Monday, August 29, 2016

World News Briefs -- August 29, 2016

Reuters: Turkish forces deepen push into Syria, draw U.S. rebuke over their target

Turkish-backed forces pushed deeper into northern Syria on Monday and drew a rebuke from NATO ally the United States, which said it was concerned the battle for territory had shifted away from targeting Islamic State.

At the start of Turkey's now almost week-long cross-border offensive, Turkish tanks, artillery and warplanes provided Syrian rebel allies the firepower to capture swiftly the Syrian frontier town of Jarablus from Islamic State militants.

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Two US-backed groups clash in northern Syria.

Syrian rebels advance on Kurds as Turkish strikes kill 35. Turkey-backed rebels expel Kurdish forces from Syrian towns.

Erdogan: 'Syria operations will continue until the end'. Turkey warns of more strikes if Syrian Kurds don't retreat.

Syria war: US warns over Turkish-Kurdish violence.

Attack kills 18 people near Karbala in Iraq.

ISIS claims suicide bomb attack at Yemeni military training camp. Islamic State takes responsibility for Yemen bomb; at least 60 dead.

Rockets hit Saudi border town as Yemen war flares anew.

Iran to start construction on two more nuclear plants.

Iran rolls out domestic internet.


Roadside bombs kill 9 civilians in Afghanistan.

North Korea threatens to fire at US military troops' lighting equipment.

Climate change looms large in Obama's final trip to Asia.

Kerry visits Bangladesh for talks on security. Kerry urges Bangladesh to step up efforts against terrorism.

Curfew relaxed in Indian-controlled Kashmir ending 52-day lockdown.

Pakistan Supreme Court dismisses civilian appeals against military convictions.

Uzbek President Islam Karimov suffers stroke.

Singapore authorities confirm 41 cases of Zika.

Chinese 'Jack the Ripper' serial killer caught.

Female tourists should not wear skirts in India, says tourism minister.


Heavy casualties as Libyan forces advance on IS in Sirte.

Nigeria president says Boko Haram leader has been wounded.

Nigeria: Military begins operations in Niger Delta, says Army.

Militants kill three Tunisian soldiers in ambush near Algerian border: army.

South Sudan seeks $300 million in external support for budget.

Kenya’s seaside looks peaceful, but a murderous war is being waged.

Both sides in Gabon presidential election claim victory.


Brexit may send EU 'down the drain' - German vice chancellor.

Europe's refugee crisis simmers despite efforts to solve it.

Erdogan set to flood Europe with millions of migrants as EU refugee deal falters.

Some 9,000 refugee children reported to have disappeared in Germany.

Calais chief wants new migrant border deal with UK.

France's Sarkozy says would change constitution to ban burkinis.

Far-right candidate ahead in polls to win Austrian presidency.

Ukraine moves Roma families amid village's rage at murder.

Italy must block mafia from earthquake rebuild, says prosecutor. Renzi to present national plan to strengthen Italy's quake defenses.

Brussels crime lab fire: Five held over blaze 'started to destroy evidence'.


Brazil's Dilma Rousseff defends record at impeachment trial. Rousseff prepares to testify at Brazil impeachment hearing.

FARC, Colombia lay down arms after truce goes into effect. Farc's 'definitive' ceasefire takes effect in Colombia.
Venezuela opposition leader Daniel Ceballos sent to prison again.

Suspected rebels kill eight soldiers in ambush in Paraguay.

10,000th Syrian reaches US this week in resettlement program.

Maine Governor Paul LePage criticised for 'racist' remarks.

Clinton aide Abedin leaves husband Weiner after sexting report.


Republicans slam Biden remarks on closing Gitmo.

Turkey extradites 5 Macedonians planning to join IS.

Australia unveils 'how-to' guide to fight militant propaganda.


China wants a successful G20 but suspects West may derail agenda.

Bookings down for terror-hit tourist countries.

Kim Dotcom calls for livestream of extradition appeal.

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