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Turkish opposition journalist Can Dundar escaped a shooting on Friday outside the courthouse in Istanbul where he is on trial on charges of revealing state secrets, an AFP reporter said. Dundar, the editor-in-chief of leading Turkish opposition daily Cumhuriyet, was unharmed. Dundar was outside the courthouse during a break as the court prepared to deliver its verdict in his trial for allegedly revealing state secrets in a newspaper story.
BEIRUT (AP) — Russian and Syrian officials denied Friday that their aircraft struck a camp for people displaced by fighting in an airstrike that killed 28 the previous evening. The denials came as activists said a coalition of rebels and militants, including Syria's al-Qaida branch, seized a strategic village from pro-government forces near the contested city of Aleppo.
London was poised to become the first EU capital with a Muslim mayor Friday as Sadiq Khan took the lead in elections that saw his opposition Labour party suffer nationwide setbacks. Khan was well ahead of his main opponent, Conservative Zac Goldsmith, on first preference votes after a bitter campaign during which the Goldsmith camp sought to link Khan to Islamic extremists. The race to replace Boris Johnson pitched two very different candidates against each other -- Khan, the son of a Pakistani bus driver and a seamstress, against Goldsmith, whose father was a wealthy financier.