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Turkey protests: second fatality reported as widespread civil unrest continues

A 22-year-old man died in a hospital after being shot during protests in southern Turkey, as trade unions prepare to strike in support of those on the streets.<p>"Abdullah Comert was seriously wounded ... after gunfire from an unidentified person," the NTV television station said, quoting a statement …

North Africa

Afghanistan: At least 24 dead in violence

<b>At least 24 people have been killed in five separate attacks across west, east and north Afghanistan, officials say.</b><p>Casualty figures for April suggest that about 182 people have been killed in violence in Afghanistan this month, making it the bloodiest of 2013.<p>Some of the worst incidents took place …

Afghanistan

North Korea open to talks but not with US 'brandishing a nuclear stick'

North Korea is open to talks, but not while the US is "brandishing a nuclear stick", its state news agency has said.<p>The statement came on Wednesday …

North Korea

Egypt's Mubarak ordered back to prison

Former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak has been ordered to be transferred back to prison from a military hospital on the recommendation of a medical team after he appeared fitter at his aborted retrial.<p>The prosecutor general's office said on Wednesday that it decided Mubarak would return to Torah …

Obama: 'shameful' Senate killed off gun control amendment

11.21pm BST<p>Summary<p>An exhausting day of senate work (and ricin attack scares!) is winding down, as gun control amendments are collapsing one-by-one in …

Photos: Boston Two Days After The Explosions

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Seven things you need to know about the new immigration bill - NBC Politics

By Kasie Hunt and Carrie Dann , NBC News<p>While NBC News has reported on many of the key aspects of the new bipartisan Senate immigration reform bill, it’s a huge piece of legislative machinery with a lot of interlocking gears.<p>The bill was formally filed in the Senate early Wednesday morning - you …