Monday, August 1, 2016

World News Briefs -- August 1, 2016 (Evening Edition)

Daily Mail: US launches new wave of deadly airstrikes on ISIS targets in Libya

* Pentagon announced military intervention against ISIS fighters in Libya
* Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj said the airstrikes caused 'heavy losses'
* It comes as growing ISIS presence in Libya causes concern in the West
* Sirte considered one of ISIS' most important bases outside Iraq and Syria

The US has launched air strikes on ISIS strongholds in Libya, causing 'heavy losses' among jihadists.

The Pentagon announced the military intervention, which is the first co-ordinated with the Libyan government.

It comes as a growing ISIS presence in the country causes concern among Western powers.

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Syria's civil war: Rebels push to break Aleppo siege.

UN formally invites Syria government to new peace talks.

Islamic State attacks two energy plants in north Iraq, kills five.

Death toll in Baghdad bombing rises to 324: ministry.

Attack at Yemen border kills 7 Saudi border guards. Four killed in Saudi Arabia in cross-border shelling from Yemen.

Yemen government leaves Kuwait talks after Houthis reject U.N. plan.

Yemen's exiled government accepts UN peace proposal. Yemen's Houthi rebels reject UN draft peace plan.

Turkey coup attempt: Erdogan 'snatch squad' soldiers captured. Turkey captures commandos who tried to seize Erdogan during coup bid. Turkey steps up army dismissals over 15 July coup attempt.

U.S. general seeks to soothe Turkey ties strained by coup purge.


Taliban claim Kabul bomb attack on compound used by foreigners.

Watchdog: Afghan government lost 5 percent of territory in recent months.

Afghan official: Taliban attacks kill 24 police in 2 days.

'Give them a bloody nose': Xi pressed for stronger South China Sea response.

Cambodian leader sues opposition chief, claiming defamation.

Amnesty warns that Malaysian law gives govt 'abusive powers'.

Tokyo elects first woman governor as it prepares for its Olympics.

Malaysia: Controversial National Security Act launched.

Flight MH370 was flown into water, says crash expert.


U.S. warplanes launch bombing campaign on Islamic State in Libya. US launches first anti-IS air raids in Libya's Sirte.

Libya says ready to resume oil exports.

Nigerian inquiry censures army over killing of 347 Shiite Muslims.

Nigeria resumes cash pay-offs to former militants in oil hub: oil official.

Central Africa's president to hold talks with rebels.

Shabaab strikes police department headquarters in Mogadishu.

Angolan rebels claim more casualties in oil-rich Cabinda.

African Union peacekeepers accused of executions in CAR.

Zimbabwe arrests another veterans group leader in crackdown.

Mali extends state of emergency for eight months.

Massive rally in Congo demanding resignation of President Joseph Kabila.

Online fraud: Top Nigerian scammer arrested. Interpol arrests Nigerian accused in $60 million cybercrime.


Italy says 8,300 migrants rescued in five days.

Russia says accusations it was behind DNC email hack are insulting - Ifx.

Armed men who seized Armenian police station surrender.

Thousands march in Germany in support of Turkey's President Erdogan.

London police chief says more officers armed for next attack.

Britain's Cameron in cronyism storm over resignation honors.

France seeks more influence over mosques to stop jihadists.

Bosnian-EU agreement paves way for big IMF loan.

Pope says it's wrong to identify Islam with violence.


Cuba says talks with U.S. over claims cannot be rushed.

FBI employee pleads guilty to acting as agent of China.

Trump's dispute with fallen Muslim soldier's parents draws condemnation.

Clinton pushes back on Benghazi and email criticism.

'Welcome to hell': Thousands of protesters warn Olympics will not be safe as they march through Rio after Games security firm is FIRED for failing to hire enough guards with just five days to go until the opening ceremony.

Rio beach protest calls for ouster of suspended president.

Expert to Rio athletes: 'Don't put your head under water'.

More locally transmitted Zika in U.S. expected: official.

Mexico violence: Eleven killed in Acapulco.

F1 chief Bernie Ecclestone's mother-in-law freed.


Pentagon will strike rebranded Nusra Front after split from al Qaeda.

Islamic State calls on members to carry out jihad in Russia.

As 'caliphate' shrinks, Islamic State looks to global attacks.


AB InBev and SABMiller expect megabrew merger to complete October 10.

Gawker Media founder files for personal bankruptcy.

Texas shale oil has fought Saudi Arabia to standstill.

Uber sells Chinese business to Didi Chuxing.

UBS rogue trader: 'It could happen again'.

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