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Turkey’s top cleric slams Connecticut mosque arson

15 May 2019; AA: The head of Turkey’s religious authority strongly condemned on Tuesday a recent arson attack on a mosque in the U.S.

"I strongly condemn such provocative acts that will hurt all Muslims and disrupt the world peace," Ali Erbas, head of the Religious Affairs Directorate (Diyanet), said on Twitter.

Bomb threat empties Sandy Hook school on attack anniversary

NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — A bomb threat forced the evacuation of the Sandy Hook Elementary School on Friday, a day of memorial services and moments of silence to mark the sixth anniversary of the massacre of 20 first-graders and six educators.

Teachers and students at the school were sent home for the day after the threat was called in around 9 a.m., and police did a sweep of the building. But they said they did not believe the threat was a credible. Authorities said it specifically referenced the anniversary.

Yaroshenko looks forward to meeting with family, complains about conditions in US jail

MOSCOW, August 11. /TASS/. /TASS/. Russian air pilot Konstantin Yaroshenko, who is serving a 20-year prison term in Danbury, Connecticut, is in good mood ahead of a forthcoming meeting with his family but complains about conditions in the penitentiary, his lawyer Alexei Tarasov told TASS.

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