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Motocross festival starts in western Turkey

September 1, 2021

A motocross festival in Turkey, the MotoFest that is held under the auspices of Turkish Presidency, started on Wednesday.The sporting event, which will run until Sept. 8 in the western province of Afyonkarahisar, includes two Grands Prix in the 2021 Mo…

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New Israeli government approves construction in Jewish settlements

June 25, 2021

The new coalition government formed in Israel, led by Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, approved a project on Wednesday for the construction of 31 new buildings in illegal Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank. The Supreme Planning Subcommittee of the Civil Administration under the Defense Ministry examined the project before approving it, local media reported. […]

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NGOs in Syria oppose Russia’s attempt to block aid

June 25, 2021

A total of 81 local and international non-governmental organizations (NGOs) carrying out aid work in Syria issued a joint statement Wednesday rejecting Russia’s intention to block aid to the country, which is in the midst of a civil war. NGOs operating in Syria issued a joint press release opposing the closure of the Bab al-Hawa […]

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Military helicopter crashes in NW Philippines

June 25, 2021

A Philippines army helicopter crashed during a night-flying exercise over the Pampanga province in the northwest of capital Manila, state-run media said on Thursday. Three pilots and three airmen were aboard, and so far, no survivors have been found, Philippine News Agency, citing the country Air Force, said in a statement. “Last night, June 23, […]

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44 asylum seekers, 2 suspected facilitators held in Aegean Sea

June 25, 2021

Turkish coastal authorities held 44 asylum seekers in the Aegean Sea as they tried to cross into Europe, along with their two suspected facilitators, said the Coast Guard Command on Thursday. A coast guard team detected a luxury sailing boat carrying asylum seekers at night off the coast of Seferihisar district of Izmir province, it […]

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Injury-hit Harden out of US basketball team’s Olympics squad

June 25, 2021

Brooklyn Nets guard James Harden reportedly withdrew from the US national basketball team’s Olympics squad Wednesday due to a hamstring injury. “Nets‘ James Harden has withdrawn from Team USA coming off his hamstring injury during the postseason, sources said,” NBA insider Shams Charania said on Twitter. In a separate tweet, Charania said Chicago Bulls All-Star […]

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US sharply denounces reported airstrike on Tigray market

June 25, 2021

The US voiced grave concern Wednesday over an airstrike on a village market in Ethiopia’s war-torn Tigray region that reportedly led to dozens of civilian deaths. State Department spokesman Ned Price strongly condemned “this reprehensible act,” saying there are also “credible reports that security forces denied medical personnel access to the victims of this terrible […]

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Germany make Euro 2020 last 16 with draw against Hungary

June 25, 2021

Germany made the UEFA Euro 2020 last 16 with a 2-2 draw against Hungary on Wednesday in a match where they went down twice. Hungarian forward Adam Szalai’s leaping header to the cross of Roland Sallai gave his team the lead in the 11th minute at Football Arena Munich. After that moment, Hungary played mostly […]

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