• Turkey quashes coup; Erdogan vows 'heavy price' for plotters
Turkey quashes coup; Erdogan vows 'heavy price' for plotters

News reports said President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was safe. President Barack Obama is urging all sides in Turkey to support the democratically elected government of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan amid a military takeover of the key North Atlantic Treaty Organisation ally.

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  • Twitter claims 'intentional slowing' of service during Turkey's coup
Twitter claims 'intentional slowing' of service during Turkey's coup

At the same, the attempt by part of the Turkish armed forces to topple Erdogan in the name of democracy and the return of "secular law" was impressive and evidence of social and political malaise under his rule. He said the other 104 fatalities were "coup plotters". Akar took over the command of the operation against the coup plotters following h...

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  • French police arrest three in Nice raid after truck attack
French police arrest three in Nice raid after truck attack

A driver killed 84 people and injured more than 100 others when he steered his speeding truck into a crowd in Nice Thursday night at a celebration of Bastille Day , France's independence holiday. 84 people, including children, were killed and more than 200 injured when a truck drove through crowds of people who had gathered for a fireworks display...

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  • Nice attack: President Hollande to chair crisis talks
Nice attack: President Hollande to chair crisis talks

Neighbours described the attacker, who lived in a modest district of Nice and worked as a delivery man, as a loner who never responded to their greetings. In a video video message released Saturday, Duterte also joined other nations of the world in mourning with the French and expressing solidarity in the fight against terrorism.

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  • Two Alabama Men Arrested For Starting Colorado Wild Fire
Two Alabama Men Arrested For Starting Colorado Wild Fire

Crews are still watching what they are calling "islands of fire" within the hot zone. Tuesday's efforts come after the fire was relatively docile on Monday, allowing the more than 475 firefighters at the scene to get a better handle on the lines.

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  • Eurasian leaders at ASEM back Erdogan amid Turkey's coup
Eurasian leaders at ASEM back Erdogan amid Turkey's coup

He said the Turkish military is determined to purge soldiers aligned with Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen , who is living in exile in Pennsylvania. Operations to take back control of the armed forces headquarters in Ankara were still underway, a Turkish official said.

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  • EU's statement on South China Sea reflects divisions
EU's statement on South China Sea reflects divisions

The Hague ruling on the South China Sea dispute favoring the Philippines on July 12, 2016 has provoked a strong reaction from China. The US must now decide how firmly to push the matter, balancing its geopolitical desire to blunt Chinese influence in the South China Sea against caution about inflaming Chinese anger and the need to avoid any per...

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  • British PM May: Willing to listen to Scotland's EU proposals
British PM May: Willing to listen to Scotland's EU proposals

In a rebuff to May, Sturgeon said it would be "inconceivable for any prime minister to seek to stand in the way of a referendum if that is what the Scottish Parliament voted for". "Independence is also an option, but that's only one of a number of options that are being considered". Triggering Article 50 starts the process of Brexit, but the Euro...

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  • Tim Tebow: Republican convention speaking gig only 'a rumor'
Tim Tebow: Republican convention speaking gig only 'a rumor'

The anti-Donald Trump movement was dealt a resounding defeat late Thursday night, as any realistic hopes of keeping the NY billionaire from winning the nomination slipped away with a series of votes in the small but powerful Rules Committee .

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  • Australia prime minister declares win in marathon election
Australia prime minister declares win in marathon election

Shorten said they had a mandate to stand up for Medicare to make sure schools are properly funded and to prioritise Australian jobs. Despite coming out on top of the polls, the coalition was expected to fare better than it did, prompting calls from within the Liberal Party for Turnbull to step down.

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  • Turkey: 104 coup plotters killed, 1563 soldiers detained
Turkey: 104 coup plotters killed, 1563 soldiers detained

The Turkish military on Friday said that it had assumed power over Turkey, an act that the president said was doomed to fail. "I will not leave, too", he said. A senior Turkish official said later today attacks on the parliament had "largely stopped". But soon afterwards, the public saw something completely new: the sight of soldiers being arrested...

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  • Turkish PM says 161 killed in coup attempt
Turkish PM says 161 killed in coup attempt

Turkey's Police Chief Celalettin Lekesiz said 16 coup plotters were killed in clashes at Turkey's military police command. In the early hours of Saturday, lawmakers were hiding in shelters inside the parliament building, which was being fired on by tanks.

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  • What does the world think of Boris Johnson as Foreign Secretary?
What does the world think of Boris Johnson as Foreign Secretary?

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has called Britain's new foreign secretary, former London Mayor Boris Johnson, to congratulate him on his new job and urge "a sensible and measured approach" to Britain's withdrawal from the European Union.

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  • Manchester United new signings train ahead of first pre-season game
Manchester United new signings train ahead of first pre-season game

Luke Shaw is back after nearly 10 months out of the game due to a double leg fracture sustained in the Champions League. Since the arrival of José Mourinho at Manchester United, both the club and fans have been on a high. "It's been very good", he told MUTV . 'The sessions are very good, it hasn't broken us yet and hasn't been as hard as you...

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  • Dead: Fleeing ISIS Militants Decimated by Airstrikes
Dead: Fleeing ISIS Militants Decimated by Airstrikes

Figures released by US officials said more than 250 Islamic State combatants were killed and at least 40 vehicles destroyed, making it the deadliest strike against the enemy to date. "We're seeing that handover starting to take place" from the Iraqi Security Forces in control of Fallujah to the police and tribal forces, Garver said.

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  • Australian PM facing political jigsaw to govern
Australian PM facing political jigsaw to govern

The ABC's election analyst Antony Green predicts the coalition will definitely get 73 seats, though it remains unclear whether it will reach 76, the broadcaster reported . Another independent, Bob Katter, said Thursday that he would also back Turnbull's coalition - meaning the government has the support of three of the five independent and min...

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  • Police officer placed on leave over Black Lives Matter posts
Police officer placed on leave over Black Lives Matter posts

In the last few days alone, he has been accused of abetting a “fundamental misreading of American society as irremediably racist”; of consistently choosing “to see things through the eyes of an aggrieved black activist” and of being possibly “the worst president in US history” specifically because he “set back American race relations by 50 years.”....

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  • Killed in Rebel Shelling in Syria's Aleppo: Monitor
Killed in Rebel Shelling in Syria's Aleppo: Monitor

Maydaa served as a supply line to the militant-held East Ghouta region on the outskirts of Damascus. Haq noted the heavy clashes along Castello road, the only road in and out of this part of the city, and said the heavy fighting over the past few days has continued to put civilians at risk.

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  • The candidates for Britain's next PM
The candidates for Britain's next PM

The result of the party ballot will be announced September 9. The choice means that the next British prime minister is guaranteed to be a woman, the second after Margaret Thatcher. But she has the support of many Leave campaigners, who have argued that the next prime minister should have campaigned for Britain to leave the EU.

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  • Turkey coup attempt: Erdogan reasserts control
Turkey coup attempt: Erdogan reasserts control

Separately, Turkish police chief Celalettin Lekesiz said that 16 "coup plotters" had been killed in clashes at the country's military police command, the Associated Press reported . Amateur footage emerging from Turkey during the night shows the drama as soldiers tried to carry out a coup. All global agreements are still valid.

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