Turkey explosion: Car bomb kills child in Sanliurfa province

A child was killed and at least 15 people injured in a large car bomb blast in a town in southern Turkey, a regional governor says. The explosion targeted a building housing judges and prosecutors in Viransehir, in Sanliurfa province, which borders Syria. Provincial governor Gungor Azim Tuna told the state news agency Anadolu that a child aged three had been killed. Turkish cities and towns have been hit by several attacks in the past year. In May last year, police in Viransehir, a mainly Kurdish and Arab town, shot…

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President Donald Trump’s first executive order called a “bomb” by one health care expert

Donald Trump’s first order of business as president was to sign an executive order instructing federal agencies to relieve the “burdens” of the Affordable Care Act. The vague language of the action left many wondering what implications this has for consumers, doctors, hospitals and insurers. The primary purpose of the order appeared to be the elimination of the insurance mandate: This provision of the ACA requires all Americans to have health insurance or pay a tax penalty. The mandate was written into the law, however, so an executive order cannot exactly repeal that provision. But…

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Polite couple fail to report unexploded bomb in their cellar as they did not want to wake the neighbours

A father who found an unexploded German bomb in his cellar waited until the next morning to call the police because he “did not want to wake up the neighbours”. Stephen Sin, 44, was mid-way through a clean when he stumbled across the 1930s incendiary device. He and his wife, Janice, eventually reported the discovery to the police – but only after a night’s sleep and a morning of errands. I thought, it’s been down there for 50 years, another couple of hours isn’t going to matterStephen Sin Mr Sin,…

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