Venezuela death toll rises as unrest enters fourth week
CARACAS At least one person was killed in political unrest in Venezuela on Monday as anti-government protests entered a fourth week with mass "sit-ins" to press demands for early elections.
ANKARA The death toll from the bombing outside a soccer stadium in Istanbul has risen to 38 people, including 30 police officers, Turkey's interior minister said on Sunday, adding that Kurdish militants were believed to be responsible.
"According to the latest information we have received, 38 of our nation's children have reached martyrdom after last night's cruel attack," Suleyman Soylu told a news conference. He said seven victims were civilians and one remained unidentified.
The two bombs exploded less than a minute apart on Saturday night, in a coordinated attack on police shortly after a soccer match between two of Turkey's top teams.
(Reporting by Tuvan Gumrukcu; Writing by David Dolan; Editing by Dale Hudson)
WASHINGTON The United States on Monday blacklisted 271 employees of a Syrian government agency it said was responsible for developing chemical weapons, weeks after a poison gas attack killed scores of people in a rebel-held province in Syria.