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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...

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,...

'Shortsighted policies to create long-lasting problems'

ANKARA Shortsighted policies towards Turkey will create long-lasting problems, destabilize the entire region and amplify risks to international security, Turkey’s director of communications said Monday. "We reiterate that the recognition of...

2 Democrats oppose Trump impeachment inquiry vote

ANKARA Two Democratic congressmen joined Republicans to vote against the House resolution formalizing the rules and procedure for the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump on Thursday. Congressmen Jeff Van Drew...

Former US President Carter recovering from surgery

Carter, 95, has 'no complications' after receiving treatment for brain bleeding following numerous falls

US restarts peace talks with Afghan Taliban in Qatar

KABUL, Afghanistan  The Taliban on Saturday resumed formal peace talks with the U.S. in the Qatari capital, Doha, the group confirmed in a statement. Suhail Shaheen, the insurgents’ Qatar office spokesman,...

Bezos tweets #Jamal tribute after Saudi hacking reports

WASHINGTON Jeff Bezos tweeted a tribute to slain columnist Jamal Khashoggi Wednesday after reports indicated that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman personally hacked the Amazon CEO and Washington Post...

US thanks Turkey for medical aid to fight coronavirus

ANKARA  The United States thanked Turkey for the medical aid it sent to combat the country’s novel coronavirus outbreak, which has already claimed at least 63,000 lives, Turkey's health minister...

White House staff to wear masks in West Wing: report

WASHINGTON  White House staffers working in the West Wing are being asked to wear masks after two individuals working there tested positive for the novel coronavirus, according to a report...

Twitter starts labelling Trump tweets with fact check

ANKARA  Social media platform Twitter labeled two tweets from US President Donald Trump "potentially misleading" Tuesday in a controversial first of its kind fact-checking move.    The label was imposed on...

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Turkey issues arrest warrants for 27 FETO suspects

ADANA, Turkey  Turkish prosecutors in Adana province issued arrest warrants Wednesday for 27 suspects over their alleged links to the Fetullah Terrorist Organization (FETO), the...

Landmarks in Dubai, Egypt lit up with Lebanese flag

BEIRUT, Lebanon The Burj Khalifa skyscraper in Dubai and Great Pyramids of Giza in Egypt were lit up with the Lebanese flag in a show...

India reports over 50,000 COVID-19 cases for 7th day

NEW DELHI, India  India has recorded over 50,000 coronavirus cases for a seventh consecutive day, with 50,868 new infections in the last 24 hours until...

Indian PM ‘shocked, saddened’ by Beirut blast

NEW DELHI, India  Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Wednesday he is shocked and saddened by yesterday’s massive explosion in Beirut, Lebanon that killed more...

Canada court: US no longer sanctuary for asylum seekers

TRENTON, Canada  Decades ago, then-Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau famously uttered a quote that underlined the problem in dealing with the country’s next-door neighbor, the...