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Turkey reverses military headscarf ban

Turkey reverses military headscarf ban

ISTANBUL –– A ban on female army officers in Turkey wearing the Muslim headscarf has been lifted by the government. The military is the last Turkish institution to see the ban removed. It has long been seen as the guardian of Turkey’s secular constitution. Wearing headscarves in public institutions was banned in the 1980s. But […]

FLORIDA – Planets found

FLORIDA – Planets found

CAPE CANAVERAL –– Astronomers have detected a record seven Earth-sized planets orbiting a single star. The researchers say that all seven could potentially support liquid…

Dozens of migrants drown off Libya

TRIPOLI – The bodies of 74 migrants have been recovered by the Libyan Red Crescent after washing up on the country’s northern coast near the…

Trump widens immigrant deportation

Trump widens immigrant deportation

WASHINGTON – The Trump administration has issued tough guidelines to widen the net for deporting illegal immigrants from the US, and speed up their removal.…

Five killed in Australian plane crash

Five killed in Australian plane crash

An Australian pilot and four American tourists on a golfing vacation were killed when a light plane crashed in flames into a shopping mall on Tuesday shortly after…





Iraqi forces take key village in Mosul

Iraqi forces take key village in Mosul

MOSUL – US-backed Iraqi forces have cleared ISIS fighters from a key village overlooking Mosul’s airport, the Iraqi…

South Sudan declares famine

South Sudan declares famine

KHARTOUM – The government and the United Nations report that some 100,000 people are facing starvation, with a…

SOUTH CHINA SEA: US carrier group begins ‘routine’ patrols

SOUTH CHINA SEA: US carrier group begins ‘routine’ patrols

US aircraft carrier the USS Carl Vinson has started what it calls “routine operations” in the South China…

CANADA – $100,000 cash found in old TV set

CANADA – $100,000 cash found in old TV set

ONTARIO – Wires and tubes and lots of glass and plastic, that’s what TV recyclers usually find inside…

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