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Trump threatens social media platforms' closure

ANKARA US President Donald Trump threatened to "close down" social media platforms on Wednesday after Twitter fact checked two of his tweets. "Republicans feel that Social Media Platforms totally silence conservatives...

Footage captures site of Daesh/ISIS supremo’s death

ANKARA Footage captured by an Anadolu Agency drone in northern Syria depicts the location where Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the head of terrorist group Daesh, or ISIS, was killed by the...

US confirms first Wuhan coronavirus case

WASHINGTON The first case of Wuhan coronavirus in the U.S. was reported in Washington state, according to U.S. media reports Tuesday. CNN reported an infected male patient from Snohomish County is...

US plane crash in Georgia kills family of 5

NEW YORK  Five members from the same family were killed in a plane crash in the state of Georgia, according to local media Saturday. The family was traveling to a funeral...

Trump temporarily halts many new job visas for 2020

WASHINGTON   US President Donald Trump signed an executive order Monday that bars many new employment-based visas from being issued this year, including the type of visas generally used for high-skilled...

US: 104 shots, 14 deaths over Father's Day weekend

ANKARA Chicago, Illinois reported its highest number of shooting victims over the Father's Day weekend as 104 people were shot. Fourteen of them were killed, including five children, in seemingly random...

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...

Venezuela’s Maduro grants pardons to opposition leaders

BOGOTA, Colombia Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has decided to pardon more than 100 leaders of the opposition, including 26 deputies, as the country heads toward parliamentary elections scheduled for December. "The...

US: 61-year-old arrested in acid attack on Latino man

WASHINGTON Police in U.S. state of Wisconsin's Milwaukee said Monday they have taken a 61-year-old suspect into custody in connection with an acid attack on a Latino man. Mahud Villalaz, 42,...

NAACP suing over Trump admin's plan school aid rule

WASHINGTON The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) filed suit Wednesday against the Trump administration over its plan to channel congressionally-approved COVID-19-relief funds from economically disadvantaged public...

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Boko Haram attack killed at least 110 in Nigeria: UN

ABUJA, Nigeria The death toll has risen to at least 110 in a recent attack by Boko Haram terrorists in northeastern Nigeria, a UN official...

Pakistan's 'loneliest' elephant airlifted to Cambodia

KARACHI, Pakistan Animal lovers, artists, and government officials joined an emotional moment Monday in Pakistan’s capital to see off the country’s "loneliest" elephant as it...

Israelis visit Sudan's defense industry facilities

KHARTOUM, Sudan A delegation from Israel visited Sudan’s capital Khartoum and held talks on military matters, the spokesperson for the transitional government said Sunday. Speaking to...

South Africa’s COVID-19 cases top 787,000

ISTANBUL South Africa recorded 2,563 new coronavirus cases, bringing the country’s tally to 787,702, the Health Ministry said Sunday. Thirty-eight additional people died from the virus,...

WorldBiden to require walking boot after spraining foot

WASHINGTON US President-elect Joe Biden sprained his foot while playing with one of his dogs and will likely be in a walking boot "for several...