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Erdogan orders closure of 1,000 schools

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has ordered the closure of more than 1,000 private schools and extended the period in which some suspects can be detained without charge, in his first decree since declaring a three-month state of emergency.

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Erdogan pledges army overhaul in shakeup

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan pledged to overhaul the army in response to last week's failed coup, a sign that a newly imposed state of emergency would be used to press on with a purge that has alarmed the West. In a sign o

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No return to past repression, assures Turkey

Turkey tried to assure its citizens and the outside world on Thursday that there will be no return to the deep repression of the past even though President Tayyip Erdogan has imposed the first nationwide state of emergency since the 1980s.

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Kuwait Airways flight makes emergency landing in Dhaka

A Kuwait Airways flight en route to Bangkok was forced to make an emergency landing at Dhaka International Airport, Bangladesh after a passenger died mid-air, said a report. According to a report in WAM, flight 411 resume

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Qatar Airways flight makes emergency landing in Romania

A Qatar Airways flight bound to Doha from Oslo, Norway, made an emergency landing in the Romanian capital of Bucharest yesterday (July 9) due to a fault in one of its engines, said a report. The Boeing 787 Dreamliner, which was ca

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Venezuela declares emergency over US 'threats'

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro declared a 60-day state of emergency on Friday due to what he called plots from within the OPEC country and the United States to topple his leftist government. Maduro did not provide details of

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France extends emergency to cover Euro 2016

France plans to extend the state of emergency in place since November's attacks on Paris by two months, to maintain security through the Euro 2016 soccer tournament, Prime Minister Manuel Valls said on Wednesday. The announcem

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WHO declares Zika a global health emergency

WHO Director-General Margaret Chan told reporters that coordinated international action was needed to improve detection and expedite work on a vaccine and better diagnostics for the disease, but said curbs on travel or trade were not necessary.

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Zika vaccine ‘may be ready for emergency use this year’

A vaccine for the Zika virus, which has been linked to severe birth defects in thousands of infants, could be ready for emergency use before year-end, one of its lead developers said on Thursday, a timetable well ahead of estimates by US offic

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Iran says didn't receive request for Opec meet

Iran did not receive any request for an Opec emergency meeting, Shana news agency reported on Wednesday, citing Iranian oil minister Bijan Zanganeh.   The minister's comments come a day after Nigeria

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