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Items filtered by date: November 2016

  • Published in World


A coal mine collapse in eastern India killed at least 10 workers and 13 others may be trapped by the mound of fallen earth, police said Friday.

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Upon expulsion of 35 Russian diplomats by the U.S., Mevlut Cavusoglu stresses Ankara does not want a return to Cold War era

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Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that Russia will not be expelling U.S. diplomats in response to new round of U.S. sanctions, and would consider Trump's actions when deciding on futher steps in Russia-U.S. relations.

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The leader of the PKK terrorist group, Murat Karayılan, who is also part of the group's executive council, has reportedly said that the PKK will move its forces away from Iraq's Sinjar region in an announcement that came shortly after the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) threatened to use force if they did not withdraw from the region.

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The United States expelled 35 Russian diplomats and closed two Russian compounds in New York and Maryland in response to a campaign of harassment against American diplomats in Moscow, a senior U.S. official said on Thursday.

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Moscow-Ankara cooperation will continue on ‘critical issues,’ Russian president says in greeting message to Erdogan

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Upcoming meeting in Astana, Kazakhstan to be supportive rather than substitute for the Geneva process, says President Erdogan

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President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Iraqi Prime Minister Abadi discussed the fight against terror and bilateral relations between Turkey and Iraq in a phone call Friday.

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Bill that proposes change in Turkey's governing system clears parliamentary committee

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A nationwide cease-fire in Syria took effect at midnight (2200GMT) Dec. 30, after a deal was brokered with Turkey, Russia and the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

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Turkey, Russia support cease-fire as guarantor countries, says Turkish presidential spokesman

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Photo exhibition portraying Turkey's July 15 ordeal is well-received by American-Muslim community attending major gathering

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Mexico aims to defend free trade with the United States by using border security and immigration policy to gain leverage in talks with U.S. President-elect Donald Trump after he takes office next month, senior officials say. To defuse Trump's threats to disrupt trade and investment, policymakers say Mexico aims to strike a balance between hearing out his concerns over illegal immigration and U.S. jobs, and adopting a firm posture to protect its own economic interests.

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  • Published in Sports


Turkish Traditional Sport Branches Federation President Hakan Kazancı announced that their primary target was to promote Turkish traditional sports in a way so that they can contribute to the world's sports culture

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  • Published in Tech


Exposed to violent protests by taxi drivers around the world and drawing a backlash from Turkish taxi drivers, Uber is to be fined by the Turkish General Directorate of Security because of unlicensed services and alleged tax evasion practices

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  • Published in Health


A Dutch medical institution announced an investigation Tuesday after discovering that up to 26 women may have been fertilized by the wrong sperm cells at its IVF treatment laboratory.

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The outlawed PKK and its Syrian offshoot the Democratic Union Party (PYD) and their allies were preparing to approve a draft for a system of federal government in northern Syria this week, officials said, reaffirming their plans for autonomy while Russia and Turkey seek to establish a nation-wide ceasefire in Syria.

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Hollywood legend Debbie Reynolds, who sang and danced her way into the hearts of millions of moviegoers around the world in musicals like "Singin' in the Rain," died on Wednesday at age 84, her son said.

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  • Published in U.S.


A group of Orthodox Jews, members of the anti-Zionist Neturei Karta International organization, celebrated the decision of the United Nation Security Council (UNSC) condemning Israel for building illegal settlements in Palestinian territories.

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Fewer Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week, continuing a nearly two-year trend that suggests a solid job market.

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At least 50 people have died in western Congo after flooding caused by heavy rains at the start of the week.

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The Turkish military, in cooperation with the Free Syrian Army (FSA), has killed 391 Daesh terrorists since the start of an offensive to liberate the significant northern Syrian town of al-Bab from the terrorist group.

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Russia targeted Daesh positions in Syria's al-Bab in airstrikes carried out on Wednesday for the first time, as Turkey is carrying out Operation Euphrates Shield to clean terrorists from the region and the Syrian opposition and Assad regime announced a ceasefire in the country.

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A fire broke out at a planned mosque building in the city of Culemborg in central Netherlands on Wednesday.

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  • Published in Turkey


A criminal court in Ankara sentenced Mustafa Tanrıverdi, former manager of Turkey's major state-run arms producer Mechanical and Chemical Industry Corporation (MKE)'s Kırıkkale factory, to 12 years and 8 month in prison on Thursday for trying to sell the project plans of Turkey's first domestically made infantry rifle.

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After weeks of giving only brief comments to the media, Donald Trump made a series of public statements Wednesday, applauding the return of 8,000 jobs to the U.S.

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  • Published in U.S.


The New York Police Department is now allowing Sikh (seek) officers to wear turbans in place of the traditional police cap and grow beards up to a half-inch long for religious reasons.

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Turkey is raising its minimum wage 8 percent as of New Year's Day, to just over TL 1,400 ($397) per month, the country's labor minister said yesterday.

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Turkey was embattled with severe rainfall and floods on Thursday. Flash floods took over Mersin, a southern city, while strong winds tore off roofs in Istanbul.

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Officials say that at least four soldiers have been killed in a border skirmish between Azerbaijan and Armenian troops.

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  • Published in Turkey


The famed boutique hotels of the coveted tourist destination Cappadocia will be welcoming their guests with nearly full occupancy this New Year's Eve.

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  • Published in Turkey


Parliamentary committee accepts ruling AK Party's proposal that president must be 'among Turkish citizens'

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Israeli attorney general approves full criminal investigation against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

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  • Published in World


Russian president says 2016 was a difficult year for Russia.

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The U.S. supplies weapons to PKK-affiliated YPG terrorists in Syria, Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu said on Thursday, adding that the U.S.-backed coalition forces have not been supporting Turkey's anti-Daesh operation through airstrikes.

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Turkey and Russia have agreed on a nationwide cease-fire plan in Syria that will end all hostile activities between the moderate opposition and Assad regime, Ankara and the Kremlin announced on Thursday.

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The U.S. military continues arms supply to the terror group as it intensified the delivery in past two weeks

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Ankara criticized Washington's response to claims that the United States supports the PKK terrorist organization's Syrian offshoot, the People's Protection Units (YPG).

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Kerry says vote on UN Security Council aimed at 'preserving the two-state solution'

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Ruling AK Party deputy chairman also calls EU's lack of support for Turkey in fight against terrorism 'a disappointment'

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  • Published in U.S.


The U.S. Coast Guard has called off a search for a woman who went missing from the Queen Mary 2 cruise ship off the coast of New Jersey over the Christmas holiday weekend, a spokesman said on Wednesday.

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A man has been arrested and charged with murdering his former New York City high school teacher and the son he had with her, authorities said on Wednesday, five years after a scandal over their relationship made headlines.

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Dylann Roof, the man convicted in a church shooting in Charleston, South Carolina, asked a judge on Wednesday to keep details about his mental health sealed for the sentencing phase of his federal death penalty trial next week.

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Don’t expect Donald Trump to stop tweeting once he is sworn in as president of the United States. His spokesman says Trump’s use of social media “is going to be something that’s never been seen before.”

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  • Published in Health


A doctor who survived Ebola after contracting the virus while treating patients in Liberia has quietly returned to practicing medicine in Fort Worth.

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Top Montana Democratic and Republican lawmakers on Tuesday warned neo-Nazis they would find "no safe haven" for a rally that could include guns planned for next month in a mountain town where white nationalists have threatened Jewish residents.

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  • Published in World


No reports of injuries, damage or tsunami following quake that originated at depth of around 10 kilometers

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  • Published in Turkey


Turkish president gives the annual arts and culture awards at a ceremony in Ankara

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  • Published in U.S.


Police rushed people out of the lobby of Trump Tower late Tuesday for the investigation of a report of a suspicious package. Later on the same day, the police said that the package is a bag containing children's toys.

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