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Bolivia's severe water shortage triggers national emergency
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White Helmet rescuers fair game for ruthless Syrian regime says founder
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Turkey suspends more than 12,000 police officers
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In Louisiana, at least five people are now confirmed dead and thousands displaced after massive flooding swept the southern US state.
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Turkey's parliament votes 3-to-1 to back Erdogan's state of emergency
The Turkish parliament has voted by three-to-one to approve the state of emergency announced by President Erdogan after last week’s failed coup attempt.
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