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Cihan News Agency latest on Friday, September 20, 2013
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GÜL PRESS CONFERENCE: Turkish President Abdullah GÜl will hold a press conference before heading for the US. for the 68th UN General Assembly.
YES ANNUAL MEETING: The 10th annual meeting of Yalta European Strategy (YES) will be held in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea. Ukraine President Viktor Yanukovych and Lithuania President Dalia Grybauskaite will be in attendance at the meeting. EU Affairs Minister Egemen Bagis will represent Turkey during the meeting.
KRG ELECTION: Kurdish Journalist and author Mumtaz Haydariy talked to Cihan news agency ahead of the KRG parliamentary election on September 21.
NEW IPHONES ON MARKET: Apple put its new models iPhone 5S and 5C on the market.
CONVERSATIONS WITH KAREN NYBERG: NASA astronaut Karen Nyberg discusses how she decided to become a mechanical engineer in this video, which is part of a special series developed from Nyberg's preflight conversations with fellow NASA astronaut Cady Coleman.
NEW TRIO PREPS FOR LAUNCH: The three crew members who will return the International Space Station to its full six-person complement are in the homestretch of their launch preparations at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.
KERRY ON SYRIA: The UN Security Council must be prepared to agree to a binding resolution on Syria's chemical weapons next week, US Secretary of State John Kerry said Thursday.
MEXICO FLOOD: Deaths from floods and landslides battering Mexico neared 100 on Thursday as a fresh hurricane hit the northwest and rescuers faced a risky mission in a village buried in mud.
IDB ISTANBUL OFFICE: The Islamic Development Bank opens an office in Ankara. Turkish President Abdullah GÜl and Deputy Prime Minister Ali Babacan are expected to attend the opening ceremony.
JAPANESE TOURIST WENT HOME: Hoshie Teramatsu, a Japanese tourist who has escaped a stab attack with serious injuries while her friend lost her life in Turkish central Province of Nevsehir on September 9, sent to her home country by an ambulance jet arranged by Turkish Health Ministry on Thursday.
MOTHER AND 4 CHILDREN KILLED IN TURKEY: A mother and her four children have been killed in an attack outside a prison in southern Turkish province of Mardin.
TRUCK DRIVERS PROTESTS: Congestion occurred on the Fatih Sultan Mehmet (FSM) and Bosporus bridges as a result of a protest by dump truck drivers against the closure of a dump site in Istanbul starting at around noon on Thursday.
HUMAN RIGHTS SITUATION IN SYRIA: The United Nations (UN) human rights office said they have been asking for the referral of the situation in Syria to the International Criminal Court (ICC), but they also want the resolution on Syria to focus not only on chemical weapons, but the over 100,000 victims of conventional weapons.
ELECTIONS IN NORTHERN IRAQ-2: Final preparations are under way for the parliamentary election in Iraqi Kurdistan's Regional Government (KRG). While a few days left for the elections which are set to be held on Saturday, parties have been campaigning to win enough seats at the Kurdish parliament.
MERKEL, STEINBRUECK HOLD RALLIES: Angela Merkel's necklace, a middle-finger photo and "Veggie Day" have been hot-button issues in a general election campaign that Germans say has been shockingly banal.
ACCIDENT IN TURKEY: Seven people were killed and 25 others were injured on Thursday when a bus carrying passengers hit a truck from behind in the KizilÖren district of Afyonkarahisar province.
STORMS IN MEXICO: Thousands of frustrated tourists lined up under sweltering heat Wednesday to board airlifts out of the flooded resort of Acapulco while a drenched Mexico braced for new storms.
ELECTIONS IN NORTHERN IRAQ-1: Iraq's Kurdish region goes to the polls on Saturday, grappling with a swathe of disputes with the central government while fellow Kurds fight bloody battles across the border in Syria.
TURKISH ECONOMY: Deputy Prime Minister Ali Babacan has said the recent growth rates of the Turkish economy have been pretty much in line with year-end targets but that the quality of growth needs special attention.
FED INTEREST RATES: Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said Wednesday that the Fed could still decide to begin cutting its stimulus program later this year.
CLASH IN EGYPT: Egyptian troops and police stormed the village of Kerdassah near Cairo Thursday in the latest crackdown on militants, media and security officials said.
NASA CLIMATE CHANGE: Will climate change drastically reduce our food production, or will it change what we produce?
AN ANTARES ROCKET LIFTS OFF: NASA commercial space partner Orbital Sciences Corp. of Dulles, Va., launched its Cygnus cargo spacecraft aboard its Antares rocket at 10:58 a.m.
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