An earthquake measuring 4 on the Richter scale shook Turkey's west early on Thursday morning. The quake hit the southwestern town of Denizli at about 04:40a.
Turkey's government backed off its plan to outlaw adultery after criticism within the European Union and a march on parliament Tuesday by hundreds of outraged Turkish women. Government leaders had proposed an adultery ban as part of a major overhaul of th
A bomb explosion hit the building of Turkey's ruling party the Justice and Development Party (AKP) in the city of Mersin, CNN Turk reported. No one was injured in the attack nor there is any data for sever damages on the building.
Hundreds of thousands of people are evacuating their homes along the southern US coast, as Hurricane Ivan heads inland from the Gulf of Mexico. A state of emergency has been declared in Florida, Louisiana and Alabama, and nearly two million people have be
A Japanese man who stabbed to death eight school children in 2001 has been executed, domestic media have reported. Mamoru Takuma, 40, was executed by hanging, along with another convicted murderer who killed three gangsters.
An explosion has gone off at a road block near Qalqilya in the West Bank. Israeli rescue services said three suffered light injuries, in what Israel Radio said appeared to be an attack by a Palestinian suicide bomber.
Hollywood's last major independent studio, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, says it has agreed in principle to be bought by Japan's Sony Corporation. The Sony offer is reported to be USD 5B, over half in cash and the remainder the assumption of MGM debts.
Turkey says it will end cooperation with the US in Iraq if the Americans continue with their offensive in the northern Iraqi town of Talafar. Ankara is concerned about the plight of the large Turkmen population there, some of whom have been killed.
Packing ferocious winds and whipping up monstrous waves, Hurricane Ivan's eye brushed Cuba's sparsely populated western tip as a treacherous Category 5 storm - the most powerful - and barreled north toward the US Gulf Coast. Ivan, one of the strongest sto
President Vladimir Putin tightened Kremlin control over Russia's regions ten days after hundreds of children and parents died in the bloody hostage siege in Beslan, North Ossetia. In a meeting with more than 500 regional officials from throughout Russia,
Greece declared three days of national mourning starting on Monday over the tragic death of the Patriarch of Alexandria, the spiritual leader of all Orthodox Christians in Africa, who was killed in a helicopter crash. Patriarch Petros VII of Alexandria, E
Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, unmoved by tens of thousands of people rallying against his Gaza pullout plan, faced a vote Monday by a traditional political ally over whether to desert his minority government. A decision by the pro-settler National
A militant group has threatened to kill two Italian women held hostage in Iraq if Rome does not withdraw its troops from the war-torn country within 24 hours. The so-called Islamic Jihad Organisation issued the statement on an Islamist website, making the
US warplanes bombed the Sunni insurgent stronghold of Fallujah on Monday, killing at least nine people and wounding 12, media reports. Witnesses said the bombing targeted the city's al-Shurta neighborhood, damaging buildings and raising clouds of black sm
North Korea gave an explanation for the huge blast last Thursday which prompted speculation that it was a part of a nuclear test, the BBC quoted the North's foreign minister as telling a visiting British official. The country's foreign minister, Paek Nam
Hurricane Ivan battered the Cayman Islands with ferocious winds, flooding homes, ripping off roofs and toppling trees three stories tall as its powerful eye thundered past. It then strengthened to Category 5 as it moved Monday on course for Cuba.
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