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Assad regime deliberately starved civilians, used chemical weapons in eastern Ghouta, UN says

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Forces loyal to the Assad regime committed what amounted to crimes against humanity, including deliberately starving civilians, during the siege of eastern Ghouta, U.N. investigators said Wednesday.

Pakistan’s largest English daily Dawn says circulation being disrupted ahead of elections

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Pakistan's largest English daily, Dawn, on Wednesday claimed that its distribution is being disrupted continuously across the country for the past one month.

Opposition candidates offer each other vice president seats ahead of election

Only four days ahead of Turkey's June 24 presidential and parliamentary snap elections, top opposition candidates for the Turkish head of state announced that they will appoint each other for vice presidential...Click To Continue

Banned ex-FIFA chief Blatter attends match in Moscow, says feels like 'my World Cup'

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Banned former FIFA president Sepp Blatter said he felt the soccer World Cup underway in Moscow was a little bit like "my World Cup" because he had been so well received on his visit to Moscow.

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US military dominance in space could reignite arms race, Russia warns

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Russia's Foreign Ministry warned on Wednesday that U.S. military plans for dominating outer space could reignite an arms race between the former Cold War rivals.

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Overseas voting process in Turkey's June 24 elections ends with record participation

The voting abroad process as part of the June 24 elections have been completed with the most recent figures pointing to an all-time high participation rate.

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Macedonian parliament ratifies name change deal with Greece

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The Macedonian parliament formally ratified a landmark name agreement with Greece on Wednesday, paving the way for Skopje's admission to NATO and the opening of accession talks with the European Union.

450 lives shortened by British hospital's opioid use, panel says

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At least 450 people had their lives shortened by a British hospital's institutionalized practice of administering opioids without medical justification between 1989 and 2000, an independent panel concluded...Click To Continue

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Juncker confirms migration mini-summit with EU leaders on Sunday

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Several key EU leaders will hold special talks on migration in Brussels on Sunday to try to find answers ahead of a major summit next week, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said.

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Eritrea to send peace delegation to Ethiopia for first time in 20 years to end border dispute

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Eritrean diplomats say the reclusive nation's president is sending a rare delegation to neighboring Ethiopia for peace talks, days after Ethiopia's new prime minister took a major step toward calming deadly...Click To Continue

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Ex-Trump campaign manager mocks story of migrant girl with Down syndrome

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A former campaign manager for Donald Trump has created a stir by dismissing a story about a girl with Down syndrome with a sarcastic "Wah wah."

22 Palestinians detained in overnight raids by Israeli forces

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Israeli forces detained 22 Palestinians in overnight raids carried out across the occupied West Bank, the Israeli military announced on Wednesday.

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Israel hits 25 targets in Gaza Strip in response to rocket fire

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Israeli fighter jets hit 25 targets in the Gaza Strip early Wednesday in response to rocket fire from the Palestinian territory, the army said.

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New York to sue Trump administration's family separation policy for immigrants

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, a political opponent of U.S. President Donald Trump, said on Tuesday that the state would sue the Trump administration for separating children of immigrants from their parents...Click To Continue

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Migrants at sea: Viva España!

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For all who cherish human rights and have empathy for the tragedies suffered by migrants, it is really the time to shout out "Viva España"Click To Continue

US administration seen courting Ankara

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Turkish forces have started patrolling the outskirts of Manbij, the Arab city in north Syria, which is under the occupation of militants from the PKK terrorist organization's affiliate, the People's Protection...Click To Continue

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Trump cleaning up the mess Obama left behind in Manbij by partnering with Turkey

The Manbij agreement reached between Ankara and Washington can be a sign of a new era between two NATO allies and it can also bring stability to in northern SyriaClick To Continue

5 US states refuse to deploy troops to border amid immigration policy crisis

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Five U.S. states are refusing to deploy National Guard troops to the U.S.-Mexico border amid a growing outcry over a controversial immigration policy of President Donald Trump's administration that has...Click To Continue

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2 women, gunman dead after shooting outside Walmart store in Alabama

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A gunman crashed into a vehicle outside a Walmart store on Tuesday morning, opening fire and killing two women before taking his own life, authorities said.

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New Houthi missile from Yemen intercepted, Saudi Arabia says

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Saudi air defenses on Tuesday intercepted a ballistic missile fired from rebel-held territory in neighboring Yemen, state media reported, as a Riyadh-led military coalition intensifies an offensive to...Click To Continue

Tuesday, Jun 19

Senegal punishes Poland errors for 2-1 victory in World Cup

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An own goal and catastrophic defending saw Poland slump to a 2-1 defeat to Senegal in Moscow to shake up Group H of the World Cup on Tuesday.

Greece and Macedonia: A perfect compromise?

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The agreement concluded between Athens and Skopje is an important step that should have been taken long ago; yet it also carries its own risks concerning the two country's interests in the regionClick To Continue

We will teach the West a lesson at the polls

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President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan addressed a massive crowd of about 1.5 million people at the Yenikapı grounds in Istanbul just a week before the June 24 elections declaring, "We will teach a lesson to the...Click To Continue

Turkey's Qandil offensive and Iran's greed

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Tehran sees Turkey's counterterrorism operation in Qandil as a threat to its influence over Iraq and across the region more generallyClick To Continue

Monday, Jun 18

Captain Kane gives England 2-1 win over Tunisia

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England captain Harry Kane hailed their 2-1 victory over Tunisia as "massive" after he headed home his second goal in stoppage time in their opening World Cup Group G match on Monday.

Turkish military starts patrolling Syria's Manbij, Erdoğan says

The Turkish military started patrolling northern Syria's Manbij as envisaged in a roadmap agreed by Ankara and Washington earlier, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said Monday.

Turkish soldiers enter outskirts of Manbij to provide security

Turkish soldiers have started to enter the outskirts of Manbij, held by the PKK's Syrian affiliate the People's Protection Units (YPG), to provide security and assure peace in the town as part of an agreement...Click To Continue

Turkey's unemployment rate decreases to 10.1 percent in March

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Turkey's unemployment rate stood at 10.1 percent in March, falling 1.6 percentage points on a yearly basis, the country's statistical authority said on Monday.

Sunday, Jun 17

Israel wants no peace in Syria

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There is no one single day an Israeli politician or analyst would not instigate a provocative commentary or a sheer lie about Syria and Iran. Any anxiety even fear about the terrorists across their borders...Click To Continue

The HDP's bloody provocation in Suruç

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In the midst of the election campaign, an attack, which was the last chain in a series of provocative actions by the pro-PKK Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP), claimed the lives of three innocent people...Click To Continue

Israeli ministers approve draft law criminalizing photographing, filming IDF soldiers on duty

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Israel moved on Sunday to snap the lens shut on rights groups that film its troops' interactions with Palestinians by introducing a bill that would make it a criminal offense.

Demoralized by racist attacks on team members, Germany loses 1-0 to Mexico

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Germany became the third defending champion in the last 16 years to lose its opening match at the World Cup, falling to Mexico 1-0 Sunday after constant attacks on its star players over their meeting President...Click To Continue

Saturday, Jun 16

Turkish airstrikes hit PKK gathering in northern Iraq's Qandil mountains, Erdoğan says

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said on Saturday that Turkish airstrikes hit an important gathering of PKK terrorists in Qandil in northern Iraq.

Iceland holds Argentina to 1-1 draw after Messi misses penalty

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Lionel Messi missed yet another penalty kick and Iceland held on for a 1-1 draw against Argentina in an impressive World Cup debut on Saturday.

Erdoğan, Macron discuss Manbij roadmap agreed with US, regional issues

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron held a phone call Saturday in which the two leaders discussed the roadmap for northern Syrian town of Manbij recently agreed with...Click To Continue

Saudi-led forces seize airport in Yemen's Hodeida

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Saudi-led forces heading an assault on Yemen's rebel-held port city of Hodeida seized control of its international airport Saturday, officials loyal to Yemen's exiled government said, as fierce fighting...Click To Continue

Friday, Jun 15

Ronaldo hat trick earns Portugal 3-3 draw with Spain in World Cup

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Portugal's irrepressible captain Cristiano Ronaldo scored a stunning late free kick to complete a World Cup hat-trick and rescue a 3-3 draw in an enthralling match against neighbours Spain on Friday.

'Biased' FBI plotting against my election, Trump says

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President Donald Trump disputed findings by the Justice Department on Friday that former FBI Director James Comey's handling of the Hillary Clinton email probe was not politically motivated, declaring...Click To Continue

Facts about presidential candidates for Turkey's June 24 elections

On Turkey's snap parliamentary and presidential elections scheduled for June 24, six presidential candidates will compete against each other on the ballots. Here are the profiles of the candidates:; Recep...Click To Continue

Salah left out of Egypt’s starting 11 against Uruguay in World Cup opener

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Mohamed Salah was not included in Egypt's starting line-up for their World Cup opener against Uruguay on Friday following his shoulder injury.