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Turkish police catch nightclub gunman in Istanbul raid

Turkish police were questioning Tuesday the suspected jihadist who slaughtered 39 people on New Year’s night at an Istanbul nightclub, after capturing him in a raid on a residential area of the city after a long manhunt.

Pakistani right cries ‘blasphemy’ to muzzle progressives

A virulent social media campaign to paint five disappeared Pakistani activists as blasphemers deserving execution has spotlighted how right-wing efforts to muzzle liberal voices using the country’s draconian laws have found a powerful new platform online.

HSBC funding Indonesian forest destruction: Greenpeace

Greenpeace on Tuesday accused banking giant HSBC of helping to arrange billions of dollars in financing for companies whose palm oil operations have been blamed for destroying vast swathes of Indonesian rainforest.

German court to rule on banning far-right party

Germany’s highest court will on Tuesday announce its ruling on whether to ban the far-right NPD party — an explosive issue as the country faces an election year roiled by an anti-immigration backlash.

Rio Tinto ships more iron ore as prices surge

Mining giant Rio Tinto reported Tuesday a ramp up in iron ore shipments on surging prices, but copper output disappointed amid production issues at its global mines.

Asian traders on edge ahead of May, Trump events

Asian investors moved warily Tuesday as they look ahead to a crucial week for two of the world’s top economies as Britain outlines its plans for leaving the EU and Donald Trump is sworn in as US president.

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