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Photographer gets praise for showing courage during shooting

ANKARA (Sarzameen News) – Associated Press (AP) photographer Burhan Ozbilici was praised on Twitter for showing courage as he was not afraid to do his job when Russian Ambassador Andrey Karlov was shot on Monday. Andrey Karlov was talking to media when a Turkish police officer gunned him down and started shouting. The assailant was

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US closes diplomatic mission in Turkey

ANKARA, (Sarzameen News) – The United States on Tuesday closed its missions to Turkey for the day after a shooting incident overnight outside the American embassy in Ankara that followed the assassination of the Russian ambassador in the Turkish capital. “An individual approached the US Embassy Ankara main gate and discharged a firearm,” the embassy

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Drivers of recent upsurge in violence lie within Afghanistan, not outside: envoy

UNITED NATIONS (Sarzameen News) – Reaffirming Islamabad’s commitment to eliminating all terrorist networks, a senior Pakistani diplomat has rejected an afghan allegation that the Taliban reorganize in Pakistan during the winter period, saying their sanctuaries had, in fact, shifted to Afghanistan. “The drivers of the recent upsurge in violence lie within Afghanistan and not outside,”

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Ambassador’s murder aimed at derailing Syria peace process, says Vladimir Putin

MOSCOW (Sarzameen News) – Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Monday that the killing of Russia’s ambassador to Turkey was a despicable provocation aimed at derailing process for the solution of Syria crisis. Shortly after the assassination of Russian ambassador to Turkey Andrey Karlov, Putin reacted strongly and termed the attack, a bid to spoiling Russia-Turkey

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12 killed, 48 injured as lorry ploughs into crowd at Berlin Christmas market

BERLIN (Sarzameen News) –  As many as 12 people were killed while 48 others were left injured as a lorry ploughed into a busy Christmas market in Berlin on Monday. The truck jumped the sidewalk about 8 p.m. near the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church. Ambulances and heavily armed police rushed to the site soon after the

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Russian ambassador to Turkey killed in gun attack

MOSCOW (AFP) – The Russian ambassador to Ankara was wounded Monday in a gun attack in the Turkish capital, the foreign ministry in Moscow confirmed, with the Kremlin saying President Vladimir Putin had been informed. “Today during a public event in Ankara an unknown attacker started firing chaotically, as a result of which the Turkish

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350 people leave rebel-held Aleppo despite halted evacuations

ALEPPO (AFP) – Some 350 people were able to leave a rebel-held pocket of east Aleppo on Sunday, a medical official said, despite the official postponement of evacuations of civilians and fighters from the devastated Syrian city. Dozens of buses had entered Aleppo earlier in the day to resume evacuations, but plans were called off

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UN to vote Monday on sending observers to Aleppo

UNITED NATIONS (AFP) – The UN Security Council will vote Monday on a French-drafted resolution to quickly deploy UN observers to Aleppo, with Russia, Syria s ally, giving cautious backing to the measure. Russia had threatened to veto a first draft presented by France calling for observers to monitor evacuations from Aleppo and report on the

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13 dead as Indonesian air force plane crashes

JAKARTA (Sarzameen News) – An Indonesian air force transport plane has crashed into a mountain, killing all 13 people board, during a training exercise in the remote region of Papua, a search and rescue agency official said on Sunday. The Hercules C130 plane had taken off from the city of Timika before crashing near its

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Pakistan infant becomes youngest bone marrow donor in India

BENGALURU (Sarzameen News) – The eight-month-old Pakistani infant, Rayan has become the youngest bone marrow donor in India by donating healthy bone marrow stem cells to his elder sister, who underwent successful transplant at a city hospital Bengaluru, the Indian Express reported on Sunday. The two-and-a-half-year-old Zeenia, hailing from Sahiwal in Pakistan, was suffering from

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