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Items filtered by date: March 2016

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Protests erupted in California for the second day in a row on Friday against US presidential candidate Donald Trump, who is moving closer to winning the Republican nomination after winning all presidential primaries in five northeastern states.

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China has denied a request for a US carrier strike group led by the USS John C. Stennis to visit to Hong Kong, the US Defense Department said on Friday, amid heightened tensions over China's territorial claims in the South China Sea.

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Puerto Rico has reported 683 confirmed cases of the Zika virus, including 65 pregnant women with symptoms of the virus and one death, US health officials said on Friday.

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A grandmother and four of her grandchildren were killed in floods in Texas caused by a storm system that unleashed tornadoes, damaging hail and torrential rains on several central US states, officials said on Saturday.

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Second-seeded Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria faces unseeded Diego Schwartzman of Argentina on Sunday in the final of the Istanbul Open with the two players meeting for the first time.

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A Turkish soldier was hit by a bullet fired by PKK terrorists on Friday during clashes in Nusaybin district of southeastern Mardin province, but thanks to his iPhone in the pocket of his pants, he was only lightly injured.

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Reformist and moderate Iranian politicians allied with President Hassan Rouhani won a big victory in second round parliamentary elections and capped a remarkable comeback Saturday after years of isolation.

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Kenya's president set fire to thousands of elephant tusks and rhino horns on Saturday, destroying a stockpile that would have been worth a fortune to smugglers and sending a message that trade in the animal parts must be stopped.

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Turkish Airlines' new Dubrovnik route will be the "beginning of a new story" for Turkey and Croatia, the Balkan city's mayor has said.

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Lampre-Merida team cyclist Modolo wins 128.6-kilometer (80-mile) long seventh stage

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Rapid restoration of order is in interest of Iraqi people, Mogherini says

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The Assad regime launched new airstrikes Saturday on insurgent-held neighborhoods in Aleppo while opposition shelled regime-held parts of the northern city, as a truce in other parts of the country appeared to be holding on its first day.

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Supporters of firebrand Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr storm Baghdad's Green Zone and parliament building

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Question remains whether US president’s Japan trip will see him visit city where US dropped atomic bomb during World War II

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Failed states and weak governments are the key reasons for the spread of violent extremism, said the Turkish Presidency's spokesman said in an article published online by Al-Sharq Forum, an organisation which promotes discussion of issues affecting the Middle East.

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Davutoglu says terror groups like PKK, Daesh and DHKP-C have been working in tandem against Turkey

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Protests erupted in California for the second day in a row on Friday against US presidential candidate Donald Trump, who is moving closer to winning the Republican nomination after winning all presidential primaries in five northeastern states.

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Republican White House hopeful Ted Cruz won backing from Indiana's governor on Friday ahead of the state's primary, where the Texan is fighting a rearguard battle to damage front-runner Donald Trump's chances of winning the nomination.

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US Defence Secretary Ash Carter used his personal email account for government business for nearly a year, until December 2015, when news reports revealed the practice, according to hundreds of Carter emails released by the US Defence Department.

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A helicopter ferrying passengers from a Norwegian oil platform crashed in the North Sea on Friday, apparently killing all 13 people on board, rescue officials said.

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A Facebook Inc shareholder filed a proposed class action lawsuit on Friday in a bid to stop the company's plan to issue new Class C stock, calling the move an unfair deal to entrench Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg as controlling shareholder.

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An Apple Inc employee found dead at the company's California headquarters was identified as Edward Mackowiak, 25, who died of a self-inflicted gunshot to the head, police said on Thursday.

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The Supreme Court on Thursday approved a rule change that would let US judges issue search warrants for access to computers located in any jurisdiction despite opposition from civil liberties groups who say it will greatly expand the FBI's hacking authority.

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Italian coast guard and navy vessels rescued nearly 1,400 refugees and migrants from boats and rubber dinghies in the southern Mediterranean on Tuesday, officials said, indicating numbers were rising as the weather warms up.

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The international modest fashion event set to take place in Istanbul in mid-May aims to act as a bridge for the modest fashion world between Asia and Europe. The event venue, Haydarpaşa Station, although still in restoration, was specifically chosen as it, too, is like a bridge between the East and West

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In a first, Turkish ‘Bayraktar' successfully unmanned aerial vehicle hit its target with an MAM-L smart ammunition projectile manufactured in collaboration with Kale-Baykar

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Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu said on Thursday evening that there are disappointments and the EU has un-kept promises in recent Turkish-EU relations and that Turkey will stop implementing the recent readmission agreement if the EU does not keep its word and grant visa-free travel to Turkish citizens.

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The eighth and the last lap of the Presidential Cycling Tour, which is the biggest cycling race in Turkey, takes place on Sunday on a 190.8-kilometer-long route between Marmaris and Selçuk.

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A recent research study has revealed that those who continue working after they retire live longer compared to those who stop working.

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Street vendors tell Anadolu Agency about long hours put in selling sesame bagels to millions of hungry Istanbulites

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Istanbul Modern's architectural exhibition ‘Don't Be Late Home' explores Turkey's contemporary architecture and features work by a group of artists, including Cevdet Erek, whose new work will be featured at the Pavilion of Turkey at the 2017 Venice Biennial

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The dollar has almost fallen below the 2.80 level, deemed the "psychological limit" in Turkey, opening at 2.8005. While markets are having difficulties finding their direction within the country, the dollar fell below TL 2.81 on the last day of the week.

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Photo journalist İlhami Yıldırım took photos of hundreds of people in Istanbul to make a comprehensive collection of faces of the city. Having formerly published a photobook of some of the portraits with related commentary added, Yıldırım now exhibits 127 of the faces at Beyoğlu Youth Center until May 7

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Gurbulak-Bazargan customs gate between Iran and Turkey to be rebuilt, Turkish trade minister Tufenkci says

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PYD terrorists repelled FSA forces in Afrin in northern Syria, according to local sources

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Authorities announced that streets leading to Taksim Square will be shut on Sunday as part of security measures for Labor Day events that in past years have been marked by riots. Several streets in Bakırköy, where major rallies will be held, will also be closed

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U.S. military report concludes airstrike on facility in Kunduz unintentional

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Russia's state-run TASS reports US and Russia agree on 72-hour cease-fire in Latakia starting just after midnight Saturday

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42 killed as a result of strike on hospital operated by Doctors Without Border in Afghanistan

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'The violence is soaring back to the levels we saw prior to the cessation of hostilities,' UN human rights chief says

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No visit to Istanbul is complete without trying street food. From lamb giblet to wet burgers, the distinctive and delicious Turkish cuisine is available for tourists on the streets at affordable prices

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Boeing set to deliver 'record number' of craft to Turkish flag carrier

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Although U.S. Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter confirmed links between the PKK and its Syrian affiliates the Democratic Union Party (PYD) and its People's Protection Units (YPG) militia, State Department spokesperson John Kirby said nothing has changed in United States' policy on the organizations.

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Amid Ankara's efforts to meet all 72 conditions for visa-free travel to the EU, a European Commission spokeswoman opposed the proposal drafted by Germany and France seeking easier suspension and said there is no intention to propose a revision of the regulation

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Turkish president commemorates a historic battle between the Ottoman Army and British forces 100 years ago

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US economic growth braked sharply to its slowest pace in two years as consumer spending softened and a strong dollar continued to undercut exports, but a pickup in activity is anticipated given a buoyant labor market.

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FBI agents arrested the brother of a man who carried out the December mass shooting in San Bernardino, California, as well as two women on Thursday on charges of federal conspiracy, marriage fraud and making false statements, US prosecutors said.

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Authorities in Minnesota obtained a search warrant in connection with the death of pop star Prince and also won a court order to keep the findings secret, documents showed Thursday.

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