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A local newspaper in Turkey has started
filling its front page with recipes as a
protest against what it describes as limits
on press freedom, it's reported.
The Yon Gazetesi paper, published in the
southeastern province of Batman, has
been subject to almost 40 lawsuits since it
was set up in September 2013, the
Hurriyet Daily News Web site reports.
Staff have responded by replacing local
news headlines with instructions for
making Turkish dishes. There's a satirical
tone to the choices though, with one
recipe for a sherbet snack known as a
"deputy's finger," and another for a "mayor
The paper has often published stories
which have been critical of local officials,
but the editor-in-chief stands by the
paper's content. "Since starting publication,
to this day, we haven't done a single news
story which wasn't backed by documents,"
Ferit Tunc is quoted as saying on the
Milliyet news Web site. (BBC)
Turkey newspaper puts food recipes on front page
An Argentine federal prosecutor who accused
President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner last week
of a cover-up has been found dead at his home in
the capital, Buenos Aires.
Alberto Nisman was investigating the 1994 bombing
of a Jewish centre in Buenos Aires in which 85 people
died. On Wednesday, he accused the president of
involvement in a plot to cover up Iran s alleged role
in the bombing.
The president s spokesman dismissed the allegations
Nisman, 51, was found dead by his mother in the
bathroom of his home.
According to a statement, a gun and a cartridge
shell were found next to his body.
He had published a 300-page report on Wednesday
alleging that the president and Foreign Minister
Hector Timerman had opened a secret back channel
to Iranians suspected of involvement in the bombing
of the community centre.
Nisman alleged that the scheme was intended to
clear the Iranian suspects in order to facilitate a trade
deal between Iran and Argentina. (BBC)
Hundreds of thousands of people protested in
Russia s Chechnya region on yesterday against what
its Kremlin-backed leader called the "vulgar and
immoral" cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad pub-
lished by French newspaper Charlie Hebdo.
In a sign that it had President Vladimir Putin s
backing, the rally was shown live on state television.
The Kremlin may see the protest as a way to vent
pressure from Russia s Muslims after a similar rally
was banned in Moscow.
"You and I see how European journalists and politi-
cians under false slogans about free speech and
democracy proclaim the freedom to be vulgar, rude
and insult the religious feelings of hundreds of millions
of believers," Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov said.
CAPE TOWN---Nelson Mandela s for-
mer personal assistant, Zelda la Grange,
has apologised after sparking an online
race row with comments that white peo-
ple were being made to feel unwelcome
in South Africa.
La Grange, who published "Good
morning, Mr Mandela" last year about
her close relationship with the late anti-
apartheid hero, attacked President Jacob
Zuma for blaming all the country s prob-
lems on whites.
"I m SICK of Jacob Zuma s constant
go at whites every few months," she tweet-
ed on Saturday. "Why can t we co-exist
without it having to be at the expense of
She was soon the target of a storm of
tweets under the hashtag #ZeldaDoes-
ntEvenKnow accusing her of being a racist
who still did not understand the suffering
of blacks under the former white apartheid
Tsietsi Mashinini tweeted: "#Zelda-
DoesntEvenKnow that we ve never felt
welcome in our own country since they
Executing two Australian drug
smugglers on death row in
Indonesia will not solve its drug
problem, Australian Foreign Min-
ister Julie Bishop has said.
Australia would continue to work
on behalf of "Bali Nine" smugglers
Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew
Chan, she said.
The duo, sentenced to death in
2006 as ring leaders of the group,
are expected to be executed by firing
Ms Bishop s comments came
after Indonesia executed six people
for drug offences on Sunday.
Five of those executed were for-
eign nationals, from Brazil, the
Netherlands, Malawi, Nigeria and
Brazil and the Netherlands have
recalled their ambassadors from
Indonesia in protest.
But Indonesian President Joko
Widodo has said he will not give
clemency to any of the drug smug-
glers on death row.
At least 14 people have been
arrested in the northern Indian
state of Bihar after three Mus-
lims were burnt alive when a
mob set fire to dozens of homes.
The violence erupted on Sun-
day in Ajitpur in Muzaffarpur
It came after the body of a
Hindu man was found in the vil-
lage more than a week after he
A senior police official told BBC
Hindi the man had been in love
with a Muslim girl. "He was
abducted and murdered," he said.
"A mob gathered after the body
was found and set fire to at least
two dozen thatched huts and at
least three people were killed,"
Additional Director General of
Police Gupteshwar Pandey said.
"The situation is tense but
under control," he added. (BBC)
people taken hostage by
Boko Haram militants in
Cameroon at the weekend
are reported to be free.
Cameroon s defence min-
istry said the hostages were
freed "as defence forces pur-
sued the attackers who were
heading back to Nigeria."
Many of those kidnapped
in the cross-border raid were
said to be children.
It was one of the biggest
abductions by Boko Haram
outside Nigeria and raised
fears that it is expanding its
The militant Islamist group
has seized control of towns
and villages in north-east
Nigeria and has begun threat-
ening neighbouring countries.
Chad, which also borders
Nigeria, has recently sent sol-
diers to help Cameroon tackle
The abductions took place
in the villages of Cameroon s
Far North region.
Cameroonian police and
officials said the militants had
arrived in the early hours of
Sunday morning when it was
still dark. Many of those
seized were said to be women
Before leaving, the attack-
ers burned dozens of homes
to the ground.
It was not immediately
clear how those hostages who
are now free became
detached from the main
On Friday, Ghana s Presi-
dent John Mahama said
African leaders would discuss
plans this week to "deal per-
manently" with Boko Haram,
and suggested a multinational
force may be considered.
Niger and Cameroon have
criticised Nigeria for failing
to do more to stop Boko
Haram s attacks.
Correspondents say Niger-
ian politicians appear more
focused on campaigning for
elections next month than on
security issues, and senior
figures rarely comment on the
insurgency in the north-east.
not curb drugs
Oprah Winfrey locks arms with David Oyelowo, left, who portrays Martin Luther King Jr in
the movie Selma; Ava DuVernay, the director of Selma; and rapper Common, far left, as they
march to the Edmund Pettus Bridge ushering in yesterday's federal holiday for the slain civil
rights leader, in Selma, Alabama. AP PHOTO
Boko Haram frees
dead at home
Mandela's former aide sparks South Africa race row
Zelda la Grange
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