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Female bomber killed by Turkey police outside HQ

Female attacker carrying a bomb and a gun was killed and her male accomplice was injured in Istanbul, which is on a high security alert after leftist militants killed a top prosecutor<p><b>Turkish</b> security forces Wednesday shot dead a female assailant armed with bombs and a gun after she and an …

Extremism

As Chad's army battles Boko Haram its people find themselves on the front line in the fight

Chad’s army reported its forces had killed hundreds of Boko Haram militants in clashes in Northern Nigeria on Wednesday.<p>But as its army becomes increasingly embroiled in the battle against the Islamists there is a growing tension in its towns and cities.<p>Security checks are frequent – youngsters …

In the dark

Telegraph View: Our ancestors feared the solar eclipse. But one latter-day African tribe have a powerful and moral lesson to draw from it<p>Today’s <b>solar eclipse should be a remarkable event</b>. It will start in Greenland mid-morning and move slowly counter-clockwise across the globe, sweeping several …

The best view of the Perseid meteor shower is from space

This week is a doozy for night sky watchers, with arguably the best meteor shower of the year in the Perseids (peaking tonight) and a concurrent supermoon to boot. While there's plenty of opportunity to play the role of bug-eyed meteor paparazzo here on Earth, some of the best views of the …