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Apr 19th, 2015
Hundreds are feared dead after a boat carrying around 700 migrants capsized 70 miles from the coast of Libya. The Italian coastguard said it had rescued 28 people and recovered 24 bodies. 17 vessels from Italy and Malta are involved in a search and rescue mission.
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Apr 19th, 2015
The ceremony began at 9:02am to mark the moment at which the bomb was detonated, followed by 168 seconds of silence to remember those killed. An honor guard watched over 168 empty chairs as the names of those who died were read.
The FBI and Justice Dept. acknowledged that almost all forensic hair testimony given by analysts in the FBI Laboratory's microscopic hair comparison unit against defendants was flawed during the 20-year period before 2000, according to a Washington Post report April 18. The admission is the result of an investigation launched after a 2012 Post report.
A former spy under Saddam Hussein, Samir Al-Khlifawi, aka Haji Bakr, drew up the blueprints for the Islamic State by 2012, an April 18 Der Spiegel report showed. A total of 31 handwritten pages from Bakr's home in Syria were smuggled to Turkey in April-Nov. 2014. Syrian rebels killed Bakr in Jan. 2014.
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