FLASHES

The Star (Kenya) - - News World -

Is­tan­bul/ Turkish po­lice de­tained the editor and a dozen se­nior staff from the main sec­u­lar­ist op­po­si­tion news­pa­per yes­ter­day, a day af­ter 10,000 more civil ser­vants were sacked over sus­pected links to a failed July coup. Dakar/ Seven Gam­bian op­po­si­tion par­ties united late on Sun­day be­hind busi­ness­man Adama Bar­row, en­dors­ing him as the main chal­lenger to Pres­i­dent Yahya Jam­meh in elec­tions sched­uled for De­cem­ber. Charleston/ The mur­der trial of a for­mer South Carolina po­lice­man who shot an un­armed black mo­torist last year opened yes­ter­day with jury se­lec­tion, putting the na­tional spot­light back on a case that drama­tised the is­sue of racial bias in law en­force­ment. Ba­mako/ The head of the mil­i­tant group An­sar Dine has agreed to cease at­tacks in Mali that have killed dozens of civil­ians, sol­diers and UN peace­keep­ers this year.

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