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Cihan News Agency latest on Thursday, July 18, 2013

Here are the main Video News items Cihan News Agency aims to cover today.

TOP NEWS

EXPECTED

EGYPT PROTESTS: Protests continue at the Rabh al-Adawiya Square in Cairo against Egyptian military's overthrow of President Mohammad Morsi. Developments will be followed.

MANDELA TURNS 95: South Africa celebrates the 95th birthday of the former president Nelson Mandela, who is currently in hospital in Pretoria.

SOUTH AFRICA-EU SUMMIT: The 6th South Africa-EU summit takes place in Pretoria. South African President Jacob Zuma, the European Council President Herman Van Rompuy and the European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso will attend the summit.

SYRIA-PYD CLASHES: The Democratic Union Party (PYD), a political offshoot of the terrorist Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) in Syria, announced that it will declare its autonomy in Syria's northern region. Developments will be covered.

DELIVERED

TURKEY'S 5TH FACE TRANSPLANT: A 27-year-old young man, Recep Sert, is going to be Turkey's fifth face transplant recipient. Sert was taken into operation early Thursday morning after teams from Akdeniz University brought the face of the Polish donor, Andrzej Kucza (47) to the hospital.

TRAINING ASTRONAUT: Ever wondered what it takes to be an astronaut? NASA astronaut Mike Hopkins can tell you one major component is being healthy and fit. Now is your chance to learn more about astronaut fitness and training!

CHANNEL FLOW EXPERIMENT: NASA Public Affairs Officer Lori Meggs talks with Capilary Channel Flow experiment Investigator Max Bronowicki of the University of Bremen in Germany about the research currently being conducted aboard the International Space Station.

OTHER DELIVERED

CHINA ECONOMY / IMF: China's economy is expected to expand at broadly the same pace as last year, but risks of moderation have grown, say IMF economists. In their annual report on China's economy, the economists emphasized the importance of reforms to secure more consumer-based and sustainable growth going forward.

MYANMAR PRESIDENT VISITS FRANCE/PROTESTS: Myanmar President Thein Sein was to meet his French counterpart Francois Hollande in Paris on Wednesday, as rights campaigners reacted sceptically to his promise to free all political prisoners.

BLOODY INCIDENT IN TURKEY: At least seven people were killed and nine others wounded when two groups entered into an armed clash over a land dispute in the eastern province of MuE- on Wednesday.

GEZI PROTESTOR'S WEAPONS: Various kinds of materials used during the Gezi Park protests have been displayed in the anti-terror department of the ystanbul Police Department.

CLASHES IN SYRIAN BORDER: Turkish army has said it shot response fires into Syrian territory after more than a dozen bullets were fired into Turkey throughout Wednesday.

JAMES WEBB TELESCOPE: Work on The James Webb Space Telescope continues at Goddard Space Flight Center. This time-lapse video shows the latest preparations for the initial cryo-vacuum test of the telescope's structural backbone instruments and electrical components.

PROTESTS IN INDIA: Scores of Jammu residents Wednesday took to streets and blocked Jammu-Pathankot national highway to protest against the power crisis.

TURKISH FM / EGYPT: Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu has arrived in Azerbaijan on Tuesday. Turkish FM did not make any statements to the press in Heydar Aliyev International Airport. During a one-day visit, Turkish Foreign Minister will hold meetings with top leaders of the country and will take part in the iftar together with his Azerbaijani counterpart Elmar Mammadyarov.

SUNGRAZING COMETS: Sungrazing comets are a special class of comets that come very close to the sun at their nearest approach, a point called perihelion. To be considered a sungrazer, a comet needs to get within about 850,000 miles from the sun at perihelion. Many come even closer, even to within a few thousand miles.

PROTESTS AGAINST COUP: The number of Egyptians who support the ousted President Mohammad Morsi is rising across the country.

SPACEWALK ENDED: Outside the International Space Station, a spacewalk by Expedition 36 Flight Engineers Chris Cassidy of NASA and Luca Parmitano of the European Space Agency was cut short July 16 after Parmitano reported a buildup of water in the helmet of his U.S. spacesuit.

IRAQ REPORT / UN: Addressing the Security Council, Martin Kobler, the Secretary-General's Special Representative and head of the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI), reported that "the last four months have been amongst Iraq's bloodiest in the last five years."

WASHINGTON HEATS UP: Washington residents try to keep cool in the shade but summer temperatures are expected to stay in the mid 30's through the week.

INDIA SCHOOL POISONING: Twenty children have died and more are sick after eating a free meal at a primary school in eastern India, a state government minister said Wednesday.

CIHAN - LIVE POSITION

Slug: TURKEY SYRIA BORDER

Event: Covering latest developments from the Turkish province of Hatay along the Turkey Syria border.

Location 1: Hatay Yayladagi

Location 2: Gaziantep- Kilis

CAIRO, EGYPT (Mobile & Studio): Cihan's complete broadcasting and multi-camera studio with transport allows your firm to access developments in Cairo, the cultural capital of the Arab World.

WASHINGTON: (Mobile & Studio): Cihan's complete broadcasting and multi-camera studio with transport allows your firm to access developments in Washington, USA.

FRANKFURT: (Mobile) Mobile access to one of Germany's and Europe's largest cities and points.

PARIS-(Mobile& Studio): Cihan's complete broadcasting and multi-camera studio with transport allows your firm to access developments in Paris.

BEIRUT: (Mobile&Studio) Cihan's complete broadcasting and multi-camera studio with transport allows your firm to access developments in Lebanon's capital city of Beirut.

ISTANBUL, TURKEY - (Mobile): Follow the world from the middle of the world. Programming and TV access to Istanbul, a leading world city in art, culture, industry, media and transport.

ANKARA, TURKEY - (Mobile): Full programming access to one of the Asia's leading capital cities and the workings of the Turkish government.

IZMIR, TURKEY - (Mobile): TV and transport access to Izmir, a city on the Aegean Sea and an important regional leader in the fields of Tourism and Trade.

KIRKUK, IRAQ-(Mobile): Mobile access to one of Iraq's largest cities and a point of cultural dialog between Turkey, Iraq.

IRBIL, IRAQ - (Mobile): Mobile access to one of Iraq's largest cities and a point of cultural dialog between Turkey, Iraq and Iran.

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