Monday, July 06, 2015
Turkish 'dead' man proves after 10 years that he is alive
A 46-year-old Turkish man mistakenly listed as dead by authorities has spent 10 years fighting to prove he is alive, state media reported on Sunday. Sinan Avci, who lives... More
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China shoe factory collapse kills 11, injures dozens
Eleven people died and at least 33 suffered injuries after a show factory collapsed in eastern China, state media reported Sunday.
More than 50 workers were in the building... More
Hundreds in Istanbul protest China's Ramadan ban
Hundreds of people have marched in Istanbul to protest against China's persecution of its minority Muslim Uighur community.
The group, which has cultural ties to Turkey,... More
ISIS continues to terrorize Iraq, Syria
ISIS militants carried out several deadly attacks in Iraq and released a video showing at least 25 men, allegedly Syrian regime troops, being executed in the ancient city of Palmyra by children More
Greeks begin voting in bailout referendum
Millions of Greeks have begun voting Sunday in a bailout referendum that will decide the country's future, with opinion polls showing people evenly split on whether to accept... More
New York prison escapee moved to prison from hospital
Captured prison escapee David Sweat was released on Sunday from a New York hospital where he had been treated for gunshot wounds and moved to a prison more than 250 miles... More
New details emerge about Tunisia gunman's life
The Tunisian man behind last month's massacre of foreigners at a seaside resort had previously worked in tourism, officials said on Sunday, as his mother insisted the young... More
America celebrates Independence day amid tightened security
Americans marched in star-spangled parades, ran relay races, gathered for fireworks shows and crowned a new world hot dog eating champion as they celebrated Independence Day... More
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Escaping North Korea is harder than before
Escaping the most isolated state in the world has never been easy -- but official data showed Sunday that getting out of North Korea has only become tougher under dictatorial... More
UNESCO names Hamburg's warehouse district World Heritage Site
The UN cultural organization on Sunday named Hamburg's warehouse district, or Speicherstadt, and the merchant Kontorhaus district as a World Heritage Site.
It becomes the... More
China warns citizens to stay away from protests in Turkey
China warned its citizens in Turkey to stay away from anti-Beijing protests Sunday, as protesters again took to the streets to voice their anger at China's perceived discrimination... More
Swimming accidents take 12 lives during German heatwave
As Germany sweltered in temperatures near 40 degrees, at least 12 people were reported drowned on Sunday in swimming accidents across the country, with several others still... More
Montreal Jazz Festival draws more than two million music lovers
More than two million jazz-lovers have enjoyed the 36th Festival International de Jazz de Monteal, world's largest jazz festival recognized by Guinness World Records, from... More
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The Alamo, Japan industrial sites gain world heritage status
The United States has succeeded in its bid to "Remember the Alamo," after the U.N. cultural body approved its status as a world heritage site Sunday.
The Alamo was one... More
Europeans switch to Spain, Bulgaria and Greece after Tunisia attack
Sun-seeking Europeans are switching to destinations such as Spain, Bulgaria or even Greece for holiday this year, with safety concerns in Tunisia after a gunman killed dozens... More
Special Forces Commander visits troops on Syrian border
Turkish Special Forces Commander Major General Zekai Aksakallı, a high-ranking military official, has arrived in Turkish border province of Kilis on Sunday morning to inspect... More
Traffic jam to worsen in downtown Istanbul for 60 days
The construction of the new Mecidiyeköy metro station, which will serve the new metro line that will connect one of Istanbul's most important commercial districts on the European... More
Ministers back to Vienna to clinch Iran nuclear deal
Foreign ministers from major powers were set to return to Vienna on Sunday for the final round of negotiations with Iran to end a 12-year dispute over Tehran's nuclear program.
63 Muslim Brotherhood members detained in Egypt
Egyptian security forces have detained 63 Muslim Brotherhood members in separate security sweeps, the Interior Ministry said on Sunday.
In a statement, the ministry said... More
It is now time' to finalize Iran nuclear deal: Kerry
US Secretary of State John Kerry said Sunday that "it is now time" to finalise a historic nuclear deal with Iran, on a ninth day of talks in Vienna between Tehran and major... More
'Tsipras “torn down bridges” between Greece, Europe'
German deputy chancellor Sigmar Gabriel said that the Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tspiras has "torn down the bridges" between Greece and Europe, in an interview to Tagesspiegel... More
'Greeks need to face with failures, make a new start'
As Greece went to a vital referendum on Sunday, political scientist Grigoriadis pointed out that many leftist parties in southern Europe would be willing to disconnect themselves from Syriza's experiences. He also stressed that Syriza has lost its credibility both internationally and domestically considering it has not done what it had promised More
Eurozone summit to be held on Tuesday for Greece
European Council president Donald Tusk sconfirmed the Eurozone summit on Tuesday to discuss the outcomes of the Greek referendum, after Germany and France called for an emergency... More
2 new Turkish landscapes join UNESCO list
Diyarbakır Fortress and Hevsel Gardens Cultural Landscape along with the ancient city of Ephesus in Turkey have been inscribed on UNESCO's World Heritage list in the German... More
Hollande, Merkel to discuss Greek referendum on Monday
French President François Hollande is to meet German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday in Paris to discuss the results of the Greek referendum.
The two leaders will hold... More
Zuckerberg: Telepathy is the future of communication
Mark Zuckerberg, founder and CEO of Facebook, has made mind blowing predictions about the future of technology in a Question & Answer which he hosted on his Facebook page.... More
Parliament bureau dispute suspects coalition talks
Talks to be held to form a coalition government face a week's delay following a crisis that erupted in the formation of the Bureau of the Assembly as well as Prime Minister... More
Metro station construction adds to Istanbul's traffic woes
The announcement of the partial closure of a main street in Istanbul for two months during the construction of a new metro station worries motorists in the city with the worst traffic problem in the world More
Turkey marks 22nd anniversary of PKK's Başbağlar massacre
"It was evening prayer time... The imam was reciting the adhan... Some men performed ablution in the mosque courtyard while some others headed to the mosque for prayer," says... More
Football mega-stars join Super League giants
Galatasaray secured the signing of German forward Lukas Podolski on Saturday while reports coming out of Fenerbahçe suggest the club could sign Manchester United superstar... More
Raised pensions to be paid before Ramadan eid
The salary increases that retired people and civil servants will receive this month has been determined. According to the inflation rate in the first six months of 2015, the... More
New decree intensifies fight against Gülenists
Turkey is preparing for a comprehensive fight against the Gülen Movement following the last National Security Council (MGK) meetings, the latest of which took place on June... More
Final Greek referendum polls show 'No' vote ahead by 5%
Final opinion polls released after the end of voting in Greece's referendum showed the 'No' vote leading by a small margin in Sunday's vote on a bailout proposal from creditors.
Doctors Worldwide healing wounds of refugees everywhere
Regardless of religious, language, ethnic and sectarian differences, Doctors Worldwide is healing vulnerable people in the middle of the Syrian-Iraq crisis. Today, volunteer... More
Heatwave threatens lives of Iraqi children in camps
The Iraqi High Commission for Human Rights warned that the lives of Iraqi children currently languishing in camps for internally displaced persons (IDPs) were at risk due... More