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Pope Francis expands Vatican drone program


Pope Francis has ordered a major expansion of the Vatican’s controversial drone program, calling it necessary to protect the church. “The Vatican has many enemies around the world, and we must take the necessary steps to defend the church and ourselves,” Pope Francis said in an official statement. “Unmanned drones are the most effective way … Continue reading

August 17 1999 Earthquake exposes weak infrastructure in Turkey


On August 17th 1999, an earthquake in northwestern Turkey killed more than 17,000 people and left more than 250,000 homeless. The immense disaster exposed serious problems with government and building contractors in Turkey. The Northern Anatolian fault runs parallel to the south shore of the Black Sea in northern Turkey. It is on a small … Continue reading

Soccer: Germany Knocks Out Turkey (2008)


German defender Philipp Lahm’s 90th minute goal sealed a 3-2 win over an injury-plagued Turkey on Wednesday night in the UEFA Semifinal.  Three times European champions Germany are now assured of a spot in the finals in Vienna on Sunday. Germany striker Miroslav Klose had nudged his side into the lead on 79 minutes after … Continue reading

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