Here are the main topics Anadolu's English Desk plans to cover on Friday, Aug. 11, 2023

Here are the main topics Anadolu's English Desk plans to cover on Friday, Aug. 11, 2023 (coverage may change depending on developing/ breaking stories):


WASHINGTON - Hearing in Washington, DC federal court to take place in a case against former President Donald Trump over alleged attempts to overturn 2020 election. Prosecutors and defense to discuss proposed protective order during the first hearing before District Judge Tanya Chutkan.


LONDON - Junior doctors in England, who are members of British Medical Association, to begin four-day strike due to ongoing dispute over pay, conditions.


ISLAMABAD - Pakistan's outgoing Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif to continue talks with opposition leader Raja Riaz to finalize naming of caretaker prime minister for holding general elections, scheduled to be held in next three months. Sharif dissolved lower house of parliament on Wednesday as the five year term of National Assembly ends on Saturday.

ISLAMABAD - Pakistan's top court set to announce verdict on Friday on new legislation that had clipped some key powers of the chief justice of the Supreme Court. Chief justice has the powers that he can take cognizance of any issue of public interest and hold any government institution accountable for it. But the amended law clips such individual powers from the country's top judge. The supreme court had put the legislation on hold.


SEOUL - Monitoring aftermath of tropical Typhoon Khanun as it lashed parts of South Korea and Japan and is expected to hit China. At least one was killed and another is missing in South Korea while over a dozen people were injured in Japan due to heavy rains and winds which also affected electricity and communications in Japan and forced flight cancellations across South Korea.


DHAKA - Monitoring aftermath as monsoon rains lashed southeastern parts of Bangladesh, resulting in death of at least 29 people while nine others are still missing. Some 1.2 million people, including displaced Rohingya community, in Chattogram and Cox's Bazar districts have been affected due to monsoons.


ANKARA - Türkiye's Central Bank to share current account balance data for June.

ANKARA - Turkish Statistical Institute to reveal turnover and retail sales indexes for June.

ISTANBUL - Turkish Vice President Cevdet Yilmaz to meet with representatives of finance world in Istanbul to receive opinions before country's medium-term program.

WASHINGTON - Bureau of Labor Statistics to release monthly producer price index data one day after consumer prices came in higher on annual basis for first time in 13 months.


NEW ZEALAND - In quarterfinal round of 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup, Spain-Netherlands, Japan-Sweden games to be played.

EUROPE - English Premier League, Spanish La Liga, French Ligue 1 to begin.


Mystery surrounds Ecuadorian candidate's killing even with suspects in custody

By Laura Gamba

BOGOTA, Colombia (AA) - Four days ago, in a premonitory interview, Ecuadorian journalist Carlos Vera asked presidential candidate Fernando Villavicencio, who had been threatened by criminal groups, if he was aware that he could lose his life in the political contest.


Malaysia state polls: Key issues in race for power

By Anadolu staff

Malaysia is set for pivotal regional elections in six of its 13 states on Saturday, which could give a clearer indication of the political headwinds in the country.


Premier League returns: How is the new season shaping up?

By Can Erozden

The 2023-24 English Premier League season is set to kick off on Friday as defending champions Manchester City will visit Burnley at Turf Moor.

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