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Items filtered by date: August 2017

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An Oklahoma man who had converted to Islam was convicted of murder on Friday in the case of a female co-worker who was beheaded three years ago, after the jury rejected his plea of insanity, local media reported.

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An Iowa mother who left her four young children alone to go on an 11-day European trip was jailed on child endangerment charges, authorities said on Friday.

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Negative image of Muslims is transmitted to masses through cinema, says head of Turkey-based rights watchdog.

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Announcement comes after illegitimate referendum held by Kurdish Regional Government in northern Iraq.

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  • Published in Turkey


The residents of Istanbul are spending nine hours a week in traffic on average, according to data gathered by Ajans Press from the public transport and mapping application Moovit.

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Born in Filibe, or modern-day Plovdiv in, Ahmad Hilmi was one of the prominent political and intellectual figures of the Ottoman Constitutional Period.

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You have seen his "Sunflowers" in a museum, sung along with Don McLean to "Vincent (Starry Starry Night)" and gawped at the tens of million of dollars his works have fetched at auction.

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  • Published in World


Quebecer wanted to wage jihad with Daesh in Syria.

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  • Published in Turkey


Though summer may be long gone, Turkey's southern coasts are still open to those ready to take one last dip.

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2,488 people captured while attempting to cross into Turkey from Syria, says Turkish General Staff.

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  • Published in Health


A Turkmen mother and her daughter gave birth at the same time in Turkey's central Konya province, after getting pregnant in the same week.

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NBA owners passed rules designed to prevent healthy players from sitting out games, and teams from losing games on purpose to improve their draft position.

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Arsenal midfielder and German national player Mesut Özil has mixed up the names of Ottoman sultans, while giving a tour of his luxury London house for the fashion label Hypebeast.

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Turkey made its way to the semifinals in the Women's European Volleyball Championship late on Friday.

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More than 2,000 Rohingya have massed along Myanmar's coast this week after trekking from inland villages in Rakhine state to join the refugee exodus to Bangladesh, state media reported Saturday.

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  • Published in Tech


Google says it is digging into its vaults for evidence of Russian meddling in the 2016 election, after Virginia Sen.

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The Oxford University where Aung San Suu Kyi studied said Saturday it had taken down a portrait of Myanmar's leader, a decision that follows widespread criticism of her over the Rohingya genocide.

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Dozens of people were arrested on Saturday as neo-Nazis and anti-fascists clashed with police during a march by the extreme right-wing Nordic Resistance Movement (NMR) in Gothenburg, Sweden on Saturday, police said.

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The United States will admit a maximum of 45,000 refugees during the 2018 fiscal year, President Donald Trump said in a memorandum to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and released by the White House on Friday.

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Anti-globalisation protesters clashed with police in the Italian city of Turin on Saturday in an attempt to reach the venue of a Group of Seven (G7) meeting on labor and employment.

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The Crown Gate (Taç Kapı) outside of the Alaaddin mosque, one of the hallmark examples of the Seljuk era stonemasonry, has been ruined during restorations.

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Police detained a suspect on Saturday in Turkey's western Bursa province in relation with the fatal stabbings of a Syrian anti-Assad activist and her journalist daughter.

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A massive reserve of shale gas has been discovered in Turkey's northwestern Bursa province, the head of the Turkish Mining Development Foundation said.

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President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said Saturday that Turkey was the biggest supporter of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) in the past, adding that with the KRG's latest unlawful independence referendum Turkey was ready to take necessary steps.

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Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price faced public backlash over his use of private jets using taxpayer funds.

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The U.S. is setting up a military base in the Makhmur district of Irbil, Jamal Eminki, chief of staff of the Peshmerga forces from the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) said Friday.

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Training facility inaugurated by Turkey's Chief of General Staff, Somali prime minister in capital Mogadishu.

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The Trump administration’s ability to win over the U.S. Supreme Court will be put to the test when the nine justices begin their new term on Monday with major cases awaiting on voting rights, religious liberty, union funding and class-action suits.

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Racial slurs were written in the dormitory of the U.S. Air Force Academy Preparatory School in Colorado Springs, Colorado, this week, prompting the head of the institution to tell students, faculty and staff that bigotry would not be tolerated.

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In the first two months after a June Supreme Court ruling allowed partial implementation of President Donald Trump's travel ban, visas issued on average each month to citizens of six countries targeted by the order were 18 percent lower compared to the month before the ban, a Reuters analysis of government data show.

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  • Published in Sports


Manchester City's Argentine striker Sergio Aguero "sustained injuries" in a car crash in the Netherlands and is returning to Britain to be checked ahead of the weekend's Premier League fixtures, the club said Friday.

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"Game of Thrones" actors Kit Harington and Rose Leslie, who enjoyed an on-screen romance in the HBO television hit series, announced their engagement in Britain's Times newspaper on Wednesday.

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Just over a year after Walmart spent more than $3 billion for the fast-growing online retailer Jet.com, it will launch a higher-end grocery line targeting millennials as it tries to contain Amazon.com.

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  • Published in Tech


Getting anywhere on the planet in under an hour — one of the more intriguing possibilities that Elon Musk, the billionaire innovator, raised as he unveiled plans for a new rocket.

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Federal Communications Commission chair Ajit Pai on Thursday released a statement asking Apple to activate the FM transmitters that are installed on the company's iPhones.

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  • Published in Turkey


Detention warrants have been issued for 117 suspects, including regulars, linked to the Gülenist Terror Group (FETÖ), as part of an Izmir-based operation targeting the group's members in the military.

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The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) in northern Iraq refuses to relinquish control of its border crossings to the Iraqi government, Irbil-based TV Rudaw said on Friday, citing a KRG official.

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A total of 236 unregistered migrants, who were planning to unlawfully enter European countries, and a smuggler were detained Friday in western Turkey's Edirne province.

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  • Published in U.S.


The United States is warning Americans against visiting Cuba and ordering more than half of U.S. personnel to leave the island, senior officials said Friday, in a dramatic response to what they described as "specific attacks" on diplomats.

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Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who aims to unseat Vladimir Putin in presidential elections next year, was detained by police ahead of a rally on Friday and could face up to a month in jail.

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FM Cavusoglu reminds that flights to northern Iraq to suspended as of Friday evening.

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Turkey’s Operation Euphrates Shield purged vast tracts of land in northern Syria of terrorist elements.

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  • Published in Health


Number of suspected cases now stands at more than 750,000, charity organization reports.

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At least 5 dead in second deadly attack on Shia mosque in Kabul in two days.

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Dolores Biamonte, 57, latest die after Irma knocked out facility’s cooling system.

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Trump waves Jones Act, suspending requirement only US-made ships carry goods between American ports.

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