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  • Israel president marks Armenian massacre for first time

    President Reuven Rivlin met Armenian community leaders Sunday on the centenary of the massacre of 1.5 million Armenians, the first time an Israeli head of state has marked the killings. Israel does not recognise the slaughter of Armenians at the hands of the Ottoman forces between 1915 and 1917 as…

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  • Turkey detains 350 migrants en route to Europe

    The Turkish coastguard has rounded up 350 mainly Syrian migrants in an operation against a ship planning to take them to Europe, the official Anatolia news agency said Sunday. It said the migrants, including women and children, were seeking to reach European Union countries, in particular Italy.…

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  • Turkish Airlines plane makes emergency landing after engine fire

    A Turkish Airlines plane returning from Milan made an emergency landing in Istanbul on Saturday after one of its engines caught fire, media and officials said. Footage on NTV television showed smoke and flames coming from plane's right engine as firefighters rushed to meet the Airbus 320 as it…

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  • Thousands remember Anzac heroism on Gallipoli centenary

    Thousands of Australians and New Zealanders on Saturday thronged the beaches of Turkey's Gallipoli peninsula to remember the heroism and sacrifice of their forefathers in the World War I campaign against the Ottoman Empire 100 years ago. Troops from the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC)…

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  • Centenary of 1.5 million Armenian deaths marked in NYC

    NEW YORK (AP) — Thousands of people packed Times Square on Sunday to demand that the U.S. government recognize the deaths of up to 1.5 million Armenians during World War I as genocide.

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    Soldiers honored on 100th year of Gallipoli battle (35 photos)

    During the emotional ceremony, Britain's Prince Charles and the prime ministers of Australia and New Zealand spoke of the heroism of the soldiers from their countries and other Allied nations. The Gallipoli campaign also altered the course for the countries on both sides of the trenches. The…

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