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Massive Blackout Brings Turkey To A Standstill: Iran Cyber Attack?

Turkey is in the process of recovering from a major blackout that has brought the country to a relative standstill. Almost the entire country has been affected by the massive power cut, according to some media reports out of Turkey. Officials are considering the possibility that they were hit by a major cyber attack directed at its critical infrastructure.
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Former Dictator Takes Nigerian Election Lead amid Fraud Allegations

Perhaps the greatest success of Nigeria's elections held last Saturday is that the Islamist terror group Boko Haram has failed to steal the biggest headlines for itself. Former military dictator Muhammadu Buhari is currently leading the polls with half a million more votes that incumbent President Goodluck Jonathan in an election marked more by allegations of fraud than terrorist violence.
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Iran ‘Deal-or-No-Deal': Talks to Continue Through June

Negotiations toward a nuclear deal between Iran and the P+5 nations (the five permanent members of the UN Security Council, plus Germany) will continue through June, according to reports from Lausanne, Switzerland on Tuesday. The announcement was made to satisfy the self-imposed deadline of March 31 for a provisional agreement, with "technical" details to be agreed by July 1. However, major differences appear to have been redefined as "technical" to keep talks going.
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At Least 40 Casualties Reported In Yemen Refugee Camp Bombing

Reuters reports at least 40 people were killed and 200 more wounded in an errant attack against a camp for "displaced people" in northern Yemen on Monday. Houthi insurgents claim this was collateral damage from an air attack on their positions by the Saudi-led international coalition seeking to restore the government of deposed President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi.
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ISIS Beheads Shiites In Syria; Teenage Boys Lead Prisoners To Slaughter

ISIS released another beheading video through social media on Sunday. The new film is notable in two respects: the victims were captive Shiite Muslims in Syria who were described as "impure infidels" by their captors, and a group of teenage boys were employed as assistant executioners, continuing the Islamic State's trend of working children into their murder videos.
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IAEA Wants ‘Snap Inspections’ as Part of Iran Nuclear Deal

A piece on the Iran nuclear deal published at the Huffington Post cites the IAEA inspection regime that is already in place as a sign of the forthcoming deal's success, but what the IAEA really wants is the implementation of the so-called "additional protocol," which amounts to snap inspections.

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