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Mar 2013
Italian marines return to India in fishermen killing case

World Bulletin / News DeskTwo Italian marines accused of killing two Indian fishermen while on anti-piracy duty will return to India on Friday, the Italian government said, reversing a previous decision not to send them back to face trial after a home visit."The...

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22
Mar 2013
Egypt bakers delay strike, expect to meet PM next week

World Bulletin / News DeskEgyptian bakers who have threatened a strike that could affect the staple diet of the nation's poor said a meeting they had hoped to hold with the prime minister on Thursday would not take place until next week.Abdullah Ghorab,...

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22
Mar 2013
Greek Cyprus parliament to debate crisis measures on Friday

World Bulletin / News DeskLawmakers in Greek Cyprus postponed until Friday a debate on emergency legislation tabled by the government to confront the island's financial crisis, saying they needed more time for consultations.The government had submitted...

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22
Mar 2013
Greek Cypriot govt proposes 'Solidarity Fund' to parliament

World Bulletin / News DeskThe Greek Cypriot government proposed to parliament on Thursday the creation of a "Solidarity Fund" based on revenues from hydrocarbon exploitation, bonds and other assets to help it raise billions of euros to clinch an EU bailout.The...

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22
Mar 2013
Greek Cyprus moves to impose capital controls on banks

World Bulletin / News DeskThe Greek Cypriot government submitted a bill to parliament on Thursday giving the finance minister or central bank governor the right to impose capital controls on banks."The purpose of this law is, in case of an emergency for purposes...

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22
Mar 2013
Egypt central bank raises rates by 50 bps as inflation climbs

World Bulletin / News DeskEgypt's central bank raised its interest rates on Thursday by 50 basis points, taking the overnight deposit rate 9.75 percent and the overnight lending rate 10.75 percent, the bank said on its website after its monetary policy...

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22
Mar 2013
TURKISH PRESS REVIEW ON MARCH 22

The Anadolu Agency does not verify these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.All of the Turkish dailies covered the message of the imprisoned head of terrorist PKK, Abdullah Ocalan, at the Nowruz celebration held in Turkey's southeastern province...

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22
Mar 2013
Turkish police raids houses after Ankara attacks

World Bulletin / News DeskTurkish police held air-backed operations in 14 addresses in Ankara following Tuesday night's concurrent attacks on the headquarters of the ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party and Turkish Ministry of Justice building.Police...

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22
Mar 2013
Turkey's Taha Akgul wins gold medal in Tbilisi

World Bulletin / News DeskTurkey's Taha Akgul won a gold medal at the European Wrestling Championships in Georgian capital of Tbilisi on Thursday.Akgul won the gold medal in the 120 kg category.

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22
Mar 2013
US welcomes PKK's announcement to halt violence

World Bulletin / News DeskSpokesperson for the US State Department, Victoria Nuland on Thursday said that they welcomed PKK's announcement to halt violence in Turkey.Nuland said "the United States welcomes today-s announcement by the Kurdistan Workers-...

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22
Mar 2013
EU welcomes call by PKK leader

World Bulletin / News DeskEuropean Commission on Thursday said they welcomed a call made by the head of militant PKK, Abdullah Ocalan for PKK to halt violence and to retreat from Turkey.In a joint statement released on Thursday, EU Commissioner for Enlargement...

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22
Mar 2013
Greek Cypriot FinMin returns home from Moscow without deal

World Bulletin / News DeskGreek Cypriot Finance Minister Michael Sarris was due to fly home from Moscow on Friday after failing to win support in two days of crisis talks with Russia on prolonging a bailout loan or on a possible new financing package.Talks...

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22
Mar 2013
Turkey, Poland to mark 600th year of diplomatic ties with events

World Bulletin / News DeskTurkey and Poland on Thursday signed a "Declaration of Will" for activities to mark the 600th year of diplomatic relations in 2014.A ceremony took place in the Polish capital of Warsaw on Thursday for the declaration.Turkish Foreign...

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22
Mar 2013
Preacher of Emevi Mosque Ramazan el-Buti killed in blast

World Bulletin / News DeskThe preacher of Emevi Mosque Muhammad Said Ramazan el-Buti and many others were killed when a suicide bomber entered the Iman Mosque in Damascus's Mezra'a region on Thursday.Syrian state television reported that el-Buti...

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21
Mar 2013
Bollywood actor sent back to jail

World Bulletin / News DeskBollywood actor Sanjay Dutt was sentenced to five years jail by by India's Supreme Court on Thursday for possession of illegal weapons in a long-running case linked to the 1993 Mumbai bombings.Dutt, 53, popular for his role...

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21
Mar 2013
İstanbul noise pollution centered in Maslak

World Bulletin / News DeskYıldız Technical University has created a noise map of İstanbul and the loudest neighborhood in the city is Maslak.Seven teams of students from the university recorded noise in different parts of the city for a week. The students...

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21
Mar 2013
Syria rebels fight to recapture symbolic mosque

World Bulletin / News DeskSyrian rebels are fighting to reclaim the mosque that became the focal point for protests in Deraa, cradle of the two-year-old uprising against President Bashar al-Assad.Situated near the Jordanian border, Deraa has become a vital...

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21
Mar 2013
Egypt's Brotherhood vows to defend offices against protesters

World Bulletin / News DeskEgypt's Muslim Brotherhood said it would defend its headquarters against attacks by protesters if necessary, during a demonstration planned in Cairo on Friday.Protesters clashed with riot police, and attacked Brotherhood offices."We...

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21
Mar 2013
Turkish education minister receives Palestinian pupils

World Bulletin / News DeskTurkey's National Education Minister Nabi Avci said on Thursday, "Palestine is the name of an honorable and prideful struggle for life."He added, "this struggle will reach victory via works to be held in fields of education...

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21
Mar 2013
Turkish PM: implementation of PKK call very important

World Bulletin / News DeskTurkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan welcomed as a "positive development" a ceasefire call by jailed PKK leader Abdullah Ocalan on Thursday but said the important part would be its implementation."I see the call, the invitation,...

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Mar 2013
Turkish interior minister condemns absence of Turkish flag

World Bulletin / News DeskTurkish Minister of Interior Affairs Muammer Guler on Wednesday condemned vehemently the absence of Turkish flag at the Nowruz celebrations in Turkey's southeastern province of Diyarbakir.Speaking on behalf of the Turkish government...

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21
Mar 2013
Russia appoints Ombusdman for foreign investors

World Bulletin / News DeskRussia has established an investment ombudsman to deal with problems foreign investors faced in the country, a senior Russian official with the Russian Economic Development Ministry said."Any Russian or foreign company can appeal...

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21
Mar 2013
Scotland independence referendum date set for Sept. 18, 2014

World Bulletin / News DeskScotland will hold its independence referendum on Sept. 18, 2014, First Minister Alex Salmond said on Thursday, starting the countdown to a vote he hopes will take his nation of 5 million out of the United Kingdom.Salmond's...

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Mar 2013
Indian Parliament passes new rape law

World Bulletin / News DeskIndia's Parliament has passed a sweeping new law to protect women against sexual violence in response to a brutal December gang rape in New Delhi.The bill was passed Thursday by the upper house of Parliament, two days after...

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