Roman gate closed after bits of ancient stone fall off

Rome's ruins are such an integral part of the Eternal City that it can be surprising when sometimes bits of them fall off.

Nobody was hurt after a few fragments fell early June 14 morning from the Porta Maggiore gate, whose monumental double arches once provided a gateway through the third-century Aurelian Walls.

University students in Turkey’s east ‘colored’ in festival

Within the scope of the "Fırat Fest," a 20-day spring festival organized by Fırat University, a "Color Festival" was held in the eastern province of Elazığ for the first time.

Some 5,000 university students participated in the "Color Festival," held in a social complex by the Lake Hazar and threw powdered paint at each other.

Erdoğan reiterates vow 'to fight terrorists in northern Syria'

Turkey will continue to fight against terrorists in northern Syria until they are eradicated, the nation's president said on May 29.

"We are fighting against terrorists in northern Syria and we will continue it until they will be rooted out," Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said at an event at Ataturk Airport marking the 569th anniversary of the Ottoman conquest of Istanbul.