Wednesday, June 29, 2016

World News Briefs -- June 29, 2016

BBC: Istanbul Ataturk airport attack: Deaths rise to 41, with 239 hurt

The death toll in a gun and suicide bomb attack on Istanbul's Ataturk airport has risen to 41, 13 of them foreign nationals, with 239 injured, the Turkish city's governor says.

Three attackers arrived in a taxi and began firing at the terminal entrance late on Tuesday. They blew themselves up after police fired back.

PM Binali Yildirim said early signs pointed to so-called Islamic State.

However, no-one has so far admitted carrying out the attack.

Turkey has declared Wednesday a day of national mourning.

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Islamic State prime suspect after suicide bombers kill 41 at Istanbul airport.

Kurdish Workers Party disavows Istanbul attacks, say Daesh responsible.

Jihadists and other rebels attack Syrian regime positions in Latakia province.

Islamic State forces Syria rebels to retreat from border area. Syria conflict: Rebels 'move on IS-held town near Iraq border'.

Iraqi court ruling hands setback to PM's reforms.

Iran forces 'kill Kurdish rebels on Iraq border'.

U.N.-backed Yemen peace talks adjourn until July 15: envoy.

Recordings: Houthi leaders planned general's killing.

Groups urge U.N. to suspend Saudi Arabia from rights council.


New Philippine defense chief says militant threat more pressing than South China Sea.

Hague court to rule in July on challenge to China’s Sea claims.

Mongolians vote for new parliament with economy on the rocks.

Pakistan extends Afghan refugee registration deadline by six months.

China's Xi urges caution over U.S. missile deployment in South Korea.

Pyonghattan 2.0: More skyscrapers go up in North Korea capital.

Malaysian opposition leader arrested by anti-corruption authorities.

As Duterte takes over in Philippines, police killings stir fear.


Official: Over 50 people killed in new South Sudan fighting.

Eleven killed in Congo fighting.

Kenyan forces kill five suspected Islamist militants.

Al-Shabaab plans to attack US forces prompted recent airstrike in Somalia.

UN adds 2,500 peacekeepers to Mali mission, urges tougher stance.

U.N. rights commissioner voices fear of Burundi violence turning ethnic.

Up to 4.8 million South Sudanese face severe food shortages: U.N..


Brexit: EU leaders say UK cannot have 'a la carte' single market.

Brexit: No EU compromise on freedom of movement.

Frontex chief: 300,000 more migrants headed from Africa to Europe.

Poland reiterates NATO should uphold open-door policy.

Putin extends ban on imports of Western food through 2017.

Spain's Rajoy says talks on forming government to start Thursday.

Italian navy recovers ship that sank with 700 migrants onboard.

Soviet troop monuments in Poland to be moved to new museum.


Trudeau welcomes Obama, Pena Nieto for Three Amigos summit.

Trudeau and Obama in post-Brexit trade talks.

Trump escalates economic tirade against free trade, China and globalism.

Puerto Rico financial rescue package wins Senate test vote.

El Chapo: Mexico judge halts extradition to US.

Social profiling: US border agents want to know what you're saying on Facebook & Twitter.

Not so sunny: Miami tops list of the 50 ‘worst cities to live in’: report.


CIA director warns of Istanbul-type attack in U.S..

World-Check terrorism database leaks online.

How safe is your next trip? Map reveals Turkey, France and Germany among countries at 'high risk' of terror attacks as experts call for airport security to extend beyond terminals.


China defends FX policies after Trump vows to label Beijing a currency manipulator.

Facebook's political influence under a microscope.

Lesedi la Rona diamond set to be sold at auction for £52m.

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