundred people rallied in a …

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Rich Gang Artist BTY YoungN Shot And Killed In New Orleans

BTY YoungN, a New Orleans rapper closely affiliated with Birdman‘s Rich Gang, was shot and killed on Airline Highway in Hollygrove Saturday night. The artist, whose real name was Desmone Jerome, was 27 years old. According to The Advocate, the shooting that resulted in Jerome’s death occurred at approximately 11PM Saturday night. …

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