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Items filtered by date: November 2016

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Newly widowed, Kay McCowen quit her job, sold her house, applied for Social Security and retired to Mexico. It was a move she and her husband, Mel, had discussed before he passed away in 2012.

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Thieves robbed the Buenos Aires home of Argentine striker Carlos Tevez while the Boca Juniors star was in Uruguay celebrating his wedding, police sources revealed on Tuesday.

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Shares in Japan's industrial conglomerate Toshiba plunged 20.43 percent Wednesday, a day after the company said it could lose billions of dollars on its nuclear power business in the United States.

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An updated customs union between Turkey and the EU -- to include services, agriculture and public procurements -- is the most advantageous option on the table, Turkey's economy minister said on Wednesday.

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Following the completion of the evacuation process in Aleppo, with tens of thousands of civilians as well as opposition fighters transported from the eastern parts of the city to opposition-controlled areas in and around Idlib, the moderate opposition from Aleppo is preparing to support Operation Euphrates Shield, which continues apace in northern Syria's al-Bab province.

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The 8.0 version of U.S.-based automaker Tesla's Autopilot predicted a collision, hit the brakes before being involved in the crash during a journey in the Netherlands.

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A television series which was being published in a broadcaster run by the Gülenist Terror Group (FETÖ) alluded to the Russian Ambassador Andrey Karlov's assassination with numerous similarities in an episode broadcasted in 2014.

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Cuba's National Assembly approved a law on Tuesday that bans erecting commemorative statues of Fidel Castro or naming public places after him, in accordance with the wishes of the revolutionary leader who died last month.

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Search teams on Wednesday recovered another flight recorder from a military plane that crashed in the Black Sea, killing all 92 people aboard, the Defense Ministry said.

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French President Francois Hollande on Wednesday pardoned a woman who had been convicted for the murder of her violent husband, in a rare use of that presidential power in France.

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The number of migrants leaving Germany voluntarily hit a 16-year high in 2016, as the number of migrants turned away at the border also increased sharply, according to media reports.

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French real estate agency Laforêt created controversy and has been accused of racism after publishing an advertisement for an apartment for rent where black people are asked to refrain from applying.

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Ankara, Moscow will work for cease-fire to go into effect in Syria at midnight; deal excludes terrorist groups.

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Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said on Tuesday that the country's relations with Turkey were no longer strained and were back on track, also announcing that about three months were needed to remove Daesh from Iraq.

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"Uçan Kütüphane" (The Flying Library), is a project jointly implemented by the Refugees Association, Yuva Association and the German Cultural Center Goethe-Institut, that has brought a mobile library to Istanbul's Sultanbeyli district, which has a high-concentration of Syrian population.

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117 Daesh terrorists wounded in Syria during ongoing Turkish-led Operation Euphrates Shield.

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President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is right in claiming that the U.S. supports terrorist organizations, and there are many things proving these claims, the head of the Foreign Affairs Committee in the State Duma, the lower house of the Russian Parliament Aleksey Pushkov said on Tuesday, while the U.S. Embassy in Turkey denied claims that they support Daesh or YPG in Syria.

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The U.S. Embassy in Ankara categorically denied claims that the U.S. administration is supporting Daesh on Wednesday, a claim that was first voiced by President-elect Donald Trump.

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Carrie Fisher, best known as Star Wars' Princess Leia Organa, has died after suffering a heart attack, People magazine reported, citing the family's publicist.

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Turkey wants to help Africa through current difficult circumstances, says Turkey's President Erdogan

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U.S. President-elect Donald Trump on Tuesday announced that Thomas Bossert, former deputy homeland security adviser to President George W. Bush, would be his White House adviser on security and counterterrorism issues, according to a statement.

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Most iPhone 8 rumors to date agree that Apple will launch three iPhones next year, including a radically redesigned iPhone 8, and two successors for the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. A very puzzling rumor from Asia now claims that Apple is working on a 5-inch iPhone that will feature a vertical dual camera. Is this the iPhone 8?

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An Oregon State Police officer remained in critical condition Tuesday morning after he was injured in a deadly Christmas Day gun battle with an ex-police cadet caught up in a domestic dispute.

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Amazon.com Inc said it shipped more than 1 billion items worldwide this holiday season, which the top online retailer called its best ever, and its shares rose 1.5 percent in afternoon trade.

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An inmate who is considered dangerous is still on the run after he and five others escaped from a Tennessee jail by removing a leaky toilet, officials said.

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Three people were killed in a chain-reaction crash on the Cross Bronx Expressway in the Bronx Tuesday morning.Five other people were injured, three seriously, in the multi-vehicle accident at about 5:45 a.m. in the northbound lanes at Webster Avenue.

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Health news in 2016 was dominated by talk of Zika, polio and HIV, and the fear, devastation and death that followed. However, scientific advances offer hope for treatment and protection in the years ahead.

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On the crowded morning metro in Helsinki, silence prevails. Everyone is hunched over their smartphone screens, reading the news, checking emails or watching videos.

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Sony Music Entertainment's Twitter account was hacked on Monday, publishing fake statements that pop music icon Britney Spears had died.

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Small, wooden neighborhood mosques in Sarajevo, where the influence of the Ottomans was the strongest in the Balkans, continue to stand tall in the most humble corners of the city as spiritual and cultural monuments

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Pera Film will commemorate Soviet director Andrey Tarkovsky, one of the most successful filmmakers in the history of cinema, on the 30th anniversary of his death.

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A former employee of Versace has sued the company for wrongful termination, harassment and racial discrimination, claiming that the company used code words to alert staff when there was an African-American customer in the store.

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U.S. safety regulators are investigating Ford Motor Co's Fusion and Mercury Milan sedans from the 2009 to 2011 model years for brakes that may fail in certain conditions, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said on Tuesday.

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The Parliamentary Constitutional Committee yesterday adopted the first three of the 21 articles of the constitutional amendment package that will allow Turkey to switch to a presidential system.

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To draw international support for Syrian civilians in besieged areas, activists are walking to Aleppo on foot

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Fenerbahce beat Trabzonspor 3-0 in an away match in Turkey's top football competition 'Spor Toto Super Lig'

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Expanded, upgraded refugee facility in southern Turkey to open next month

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Black Sea Trade and Development Bank expecting better growth performance in 2017, institution's head tells Anadolu Agency

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Foreign ministers exchange views on possible Syria meeting in Kazakh capital, Astana

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Flight recorder will be taken to Moscow for investigation.

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Romania's President Klaus Iohannis rejected the leftist Social Democrat Party's (PSD) proposal to name Sevil Shhaideh for prime minister designate, he said on Tuesday.

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As the Assad regime gains the upper hand in the five-year-long civil war in Syria with the Russian intervention in September 2015, culminating in the recent defeat of the opposition in Aleppo, they now want the PKK-linked Kurdish militia to give up control of areas bordering Turkey.

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29 police officers facing range of charges linked to deadly July 15 coup attempt.

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President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's daughter, the Vice Chair of the Women and Democracy Association (KADEM) Sümeyye Erdoğan Bayraktar, said on Tuesday that "FETÖ is a radical group like Daesh and Boko Haram." She spoke at a meeting held in Chicago on the sidelines of the 15th Annual MAS-ICNA Convention, the largest Islamic convention in North America, which she attended as the guest of honor.

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President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said late Tuesday that the Turkish military and the Free Syrian Army (FSA) fighters have encircled Daesh terrorists in Syria's key Al-Bab city and the liberation of the town is close.

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Numan Kurtulmus says those who shared video purporting to show double murder of Turkish troops were 'irresponsible'

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Embracing Soviet-style communism, Fidel Castro overcame imprisonment and exile to become leader of Cuba and defy the power of the United States at every turn.

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As Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu places his hopes in the incoming Trump administration, Israel's relations with the Obama administration are in tatters after the U.N.'s rebuke of Israeli settlement policies in the West Bank and east Jerusalem

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