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Turkish town evacuated as wildfire reaches power station

A coal-fired power station in south-west Turkey and nearby town on the Aegean Sea were evacuated late on Wednesday as a deadly wildfire reached inside the plant. Firefighters and police fled the 35-year-old Kemerköy plant in the hillside Aegean province of Muğla, and sirens could be heard wailing. The defence...
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Several Hundred Afghan Refugees Found Packed in Truck at Turkey-Iran Border

This week, border authorities in Turkey made a startling discovery when a large truck crossing over from Iran was caught carrying some 300 people. Men, women, and children were found packed in an incredibly tight space. According to Turkish sources, most of the people were refugees from Afghanistan. Afghanistan has...
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Local retired GBI agent featured on ESPN segment

Anyone who happened to be watching “Outside the Lines” on ESPN July 24 may have seen a familiar face talking about an event that took place 25 years ago. Tom Davis was featured in a segment about the 1996 Centennial Park bombing that took place during the 1996 Olympics held in Atlanta. Davis is a retired GBI agent who was with Richard Jewell when the backpack containing the bomb was discovered July 27, 1996.
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Hundreds evacuated by sea as wildfire reaches Turkish power plant

Turkish rescuers on Thursday began evacuating hundreds of villagers by sea after a deadly wildfire engulfed the outer edges of a thermal power plant storing thousands of tonnes of coal. An AFP team saw firefighters and police fleeing the 35-year-old Kemerkoy plant in the Aegean province of Mugla as bright balls of orange flame tore through the surrounding hills. Hundreds of local villages -- many clutching small bags of belongings grabbed from their abandoned houses as the evacuation call sounded -- began piling onto coastguard speedboats at the nearby port of Oren. The regional authority said "all explosive chemicals" and other hazardous material had been removed from the strategic site.

Joel Berry Makes Charlotte Hornets Summer League Roster

Former North Carolina star Joel Berry is back with the Charlotte Hornets organization as a part of their Summer League roster. In 2019-20, The former Tar Heel point guard played with the franchise's G League affiliate, the Greensboro Swarm, and averaged 8.0 points, 2.1 rebounds, and 2.1 assists across 34 games played.
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Oldest example of applied geometry found in 3,700-year-old Babylonian clay tablet

Almost four millennia ago, two wealthy Mesopotamian landowners quarreled over a plot of land, each claiming they were the rightful owner. The dispute was solved not through sheer force and violence, for this was the kingdom that laid out the very first written laws after all, but rather through rather modern-like mediation. A skilled surveyor arrived at a site and with his trusted tools, he divided the disputed lands at the border into equal plots and the two landowners were back to their happy neighborly selves.

How a fake network pushes pro-China propaganda

A sprawling network of more than 350 fake social media profiles is pushing pro-China narratives and attempting to discredit those seen as opponents of China's government, according to a new study. The aim is to delegitimise the West and boost China's influence and image overseas, the report by the Centre...
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Erdogan says Turkish economy will grow more than 7% in 2021

ISTANBUL, Aug 4 (Reuters) - President Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday Turkey's economy would grow more than 7% this year, driven by a 20% leap in the second quarter, and he expected inflation to fall after August. The government and International Monetary Fund have forecast the economy to grow 5.8%...
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Roller coaster ride for EM currencies to roll on

JOHANNESBURG/BENGALURU, Aug 5 (Reuters) - Short-term volatility in emerging markets currencies will linger as the jury is still out on the timing of U.S. stimulus tapering and as investors support currencies with greater potential for strength, a Reuters poll found. In an Aug. 2-4 survey, the outlook for emerging market...

Galatasaray v St Johnstone: Callum Davidson's men aim to thrive as underdogs

Europa League qualifying: Galatasaray v St Johnstone. Venue: Turk Telekom Stadium, Istanbul Date: Thursday, 5 August Kick-off: 19:00 BST. Coverage: Watch on BBC Scotland and BBC Sport website, listen on BBC Radio Scotland DAB/810MW, live text commentary on BBC Sport website & app. Manager Callum Davidson hopes St Johnstone's status...
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The State Department should rethink its Turkey policy

The disparity between Congress and State Department on Turkey policy is the worst-kept secret in Washington foreign policy circles. While Congress has shown deep bipartisan concern for Turkey’s role in many regional and international flashpoints, the State Department continues to turn a blind eye to many of the NATO stalwart’s misdeeds.