• Nelson Mandela's best quotes to mark his 98th birthday
Nelson Mandela's best quotes to mark his 98th birthday

The same year as the rugby World Cup he established the Nelson Mandela Children's Fund. Each minute represents the years the anti-apartheid hero spent fighting for racial equality, peace and social justice in South Africa. "I agree with Mandela about young people' and that is one reason I am optimistic about the future of this continent". At th...

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  • United States envoy to Ankara rejects suggestions U.S. backed abortive coup in Turkey
United States envoy to Ankara rejects suggestions U.S. backed abortive coup in Turkey

Kerry and Mogherini spoke after a meeting in Brussels that also included the bloc's 28 foreign ministers, and after a weekend when Turkey's government responded to the coup attempt by rounding up some 6,000 people, including hundreds of judges and prosecutors.

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  • Turkish Interior Ministry fires 9000, detains others
Turkish Interior Ministry fires 9000, detains others

Ozturk, who was still on active duty and has now been detained, has denied he was involved and insists he worked to quell the uprising in statements to Turkish media. "The suggestion that somehow the United States is harboring Mr. Gulen is factually incorrect. The truth is there's been no extradition request put forward", Earnest said.

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  • Republican convention: Trump prepares, Clinton capitalises
Republican convention: Trump prepares, Clinton capitalises

After Trump's more than 20-minute speech, which often deviated from Pence, the two men shared the spotlight for only the briefest of moments when Pence walked out and they shook hands, and again after Pence had finished speaking and was joined by Trump and both men's families.

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  • UK Parliament votes to renew submarine-based nuclear arsenal
UK Parliament votes to renew submarine-based nuclear arsenal

The new prime minister has appointed leading euroskeptics - including the unpredictable Boris Johnson and the formidable David Davis - to top global jobs in a Cabinet that sweeps away numerous stalwarts of predecessor David Cameron's administration.

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  • US, EU warn Turkey on coup crackdown
US, EU warn Turkey on coup crackdown

She added that "no country can become an European Union member state if it introduces the death penalty". Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said the perpetrators of Friday's failed coup "will receive every punishment they deserve". Relations between Erdogan and the Turkish army have often been strained, but he can thank the top brass - as well as th...

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  • Police kill attacker who slashed passengers on German train
Police kill attacker who slashed passengers on German train

A firefighter stands at a roadblock in Wuerzburg, southern Germany. A man attacked people in a train and injured more than a dozen. The commuter train was travelling from Treuchtlingen to Wuerzburg, at the time of the attack. Police said it is too early to determine a motive or whether the incident might be terrorism related. The attack on the ...

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  • Baton Rouge Shooter Was A Marine, Possibly A Black Separatist
Baton Rouge Shooter Was A Marine, Possibly A Black Separatist

Since one of his YouTube videos was posted from Dallas on July 10th, it's likely he made the trip to Baton Rouge from Dallas. "His intentions were accurate and they were all aimed at law enforcement officers". Clinton also said that the police shootings of Sterling in Baton Rouge and Philando Castile in Minnesota "drove home how urgently we nee...

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  • Turkey PM says over 7500 detained over failed coup
Turkey PM says over 7500 detained over failed coup

A senior official said F-16 jets guarded Turkish airspace overnight, action ordered by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan "for the control of the airspace and security". Turkey's Foreign Minister said criticism of the government's response amounted to backing for the bid to overthrow it. That message was echoed by Germany, the EU's biggest state.

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  • Historian organises Huddersfield Black Lives Matter protest
Historian organises Huddersfield Black Lives Matter protest

Protesters gathered peacefully at the Everson Art Museum where they hushed and leaned in to hear speakers - without the aid of a microphone - express outrage at police shootings of unarmed, black men and chronicle their experiences here with racism at the hands of police.

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  • Axe-wielding man injures 20 people on train in Germany
Axe-wielding man injures 20 people on train in Germany

Reports state that a man allegedly wielding an ax injured multiple passengers on a regional train in Wurzburg. Officers shot and killed the attacker as he fled the scene, police said . Several people were critically injured, local radio station Bayerischer Rundfunk said. Authorities in France have called that attack an act of terrorism.

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  • All the winners and losers in Turnbull's new cabinet
All the winners and losers in Turnbull's new cabinet

Former Industry, Innovation and Science minister Christopher Pyne will be appointed to the new role of Minister for Defence Industry, within the Defence portfolio. He will also become minister assisting the Prime Minister for cyber security. On election night, the prime minister said the Medicare texts - apparently sent by Queensland Labor and ...

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  • Gugu Zulu dies summiting Kilimanjaro
Gugu Zulu dies summiting Kilimanjaro

Zulu was a celebrated rally driver and won the SA National Rally Class Championships in 2007, 2009 and 2010. According to the Nelson Mandela Foundation , details are sketchy. "I am devastated. I knew him well". "She was unbelievable; she was always by his side from the top to when they took him down". Tributes continued to pour in from all cor...

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  • Germany says death penalty in Turkey would end EU accession talks
Germany says death penalty in Turkey would end EU accession talks

Austrian Chancellor also warned Turkey saying that a reinstatement would mean "a departure from the basic democratic consensus", and as a result, " Turkey could not be a partner" in the union. Erdoğan noted that the people's opinion matters and said he would talk with other government leaders before making a decision. Germany has the lar...

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  • Minutes silence to be held after Nice attack
Minutes silence to be held after Nice attack

According to French authorities, it is the same pistol Bouhlel used to fire at police before they fatally shot him. French authorities told Reuters that they have yet to uncover evidence that Bouhlel had been radicalized and are investigating ISIS' claim.

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  • Lockheed-Built Juno Spacecraft Reaches Orbit Around Jupiter; Guy Beutelschies Comments
Lockheed-Built Juno Spacecraft Reaches Orbit Around Jupiter; Guy Beutelschies Comments

The journey to the gas giant was no small feat, as the spacecraft had to perform a very tricky maneuver completely on autopilot before finally making it into orbit on Monday night. Buckinghamshire Thames Valley Local Enterprise Partnership chief executive Richard Harrington was one of the first to congratulate Moog-ISP for the role it played in ...

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  • 'No top Saudi link' found in attack
'No top Saudi link' found in attack

Those who pushed for its release say it's only the beginning. The explosive information was locked up in a top-secret, highly secured room in the basement of the US Capitol for the past 15 years, ostensibly to protect the Kingdom from embarrassment.

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  • France Holds Moment of Silence for Nice Victims
France Holds Moment of Silence for Nice Victims

Prosecutors said only 35 victims have been officially identified as they take painstaking measures to avoid errors of identification seen during the Paris attacks last November. But France's Prime Minister Manuel Valls has suggested he may have been radicalised too quickly to trigger the authorities' attention. Buildings stood silent across the cou...

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  • Bank Of England Keeps Rates On Hold
Bank Of England Keeps Rates On Hold

The Monetary Policy Committee voted 8-1 to leave rates unchanged, but minutes of the meeting showed most members think the Bank will act next month. The MPC raised its expectation for economic growth in the April-June period - only a few days of which fell after the referendum - to 0.5% from a previous forecast of 0.3%.

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  • Newt Gingrich's Fox News Contract Suspended
Newt Gingrich's Fox News Contract Suspended

He remained visible in his post-Congress life with work as a television commentator, political consultant and author. But he is increasingly a subject of news coverage as well. Gingrich was interviewed on Fox's 4 p.m. program, a few minutes after the suspension was announced. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is a potential vice president pi...

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