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WTF News: It's Weird, True and Funny

Here's your weekly dose of weird, true and funny news from around the world. Man eats an entire turkey in ten minutes, wins Rs 3 lakh Competitive eater Joey Chestnut has won a turkey-eating......

Teenager arrested for trying to flee US to join ISIS

An American teenager has been arrested by the Federal Bureau of Investigation after he allegedly tried to travel to Turkey to join the Islamic State terror group, officials said. Mohammed Hamzah......

Women in Turkey have the last LAUGH

Twitter broke out in a collective grin as hundreds of women posted pictures of themselves laughing. But, they weren’t happy. They were smiling in defiance of the deputy Prime Minister,......

Meet Rumeysa Gelgi, world's tallest teenage girl

A 17-year-old girl in Turkey who stands at more than seven feet has become the world's tallest female teenager, according to Guinness World Records. Rumeysa Gelgi who has a standing height of......

Horror underground: Explosion in Turkey coal mine kills 201

A coal-mine explosion in Western Turkey killed at least 201 workers in the nation’s worst mining accident in more than two decades and rescuers raced to try to free hundreds more miners......

Turkish bank unable to process India payments for Iran oil

Turkey's state-run Halkbank can only resume processing Indian oil payments to Iran once Western sanctions are officially lifted following an interim deal in Geneva last month, a senior Halkbank......

India, Turkey leads in 143.3 million false Facebook accounts

An estimated 14.3 crore accounts on the popular social networking site Facebook may be false or duplicate, with a major chunk of them coming from developing markets like India and Turkey. Facebook,......

Turkey opens world's first underwater rail link

Turkey opened the world's first underwater rail link between two continents on Tuesday, connecting Asia and Europe and allowing Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan to realise a project dreamt up by......

HCL eyes Europe for tablets & phablets

After foraying into Turkey and South Africa with its range of computer tablets and phablets, HCL Infosystems is now eyeing European countries. The company claims it is selling as many tablets......

Hot money exodus sends currency wars into reverse

Turkey's efforts to pull the lira off record lows are likely to be emulated across emerging markets as central banks fight to avert an exodus of foreign capital driven by the impending turn in US......

World Cup chit chat: US beat Turkey, Germany held to a draw

The United States continued their solid build-up to the World Cup with a 2-1 win over Turkey on Sunday, raising expectations of a good showing in Brazil.Defender Fabian Johnson combined with......

Woods six back as Casey shares lead in Turkey

Former World No 3 Paul Casey was among a trio of players sharing the lead and Tiger Woods trailed six shots off the pace when darkness fell in the rain-hit Turkish Airlines Open first round on......

Turkey's Besiktas punished for pitch invasion

Turkey's Besiktas were ordered to play four games behind closed doors after hundreds of fans stormed the pitch and halted the Istanbul derby against Galatasaray on Sunday. Besiktas coach Slaven......

Turkey bans 31 athletes for doping

The Turkish Athletics Federation (TAF) has given two-year suspensions to 31 athletes for drug violations, it announced on Monday. At least three of the athletes competed at the 2012 London......

Istanbul, Japan, Spain pitch bids for 2020 Olympics

Istanbul were spared a grilling on Wednesday over protests which have rocked Turkey when the three candidates to host the 2020 Olympics presented their cases to the International Olympic Committee......
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Q. Quran is Book of Peace: Pope ,Concluding his three-day visit to Turkey, Pope Francis has confirmed that Islam is a religion of peace, rejecting rants targeting Muslims over acts committed by a minority group.The Quran is a book of peace. It is a prophetic book of peace, Pope Francis said, The Washington Post reported on Monday, December 1SURE IT IS COMMENDABLE WORK BY POPE eventhough it is bit late , I hope he will also tell those Catholic brothers who have fallen vitim to hatred ?
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Q. Quran is Book of Peace: Pope ..Concluding his three-day visit to Turkey, Pope Francis has confirmed that Islam is a religion of peace, rejecting rants targeting Muslims over acts committed by a minority group.The Quran is a book of peace. It is a prophetic book of peace, Pope Francis said, The Washington Post reported on Monday, December 1.
Onlytruth:  A. this is a blantant lie Pope cannot say this. more

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Q. In a gesture of reconciliation to the Muslim world, Pope Benedict XVI on Thursday, November 30, visited Istanbul's Blue Mosque, the second such a visit by the Roman Catholic Pontiff to a Muslim house of worship, and prayed alongside Turkey's Grand Mufti."Thank you for this moment of prayer," the Pope told Istanbul's Grand Mufti Mustafa Cagrici after the prayers, reported Reuters.As he entered the carpeted expanse of the 17th century mosque, the pope took off his shoes and put on what looked like white cloth slippers.After being told about the mosque's history and architecture b
Confused:  A. He don't want to be in trouble more

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Q. ISTANBUL Sending a message of unity between the followers of the two faiths, Pope Frances has visited Istanbuls Blue Mosque and prayed alongside the Grand Mufti of Istanbul during his three-day visit to Turkey.I hope the visit will be fruitful and will contribute to world peace, Rahmi Yaran, the Mufti of Istanbul, told the Pope, Anadolu Agency reported on Saturday, November 29.We need prayer, so much prayer.In a gesture described by the Vatican as a moment of silent adoration of God, the Pope bowed his head in prayer several minutes next to Istanbuls Grand Mufti Yaran at the 17th-
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The footballer who hates Christmas

and Chelsea defender Robert Huth has revealed that he hates festive season of the English Premier League (EPL). The 30-year-old clearly did not get... ...

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On Christmas, Porn Traffic Takes a Big Hit - but Not in India

In news that might not surprise too many people, porn site Pornhub revealed that its daily traffic dives towards the South Pole quickly when Santa... ...

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IS captures Jordan pilot after plane crash in Syria

Islamic State fighters took a Jordanian pilot prisoner after his warplane came down in northeast Syria on Wednesday, the first captive taken from... ...

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A brilliant plan to help India achieve top spot in solar power

The govt does not have the deep pockets, or even the inclination, to fund a massive expansion in renewables.When the Indian government started... ...

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Citigroup sells Japan retail banking business to Sumitomo Mitsui

Tokyo : Citigroup said today it was selling its century-old Japanese retail banking operations to major lender Sumitomo Mitsui as part of an effort... ...

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