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22:43, 25 October 2014 Saturday
Without being captive to any rhetoric
14:25, 25 October 2014 Saturday

Without being captive to any rhetoric

While Turkey desires to overcome being compressed for a century, and is just becoming aware of the historical references and obligations, it doesn’t mean that the global actors had forgotten about it.


27th October is Black Day in History of Kashmir
10:28, 25 October 2014 Saturday

27th October is Black Day in History of Kashmir

27th of October is being remembered as the “Black Day” in Pakistan and India-held Kashmir as a protest against the occupation of the Kashmir, when India had forcibly taken over the land on October 27, 1947.


Israel fires on farmlands in southern Gaza
12:21, 25 October 2014 Saturday

Israel fires on farmlands in southern Gaza

"Israeli forces stationed at the Kisovim military post opened fire on farmlands [in Khan Younis city]," an eyewitness said

Palestinian-American killed by Israeli forces -UPDATED
10:04, 25 October 2014 Saturday

Palestinian-American killed by Israeli forces -UPDATED

Arrawa Hammad, 14, was shot in the head with live ammunition by an Israeli sniper during clashes in Silwad village


UN grants observer status to D-8
17:07, 25 October 2014 Saturday

UN grants observer status to D-8

The United Nations General Assembly adopts resolution granting observer status to the Developing-Eight, or D-8.


Residents scrub hate messages off Canadian mosque
10:55, 25 October 2014 Saturday

Residents scrub hate messages off Canadian mosque

The mosque was hit overnight with red spraypainted graffiti reading "Go home" and its windows were smashed


Brazil's presidential rivals lock horns in final TV debate
11:54, 25 October 2014 Saturday

Brazil's presidential rivals lock horns in final TV debate

The final television debate between Brazil’s presidential candidates was marked by heated exchanges focused on corruption allegations.

Uruguay s ruling party faces tight presidential race
11:48, 25 October 2014 Saturday

Uruguay’s ruling party faces tight presidential race

Tabare Vazquez is projected to win but a runoff looms against conservative Lacalle Pou

10:41, 25 October 2014 Saturday

At least four dead in escape bid at Dominican Republic jail

Guards opened fire on inmates at the Najayo jail in San Cristobal after the prison was attacked by armed men

Venezuela's Maduro slams Spain over jailed opponent
09:21, 25 October 2014 Saturday

Venezuela's Maduro slams Spain over jailed opponent

"I think you have made a mistake, Mr. Rajoy, " the socialist Maduro thundered in a speech on state TV, accusing him of a patronizing attitude towards Spain's former colonies.


Kurdish forces retake north Iraqi town from ISIL
16:03, 25 October 2014 Saturday

Kurdish forces retake north Iraqi town from ISIL

A Kurdish intelligence officer in Zumar said peshmerga forces had advanced from five directions in the early morning after coalition air strikes on ISIL positions


Ebola death toll tops 4 900 out of more than
13:12, 25 October 2014 Saturday

Ebola death toll tops 4,900 out of more than 10,000 cases

The three worst-hit countries of West Africa - Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone - account for the bulk, recording 4,912 deaths out of 10,114 cases


Provincial Assembly results unveiled in Afghanistan
17:50, 25 October 2014 Saturday

Provincial Assembly results unveiled in Afghanistan

458 candidates, including 97 women, find their way to provincial council seats; IEC Chairman blames delay in announcing results to technical problems

Rights group marks 10-year anniversary of Thai massacre
15:05, 25 October 2014 Saturday

Rights group marks 10-year anniversary of Thai massacre

Human Rights Watch calls for prosecution of military involved in killing 85 Muslims in southern Thailand

Anti-North South Koreans clash with border residents -UPDATED
12:05, 25 October 2014 Saturday

Anti-North South Koreans clash with border residents -UPDATED

Local residents, some of whom have been camping out in the area, met a busload of activists and threw eggs at some of them, demanding they turn back and leave them to live in peace.

China to shut factories during APEC to curb Beijing pollution
10:23, 25 October 2014 Saturday

China to shut factories during APEC to curb Beijing pollution

It is the strongest measure yet to curb pollution for the Nov. 7-11 meeting in the capital, which has been enveloped by heavy smog over the past few days.

Coal mine accident in far west China kills 16
10:14, 25 October 2014 Saturday

Coal mine accident in far west China kills 16

China's mines are the deadliest in the world because of lax enforcement of safety standards and a rush to feed demand from a robust economy


Kashmir the oldest dispute at the UN Agenda
10:14, 25 October 2014 Saturday

Kashmir, the oldest dispute at the UN Agenda

The current agitation in Indian-Held Kashmir is rooted in the struggle of the people for the exercise of the right of self-determination

Sykes-Picot drew lines in the sand that blood is washing
09:49, 25 October 2014 Saturday

Sykes-Picot drew lines in the sand that blood is washing away

Iraq, like Syria, was a consequence of World War One and of the infamous, in Arab eyes, agreement between Sir Mark Sykes and Francois-Georges Picot which led to the division of the former Ottoman Turkish domains by the two leading European powers, Britain and France


Ukranian leaders call for high turnout in Sunday's election
16:25, 25 October 2014 Saturday

Ukranian leaders call for high turnout in Sunday's election

More than 36 million citizens are set to vote and choose among 29 political parties in Sunday's early general election.

More than half of French prisoners are Muslims -report
15:34, 25 October 2014 Saturday

More than half of French prisoners are Muslims -report

60 % of French prisoners are Muslims “originally or culturally” according to French deputy Guillaume Larrive

Protesters march against Renzi labour reforms in Rome
13:49, 25 October 2014 Saturday

Protesters march against Renzi labour reforms in Rome

Red flags bearing the logo of Italy's largest union, the CGIL, waved over town squares as thousands of people rallied behind the group's call for job creation and job security

Merkel says EU economic sitation quot uneasy quot
12:43, 25 October 2014 Saturday

Merkel says EU economic sitation "uneasy"

Merkel's remarks come after EU leaders summit in Brussels to discuss future of 28-nation bloc

Russian president vows to deliever gas to Europe
11:37, 25 October 2014 Saturday

Russian president vows to deliever gas to Europe

Russia will, carefully and timely, carry out all its responsibilities of delivering natural gas to Europe, Vladimir Putin has said

Germany Netherlands end Ems River border dispute
11:29, 25 October 2014 Saturday

Germany, Netherlands end Ems River border dispute

The German and Dutch foreign ministers have signed a deal on the disputed coastal waters of Ems River

Rebels use Ukraine oligarch factory to repair combat vehicles
11:09, 25 October 2014 Saturday

Rebels use Ukraine oligarch factory to repair combat vehicles

Many then said that Akhmetov - ever the prudent businessman - was cautiously weighing the shifting sands in a volatile situation that had caught him and others by surprise.


Turkish FM FSA Peshmerga legitimate forces
17:43, 25 October 2014 Saturday

Turkish FM: FSA, Peshmerga legitimate forces

Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu says Syrian opposition fighters and Iraqi Kurds are legitimate forces fighting against ISIL.

Saturday Mothers meet for 500th time to protest disappearances
17:32, 25 October 2014 Saturday

Saturday Mothers meet for 500th time to protest disappearances

Saturday Mothers, whose first sit-in to protest the disappearance of their loved ones, bring justice to governmental officials responsible for disappearanceson 27 May 1995, reaches up week 500

Turkey designates MERS-fighting hospitals
17:15, 25 October 2014 Saturday

Turkey designates MERS-fighting hospitals

MERS killed one person in Turkey earlier this month

Eight more taken for medical check in 'suspicious letter' case
16:30, 25 October 2014 Saturday

Eight more taken for medical check in 'suspicious letter' case

Letters containing yellow substance were delivered to Istanbul consulates on Friday; 25 held for medical observation

Eight dead in western Turkey bus crash
15:17, 25 October 2014 Saturday

Eight dead in western Turkey bus crash

Death toll of traffic accident in Turkey’s western province of Afyon rises to eight.

Turkey says prevents smuggling of Syrian heritage into country
14:56, 25 October 2014 Saturday

Turkey says prevents smuggling of Syrian heritage into country

The Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism is continuing its policy of preventing the entry of Syrian cultural heritage into Turkey

Turkish actors' new role in Kurdish peace process
11:59, 25 October 2014 Saturday

Turkish actors' new role in Kurdish peace process

Turkish actors, singers and artists are using their profile and fame to listen to the country's Kurdish community as Turkey tries to heal the wounds from recent street protests.

EU 'discusses' grant for Turkey to help Syrian refugees
09:15, 25 October 2014 Saturday

EU 'discusses' grant for Turkey to help Syrian refugees

The European Union is in discussions to grant €70 million to Turkey to help it cope with the massive influx of Syrian refugees on its territory

Pope wishes to overcome quot obstacles quot during Turkey visit
09:05, 25 October 2014 Saturday

Pope wishes to overcome "obstacles" during Turkey visit

Pope Francis has said he wanted to overcome the obstacles between the Catholic and Orthodox churches during his upcoming Turkey visit in November


U S welcomes possible inclusion of FSA in defense of
11:31, 25 October 2014 Saturday

U.S. welcomes possible inclusion of FSA in defense of Kobani

Turkey's President said that Syrian Kurdish militants have agreed to accept 1,300 Free Syrian Army troops in Kobani.

Two deputies killed in California shooting spree
11:00, 25 October 2014 Saturday

Two deputies killed in California shooting spree

Two sheriff's deputies killed in a shooting spree that started in a motel parking lot in Sacramento, authorities said.

Two killed four wounded in U S school shooting
10:10, 25 October 2014 Saturday

Two killed, four wounded in U.S. school shooting

The violence at Marysville-Pilchuck High School marked the latest in a series of deadly shooting rampages at American schools that have played a central role in a national debate over gun laws

Rights group US police defied human rights in Ferguson
09:57, 25 October 2014 Saturday

Rights group: US police defied human rights in Ferguson

Amnesty International urged Washington to bring policing practices into line with international standards.

Two U S states to quarantine Ebola health workers
09:42, 25 October 2014 Saturday

Two U.S. states to quarantine Ebola health workers

Health officials emphasized that the virus is not airborne but is spread through direct contact with bodily fluids from an infected person who is showing symptoms.

US judge gives ex-Colombian rebel 27 years prison
09:26, 25 October 2014 Saturday

US judge gives ex-Colombian rebel 27 years prison

Herrera, who was extradited to the United States in 2012, pleaded guilty in March to three counts of hostage-taking


Cancer on the rise in Ethiopia Official
15:28, 25 October 2014 Saturday

Cancer on the rise in Ethiopia: Official

Colorectal cancer is the leading cancer in males followed by leukemia and prostate cancer, according to the registry.

Foreign assistance' behind Sinai bombing Egypt's Sisi
15:15, 25 October 2014 Saturday

'Foreign assistance' behind Sinai bombing: Egypt's Sisi

"Egypt is fighting an existential war," al-Sisi said, going on to say that his country will take "measures" along border with the Gaza Strip following the attack

Tunisia's Chaambi Between electoral 'promises' and 'lies'
13:17, 25 October 2014 Saturday

Tunisia's Chaambi: Between electoral 'promises' and 'lies'

In Kasserine, campaign posters plastered on walls make plain what many voters want from Sunday's parliamentary election -- jobs, whose scarcity has fuelled unrest and militancy.

One killed in Mogadishu car bombing
12:37, 25 October 2014 Saturday

One killed in Mogadishu car bombing

The bombing struck outside a hotel in central Mogadishu, gunfire was also heard at the scene of the attack

Egypt closes Rafah crossing with Gaza -UPDATED
12:04, 25 October 2014 Saturday

Egypt closes Rafah crossing with Gaza -UPDATED

Egypt declared a three-month state of emergency in parts of the northern Sinai Peninsula following a deadly attack at a military checkpoint that killed 33 soldiers

Attacks kill at least 33 soldiers in Egypt's Sinai -UPDATED
09:53, 25 October 2014 Saturday

Attacks kill at least 33 soldiers in Egypt's Sinai -UPDATED

An explosion rocked an army checkpoint in Egypt's restive Sinai Peninsula, leaving 30 soldiers dead

S Sudan's dry season means better aid flow UN official
09:08, 25 October 2014 Saturday

S. Sudan's dry season means better aid flow: UN official

Approximately 2.5 million people are expected to be severely food insecure between January and March of next year, according to OCHA, while malnutrition threatens the lives of tens of thousands of children in the troubled country.


India picks Israel's Spike anti-tank missile over U S Javelin
15:53, 25 October 2014 Saturday

India picks Israel's Spike anti-tank missile over U.S. Javelin

India will buy at least 8,000 Spike missiles and more than 300 launchers in a deal worth 32 billion rupees ($525 million), the source

Coal shortage leads Ukraine to South Africa
12:15, 25 October 2014 Saturday

Coal shortage leads Ukraine to South Africa

As pro-Russian separatists control more than half of the coal mines in Ukraine, government looks elsewhere to supply coal demand.

Argentina debt default sours access to credit
09:54, 25 October 2014 Saturday

Argentina debt default sours access to credit

Business executives warn of an investment slowdown, while the government wants companies to diversify sales.

Tanzania China sign investment deals worth 1 7 billion
09:35, 25 October 2014 Saturday

Tanzania, China sign investment deals worth $1.7 billion

The money will be used to develop infrastructure, power distribution and business cooperation, Tanzanian President Jakaya Kikwete said


10 Palestinians wounded by Israeli fire near Ramallah
16:45, 25 October 2014 Saturday

10 Palestinians wounded by Israeli fire near Ramallah

The Palestinian youths pelted Israeli troops with stones and empty bottles, but the troops responded by firing teargas and birdshot, wounding ten Palestinians and making dozens of others experience temporary asphyxiation

Qatar renounces deporting Muslim Brothers leaders -report
16:18, 25 October 2014 Saturday

Qatar renounces deporting Muslim Brothers leaders -report

Qatar has renounced deporting Muslim Brothers leaders, Egyptian media reported.

Hamas leader rules out Sinai impact on talks with Israel
16:12, 25 October 2014 Saturday

Hamas leader rules out Sinai impact on talks with Israel

Ismail Radwan said that the new round of indirect negotiations will start on Monday in Cairo as scheduled

Lebanon army fights militants in Tripoli 2 soldiers killed
15:59, 25 October 2014 Saturday

Lebanon army fights militants in Tripoli, 2 soldiers killed

Soldiers exchanged heavy fire with the militants, whose exact affiliation was unclear, and had surrounded them by midday, security sources said

No peshmerga passage to Kobani on Sunday -UPDATED
14:19, 25 October 2014 Saturday

No peshmerga passage to Kobani on Sunday -UPDATED

Kurdish media claimed the first units tomorrow to across Turkey's border, but news on when the peshmerga will start their passage is denied

4 Hamas members detained in W Bank
14:15, 25 October 2014 Saturday

4 Hamas members detained in W. Bank

Hamas said that two members had been detained in Bethlehem and two others in Hebron late Friday.

Iran hangs woman convicted of killing alleged rapist
13:57, 25 October 2014 Saturday

Iran hangs woman convicted of killing alleged rapist

Jabbari had been sentenced to death in accordance "qisas" (eye for an eye) law after being found guilty of stabbing dead an older man with a kitchen knife seven years ago.

Israeli police detain 4 Palestinians in E Jerusalem
12:50, 25 October 2014 Saturday

Israeli police detain 4 Palestinians in E. Jerusalem

Police said on Twitter that the four youths had been detained for attacking soldiers with fire crackers and causing disturbances.

US drones hit targets in Yemen killing 10
11:43, 25 October 2014 Saturday

US drones hit targets in Yemen, killing 10

According to the sources, ten militants were killed and a number of others wounded in the airstrikes.


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