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11:35, 25 April 2014 Friday
Sixth Turkish Film Festival in Sarajevo opens
11:17, 25 April 2014 Friday

Sixth Turkish Film Festival in Sarajevo opens

Famous Turkish actor Kenan Imirzalioglu will attend film opening in Bosnian capital.


Turkey's FM discusses Cyprus with Ban-Ki Moon
09:09, 25 April 2014 Friday

Turkey's FM discusses Cyprus with Ban-Ki Moon

Turkish FM Ahmet Davutoglu and UN chief Ban Ki-Moon held a phone conversation about the Cyprus issue and developments in Ukraine and Syria.

Turkey Kazakhstan vow to boost economic cooperation
09:07, 25 April 2014 Friday

Turkey, Kazakhstan vow to boost economic cooperation

Turkey's economy minister said a trade that 'gets beyond borders' is possible with Kazakhstan.


Turkey welcomes deal between Palestine's Hamas Fatah
00:06, 25 April 2014 Friday

Turkey welcomes deal between Palestine's Hamas, Fatah

Mashaal called Erdogan and informed him about the deal with Fatah, according to the Turkish Prime Ministry.


Turkey's role as energy hub taking center stage
09:16, 25 April 2014 Friday

Turkey's role as energy hub taking center stage

Turkey's role as an energy hub has become a focal point after Ukraine hit a political crisis, the Global Resources Corporation chief said.


New report calls U S a 'rising star' of global
10:51, 25 April 2014 Friday

New report calls U.S. a 'rising star' of global manufacturing

The biggest factor driving the U.S. rebound, according to BCG: cheap natural gas prices, which have tumbled 50 percent over the last decade as a result of the shale gas revolution.

Gasoline prices surge up to 75 pct in Iran as
10:18, 25 April 2014 Friday

Gasoline prices surge up to 75 pct in Iran as subsidies cut

Iranians rushed to the pumps to fill their cars before the price surge, but there were no immediate reports of unrest, unlike in 2007

Apple Google agree to pay over 300 mln to settle
10:13, 25 April 2014 Friday

Apple, Google agree to pay over $300 mln to settle conspiracy lawsuit

The case has been closely watched due to the potentially high damages award and the opportunity to peek into the world of Silicon Valley's elite.

Russian banks preparing for U S sanctions over Ukraine
08:43, 25 April 2014 Friday

Russian banks preparing for U.S. sanctions over Ukraine

The currency move was part of wider actions by Russian banks to repatriate funds to Russia, lowering their exposure to the risks of possible wider Western sanctions


Colombian peace talks plagued by force reduction rumors
10:31, 25 April 2014 Friday

Colombian peace talks plagued by force reduction rumors

Peace talks between the FARC guerrillas and Colombia government enter 24th round but rumors of military force reductions take the focus off the established agenda.

Argentina s rising crime takes center stage in politics
10:28, 25 April 2014 Friday

Argentina’s rising crime takes center stage in politics

A senior official admits there’s a problem even after Argentina’s president downplays the concerns.

Brazil won't demand local data centers - Rousseff
10:25, 25 April 2014 Friday

Brazil won't demand local data centers - Rousseff

As a conference on global Internet governance concludes in Sao Paulo, President Dilma Rousseff is praised for Brazil's new Internet bill and says the government will not insist on Internet companies having data centers in the country.

Panama presidential candidates battle for top spot in final polls
09:35, 25 April 2014 Friday

Panama presidential candidates battle for top spot in final polls

The winner of the race will inherit a strong but slowing growth rate in the country and will oversee the completion of a multibillion-dollar expansion of the Panama Canal


Arab League Gulf states hail Palestinian reconciliation deal
09:46, 25 April 2014 Friday

Arab League, Gulf states hail Palestinian reconciliation deal

On Wednesday, Hamas and Fatah signed an agreement that aims to end years of division between the two factions.


Turkey's Gul 11th most influential leader
09:13, 25 April 2014 Friday

Turkey's Gul 11th most influential leader

The Turkish President was listed in the leaders category alongside U.S. President Barack Obama, Chinese President Xi Jinping, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani among others by Time Magazine.

Syrian mortar shells dropped on Turkey
09:05, 25 April 2014 Friday

Syrian mortar shells dropped on Turkey

Two mortar shells dropped on Turkish land close to the Syrian border.


ISIL rebels open Fallujah floodgates 1700 families flee
09:34, 25 April 2014 Friday

ISIL rebels open Fallujah floodgates, 1700 families flee

The Fallujah dam was recently seized by the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) group, which took control of large swathes of the city last December.


Well-educated people have greater 'cognitive reserve'
11:22, 25 April 2014 Friday

Well-educated people have greater 'cognitive reserve'

This basically means the brain's 'muscles' are stronger and their brains are better able to function in spite of injury, say U.S researchers

Vaccines prevent more than 700 000 child deaths in the
09:12, 25 April 2014 Friday

Vaccines prevent more than 700,000 child deaths in the U.S.

Most of the U.S. measles cases are linked to unvaccinated travelers from abroad, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said.


2007 Iraq shootings unjustified- U S soldiers
10:06, 25 April 2014 Friday

2007 Iraq shootings unjustified- U.S. soldiers

Two former U.S. soldiers testified at the pre-trial hearing of a one-time comrade charged with killing two unarmed Iraqi boys

Obama plans to call EU leaders in Russia sanctions push
10:01, 25 April 2014 Friday

Obama plans to call EU leaders in Russia sanctions push

U.S. officials have grown increasingly impatient with what they describe as Russia's failure to live up to its commitments in an April 17 agreement reached in Geneva to try to de-escalate the crisis

Iran dismisses U S criticism of its election to U
09:08, 25 April 2014 Friday

Iran dismisses U.S. criticism of its election to U.N. NGO committee

Hamid Babaei, spokesman for Iran's U.N. mission in New York, vehemently rejected U.S. Ambassador Samantha Power's remarks


Internet industry seen as winner at global conference in Brazil
10:15, 25 April 2014 Friday

Internet industry seen as winner at global conference in Brazil

Internet companies fear government intervention could harm their business in fast-growing markets such as Brazil


Genocide goes on globally despite international efforts
09:39, 25 April 2014 Friday

Genocide goes on globally despite international efforts

There are many actions the international community can take to prevent or stop genocide but many of these are difficult, controversial or costly


Drunk passenger causes hijack alert on Australian flight
11:15, 25 April 2014 Friday

Drunk passenger causes hijack alert on Australian flight

An Indonesian air force spokesman said all passengers were unharmed and being taken off the aircraft at Denpasar, in Bali.

Modi draws huge crowds as election race starts in sacred
10:45, 25 April 2014 Friday

Modi draws huge crowds as election race starts in sacred city

Dressed all in white, he was flanked by his top aide, Amit Shah, who was briefly banned from campaigning over inflammatory comments against Muslims he made this month

Shot journalist Mir accuses Pakistan's ISI over attack
10:34, 25 April 2014 Friday

Shot journalist Mir accuses Pakistan's ISI over attack

Hamid Mir issues his first statement days after being shot six times by assailants in Karachi.

Thai govt wants more troops in Bangkok as crisis heats
10:32, 25 April 2014 Friday

Thai govt wants more troops in Bangkok as crisis heats up

Fears mount that the country's lengthy political crisis could move into a more violent phase.

Obama wraps up Japan visit after security pledge but no
10:27, 25 April 2014 Friday

Obama wraps up Japan visit after security pledge but no trade deal

Obama and Abe had ordered their top aides to make a final push to reach a trade agreement after the leaders met

Empty spaces mark Korean school tribute for missing ferry victims
09:50, 25 April 2014 Friday

Empty spaces mark Korean school tribute for missing ferry victims

The pictures, flowers and spaces are banked up the entire wall of a gymnasium near Danwon High School in Ansan, on the outskirts of Seoul.

09:48, 25 April 2014 Friday

China labour activist freed, says will still help strikers

Zhang Zhiru's brief detention underscores nervousness among officials about the strike, which began on April 14 at a Yue Yuen Industrial Holdings Ltd shoe manufacturing complex that employs some 40,000 workers

U S official says MH370 search likely to last for
09:45, 25 April 2014 Friday

U.S. official says MH370 search likely to last for years

Two weeks of scouring the Indian Ocean floor with a U.S. Navy submersible drone had turned up no wreckage.

Marshall Islands sues nuclear powers over failure to disarm
09:33, 25 April 2014 Friday

Marshall Islands sues nuclear powers over failure to disarm

Pacific nation that was site of 67 nuclear tests between 1946 and 1958 accuses states of 'flagrant denial of human justice'


Record number of Kenya police graduates in April
10:13, 25 April 2014 Friday

Record number of Kenya police graduates in April

A record 7210 police cadets joined Kenya's nearly 35,000 police force in April.

Nigerian leaders unite against Boko Haram
09:30, 25 April 2014 Friday

Nigerian leaders unite against Boko Haram

"Both Muslims and Christians are being killed. Boko Haram doesn't discriminate against any person," Theodor Orji, governor of the southern Abia state, said

Mauritania president to stand for reelection at June 21 poll
09:20, 25 April 2014 Friday

Mauritania president to stand for reelection at June 21 poll

Abdel Aziz came to power in an army coup in 2008, won an election the next year and is a Western ally

Libya rebels warn Tripoli oil ports to stay closed
09:14, 25 April 2014 Friday

Libya rebels warn Tripoli oil ports to stay closed

In a sign of further delays to restart vital oil exports from the volatile east, rebels said the Tripoli government had failed to fulfil its part of the accord reached this month.

South Sudan to free prisoners meeting key rebel demand
09:06, 25 April 2014 Friday

South Sudan to free prisoners, meeting key rebel demand

Kiir had accused the four detainees - a former ruling party official, national security minister, deputy finance minister and ambassador to Washington - of fomenting a coup


US to give Egypt 650 million in military aid
09:57, 25 April 2014 Friday

US to give Egypt $650 million in military aid

Congress will need to approve the move before it goes through.


Germans wary of Merkel's tough line on Russia
10:58, 25 April 2014 Friday

Germans wary of Merkel's tough line on Russia

History plays a big part, especially in eastern Germany where criticism of NATO is harsher and where feelings are stronger that the West must reach an understanding with Russia.

Ukraine says no let-up in quot anti-terrorist quot operation
10:35, 25 April 2014 Friday

Ukraine says no let-up in "anti-terrorist" operation

Interior minister Avakov dismissed talk that Kiev suspended its "anti-terrorist operation" (ATO) in the face of threats from Moscow

Seven injured in checkpoint explosion near Ukraine's Odessa
10:26, 25 April 2014 Friday

Seven injured in checkpoint explosion near Ukraine's Odessa

Interfax news agency quoted witnesses as saying a bomb was thrown at the checkpoint from a passing car, though this was not confirmed by police

EU supports for Georgia as Ukraine crisis mounts
09:25, 25 April 2014 Friday

EU supports for Georgia as Ukraine crisis mounts

The two core EU nations' top diplomats affirmed plans to speed up the signing of a deal to boost trade and political ties


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