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By Red Diogenes On Monday, January 21st, 2019
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‘Men in Black International’ details and photos: more aliens, plot details and the twins, Laurent and Larry Bourgeois

The upcoming Men in Black International, a half-sequel, half-reboot of the comic book franchise that started over 21 years ago, will forego the legacy of Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones, who made the series memorable, More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, January 17th, 2019
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Turkey: Court rules to protect religious freedom for Christians in compulsory Islam classes

(International Christian Concern) –Istanbul’s 4th Administrative Court has given its final judgement in a case where a parent requested her child be exempted from compulsory religion class. According to the More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, October 16th, 2018
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Saudis: Jamal Khashoggi died during interrogation

The Saudis are preparing a report that will acknowledge that Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s death was the result of an interrogation that went wrong, one that was intended to lead to his abduction from Turkey, More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, December 27th, 2017
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‘Murder on the Orient Express’ Movie Review: Hercule Poirot is reintroduced in star-studded thriller

Hercule Poirot is back for a new generation as Kenneth Branagh immerses himself in the film as both the star and director of Murder on the Orient Express. The plot is familiar, for fans of the either Agatha Christie’s More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, July 4th, 2016
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Turkish airport terrorist attack: 13 arrested as country still mourns

Turkey has been at the epicenter of the battle against Islamic State and likeminded Sunni terrorists, suffering more than its share of terrorist attacks in the past year, but the three suicide bombers attacking More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, June 7th, 2016
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Istanbul bomb blast kills at least 11, injures 36

At least 11 people have been killed and 36 others injured after a bomb attack on a police vehicle, Istanbul’s governor has said. The deadly explosion ripped through central Istanbul near a university and tourist More...

By Kaye Wonderhouse On Monday, May 2nd, 2016
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Seattle May Day protest results in 9 arrests as Molotov cocktails hurled at police, injuring 5

Sunday’s May Day protest in Seattle went from a peaceful assembly to a violent disregard for police as protesters lit fireworks, threw rocks and Molotov cocktails at police. Seattle Police confirmed nine More...

By Butter Bracco On Thursday, February 26th, 2015
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Two men arrested in New York, one in Florida, linked to ISIS

Three New York City men were arrested Wednesday on charges they allegedly conspired to join ISIS in Syria, while also trying to carry out attacks in the United States, the authorities said. The men had planned More...

By Kaye Wonderhouse On Thursday, February 19th, 2015
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Minnesota man, Hamza Ahmed, charged in connection to ISIS

A Minnesota man pulled off an airplane bound for Turkey last year has been indicted on charges of conspiring to support Islamic State and lying to federal agents investigating recruitment by militant groups, prosecutors More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, May 15th, 2014
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Turkey mining explosion: death toll reaches 282, over 150 miners still missing

Rescue teams have recovered more victims from a coal mine in western Turkey, raising the death toll in Turkey’s worst mining disaster to 282, a government minister said Thursday. While Turkey searches for survivors More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, July 5th, 2013
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Besir Atalay, Turkish Deputy PM, blames Israel ‘Jewish Diaspora’ for civil unrest and protests

One of Turkey’s deputy prime ministers, Besir Atalay, tried to deflect attention from protests against Turkey’s Islamist government, blaming Jews and Israel. Days after the comments Atalay now blames the media More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, June 11th, 2013
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Turkey protests erupt into more chaos of tear gas, water cannons and fireworks

A central square in Istanbul erupted through Tuesday and into Wednesday in an unsettling, chaotic scene of tear gas canisters and water cannons from police met by fireworks, metal banging and defiant chanting from More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, June 3rd, 2013
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Protests in Turkey worsen, spreading to 67 cities, targeting Tayyip Erdogan more directly PHOTOS

While the mainstream media appears have not noticed the massive riots in the streets of Turkey and the rage that has  turned against Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, PolicyMic published a collection of photos More...

By Brandon Jones On Sunday, June 2nd, 2013
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Anti-government protests spread across Turkey, over 1000 arrested

After a brief lull on Saturday, widespread protests sparked off once more across Turkey as anti-government protestors came head to head with police. It all started with a peaceful protest over plans to redevelop More...

By Brandon Jones On Saturday, May 25th, 2013
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‘Kiss protest’ in Turkey pushes back on attack on couple kissing in public

Dozens of couples have locked lips at a subway stop in Turkey’s capital, Ankara, to protest subway authorities’ admonishment of a couple that kissed in public. Kissing became a topic in Turkey headlines More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, February 1st, 2013
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Explosion outside U.S. Embassy in Turkey, White House press secretary Jay Carney calls it ‘by definition, an act of terror’

State department security officials have confirmed that an explosion occurred  in front of Embassy Ankara. NBC News reports the explosion was due to a suicide bomber. At least two people were killed in the explosion, More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, January 29th, 2013
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Videos surface of Turkish Airlines plane being struck by lightning, engine catching fire and then landing safely

Turkish Airlines confirmed that a plane with 114 people aboard made an emergency landing after it was struck by lightning and one of its engines caught fire. The flight was from Izmir from Istanbul, but while preparing More...

By Laura Jones On Monday, January 28th, 2013
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Pastor Emre Karaali escapes an assassination attempt in Turkey

Assassins infiltrated a Turkish congregation in a plot to murder the pastor of the Izmit Protestant Church, but were stopped by Turkish counter-terrorism units. Pastor Emre Karaali Police arrested 14 suspects in More...

By Robert Herriman On Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013
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Hillary Clinton denies knowing anything about Libya gun running

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton delivers remarks on the deaths of American personnel in Benghazi, Libya, at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C., September 12, 2012. [State Department More...


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