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EU's anti-fraud body probes aid for Syrian refugees

BRUSSELS/LONDON The European Union's anti-fraud body is investigating Syria aid projects, officials said, after a similar U.S. probe exposed bribery and fraud in some of its humanitarian assistance in the war-torn state.

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Greece says Erdogan's remarks on islands 'dangerous' to relations 30 Sep 2016

ATHENS Greece on Friday accused neighbouring Turkey of endangering ties between the two NATO allies by questioning the wisdom of an almost century-old treaty that established the modern boundaries between the two countries.

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Turkish media boss quits after email 'scam' fuels press freedom fears 30 Sep 2016

ANKARA The head of one of Turkey's largest media groups, Dogan Media, quit on Friday after hackers released what they said were emails showing him yielding to editorial pressure from members of President Tayyip Erdogan's inner circle.

Turkish media boss quits after email "scam" fuels press freedom fears 30 Sep 2016

ANKARA, Sept 30 The head of one of Turkey's largest media groups, Dogan Media, quit on Friday after hackers released what they said were emails showing him yielding to editorial pressure from members of President Tayyip Erdogan's inner circle.

'Press 1 for child labour' - Garment workers use cellphones to report abuses 30 Sep 2016

MUMBAI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Textile workers from Bangladesh to Turkey are using cellphones to report child labour, delayed wages and trafficking - a trend rights groups say shows the promise of technology in tackling abuses in the garment industry.

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Migrant pressure builds in Serbia despite tighter border controls 30 Sep 2016

VRSKA CUKA, Serbia Across south-east Europe, governments are throwing up barriers to keep out migrants arriving via Turkey, but numbers are still creeping up as rougher seas lead more to try this Balkan route rather than risk a Mediterranean crossing.

Turkey pulls plug on 20 radio, TV channels in post-coup emergency decree 30 Sep 2016

ISTANBUL Turkey has ordered the closure of 20 television and radio stations, including one that airs children's programmes, on charges they spread "terrorist propaganda", adding to fears that emergency rule is being used to stifle the media.

Turkey pulls plug on 20 radio, TV channels in post-coup emergency decree 30 Sep 2016

ISTANBUL, Sept 30 Turkey has ordered the closure of 20 television and radio stations, including one that airs children's programmes, on charges they spread "terrorist propaganda", adding to fears that emergency rule is being used to stifle the media.

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Erdogan says to extend Turkey's emergency rule, rounds on rating agencies 29 Sep 2016

ISTANBUL/ANKARA Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan suggested on Thursday that emergency rule could be extended beyond a year and rounded on rating agencies after Moody's cut Turkey to "junk" status, helping send the lira to its weakest in almost two months.

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Warplanes knock out Aleppo hospitals as Russian-backed assault intensifies 29 Sep 2016

BEIRUT Russian or Syrian warplanes knocked two hospitals out of service in the besieged rebel sector of Aleppo on Wednesday and ground forces intensified an assault in a battle which the United Nations said had made the city worse than a slaughterhouse. | Video

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Russia said to send more warplanes to Syria, diplomacy 'on life support'

MOSCOW/BEIRUT Russia is sending more warplanes to Syria to ramp up its air campaign, a Russian newspaper reported on Friday, as the United States said diplomacy to halt the violence was "on life support" but not dead yet. | Video