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  • Turkey's riverside refugees

    Turkey's riverside refugees

    The ancient Turkish city of Hasankeyf fights for survival as a new damn is planned.

  • Vancouver riot and 5 other melees in sports history

    Vancouver riot and 5 other melees in sports history

    Passions are high. Crowds are big. Alcohol is consumed. That can be the toxic mix that sparks rioting at or after big sporting events – a phenomenon that can feed on itself by drawing in those who are at first bystanders, experts say. The history of fans turning rabid is a long one, with a new chapter added Wednesday night in Vancouver, where street riots erupted toward the end of pro hockey’s Stanley Cup final. No deaths were reported, but more than 100 people were injured, according to the Toronto Sun. Here are five notable riots linked to sporting events through history.

  • Recep Tayyip Erdogan: 5 ways he has shaped Turkey

    Recep Tayyip Erdogan: 5 ways he has shaped Turkey

    Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan was swept into office for a third term Sunday when his Justice and Development Party (AKP) won 50 percent of the vote in parliamentary elections. He has been credited with presiding over an economic growth spurt and strengthening Turkey’s role on the world stage. But some Turks say the AKP has become increasingly authoritarian, compromising civil liberties. Who is Erdogan, and what are his policies?

  • Recep Tayyip Erdogan: Turkey's new Ataturk?

    Recep Tayyip Erdogan: Turkey's new Ataturk?

    Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his AKP party have made Turkey wealthier and more powerful on the world stage. But some Turks are concerned about a loss of civil liberties.

  • Israel's navy trains for second major Gaza flotilla

    Global News Blog Israel's navy trains for second major Gaza flotilla

    Another Gaza flotilla will set sail next month with the Mavi Marmara flagship, which Israeli navy commandos raided last year, killing nine activists in violent clashes.

  • The 2011 Saveur Best Food Blog Awards

    Stir It Up! The 2011 Saveur Best Food Blog Awards

    What makes a top-notch food blog? Check out Saveur's top picks for 2011.

  • Obama's Middle East speech missed 'historic opportunity,' say many Arabs

    Obama's Middle East speech missed 'historic opportunity,' say many Arabs

    While those involved in Arab uprisings welcomed Obama's support, others were disappointed with his failure to apologize for US support for Middle East dictators.

  • What Arabs want to hear (or not hear) from Obama speech

    What Arabs want to hear (or not hear) from Obama speech

    In contrast with Obama's major speech two years ago in Cairo, today's address on the Middle East has generated little interest in Egypt. But Libyans and Syrians have higher hopes.

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the day 05/18

    Early-morning voters wait to cast their votes during the South African municipal elections in Cape Town. The race is seen as a barometer of the strength of President Jacob Zuma and his ruling African National Congress.

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the day 05/17

    Sahara the leopard Gecko turned up safe and well after hitching a 2-day, 100-mile ride inside an envelope following an internet shopping mix-up. Sahara sneaked into an open parcel at his owner, Lisa Richardson's, home in Sedgeford, England, last Wednesday, and popped out again in front of a shocked Phillipa Durrant, in Finchampstead, England, who had been expecting the parcel to contain a belt she had bought on internet shopping site eBay from Richardson.

 
 
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