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US: Vaping death toll rises to 34

WASHINGTON The death toll from mysterious lung illnesses linked to vaping has risen to 34, health officials confirmed Thursday. The deaths span a wide swath of the U.S. including 24 states,...

US: Hundreds evacuated as California wildfires spread

WASHINGTON Authorities have ordered residents of a small town in the state of California's wine country to evacuate as strong winds fuel roaring wildfires in the north of the U.S.'s...

Hamas denies any link to far-right US group

GAZA CITY, Palestine Palestinian resistance group Hamas has denied any link to the far-right extremist movement Boogaloo Bois in the United States.  American and Israeli media reported that two members from...

US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg dead at 87

WASHINGTON US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has died after a battle with pancreatic cancer, the court announced Friday. She was 87.   Ginsburg died in her Washington home from complications...

US: Comey defends Russia probe as senators pounce

WASHINGTON Former FBI Director James Comey on Tuesday defended the bureau's investigation into Russian attempts to interfere in the 2016 election, and potential Trump campaign collusion, calling the probe "essential"...

US coronavirus cases surpass 8 million

ANKARA The number of the coronavirus cases in the US has surpassed 8 million on Friday, while deaths near 218,000, according to Johns Hopkins University data. The US still leads the...

Trump to hold Iran responsible if any American killed

WASHINGTON US President Donald Trump said Wednesday that the US will hold Iran responsible if any American citizen is killed, days after the US mission in the Iraqi capital came...

US wasted at least $2.4B in Afghanistan: Watchdog

ANKARA Washington has wasted billions of dollars since 2008 on buildings and vehicles that were abandoned or destroyed in Afghanistan, a report by US government watchdog revealed Monday. The Special Inspector...

US: California utility says line broke near fire origin

WASHINGTON California's largest utility company told state regulators Friday that one of its power jumpers broke within minutes of the start of an ongoing inferno tearing through the state's wine...

Turkish parliament condemns US vote on Armenian claims

ANKARA The Turkish parliament on Thursday condemned the U.S. House of Representatives' passing a resolution recognizing the so-called "Armenian genocide" as well as a bill backing sanctions on Turkey. "The Turkish...

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Indian group says anger, despair persist in Kashmir

SRINAGAR, Jammu and Kashmir  A group of prominent Indians concluded from a recent visit to Indian-administered Kashmir that an apparent sheen of normalcy hides a...

Israeli police injure 7 in Jerusalem

JERUSALEM Israeli police on Thursday injured seven people around the Al-Aqsa Mosque area, including a Jew in East Jerusalem's Old City.  Six Palestinians were injured by...

Russian ex-pats feel safe in Turkey during pandemic

ANTALYA, Turkey  Russian ex-pats in Antalya said they have felt safe living in Turkey during the coronavirus pandemic.  More than 94,000 foreign residents from 90 countries,...

Ukraine wants to double trade volume with Turkey

KYIV, Ukraine Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said on Friday that Turkey and Ukraine have a trade turnover of $ 5.5 billion and “we want to...

Slovenian leader rejects change to W. Balkans borders

BELGRADE, Serbia  Slovenian President Borut Pahor on Friday expressed support for the territorial integrity of Bosnia and Herzegovina.  "I oppose any border change in the Balkans,”...