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Carlos Ghosn: How did the Nissan ex-boss flee from Japan?

Carlos Ghosn: How did the Nissan ex-boss flee from Japan?

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He was once a titan of the car industry who held hero status in Japan. He then became one of the country's most well-known criminal suspects. Now he's an international fugitive. Carlos Ghosn, the multi-millionaire former boss of Nissan, spent months preparing to stand trial on financial misconduct charges. At least, that was what the Japanese authorities were led to believe.He posted 1bn yen (£6.8m; $ 8.9m) in bail in April. He was monitored by a 24-hour camera installed outside his house. His use of technology was heavily restricted and he was banned from travelling abroad.Then, in a move that left Japan red-faced and his own legal team baffled, he appeared in Lebanon on New Year's Eve. "I have escaped injustice and political pe
IS fighters escape from jail as 130,000 people flee Turkish forces

IS fighters escape from jail as 130,000 people flee Turkish forces

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Islamic State (IS) fighters have fled a Syrian prison and more than 700 foreign IS family members escaped a camp during a Turkish offensive - as the UN said more than 130,000 Kurds have been displaced.The terror group said it was behind a car bombing on Friday in Qamishli, the largest city in Kurdish-held northern Syria, which allowed some of the thousands of IS fighters held in Syria to escape. On Sunday, the Kurdish-led authority said 785 foreigners afiliated with IS escaped the Ain Issa camp after it was shelled by Turkish forces and their allies, the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) said.Their escape came as the UN said more than 130,000 people have been displaced from the region in the four days since Turkish forces and their Syrian rebel allies started the offensiv...
Turkey Syria offensive: Tens of thousands flee homes

Turkey Syria offensive: Tens of thousands flee homes

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Tens of thousands of people have fled their homes in northern Syria, as Turkish forces step up their cross-border offensive on Kurdish-held areas.Turkish troops have encircled the border towns of Ras al-Ain and Tal Abyad and aid agencies fear the exodus could reach hundreds of thousands.International clamour has increased for Turkey to halt the attack.Turkey has defended its bid to create a "safe zone" free of Kurdish militias which could also house Syrian refugees.Turkey regards the Kurdish militias of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) - which have controlled the cross-border areas - as "terrorists" who support an anti-Turkish insurgency.The SDF have been key allies of the United States in the battle against the Islamic State (...
Libya crisis: Air strike at Tripoli airport as thousands flee clashes

Libya crisis: Air strike at Tripoli airport as thousands flee clashes

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Media playback is unsupported on your device The UN has condemned an air strike that closed the only functioning airport in Libya's capital, Tripoli, on Monday.Flights at Mitiga International Airport were suspended and passengers were evacuated. No casualties were reported.The UN blamed the air strike on forces loyal to General Khalifa Haftar, a commander from the east who is trying to seize the capital.A spokesman for Gen Haftar's forces said civilian planes had not been targeted, Reuters news agency reports.Gen Haftar, who leads the Libyan National Army (LNA), declared an offensive to take control of Tripoli from Libya's UN-backed government last week. Why is Libya so lawless? Who is military strongman Khalifa Haftar? Prime Minister Fayez a...
'God will have the last say': Migrants on their decision to flee in their own words

'God will have the last say': Migrants on their decision to flee in their own words

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The march moves on. After resting in the Mexican town of Huixtla for more than 24 hours, the migrant caravan journeyed 40 miles north to the town of Mapastepec. Waking up as early as 5 a.m. to beat the heat, many people did what they had done the day before: piled onto the back of flat bed trucks or hung off the sides of semi trailers, despite the dangers they pose. That same dangerous method of travel took the life of a 22-year-old migrant earlier this week. Mapastepec, in Chiapas state, is much like the previous Mexican towns the caravan has arrived in. As migrants arrived, a park in the center of the city filled with makeshift tents and lines for the bathroom. Instead of the portable toilets in Huixtla, migrants could use the bathrooms in both a local school and a dilapidated cultur...