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Iran detains ex-prosecutor convicted in 2009 torture case

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Tehran, Apr 22 (AP) - Iranian police have arrested a former prosecutor known as the "torturer of Tehran," who faces a two-year prison sentence over the death of prisoners following 2009 protests, Iranian media reported on Sunday.
The official website of the judiciary,, said former Tehran prosecutor Saeed Mortazavi had been arrested, without elaborating. The semi-official Tasnim news agency said police detained Mortazavi in a villa in northern Iran, near the Caspian...

Thousands sing ‘Happy Birthday’ to Queen Elizabeth II

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London, Apr 22 (AP) - The audience at Royal Albert Hall got a rare treat Saturday - the chance to sing "Happy Birthday" to the longest reigning monarch in British history.
Queen Elizabeth II, with her eldest son Prince Charles at her side, waved to the crowd as they celebrated her 92nd birthday...

Turkish opposition leader says Erdogan will lose at polls

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Istanbul, Apr 22 (AP) - The leader of Turkey's main opposition party predicted Saturday that voters who backed President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in the past would "side with democracy" instead of a "dictatorship" during the next elections in June.
Republican People's Party leader Kemal Kilicdaroglu...

Verne Troyer, Mini-Me from 'Austin Powers’ films, has died

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Los Angeles, Apr 22 (AP)- Verne Troyer, who played Dr. Evil's small, silent sidekick "Mini-Me" in the "Austin Powers" movie franchise, has died. He was 49.
A statement provided by Troyer's representatives that was also posted to his Instagram and Facebook accounts said the actor died Saturday.

Rohingya refugees rescued after drifting at sea for 9 days

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Bireuen, Apr 21 (AP) - A Rohingya Muslim man among the group of 76 rescued in Indonesian waters in a wooden boat says they were at sea for nine days after leaving Myanmar, where the minority group faces intense persecution, and were hoping to reach Malaysia.
The eight children, 25 women and 43...

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