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Turkey, U.S. play down differences on fight against Islamic State

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ISTANBUL - Turkey and the United States played down differences in the fight against Islamic State on Friday, but Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu made clear Ankara would keep pressing for a no-fly zone in Syria and President Bashar al-Assad's removal.

Turkey, U.S. play down differences on fight against Islamic State 21 Nov 2014

ISTANBUL - Turkey and the United States played down differences in the fight against Islamic State on Friday, but Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu made clear Ankara would keep pressing for a no-fly zone in Syria and President Bashar al-Assad's removal.

UPDATE 2-Turkey's Bank Asya cuts staff, branches in turnaround bid 21 Nov 2014

* Bank Asya cuts workforce by a third, branches by a quarter

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U.S. war planes strike Qaeda militants in Syrian border town - group 20 Nov 2014

AMMAN - U.S. air strikes on a Syrian border town with Turkey killed at least two militants from Nusra Front, in the fourth such attack against the al Qaeda affiliate group since September, a monitoring group and Syrian activists said on Thursday.

RPT-U.S. Thanksgiving meal costs barely rise as price of turkey slips 20 Nov 2014

WASHINGTON, Nov 20 - A small decline in turkey prices helped hold the increase in the cost of preparing a Thanksgiving meal for 10 to less than 1 percent this year, the country's largest farm group said on Thursday.

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U.S. war planes strike Qaeda militants in Syrian border town: group 20 Nov 2014

AMMAN - U.S. air strikes on a Syrian border town with Turkey killed at least two militants from Nusra Front, in the fourth such attack against the al Qaeda affiliate group since September, a monitoring group and Syrian activists said on Thursday.

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Thanksgiving meal costs barely rise as price of turkey slips 20 Nov 2014

WASHINGTON - A small decline in turkey prices helped hold the increase in the cost of preparing a Thanksgiving meal for 10 to less than 1 percent this year, the country's largest farm group said on Thursday.

U.S. Thanksgiving meal costs barely rise as price of turkey slips 20 Nov 2014

WASHINGTON, Nov 20 - A small decline in turkey prices helped hold the increase in the cost of preparing a Thanksgiving meal for 10 to less than 1 percent this year, the country's largest farm group said on Thursday.

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Stenson hopes birdie blitz bodes well for Dubai defence 19 Nov 2014

DUBAI - Henrik Stenson hopes his final round birdie blitz in Turkey last weekend bodes well for his defence of Europe's season-ending $8 million (5 million pounds) DP World Tour Championship, which starts on Thursday.

Golf-Stenson hopes birdie blitz bodes well for Dubai defence 19 Nov 2014

DUBAI, Nov 19 - Henrik Stenson hopes his final round birdie blitz in Turkey last weekend bodes well for his defence of Europe's season-ending $8 million DP World Tour Championship, which starts on Thursday.

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Iran nuclear talks may be extended as U.S. sees 'big gaps'

VIENNA - World powers and Iran struggled on Saturday to overcome the differences preventing them from ending a 12-year standoff over Tehran's atomic ambitions, raising the prospect of another extension to the high-stakes talks. | Video