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Airlines suspend Baghdad flights after airplane shooting

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BAGHDAD - Six airlines from the United Arab Emirates, Turkey and Lebanon

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Erdogan settles in as Turkey's strongman, constitutional change or not 27 Jan 2015

ANKARA - A grand new palace, toothless opposition and fawning ruling party have helped Tayyip Erdogan craft a powerful role as Turkey's head of state; but elections may yet deny him his goal of a full executive presidency and sow political uncertainty.

UPDATE 3-Turkish central bank signals early policy meeting, possible rate cut 27 Jan 2015

* Central bank lowers end-2015 inflation forecast (Adds Erdogan comments)

California turkey farm quarantined after bird flu detected 26 Jan 2015

CHICAGO - A California turkey farm has been quarantined after confirmation of the first case of an outbreak of the highly pathogenic H5N8 avian influenza strain in the Pacific Northwest and in a commercial flock, the U.S. government said.

California turkey farm quarantined after bird flu detected 26 Jan 2015

CHICAGO, Jan 26 - A California turkey farm has been quarantined after confirmation of the first case of an outbreak of the highly pathogenic H5N8 avian influenza strain in the Pacific Northwest and in a commercial flock, the U.S. government said.

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Returning Drogba showing his worth, says Cech 26 Jan 2015

LONDON - Didier Drogba is part of the furniture at Chelsea and it is great to have him back at the club this season following his short stints in China and Turkey, said goalkeeper Petr Cech.

INTERVIEW-Soccer-Returning Drogba showing his worth, says Cech 26 Jan 2015

LONDON, Jan 26 - Didier Drogba is part of the furniture at Chelsea and it is great to have him back at the club this season following his short stints in China and Turkey, said goalkeeper Petr Cech.

Turkey opens biggest refugee camp for 35,000 from Kobani 26 Jan 2015

ISTANBUL - Turkey opened its biggest refugee camp on Sunday to house 35,000 people fleeing fighting between Kurdish forces and Islamist militants in Syria's Kobani, national disaster management agency AFAD said.

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Turkey opens biggest refugee camp for 35,000 from Kobani 26 Jan 2015

ISTANBUL - Turkey opened its biggest refugee camp on Sunday to house 35,000 people fleeing fighting between Kurdish forces and Islamist militants in Syria's Kobani, national disaster management agency AFAD said.

CORRECTED-UPDATE 1-Turkey's Yildiz Holding to launch flotation of dairy unit 23 Jan 2015

ISTANBUL, Jan 23 - Yildiz Holding, Turkey's largest food group, has applied to the Capital Markets Board seeking clearance for an initial public offering (IPO) of its dairy unit Ak Gida, the company told Reuters on Friday.

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Japan, Jordan working closely on fate of captive Japanese journalist

AMMAN/TOKYO - Japan was working closely with Jordan on Friday to find out what was happening to a Japanese journalist held by Islamic State militants after a deadline passed for the release of an Iraqi would-be suicide bomber on death-row in Jordan. | Video