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US governor: 'Protests no longer about' George Floyd

WASHINGTON Governor of the US state of Minnesota Tim Walz said Saturday that ongoing protests in Minneapolis city were "no longer" about the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black...

SpaceX rocket successfully takes off on historic flight

ANKARA/WASHINGTON SpaceX, the private rocket company of entrepreneur Elon Musk, launched two US NASA astronauts toward orbit from the state of Florida on Saturday in a historic mission. SpaceX's Falcon 9...

US: Protests rage for fourth day over Floyd ‘s death

WASHINGTON  Demonstrators gathered Friday across the US for a fourth straight day to protest the death of an unarmed black man who was killed as he was pinned down by...

Washington: Hundreds protest George Floyd death

WASHINGTON Hundreds of demonstrators rallied here Friday hours after the arrest of a white police officer involved in the death of a black man in the state of Minnesota.  Protestors gathered...

US: Minneapolis declares curfew amid Floyd protests

WASHINGTON  Minneapolis, Minnesota Mayor Jacob Frey said Friday he imposed a mandatory curfew because of ongoing protests regarding the death of George Floyd.  The curfew will take effect Friday and Saturday...

Trump: US 'terminating' World Health Organization ties

WASHINGTON The US is ending its relationship with the World Health Organization, President Donald Trump announced Friday following a months-long review he ordered. Trump said he is taking the action "because...

US: CNN crew nabbed while covering protests released

ANKARA A CNN reporter and his production team released Friday after they were arrested earlier while covering the protests over George Floyd's death in Minneapolis, Minnesota. "We can confirm that @OmarJimenez...

ANALYSIS – Joe Biden confronts Turkey in the vast external realm

The writer teaches Turkish history at Sabanci University in Istanbul. He holds an MA and PhD in history from the same university. ISTANBUL  “By painful experience over the centuries there has...

US: Protestors set fire to Minneapolis police precinct

WASHINGTON A fire broke out at the Minneapolis Police Department's 3rd Precinct building late Thursday amid protests over the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man who died after...

Turkey’s president condoles with George Floyd's family

ANKARA  Turkey’s president offered condolences Thursday to the family of George Floyd over his death.  “I believe that the perpetrators of this inhumane act shall receive the punishment they deserve. We...

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Thousands protest in Madrid against pardoning jailed Catalan leaders

OVIEDO, Spain Around 25,000 people poured into the streets of Madrid on Sunday to protest the Spanish government’s impending move to pardon several jailed Catalan...

Accused terrorist nabbed while trying to enter Turkey

ANKARA  A terrorist wanted with a red notice was among a dozen people arrested while trying to enter Turkey, said the National Defense Ministry on...

Mortar kills 5 civilians in Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan A mortar shell fired by Taliban hit a residence in Afghanistan’s Lagman province killed five civilians, according to Afghan Army.The 201st Selab Corps...

UAE, Rwanda ban flights from Uganda due to rise in COVID-19 cases

KAMPALA, Uganda The United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Rwanda have banned with immediate effect all flights from Uganda due to reports of rising COVID-19 cases...

Zimbabwe’s albinos entangled in AIDS woes

HARARE, ZimbabweAgnes Humure has been forced to battle with albinism since the day she was born, when her mother was kicked out of her...