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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 …

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 …

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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 …

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

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 can read the 844 pages of it here.<p>But here …