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Today is Saturday, May 13, the 133rd day of 2006 with 232 to follow.
By United Press International

Report: Pope attack suspect was at scene

ROME, March 2 (UPI) -- A report issued by an Italian parliament commission claims a Bulgarian suspected in the 1981 shooting of Pope John Paul II was at the scene when it occurred. The report asserted photographs would show Sergei Antonov, who was later acquitted of involvement

Re-jailed Agca's family on hunger strike

ISTANBUL, Turkey, Jan. 26 (UPI) -- The Turkish family of Mehmet Ali Agca, who shot Pope John Paul II, began a hunger strike Thursday to protest Agca being returned to an Istanbul jail. Agca, 48, was freed Jan. 12 after serving nearly 25 years in jail, but a week later, a court ruled he sho

Pope's gunman arrested in Turkey

ISTANBUL, Turkey, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- Turkey's highest appeals court ordered the re-arrest of Mehmet Ali Agca, the Turkish gunman who shot Pope John Paul II in 1981, eight days after he was freed. The court, acting on an appeal by the Justice minister, ruled Agca should not have been released

Pope's would-be assassin freed -- for now

ISTANBUL, Turkey, Jan. 12 (UPI) -- Pope John Paul II's would-be assassin, Mehmet Ali Agca, was released from a Turkish prison Thursday but was told he may be returned to jail.

Pope's attacker may be in danger

ROME, Jan. 11 (UPI) -- The man who attempted to kill Pope John Paul II is to be released from a Turkish prison Thursday, but his life may be in danger, an Italian judge has warned.

Turkey reports third bird flu death

VAN, Turkey, Jan. 6 (UPI) -- Turkey has reported its third bird flu death, an 11-year-old girl whose brother and sister died of the illness days ago.

Turkey says boy died of bird flu

ANKARA, Turkey, Jan. 4 (UPI) -- Turkish health officials are reporting the first known human death from bird flu outside of China and Southeast Asia.

Turkey teen's death not due to bird flu

ANKARA, Turkey, Jan. 2 (UPI) -- A 14-year-old Turkish boy who died during the holiday weekend was not a victim of bird flu as initially feared, the country's health ministry says. The hospital where the boy was on life support before he died said he had pneumonia and not the dreaded avi

Greek Cypriots oppose flight to north

NICOSIA, Cyprus, Aug. 6 (UPI) -- The Greek-Cypriot government is trying to prevent U.S. congressional officials from reaching the island through an airport on its northern, Turkish side.

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Today is Friday, May 13, the 133rd day of 2005 with 232 to follow.
By United Press International

Turkish Cypriots elect new president

NICOSIA, Cyprus, April 17 (UPI) -- The Turkish community in Cyprus elected a new president on Sunday.

U.S. welcomes Cyprus elections

WASHINGTON, April 17 (UPI) -- The United States congratulated a Turkish Cypriot leader Sunday on winning the presidential election in the Turkish enclave of Cyprus.

Turkish Cypriot leader stands down

NICOSIA, Cyprus, April 15 (UPI) -- The long-time leader of Cyprus' Turkish community has withdrawn from Sunday's balloting on the ethnically fractured Mediterranean island.

Some 1 million pay respects to pope

VATICAN CITY, April 5 (UPI) -- Officials in Rome said some 1 million people, some waiting 10 hours in line, have taken part in the first full day of public grieving over the pope.

U.S. hosts Turkish Cypriot official

WASHINGTON, March 8 (UPI) -- The U.S. State Department confirmed Tuesday it recently hosted a representative of a Turkish Cypriot leader expected to be elected his nation's president.

Pope to publish his last testament

ROME, Vatican City, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- Pope John Paul II will publish what he calls his last testament in time for Easter in which he describes firsthand the 1981 attempt on his life.

Turkish-Cypriot government quits

NICOSIA, Cyprus, Oct. 20 (UPI) -- Turkish Cyprus' government resigned Wednesday after its fragile coalition failed to agree on Cabinet posts and the budget.

Turkish Cypriot government resigns

NICOSIA, Cyprus, Oct. 20 (UPI) -- The Turkish Cypriot minority government resigned Wednesday, leaving only a handful of leaders to either forge a new one, or call elections, the BBC reported.

U.S. sees Talat as Turkish-Cyprus head

WASHINGTON, May 26 (UPI) -- The U.S. State Department Wednesday announced a change in its position on the leader of the Turkish-Cypriot community.

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Today is Thursday, May 13, the 134th day of 2004 with 232 to follow.
By United Press International

U.S.: No change in Cyprus policy

WASHINGTON, May 6 (UPI) -- The United States said Thursday it does not recognize the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus yet desires to end its isolation.

Northern Cyprus leader: U.S. understands

WASHINGTON, May 6 (UPI) -- Turkish Cypriots wait for a response from the international community to their "yes" vote in the failed unification referendum, their leader said Thursday. Mehmet Ali Talat told United Press International that U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell seemed o

C. Powell to meet Turkish Cypriot leader

WASHINGTON, April 30 (UPI) -- U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell will meet a Turkish Cypriot leader in New York next week, the U.S. State Department announced Friday.

U.N. Cyprus adviser says good-byes

UNITED NATIONS, April 26 (UPI) -- The U.N. official overseeing reunification efforts on Cyprus said his goodbyes Monday after the effort to join Greeks and Turks on the divided island failed.
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