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FBI says 20-year-old behind Trump assassination attempt

FBI says 20-year-old behind Trump assassination attempt

July 14, 2024, 7:25 pm

WASHINGTON – The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) on Sunday identified Thomas Matthew Crooks as the suspected shooter in former US president Donald Trump's assassination attempt. Crooks, 20, is from Pennsylvania, where the former president was hit during his rally in Butler township. "The… Read More

Trump ‘fine’ after gunshots reported at Pennsylvania rally

Trump ‘fine’ after gunshots reported at Pennsylvania rally

July 14, 2024, 9:16 am

WASHINGTON – Former US President Donald Trump “is fine” after he appeared injured Saturday following gunshots that were reported at a rally in the US state of Pennsylvania. Trump was seen bloodied on his right ear as he was being whisked from the stage, according to social media footage.… Read More

12 dead, 66 missing in Nepal's landslides

12 dead, 66 missing in Nepal's landslides

July 12, 2024, 1:41 pm

KATHMANDU – Twelve people died while 65 others went missing in separate incidents as massive rains triggered flooding and landslides in central Nepal on Thursday night and Friday morning, local police said. On Thursday night, seven members of one family and three others died in landslides in… Read More

Meta to remove posts containing ‘Zionist’

Meta to remove posts containing ‘Zionist’

July 11, 2024, 12:27 pm

TEHRAN – Meta has announced a decision to remove posts containing the word “Zionist” on Facebook and Instagram. The giant social media company made the decision on the pretext of fighting hate speech. The term “Zionist” is not a proper word to refer to Jews or Israelis, according to a… Read More

Global population tops 8 billion as aging trend accelerates

Global population tops 8 billion as aging trend accelerates

July 11, 2024, 9:00 am

ISTANBUL – The global population aged 65 and over has nearly doubled to 10.3%, and this trend is expected to continue. The world's population, which continues to grow at varying rates in different regions, has already surpassed 8 billion people. According to the UN Population Fund's (UNFPA)… Read More

3.6% of teenagers don't identify as male or female - survey

3.6% of teenagers don't identify as male or female - survey

July 10, 2024, 1:40 pm

ROME – Some 3.6 percent of Italian teenagers, or almost one in 30, don't identify as male or female, according to a new survey out Tuesday. The survey by research institute IARD, carried out on 3,427 students between the ages of 13 and 19, for the first time gave the option "I don't identify" in… Read More

White House denies Biden being treated for Parkinson’s

White House denies Biden being treated for Parkinson’s

July 9, 2024, 2:06 pm

WASHINGTON – The White House on Monday denied that US President Joe Biden is being treated for Parkinson's disease despite visitor logs showing that a leading neurologist who specializes in the malady visited the executive mansion eight times in as many months.  The records, available to the… Read More

Scientists to restore damaged lands in Arctic region

Scientists to restore damaged lands in Arctic region

July 8, 2024, 1:58 pm

ISTANBUL –  A Turkish team of scientists will develop engineering solutions validated by scientific methods to restore damaged lands in the Arctic region. Orhan Ince, an environmental engineering faculty member at Istanbul Technical University (ITU) and head of the school’s Microbial Ecology… Read More

Democrats eye Harris as only possible replacement for Biden 

Democrats eye Harris as only possible replacement for Biden 

July 8, 2024, 12:50 pm

NEW YORK – The US Democratic Party elite views Kamala Harris as the only candidate to replace Joe Biden in the presidential race, The Wall Street Journal reported. According to WSJ, the party elite has almost reached a consensus that Harris is the only replacement for Biden. There will be some… Read More

Palestinian deputy labor minister killed in Israeli strike in Gaza

Palestinian deputy labor minister killed in Israeli strike in Gaza

July 8, 2024, 12:42 pm

GAZA CITY – Palestinian Deputy Labor Minister Ihab al-Ghussein was killed in an Israeli airstrike in Gaza City on Sunday, local authorities said. Gaza's government media office said al-Ghussein was killed along with a group of Palestinians after he was directly hit by an Israeli plane, without… Read More

11 killed, several missing as massive rains wreak havoc across Nepal

11 killed, several missing as massive rains wreak havoc across Nepal

July 8, 2024, 11:46 am

ANKARA – At least 11 people were killed and several went missing as incessant monsoon rains triggered landslides and flash floods across Nepal, local media reported on Sunday. The floods and landslides triggered by heavy rains over the past 24 hours destroyed several houses, and blocked key… Read More

Papua New Guinea exec arrested in Australia over domestic violence

Papua New Guinea exec arrested in Australia over domestic violence

July 8, 2024, 11:43 am

ANKARA – Australian police arrested an official of Papua New Guinea (PNG) on the charge of domestic assault offense, local media reported on Sunday. The PNG's Minister for Petroleum Jimmy Maladina was arrested in Sydney near famed Bondi beach after police responded to a call by a woman on… Read More

US braces for historic heat wave threatening 130M nationwide

US braces for historic heat wave threatening 130M nationwide

July 7, 2024, 8:18 pm

ISTANBUL – A massive heat wave is sweeping across the US, placing approximately 130 million people under severe heat advisories from the Pacific Northwest to the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast, Voice of America reported Saturday. This extreme weather event is poised to break numerous temperature… Read More

Vietnam to turn off outdated 2G tech in September

Vietnam to turn off outdated 2G tech in September

July 7, 2024, 7:46 pm

HÀ NỘI – Vietnam will turn off its 2G technology beginning September 16. Telecommunication service providers are urged to take drastic measures to support their subscribers to switch to mobile phones with higher technology to ensure their interests. But the 2G service will continue to be… Read More

China denounces US deployment of ballistic missiles to PH

China denounces US deployment of ballistic missiles to PH

July 6, 2024, 4:10 pm

ISTANBUL – China warned against US deployment of intermediate-range missiles to the Philippines, citing a significant regional security threat. "The deployment is a move to turn back the wheel of history, and it gravely threatens regional countries’ security, undermines regional peace and… Read More

Pezeshkian is new Iranian president

Pezeshkian is new Iranian president

July 6, 2024, 4:08 pm

DUBAI – Iranian reformist candidate Masoud Pezeshkian has won the presidential run-off, the spokesman for the Islamic Republic’s Election Office, Mohsen Eslami, announced Saturday. Pezeshkian received 16.384 million or 53.6 percent of the 30.530 million total votes cast, to become Iran’s… Read More

Biden: I'm staying in US presidential race

Biden: I'm staying in US presidential race

July 6, 2024, 1:24 pm

WASHINGTON – President Joe Biden on Friday reiterated that he will stay in the presidential race, pledging to beat former President Donald Trump amid continuing doubts over his prospects and fitness for office after a poor showing in last week’s debate. “Ever since then (the debate),… Read More

7.2% of deaths in 10 major Indian cities due to air pollution: Study

7.2% of deaths in 10 major Indian cities due to air pollution: Study

July 5, 2024, 1:06 pm

ISTANBUL – Some 7.2 percent of deaths reported in 10 major Indian cities are caused by air pollution, a new study said on Thursday. The study by The Lancet Planetary Health claimed significant associations between short-term exposure to fine particulate matter (PM2.5) and daily mortality rates… Read More

Samsung Electronics eyes surge in Q2 operating profit on AI boom

Samsung Electronics eyes surge in Q2 operating profit on AI boom

July 5, 2024, 12:53 pm

SEOUL – Samsung Electronics Co. on Friday estimated its second-quarter operating profit shot up more than 15-fold, as a prolonged boom in artificial intelligence computing lifted prices of memory chips. The world's biggest maker of memory chips expected a second-quarter operating profit of 10.4… Read More

SoKor urges trainee doctors to swiftly decide return to hospitals

SoKor urges trainee doctors to swiftly decide return to hospitals

July 2, 2024, 1:44 pm

SEOUL – Health Minister Cho Kyoo-hong on Tuesday called for trainee doctors to swiftly make their decision on whether or not to return to hospitals, as most of them have shown little sign of returning despite the government's appeasement steps. About 12,000 trainee doctors have left their… Read More