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US pastor Brunson appeals for release for second time

 ISTANBUL, Aug 14 (Bernama) -- The lawyer for US pastor Andrew Brunson on Tuesday filed an appeal for the second time to a Turkish court to lift his client's house arrest and travel ban, Xinhua news agency reported.


Dozens killed after section of Genoa motorway bridge collapses

ROME, Aug 14 (Bernama) -- Dozens of people have been reportedly killed after a section of a motorway bridge collapsed in the northwest city of Genoa, Xinhua news agency reported on Tuesday.


Turkish businessmen call for tighter monetary policy, stronger diplomacy with US

ISTANBUL, Aug 14 (Bernama) -- Turkey's business groups said on Tuesday a tighter monetary policy and continuation of diplomatic efforts with the US is needed amid the serious plunge of the Turkish Lira (TL), Xinhua news agency reported.


2 killed in bomb explosion at marketplace in Baghdad

BAGHDAD, Aug 14 (Bernama) -- Two people were killed and 15 others were injured on Tuesday in a roadside bomb explosion at a popular marketplace in eastern Baghdad, an Interior Ministry source said.


Afghan forces kill 10 militants in Southern Uruzgan Province

KABUL, Aug 14 (Bernama) -- At least 10 Taliban militants were killed and 18 others injured in an operation by the Afghan army in the southern province of Uruzgan, Xinhua news agency reported, quoting an official on Tuesday.


Indian Rupee touches all-time low against US Dollar

NEW DELHI, Aug. 14 (Bernama) -- The Indian Rupee on Tuesday touched an all-time low against the US dollar amid concerns about the global economy due to US-Turkey political tensions.


Floods cause 4 bln Yuan of losses in Heilongjiang Province

HARBIN, Aug 14 (Bernama) -- Floods triggered by heavy rain have resulted in direct economic losses of over 4 billion yuan (US$580 million) in China’s northeast Heilongjiang Province, Xinhua news agency reported on Tuesday.