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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...

38 UN, aid workers killed in Nigeria: official

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria Nearly 40 United Nations staff and aid workers have been killed in the last decade by Boko Haram violence in the volatile Nigeria northeast region, a UN official...

Turkey: US support for terrorists in Syria ‘tragedy’

ANKARA The U.S.’ supporting, arming, and financing a terrorist network in Syria since the Obama administration period is the real “tragedy”, said Turkey's presidential spokesman. In an interview with CNN's Becky...

NASA robot to scour moon for ice deposits in 2022

NEW YORK The U.S. space agency on Friday announced plans to send a robot buggy to the moon and locate frozen water deposits that could be used for astronauts to...

Turkish, US top diplomats speak over phone

ANKARA Turkey’s top diplomat held a phone conversation with his U.S. counterpart, according to Turkish diplomatic sources on Friday. Mevlut Cavusoglu and Mike Pompeo discussed Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s planned...

UN sleuth to ‘never give up’ on Khashoggi probe

UNITED NATIONS The UN investigator on Jamal Khashoggi says she will “never give up” on her ongoing probe into the murder of the Saudi journalist and criticized those heading to...

Gaza Strip: Israeli army injures 77 Palestinians

GAZA CITY The Palestinian Health Ministry announced that 77 Palestinians were injured on Friday evening as a result of the Israeli army assault on the weekly marches in the eastern...

US Muslim teen says disqualified from race over hijab

WASHINGTON A Muslim-American teenager says she was disqualified from a race she ran in earlier this month because she said officials told her the hijab she was wearing did not...

UNICEF: 490,000 children affected by floods in S. Sudan

ANKARA Almost 490,000 children have been affected by heavy floods currently hitting South Sudan, the UN’s children agency said on Friday. The UNICEF described the scope and scale of the current...

24 killed, hundreds injured in Iraq protests

BAGHDAD At least 24 people were killed and over 2,000 others injured in Iraq on Friday in anti-government protests that erupted on Friday near Baghdad's fortified Green Zone, according to...

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Asian qualifiers for FIFA World Cup moved to 2021

ANKARA  The Asian qualifiers for the 2022 FIFA World Cup have been postponed until next year due to the coronavirus pandemic. In a statement issued on...

Turkey slams Greece over closing minority schools

ANKARA Turkey slammed Greece on Wednesday over systematically closing down Turkish minority schools in the country’s Western Thrace region, depriving the minority of the education...

COVID-19: India sees 60,963 more cases, 834 deaths

NEW DELHI India registered 60,963 new COVID-19 cases and 834 deaths over the last 24 hours, pushing the tally to 2.33 million, the Health Ministry...

Egypt's Rabaa massacre: Cries for justice unheeded

ANKARA  Aug. 14 marks the seventh anniversary of a peaceful sit-in in Cairo’s Rabaa Square by hundreds of supporters of President Mohamed Morsi, protests that...

Turkish stocks up 0.44% at midweek open

ANKARA  Turkey's benchmark stock index opened at 1,114.90 points with a gain of 4.85 points or 0.44% on Wednesday. At Tuesday's close, Borsa Istanbul's BIST 100...