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US: 2 dead, 8 injured in nightclub shooting

ANKARA Two people were killed and eight wounded in a shooting at a nightclub in the southern U.S. state of South Carolina, local reports said on Sunday. The incident took place...

White evangelical approval of Trump slips: poll

WASHINGTON The approval rating for US President Donald Trump among white evangelical Protestants dropped slightly, according to a recent poll. More than seven-in-10 among respondents, or (72%), approve of the way...

US Senate passes Hong Kong sanctions bill

WASHINGTON  The US Senate unanimously passed a bill Thursday that sanctions China for imposing a new national security law on Hong Kong. The bill, which cleared the House of Representatives floor...

US seizes weave cargo believed to be hair from Uighurs

ANKARA  US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials seized a shipment of weaves and other hair products suspected of being forcefully made with human hair from Uighurs in Xinjiang, China. The...

US urges Turkey to keep Hagia Sophia as musem

ANKARA US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo urged Turkey on Wednesday to maintain Hagia Sofia's museum status. "The Government of Turkey has administered the Hagia Sophia as a museum – officially...

US could see 100,000 daily coronavirus cases: Fauci

WASHINGTON The US could see as many as 100,000 new coronavirus infections daily, the nation's top infectious disease expert told a Senate hearing Tuesday. "We are now having 40,000+ new cases...

US lawmakers voice concern over Israel annexation plan

ANKARA Four US progressive congresswomen voiced "deep" concern over Israel's planned annexation of parts of the occupied West Bank, according to a report Monday. Jewish Insider reported that a letter on...

NY governor urges Trump to mandate mask use in public

ANKARA New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Monday urged President Donald Trump to sing an executive order mandating people to wear masks in public as coronavirus cases continue to surge. "Let...

Pelosi asks US House brief on reported Russian bounties

ANKARA House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Monday requested US intelligence leaders to brief House regarding reports that Russia placed bounties on American troops in Afghanistan. "The questions that arise are: was...

US sees daily record of 40,000 new coronavirus cases

ANKARA The US has recorded an all-time daily high coronavirus infections with 40,000 new cases on Thursday, according to Johns Hopkins University's data. Recent spikes in cases and hospitalizations forced some...

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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...