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2006-06-01 05:25:30

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Many people were injured in an explosion in Istanbul's Uskudar district on Thursday, Turkish media reported. The state Anatolian news agency said the explosion occurred in the basement of a five-story building in Uskudar, which is located on the Asian side of Turkey's largest city. It was not immediately known what caused the blast.

2006-02-09 08:20:18

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - An explosion rocked a district of Turkey's largest city Istanbul on Thursday and some people were injured, the state-run Anatolian news agency reported. It said the blast happened in Bayrampasa, an area not far from the airport on the European side of the city. The Bosphorus straits divide Istanbul into European and Asian districts. CNN Turk television's Web site said the explosion ripped through a cafe and injured 10 people. Police were not immediately able to...

Word of the Day
  • To stammer.
  • Present participle of maffle, to stammer.
  • A simpleton.
The word 'maffle' may come from a Dutch word meaning 'to move the jaws' or a French word meaning 'having large cheeks'.