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Turkey: At least 70 killed, 47 remain unaccounted for in Black Sea flash floods

At least seventy people have died while emergency workers continue to search for 47 others missing after flash floods swept through Turkish Black Sea provinces, authorities said. The floods last week brought chaos as torrents of water tossed dozens of cars and heaps of debris along streets, destroyed buildings and bridges, closed roads and damaged […]

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Turkey Floods: Flash floods along the Black Sea coast kills at least 44 people

A huge search-and-rescue operation is under way in northern Turkey after flash floods along the Black Sea coast killed at least 44 people. Kastamonu province is the worst-hit area. Apartment buildings in the town of Bozkurt were destroyed when the Ezine river burst its banks. This month Turkey has also had to battle huge wildfires […]

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Turkey: At least 27 killed in devastating floods; Buildings, bridges and power lines collapse; streets clog

A massive search and rescue operation has been launched in Turkey after flash floods along the Black Sea coast killed at least 27 people. Kastamonu province is the worst-hit area, accounting for 25 of the deaths. Two others died in Sinop on the coast. The floods caused some buildings to collapse, smashed several bridges, clogged […]

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Russia fires warning shots to turn back British warship off disputed Crimea, UK denies

A British warship was involved in a confrontation with Russian forces off the coast of the disputed territory of Crimea on Wednesday. Russia says one of its warplanes dropped bombs and a patrol boat fired warning shots to turn back a British destroyer it claims entered into its territorial waters in the Black Sea. The […]

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Russia sends warships to the Black Sea amid rising tensions

Two Russian warships transited the Bosphorus en route to the Black Sea on Saturday and 15 smaller vessels completed a transfer to the sea as Moscow beefs up its naval presence at a time of tense relations with the West and Ukraine. The reinforcement coincides with a huge build-up of Russian troops near Ukraine, something […]