Wednesday, July 20, 2016

World News Briefs -- July 20, 2016 (Evening Edition)

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan, flanked by Prime Minister Binali Yildirim (2nd L), deputy prime ministers Mehmet Simsek (L), Numan Kurtulmus (R) and Nurettin Canikli (2nd R), chairs a cabinet meeting at the presidential palace in Ankara, Turkey, July 20, 2016. Kayhan Ozer/Presidential Palace/Handout via REUTERS

BBC: Turkey coup attempt: State of emergency announced

Turkey's president has declared a state of emergency for three months following Friday night's failed coup.

Recep Tayyip Erdogan said citizens should not have "the slightest concern with regards to democracy, rule of law, fundamental rights and freedoms".

The state of emergency would protect those values from attacks against them, he said, in a speech in Ankara.

The president praised those who were killed fighting against the coup as "martyrs".

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Turkey declares 3-month state of emergency after failed coup. Turkey's Erdogan announces three-month state of emergency.

Turkey coup attempt: Charges laid against 99 generals and admirals
Turkey coup attempt: Crackdown toll passes 50,000

All Turkish academics banned from traveling abroad amidst widening post-coup purge.

Turkish jets strike rebels in Iraq following failed coup.

Kerry warns of new challenge in securing Iraq after Islamic State.

US airstrikes allegedly kill at least 73 civilians in northern Syria. U.S. defense chief says coalition to probe report of civilian deaths in Syria.

Mosul assault in focus two years after Islamic State takeover.

Yemen explosion kills four soldiers: security forces.

Israeli official warns West against embracing Iran.

Knesset passes MP-expulsion law.


Pakistan to pass law against honor killings in weeks: PM's daughter.

No retreat from Asia pivot regardless of who wins U.S. presidency: Biden.

U.S. says its forces will keep operating in South China Sea.

Taliban attacks threaten disputed Afghan district center.

North Korea is criticised by South Korea for 'spy broadcasts'.

Myanmar military admits soldiers killed five people, says will prosecute.

Indian lawmakers in uproar over attacks on lower castes.

Taiwan fishermen pack flags, noodles, set sail for disputed South China Sea 'island'.

Swiss prosecutors file charges against alleged Tamil Tiger fundraisers.


European police evacuated from South Sudan without consulting UN.

Gambia opposition leader gets 3-year jail sentence: court.

France confirms three soldiers killed in Libya. Libya attack: French soldiers killed in Benghazi helicopter crash

Dozens killed, missing in Kenya crackdown on militants: HRW.

Armed groups kill 17 soldiers at Mali base. Militants kill 17 soldiers at military base in Mali.

Lord's Resistance Army kidnappings hit six-year high: monitors.

DRC: Rebels kill at least 10 in troubled eastern region.

Tunisia stops militant cell plotting attacks in Sousse: interior ministry.

Mugabe's supporters march against Zimbabwe protests. Tens of thousands rally to support Zimbabwe's Mugabe.


Police and demonstrators clash at seized police station in Armenia. Armenia protest over hostage crisis turns violent.

Migrant crisis: 22 bodies found on Mediterranean boat - MSF.

Brexit: Angela Merkel insists Article 50 must be triggered before Brexit talks despite Theresa May stance. Brexit: Theresa May says talks won't start in 2016.

Ukraine journalist Pavel Sheremet killed in Kiev car bombing.

Germany's first attack by radicalised asylum seeker alarms officials. German train stabbing: De Maiziere warns of lone attacks.

Russia doping: IOC exploring 'legal options' over possibility of blanket ban from Rio 2016 Olympics.

France says west plans strike on Islamic State in Iraq, confirms Libya presence.

France says state of emergency not meant to be permanent. France to extend state of emergency for six months. French lawmakers extend state of emergency after Nice attack.

Smokers fume as France mulls ban on 'too cool' Gitanes and Gauloises.


Argentina's spy agency regroups, wins back power under Macri.

On anniversary, U.S. and Cuba cite progress toward closer ties.

Beating rivals and the odds, Trump captures Republican nomination.

Venezuela: Former Chavez allies join opposition's push to recall President Maduro.

Hungry Venezuelans cry at the sight of food, as economic crisis deepens.

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

Colombia to press for open border with Venezuela after food queues.

Visa row between Chile, Bolivia.

Mexican state fires state investigators in army slayings.

WhatsApp in Brazil back in action after suspension.

Unusual US Zika virus case baffles experts.


Guantánamo detainee who wrote a book about his torture to be released.

Al-Nusra Front improving military capacity - US anti-Daesh coalition envoy.

30 Defense Ministers converge on Joint Base Andrews. Defense, foreign ministers to plan next steps against IS.

Terrorists killed 151, injured over 360 people in EU in 2016. Record number of EU terror attacks recorded in 2015.

Anti-IS coalition has killed 20 operators plotting external attacks: Carter.


EU takes action against China at WTO over raw materials.

Christie’s sees art sales fall 27% in first half of 2016.

Smashed iPhones latest in South China Sea spat.

U.S. charges two HSBC executives over forex-related scheme.

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