Thursday, August 4, 2016

World News Briefs -- August 4, 2016 (Evening Edition)

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, left, will visit Turkey later this month. Tensions between the two countries have grown since a failed military coup that Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan, right, blames on a U.S.-based cleric. (Jorge Silva, Umit Bektas/Reuters)

CBC/Reuters: U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to visit Turkey

Trip comes amid strained relations over U.S.-based cleric, who Turkey blames for coup attempt

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will visit Turkey in late August, broadcaster CNN Turk said on Thursday, more than a month after a failed military coup shook the NATO member state.

Turkey's relations with Washington have been strained by the abortive putsch, which President Tayyip Erdogan blames on U.S.-based Turkish cleric Fethullah Gulen. Erdogan has called for the extradition of Gulen, who denies involvement in the plot.

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UN envoy says to suspend Yemen peace talks.

Exclusive: U.N. report on Yemen says Houthis used human shields, Islamic State got cash.

Arab coalition admits to 'shortcomings' in Yemen strikes.

UN says 'we cannot give up hope' on Syria.

U.N. hopeful of humanitarian pause in Aleppo fighting.

IS 'weakening' inside Iraqi city of Mosul: Pentagon.

Refugee camp in northern Iraq bursting at the seams.

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to visit Turkey

Turkey coup attempt: Court issues arrest warrant for Fethullah Gulen. Turkey issues arrest warrant for US-based cleric.

Israel: World Vision Gaza boss diverted cash to Hamas.

Iran hangs 20 over 'armed attacks'.

Israeli army donkey sales stir Palestinian outrage.


Japan's new defence chief warns on N. Korea, China on first day.

UN condemnation of North Korean missile reaching Japanese waters curtailed by China. Japan: North Korea missile launch an "unforgivable act of violence".

U.S. envoy hits back at suggestion U.S. provoked North Korea.

North Korea hopes to plant flag on the moon.

As vote looms, Thailand's powerful army aims to preserve role.

Myanmar military relaxes stance on rebels barred from peace talks.

Pakistani govt chopper crash-lands in Afghanistan: official.

Tourists injured in Afghanistan rocket attack. Foreign tourists attacked in Afghanistan.

China jails leading human rights lawyer.

Bangladesh detains two over July cafe attack that killed 20 hostages.


South Africans deliver stinging rebuke to ANC.

Egypt says kills leader of ISIS Sinai branch suspected of downing Russian plane.

US air raids lift morale of Libya anti-IS force on the ground.

EU extends civilian mission in Libya by a year.

Boko Haram in Nigeria: Split emerges over leadership.

UN says South Sudan government raped, killed.

East Africa leaders to press for regional force in S. Sudan.

Tunisia PM-designate starts talks on forming government.

Mali says six soldiers missing since jihadist attack. Al-Qaida-linked extremists kill Mali officer in Timbuktu.

UN bungles response to Africa's yellow fever outbreak.


Woman killed in London attack was an American, police say. Russell Square stabbings shock London.

Ukraine rejects Russia's proposed ambassador to Kiev.

Report slams EU's failure to foresee 'colossal' migrant crisis.

European migrant inflow spikes to 1.3 million in 2015, voters unhappy with handling of crisis: Pew Research.

Politicians admit migrants to cost Germany more than 30 billion Euros a year.

British warships should be sent to Gibraltar ‘to protect it from Spain’ during Brexit negotiations.

271 Russian athletes cleared for Rio Games – president of national Olympic committee.


Rio 2016: Torch relay arrives in host city as Olympic fever grips the 'Marvelous City'. Protest mars Olympic torch Rio arrival ahead of ceremony.

Brazil's shrinking economy is facing Olympic-size troubles.

White House: Iran cash payment not ransom for hostages.

Kerry defends cash payment in wake of Iran deal.

GOP senator wants details on Iran 'ransom'.

Obama declares himself a 'feminist'.

US to give Argentina declassified papers on America's role in military dictatorship.

Brazil Senate committee votes to put Rousseff on trial.

Cuba reports fresh Zika virus cases.

America seen from abroad: arrogant, nice, tech-savvy, free.


Almost 50% of ISIS attacks on West successful in 2016 - US govt report.

U.S. designates Pakistani Taliban splinter group as 'global terrorists'.

ISIS defector describes group's interest in Western attacks: Report.

Everything we know about ISIS spy chief Abu Mohammad al-Adnani.


Amazon may finally have a formidable competitor.

Trump is seeing a huge drop in visits to his properties.

Nike to stop selling golf equipment.

Going for gold: Price of bullion surges as China and Russia amass precious metal.

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