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Mar 2013
Syria opposition leader resigns

World Bulletin / News DeskThe head of Syria's main opposition group resigned on Sunday, saying he had taken the step so he could work with more freedom.Moaz Alkhatib, a former imam of the Umayyad Mosque in Damascus, was picked to head the National Coalition...

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24
Mar 2013
Putin foe Berezovsky found dead at home in Britain

World Bulletin / News DeskBoris Berezovsky, the Russian oligarch who helped broker Vladimir Putin's rise to the Kremlin's top job only to become his sworn enemy, has been found dead at his home in Britain in unclear circumstances. He was 67.Police...

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24
Mar 2013
Over 1.8 million students take higher education exam

World Bulletin / News DeskUnder strict rules, 1,851,326 students in Turkey and in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (KKTC) took the Transition to Higher Education Examination (YGS) on Sunday while parents were anxiously waiting outside the exam halls.Candidates...

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24
Mar 2013
Minister opens Turkey studies center in Shanghai

World Bulletin / News DeskTurkish Culture and Tourism Minister Omer Celik on Sunday inaugurated the Turkish Studies Center at the Shanghai University.Prior to the inauguration ceremony, Celik met with Shanghai University President Luo Hongjie, and he described...

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24
Mar 2013
Congo asks UN to transport Bozize's family from border town

World Bulletin / News DeskDemocratic Republic of Congo's government asked the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) on Sunday for help transporting the family of Central African Republic President Francois Bozize after he fled his country, a U.N. official...

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24
Mar 2013
Israeli military fires Syria

World Bulletin / News DeskIsrael's military says its forces responded to fire from Syria, shooting toward a target across the border.The military says its soldiers were on routine patrol in the occupied Golan Heights Sunday when they were fired upon....

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24
Mar 2013
Greek Cyprus, creditors fail to agree on alternative bailout package

World Bulletin / News DeskThe Greek Cypriot administration has failed to reach an agreement with its would-be international creditors over how to raise 5.8 billion euros needed to secure a 10-billion euro bailout.The Greek Cypriot administration leader Nicos...

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24
Mar 2013
Israel says not committed to ending Gaza blockade on Turkey deal

World Bulletin / News DeskIsrael did not commit to ending its Gaza blockade as part of reconciliation with Turkey and could clamp down even harder on the Palestinian enclave if security is threatened, a senior Israeli official said on Sunday.After Friday's...

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24
Mar 2013
Turkey rejects 'gas for bailout' plan by Greek Cyprus

World Bulletin / News DeskTurkey has strongly reacted to a possible Greek Cypriot plan to put oil and gas exploration rights around the eastern Mediterranean island as collateral for an international bailout package it desperately needs to protect its economy...

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24
Mar 2013
CAR president flees as rebels seize capital

World Bulletin / News DeskRebels in Central African Republic seized control of the country's riverside capital on Sunday, forcing embattled President Francois Bozize to flee into neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo, government officials said."The...

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24
Mar 2013
Turkish athlete wins gold in European wrestling event

World Bulletin / News DeskTurkey's Riza Kayaalp won a gold medal in men's 120kg Greco-Roman at the European Wrestling Championship in the Georgian capital, Tbilisi.Kayaalp toppled his Georgian rival Yevhenii Orlov 2-0 to clinch to the top title.

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24
Mar 2013
Rebels reach presidential palace in CAR's capital

World Bulletin / News DeskHeavy fighting erupted in Central African Republic's capital Bangui early on Sunday and rebels seeking to topple the government reached the presidential palace, city residents said."The (rebels) are in the city centre now where...

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24
Mar 2013
Heavy fighting breaks out inside C. African Republic capital

World Bulletin / News DeskHeavy fighting erupted in Central African Republic's capital Bangui early on Sunday after an overnight lull in clashes between the army and rebels seeking to topple the president, a senior officer with a regional peacekeeping...

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24
Mar 2013
Kerry has messages for Iraq's Maliki

World Bulletin / News DeskU.S. Secretary of State John Kerry made an unannounced visit to Iraq on Sunday and a senior U.S. official said he would urge Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki to make sure Iranian flights over Iraq were not carrying arms to Syria.Washington...

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24
Mar 2013
Musharraf returns to Pakistan from exile

World Bulletin / News DeskPakistan's former President, Pervez Musharraf, returned home on Sunday after nearly four years of self-imposed exile to contest elections despite the possibility of arrest and a threat from the Taliban to kill him.Musharraf...

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24
Mar 2013
Kerry makes unannounced visit to Iraq

World Bulletin / News DeskKerry makes unannounced visit to Iraq

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24
Mar 2013
17 Pakistani security forces killed in attack

World Bulletin / News DeskThe death toll from a suicide bombing on a military checkpost in Pakistan's North Waziristan region has reached 17, the military said on Sunday.There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack on Saturday, which...

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24
Mar 2013
Iran denies Saudi accusation on alleged spying

World Bulletin / News DeskIran's foreign ministry said the country was not linked to a group of alleged spies arrested in Saudi Arabia, Iranian media reported on Sunday.Saudi Arabia said on Tuesday that it had detained an Iranian, a Lebanese, and 16...

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24
Mar 2013
Afghanistan's Karzai to hold meeting in Qatar on Taliban talks

World Bulletin / News DeskAfghan president Hamid Karzai will travel to Qatar later this month to hold meetings about the establishment of peace talks with the Taliban, the Afghan Foreign Ministry announced on Sunday.The trip will involve talks with the Qataris...

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24
Mar 2013
Egypt balloon flights to resume after deadly crash

World Bulletin / News DeskEgypt will allow again hot air balloon flights which were halted in February when 19 people were killed in a crash near the ancient town of Luxor, state media said on Saturday.Mostly Asian and European tourists were killed in the...

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22
Mar 2013
What are Syria opposition institutions?

World Bulletin / News DeskSyrian opposition organized under various different names and umbrellas after Assad regime forces has resorted to violence to oppress the peaceful protests that started March 15, 2011.Syrian opposition which was forbidden to get...

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22
Mar 2013
Protesters clash with Brotherhood supporters in Cairo

World Bulletin / News DeskHundreds of Egyptian protesters hurled stones at Muslim Brotherhood supporters close to the group's headquarters in Cairo on Friday, witnesses said.Columns of riot police stood guard as protesters holding flags and banners packed...

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22
Mar 2013
PKK commander orders militants to stop attacking Turkey

World Bulletin / News DeskPKK commander Murat Karayilan ordered his militants to halt hostilities against Turkish forces in line with a call from the group's jailed leader under a peace process to end a 28-year-old conflict, broadcaster CNN Turk reported...

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22
Mar 2013
Israel apologizes to Turkey over Mavi Marmara raid

World Bulletin / News DeskIsrael on Friday apologized to Turkey for the raid on a Gaza-bound aid flotilla in which eight Turks and an American of Turkish origin were killed in May 2010.Sources from the Turkish Prime Ministry confirmed that Israel's Prime...

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