Belarus dictator says plane diverted due to bomb threat

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    A bomb threat and fears of a “bloody rebellion”: the defiant justification of Belarus’ dictator Alexander Lukashenko in answer to international outrage after he forced a passenger plane to land and arrested a journalist and his girlfriend. Belarus’s opposition leader said the country was becoming the North Korea of Europe.

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