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Turkey re-considers death penalty

Istanbul (The Times Groupe)- Following President Tayyip Erdogan's mention of the death penalty in connection with this week's wildfires, Turkey will reconsider a 2004 decision to abolish capital punishment.

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Turkey re-considers death penalty

Istanbul (The Times Groupe)- Following President Tayyip Erdogan's mention of the death penalty in connection with this week's wildfires, Turkey will reconsider a 2004 decision to abolish capital punishment.

Turkey’s Erdogan slams West over refugee policy

Ankara (The Times Groupe)- Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has expressed concern that underdeveloped countries shelter more than twice as many refugees as developed countries, blaming them for having used the global refugee crisis for advertising purposes.

Georgians protest government for not being granted EU candidacy status

Tbilisi (The Times Groupe)- Protesters in Georgia demanded the resignation of Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili after the European Union denied Georgia "candidate" status.

US Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade abortion rights ruling

Washington (The Times Groupe)- The U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade on Friday, ending the constitutional right to abortion.

Wildfire in Turkey’s Marmaris largely under control

Antalia (The Times Groupe)- The wildfire that raged overnight in Turkey's Mugla province has been largely contained, a minister said.

Over 1,000 killed, 1,600 injured as earthquake jolts Afghanistan

Kabul (The Times Groupe)- More than 1,000 people have died and nearly 1,600 have been injured in a deadly earthquake in eastern Afghanistan, officials said on Wednesday.

Total travel chaos hits UK as trains stop due to strike, flights grounded with no luggage handlers

Lonodn (The Times Groupe)- Since early Tuesday, Britain's rail network has been running with skeleton services as thousands of rail workers have began an industrial action, while the country's airports have already been paralyzed due to staff shortages for more than a month.

All departing flights canceled at Brussels Airport due to strike

Brussels (The Times Groupe)- Staff are on strike at Brussels Airport on Monday, preventing flights from taking off.

Shooting in Washington leaves teenager dead, 3 others wounded

Washington (The Times Groupe)- A shooting on Sunday in Washington, D.C. left a 15-year-old boy dead and three injured, including a Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) officer.

China conducts land-based anti-ballistic missile test on Sun

Beijing (The Times Groupe)- China successfully conducted a mid-course anti-ballistic missile test on Sunday within its borders.

Israeli Herzog thanks Erdogan for Ankara’s efforts in combatting terrorism

Istanbul (The Times Groupe)- The Israeli president Isaac Herzog in a phone call thanked his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan for Ankara’s efforts in combatting terrorism that Iran was trying to carry out a terror attack on Israelis in Turkey’s Istanbul over the weekend, Turkey's Communications Directorate said on Sunday.

BCCLA Reacts: Civil liberties group disappointed by Cullen Commission report into money laundering

Vancouver, BC (The Times Groupe)- The BCCLA is disappointed by the Final Report of the Cullen Commission of Inquiry into Money Laundering in British Columbia, which was released yesterday. The Final Report recommends invasive measures and a tough-on-crime approach that does not give due consideration to constitutional rights. The BCCLA was the only civil liberties organization granted full participant status in the Cullen Commission, where it advocated for human rights, privacy protections and due process during public hearings from February 2020 to October 2022.

Millions affected as devastating floods hit Bangladesh

Dhaka (The Times Groupe)- Floods in Bangladesh have worsened because of heavy rains and a flood of water from hills and upstream India, officials say.

China launches third, most advanced aircraft carrier named ‘Fujian’

Beijing (The Times Groupe)- China launched its third and most advanced aircraft carrier on Friday, with new combat systems that experts say are fast catching up to the United States.

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