Tuesday, July 19, 2016

World News Briefs -- July 19, 2016 (Evening Edition)

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan greets his supporters outside of his residence in Istanbul, Turkey, early July 19, 2016, in this handout photo provided by the Presidential Palace. Murat Cetinmuhurdar/Presidential Palace/Handout via REUTERS

Reuters: Erdogan targets more than 50,000 in purge after failed Turkish coup

Turkey vowed to root out allies of the U.S.-based cleric it blames for an abortive coup last week, widening a purge of the army, police and judiciary on Tuesday to universities and schools, the intelligence agency and religious authorities.

Around 50,000 soldiers, police, judges, civil servants and teachers have been suspended or detained since the coup attempt, stirring tensions across the country of 80 million which borders Syria's chaos and is a Western ally against Islamic State.

"This parallel terrorist organization will no longer be an effective pawn for any country," Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said, referring to what the government has long alleged is a state within a state controlled by followers of Fethullah Gulen.

"We will dig them up by their roots," he told parliament.

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Turkey has officially requested extradition of Fetullah Gülen, White House says. Turkey demands extradition of cleric Fethullah Gulen from U.S..

Turkey coup: Purge widens to education sector.

Obama speaks with Turkish leader, offers help after failed coup: White House.

Kerry says U.S. and Russia plan 'concrete' Syria steps.

US-led strikes kill 56 civilians in Syria: monitor.

Syrian rebels capture Islamic State headquarters in Manbij: U.S. military.

U.S. says hopes to raise in excess of $2 billion in aid for Iraq.

Turkey's Erdogan recounts night of coup, mulls death penalty. Erdoğan refuses to rule out execution of failed Turkey coup leaders. Turkey's Erdogan cracks down on Gulen movement after abortive coup, widens purge.

Turkish military says most members of armed forces had nothing to do with coup.

U.N. chief: Bahrain's closure of main opposition bloc risks escalation.

Netanyahu: Hezbollah will face 'iron fist' if it attacks.

Iran's nuclear deal starts to end after 10 years, not 15 years.


North Korea launches three more ballistic missiles.

India Maoist rebels kill 10 paramilitary soldiers in Bihar.

Philippines refuses bilateral talks with China following South China Sea ruling.

Beijing vows 'never to stop' construction in South China Sea, says it’s lawful. China rhetoric turns tough after unfavorable tribunal ruling.

Santoso: Indonesia police 'kill most wanted militant'.

Myanmar's military investigates a 'war crime' in an era of reform.

Myanmar rebels satisfied with preparatory peace talks.

Myanmar's Suu Kyi, army chief appear together to honor independence hero.

Indian Kashmir protests flare, three killed as army opens fire.

Bus with Chinese tourists catches fire in Taiwan, killing 26. Chinese tourists die in Taiwan bus fire.

Philippines' Gloria Arroyo plunder charges dismissed.

Biden reasserts US as a 'Pacific Power' in trip to Australia.


Libya militia downs helicopter, killing 2 French troops.

Thousands flee to Uganda to escape renewed violence in South Sudan – UN refugee agency.

Violence, fear and looting grip South Sudan's capital Juba. Hunger, looting and now suspected cholera hit South Sudan.

South Sudan conflict: African Union approves regional force.

Rebels in eastern Congo suspected of killing seven civilians.

Militants seize army base in central Mali: deputy mayor. Militant attack on Mali army base kills at least 12 soldiers: officials.

49,000 kids dying of malnutrition linked to Boko Haram: UN. An estimated quarter of a million children severely malnourished in Borno state, Nigeria - UNICEF.

'Time to restart your lives', U.N. tells Ivorian war refugees in West Africa.

Zimbabwe's Mugabe says protest organizer should get out. Zimbabwe's Mugabe says activist pastor funded by foreign states.

Libya's U.N. backed government moves to tackle power cuts in key test.

Africa-wide passport launched amid skepticism at AU Summit.


French lawmakers urged to unite on emergency rule after Nice attack.

German train ax attack puts Merkel migrant policy back in spotlight.

Italy says 3,200 boat migrants rescued Tuesday, one body recovered.

Irish prime minister sees hope of reunited Ireland thanks to Brexit.

Seven Ukrainian soldiers killed in eastern regions amid surge in violence.

Russia's Lavrov, Kerry discuss Syria crisis and doping scandal.

Hollande under fire after Nice attack.

Britain will not start EU divorce this year, government lawyer says.

Rio Olympics: President Vladimir Putin calls ban on Russia a political harassment.

Russian doping: Olympic chiefs to decide on sanctions after McLaren report. Russia doping: IOC exploring 'legal options' over possibility of blanket ban from Rio 2016 Olympics.

French mayor: Man stabs woman, her 3 daughters over outfits.


Republicans set to nominate Donald Trump for President.

U.S. police deaths build momentum for law to treat attacks as hate crimes.

Gunmen kill eight fishermen in popular Mexican surf resort.

Half of Brazilians opposed to hosting Olympics just weeks before event: poll.

Colombia to halt temporary border openings for Venezuela shoppers.

Colombian court backs referendum on peace deal with FARC rebels.

Thirteen killed in Guatemala prison riot.

Mexico president apologises for wife's house purchase.


Fears for Rio Olympics terror attack as Brazilian extremists become first group in South America to pledge allegiance to ISIS.

German train attack: IS releases video of 'Afghan knifeman'. IS group claims responsibility for train attack in Germany.

Nice attacker was inspired by Orlando nightclub attack.

Smiling just hours before the Nice attack, Bastille Day killer takes a SELFIE in the terror truck he used to murder 84 people.


Exclusive: Donald Trump’s brand is taking a hit.

Brexit throws 'spanner in the works' of global growth.

Netflix shares plummet 15% as higher prices hit subscriber numbers.

Yahoo: Still no buyer as losses widen to $440m.

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