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Baby's lifeless body recovered after Aksaray flood

The lifeless body of a 3-month-old baby, who went missing in the devastating flood that struck the Central Anatolian province of Aksaray last weekend, has been discovered by search and rescue teams.

Online gig work growing rapidly: World Bank

Online gig work is growing globally, particularly in the developing world, creating an important source of employment for women and young people in poorer countries where jobs are scarce, according to a World Bank report released Thursday. 

Ministry sends circular to enhance school inspections

The Interior Ministry has sent a circular detailing strategies for enhancing oversight and surveillance of schools while also preparing school bus drivers with specialized training to all the country's 81 provinces.

Five terror suspects arrested in Diyarbakır raid

Police have apprehended five suspected members of the PKK during an operation in the southeastern province of Diyarbakır and seized a significant cache of weapons and explosives, Internal Minister Ali Yerlikaya has announced.

The minister revealed that the suspects were allegedly in the midst of preparing a bomb attack.

UK yoga class mistakenly reported as 'mass killing'

U.K. police descended on a yoga class in central England after a member of the public spotted people lying on the floor and reported a "mass killing."

Officers rushed to the spot with car sirens blaring only to find members of the class quietly meditating.

Top court rules in favor of inmate's privacy rights

The Constitutional Court has upheld the right to respect for private life and freedom of communication, ruling that the recording of an inmate's letters in the digital judicial platform UYAP violated his fundamental rights.

Chastain closes out strongly political Venice festival

Has the Venice Film Festival saved its best for last? Oscar-winner Jessica Chastain is back on Sept. 8 with a provocative romance between a recovering alcoholic and dementia patient in "Memory."

Danny Masterson gets 30 years to life for rapes

Actor Danny Masterson, a star of the sitcom "That '70s Show," was sentenced on Sept. 7 to at least 30 years in prison for raping two women at his home two decades ago.

The U.S. actor was convicted in May of drugging and then raping fellow members of the Church of Scientology between 2001 and 2003 at his house in the swanky Hollywood Hills area of Los Angeles.

Hollywood model maker's creations up for auction

From an early model of the iconic alien mothership from "Close Encounters of the Third Kind" to a complete Stormtrooper costume from "Star Wars," bidding opens on Sept. 8 on thousands of pieces Hollywood model maker Greg Jein collected over his lifetime, including many he created during his nearly half-century career.

Country's first auto-brewery case successfully treated

Türkiye's very first case of "auto-brewery syndrome," a rare condition that causes an individual to become intoxicated without consuming alcohol, has been successfully treated.

New era begins for Türkiye-US trade relations: TAİK head

The trade relations between Türkiye and the United States have entered a new era, says Mehmet Ali Yalçındağ, chairman of the Türkiye-U.S. Business Council (TAİK).

The positive developments in political relations in the past summer and the positive signals given for the period ahead bolstered expectations that the bilateral trade will accelerate, Yalçındağ said.

Turkish Airlines carries 56 million passengers in 8 months

Turkish Airlines (THY) carried 55.97 million passengers in the January-August period, marking a 20 percent increase from a year earlier.

The international passenger tally rose by 19 percent to 35.3 million, while domestic passengers were up nearly 22 percent to 20.7 million.

The passenger load factor improved from 78.9 percent in January-August last year to 82.9 percent.

Misli becomes sponsor of women’s national volleyball team

Misli, Türkiye's fastest-growing betting platform, has become the official sponsor of the Turkish women's volleyball national team and the women's volleyball league.

Demirören Holding Board Chair Yıldırım Demirören, Turkish Volleyball Federation President Mehmet Akif Üstündağ, as well as Demirören Holding board members Erdoğan Demirören and Sinan Oktay, attended the signing ceremony.

First phase of Fukushima water release to end Sept 11

The first phase of releasing treated wastewater from Fukushima that has angered China will end on Sept. 11 as planned, the stricken Japanese nuclear plant's operator said.

TEPCO added that levels of radioactive tritium in tested seawater samples near the plant in north-east Japan were within safe limits, according to a statement late on Sept. 7.