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Bryan Adams apologizes for 'racist' coronavirus remarks

ISTANBUL Canadian rock star Bryan Adams has apologized for an online rant over coronavirus condemned by many as "racist." “Apologies to any and all that took offence to my posting yesterday,”...

Thousands tune in to watch online jazz festival

ANKARA Over 60,000 people from various countries watched the Ankara Jazz Festival, dubbed as the world’s first online festival, according to organizers on Monday. In a statement, the Ankara-based Jazz Society...

Red Army Choir performs Ottoman war song amid pandemic

ANKARA Russia's Red Army Choir shot a video at home playing notes from the Ottoman military band Mehter in support of Turkey's fight with the novel coronavirus. The video was directed...

India: Bollywood actor Rishi Kapoor dies at 67

NEW DELHI  Veteran Bollywood actor Rishi Kapoor died of cancer on Thursday at the age of 67, his family confirmed.  Kapoor made his debut as a child actor in Mera Naam...

Turkish series showcases life with values: Pakistan PM

ANKARA The Turkish television series Resurrection: Ertugrul is an “interesting” drama which shows Islamic culture, said Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan. “It is part of history in which values of Islamic...

Istanbul Jazz Festival postponed due to COVID-19

ISTANBUL The 27th Istanbul Jazz Festival was postponed because of the novel coronavirus, organizers announced Friday. The Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (IKSV) said the festival scheduled for June 27...

Singer Billie Eilish sweeps top awards at Grammys

ANKARA American singer Billie Eilish grabbed Album of the Year and Best Pop Vocal Album awards for When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? at the 62nd Grammy...

Golden Globe: 1917 gets best drama honors

ANKARA World War I drama 1917 took home the best drama crown from the 77th Golden Globe Awards late Sunday night, and its director Sam Mendes won best director. At a...

Ethiopia: Films breathe optimism into political malaise

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia A mother of nine was on her deathbed after a careless surgeon who operated on her left surgical scissors in her belly. The woman was also deeply pained...

Film on British whistleblower’s life to hit Turkish theaters

ISTANBUL A former British government translator who blew the whistle on efforts to sell the Iraq war says a movie adapted from her life would help pave the way for...

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Turkey supports Palestine’s united front against Israel

ANKARA  Turkey’s presidential spokesperson on Thursday voiced solidarity with Palestinians’ united front against Israel’s annexation plan. “We fully support the decision of Palestinian political parties to...

Unilateral actions jeopardize Mideast peace: Vatican

ANKARA  The Vatican has said that Israel’s “possible unilateral actions” can worsen the “delicate situation in the Middle East.”  Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Vatican’s secretary of...

Nearly 230 pounds of heroin seized in SE Turkey

HAKKARI, Turkey  Turkish police on Thursday seized 104.2 kilograms (229.7 pounds) of heroin in the southeastern province of Hakkari. According to a statement, the drugs were...

COVID-19: Indonesia sees highest daily rise in cases

JAKARTA Indonesia on Thursday confirmed 1,624 new cases of the novel coronavirus, the biggest daily rise so far, taking the tally to 59,394. "As many as...

Libyan premier, top French diplomat talk over phone

TRIPOLI  Libya's Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj said on Thursday the current political moves on the regional and international arenas "are only maneuvers to find roles...

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