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2009-05-26 09:48:00

New York's Cultural Elite Step Out For Turkey's Premier Fashion Event NEW YORK, May 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Tonight, the prestigious Ankara Olgunlasma Institute, Turkey's equivalent to New York's Fashion Institute of Technology, will showcase an extravagant women's collection of hand-embroidered garments inspired by the splendor of the Ottoman Empire.

2006-06-15 02:57:46

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - A bomb left in a trash container at a major outdoor bus station injured three people in central Istanbul on Thursday, a police official told Reuters. The bomb was left in a container in Eminonu, a major departure point for buses in Turkey's largest city.

2006-04-08 11:38:21

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Unknown gunmen have taken at least two people hostage at a Burger King restaurant in central Istanbul on Saturday, television stations reported. Police have surrounded the restaurant in Istanbul's popular Taksim square.

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2004-10-19 04:45:44

Scutum (shield) Constellation -- Location: Southern Hemisphere; Coordinates: Right Ascension: 19h; Declination: -10; Source: Astronomer Johannes Hevelius This constellation was originally named Scutum Sobiescianum, Latin for Shield of Sobieski. Jan III Sobieski was King of Poland from 1674 to 1696. At that time Poland was much larger than its current borders, including parts of what are now Lithuania, Belarus and Ukraine. The Ottoman Empire, based in Constantinople, was pushing at...

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Word of the Day
  • an ornament or knob in the shape of a flower
  • In architecture, a floral ornament; specifically, the large conventional flower usually placed in the center of the abacus of a Corinthian capital or classic ceiling-caisson; also, the floreated termination of a Gothic finial.
[ "The word 'fleuron' comes from French."]