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Turkey’s Erdogan shuts schools, charities in first state of emergency decree

Share This: ISTANBUL/ANKARA President Tayyip Erdogan tightened his grip on Turkey on Saturday, ordering the closure of thousands of private schools, charities and other institutions in his first…

Turkey’s Erdogan shuts schools, charities in first state of emergency decree

Share This: ISTANBUL/ANKARA President Tayyip Erdogan tightened his grip on Turkey on Saturday, ordering the closure of thousands of private schools, charities and other institutions in his first…

Turkey’s Erdogan shuts schools, charities in first state of emergency decree

Share This: ISTANBUL/ANKARA President Tayyip Erdogan tightened his grip on Turkey on Saturday, ordering the closure of thousands of private schools, charities and other institutions in his first…

Munich gunman fixated on mass killing, had no Islamist ties

Share This: MUNICH A German-Iranian teenager who shot dead nine people in Munich was a deranged lone gunman obsessed with mass killings who drew no inspiration from Islamist…

Munich gunman raised locally, no ties to Islamic State

Share This: MUNICH A German-Iranian teenager who killed nine people and then himself in Munich had undergone psychiatric treatment and was in all probability a lone gunman who…

Heavy rain in China kills at least 87, thousands evacuated

Share This: SHANGHAI Heavy rain in China has killed at least 87 people and forced thousands from their homes, state media reported on Saturday. Seventy-two people have been…

Kerry to urge ASEAN to find diplomatic ways to ease South China Sea tensions

Share This: PARIS U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will urge Southeast Asian nations in meetings in Laos next week to explore diplomatic ways to ease tensions with…

News

Tim Kaine gets warm welcome from neighbors

Share This: RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Sen. Tim Kaine received a hero’s welcome Saturday night…

EXCLUSIVE: Tesla, SolarCity close to merger agreement – sources

Share This: By Liana B. Baker REUTERS – Tesla Motors Inc and SolarCity Corp have…

Clinton says veep pick Kaine is everything GOP ticket isn’t

Share This: MIAMI (AP) — Hillary Clinton debuted running mate Sen. Tim Kaine on Saturday…

Attacking Trump, Democrat Kaine makes campaign-trail debut

Share This: By Amanda Becker and John Whitesides MIAMI/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Democrat Tim Kaine made…

Turkey failed coup: Presidential guard to be disbanded

Turkey failed coup: Presidential guard to be disbanded

Share This: Image copyright Reuters Image caption Armoured vehicles were abandoned by troops when the…

Kabul blast: Afghanistan mourns protest bombing victims

Kabul blast: Afghanistan mourns protest bombing victims

Share This: Image copyright EPA Image caption Candles were lit at memorials for the victims…

Munich gunman ‘obsessed with mass shootings’

Share This: Media captionThomas Salbey: “I was up here, and I heard shots and people…

Apple weathers anti-U.S. demo in China, where patriotic protests snowball

Share This: HONG KONG (Reuters) – Apple Inc (AAPL.O) found itself on the receiving end…

IS attacks protest in Afghan capital, kills 80 people

Share This: KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for a…

The Latest: Sanders delegates assured they won’t miss votes

Share This: WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the 2016 presidential campaign (all times EDT):…

US News

Hillary Clinton introduces running mate Tim Kaine

Hillary Clinton introduces running mate Tim Kaine

Share This: Image copyright AP Democratic Hillary Clinton has formally introduced her presidential running mate, Virginia Senator Tim Kaine, highlighting his “lifelong commitment to social justice”. “He is…

Hillary Clinton selects Tim Kaine as her running mate

Hillary Clinton selects Tim Kaine as her running mate

Share This: Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mrs Clinton said Senator Kaine has “devoted his life to fighting for others” Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has selected…

Manson follower Leslie Van Houten denied parole by California governor

Manson follower Leslie Van Houten denied parole by California governor

Share This: Image copyright AP Image caption Leslie Van Houten has now been denied parole 20 times California Governor Jerry Brown has denied parole for Leslie Van Houten,…

Funeral for slain Baton Rouge police officer draws thousands

Share This: BATON ROUGE, La. Police officers from across the United States were among several thousand mourners gathered at a church in Louisiana’s state capital on Friday for…

Former Ku Klux Klan leader Duke runs for U.S. Senate in Louisiana

Share This: BATON ROUGE, La. David Duke, a former leader of the white supremacist Ku Klux Klan, launched his candidacy on Friday for the U.S. Senate from Louisiana,…

US election: Hillary Clinton poised to announce running mate

US election: Hillary Clinton poised to announce running mate

Share This: Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mrs Clinton could announce her running mate as soon as Friday Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton could reveal her…

Police from across U.S. honor Baton Rouge officer at funeral

Share This: BATON ROUGE, La. Police officers from across the United States gathered at a church in Louisiana’s state capital with hundreds of other mourners on Friday for…

Ex-New York City jail guard union boss pleads not guilty to bribery

Share This: NEW YORK The former union leader for New York City’s prison guards and a hedge fund financier pleaded not guilty on Friday to engaging in a…

Former KKK leader David Duke to run for Senate

Share This: David Duke, a former leader of the white supremacist Ku Klux Klan, announced his candidacy on Friday for the U.S. Senate from Louisiana, saying while he…

Australian News

60 Mins’ planner flies out of Beirut

60 Mins’ planner flies out of Beirut

Share This: Video Image Australian Adam Whittington has been released on bail from a Lebanese jail over kidnapping charges. First image…

Letters from a gangland killer

Letters from a gangland killer

Share This: Video Image Gangland killer Carl Williams secrets have been unlocked from his prison computer. Supplied by Channel 7/Sunday Night…

Family plead for road train killer’s freedom

Family plead for road train killer’s freedom

Share This: The wreck of the Inland Hotel after Douglas Crabbe deliberately drove the truck through the wall, killing five people.…

Diggers buried with honours at Pozieres

Diggers buried with honours at Pozieres

Share This: Video Image After commemorating a centenary since the Battle of Fromelles, Australians prepared to pay tribute to diggers killed…

Rising power bills a vote changer

Rising power bills a vote changer

Share This: The Big Energy Switch is helping Australians save money on their power bills. HOUSEHOLDS blame their state government for…

Reason killer finally snapped

Reason killer finally snapped

Share This: The small town of Nimmitabel was rocked by the shootings. THE sister of a murdered shearer doesn’t believe the…

Politics

Labour leadership: Female MPs urge Corbyn to tackle abuse

Share This: Image caption Heidi Alexander, Liz Kendall and Lillian Greenwood are among those who have written to Jeremy Corbyn Over 40 female Labour MPs have written…

Labour leadership: Owen Smith clashes with Jeremy Corbyn over MP ‘abuse’

Share This: Media captionSmith: Corbyn ‘should take responsibility’ for abuse Jeremy Corbyn has been accused by the man challenging him for the Labour leadership of “licensing” abuse…

Minister Greg Clark was briefly given wrong job

Share This: Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Greg Clark is Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Secretary Cabinet minister Greg Clark was given the wrong job by…

Hate crime ‘still far too high’ post-Brexit – police

Share This: Media captionBrenda Crawford described how she was racially abused at a bus stop in London More than 6,000 hate crimes have been reported to police…

Chancellor may ‘reset’ economic policy in Autumn Statement

Share This: Image copyright Getty Images The new Chancellor of the Exchequer has said he may use the Autumn Statement to “reset” Britain’s economic policy. At the…

Brexit plunges UK economy to worst level since 2009, data suggests

Share This: Image copyright Getty Images Britain’s decision to leave the EU has led to a “dramatic deterioration” in economic activity, not seen since the aftermath of…

Travel Advice

Germany

Share This: There are reports of a security incident at the Munich Olympia Shopping Centre. There are uncorroborated reports of other incidents elsewhere in the city. The…

Mauritius

Share This: The cyclone season in Mauritius normally runs from November to May. You should monitor weather updates from the Mauritius Meteorological Services or the Severe Weather…

Cambodia

Share This: Large crowds are expected in Phnom Penh on Sunday 24 July for the funeral procession of the murdered political commentator, Dr Kem Ley. Take extra…

Tunisia

Share This: The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) advise against all travel to: the Chaambi Mountain National Park area the Tunisia-Algeria border crossing points at Ghardimaou, Hazoua…

The Occupied Palestinian Territories

Share This: This travel advice covers Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) advise against all travel to: Gaza the Sheba’a Farms…

Israel

Share This: This travel advice covers Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) advise against all travel to: Gaza the Sheba’a Farms…

All Sports

Jenkins reminisces about Lions battles

Share This: (Photo by Getty Images) By Matt Lloyd His displays against New Zealand last month suggest evergreen prop Gethin Jenkins could yet make a…

Kay: Tigers can roar again with Toomua and Tuilagi

Share This: Leicester recruit: Matt Toomua can continue the club’s change of culture (photo by Getty Images) World Cup winner turned BT Sport pundit…

Jackson column: Somme hero Williams was the perfect wing

Share This: By Peter Jackson Some of the biggest names in the game have given it their best shot at the most elusive target…

Guscott: The men key to their team’s fortunes – watch out for Schalk

Share This: (Photo by Getty Images) By Jeremy Guscott SARACENS remain the team to beat next year and while they have not gone crazy…

Jones column: Visionary Venter can rebuild Irish

Share This: By Chris Jones Brendan Venter has never owned a pair of rose tinted glasses. The 1995 World Cup-winning Springbok centre, who built…

Schmidt and Cotter in talks on Lions tour

Share This: (Photo by Getty Images) By Peter Jackson The Lions are to interview Joe Schmidt and Vern Cotter as well as Warren Gatland…

Sport UK

Tour de France 2016: Chris Froome set to win third title

Share This: Froome allowed himself a wry smile as he crossed the finish line in Morzine Chris Froome is set to become the first Briton to win…

London Anniversary Games: Mo Farah storms to victory in men’s 5,000m

Share This: Farah won two Olympic gold medals in the 5,000m and 10,000m on the same track at London 2012 Mo Farah ran the fastest 5,000m of…

Watch: England declare on 589-8 as Bairstow falls

Share This: Media playback is not supported on this device Bairstow dismissal prompts England declaration on 589-8 England declare on 589-8 after Jonny Bairstow falls for 58…

Hungarian GP: Nico Rosberg takes pole as yellow flag scuppers Lewis Hamilton

Share This: Nico Rosberg is bidding for his sixth win of the season this weekend Nico Rosberg stole pole position from under the nose of Lewis Hamilton…

Sunderland ‘finally’ appoint Moyes as manager

Share This: Moyes left Real Sociedad with the club 16th in La Liga David Moyes has been appointed Sunderland manager on a four-year deal. The former Everton…

Watch: England’s Root brings up his fifth Test 150

Share This: Media playback is not supported on this device Root brings up fifth Test 150 England’s Joe Root brings up his fifth Test 150 against Pakistan…

Sport US

England, USA, Taiwan advance in LPGA International Crown

Share This: With Charley Hull back in action, England cruised into the final singles matches along with the United States and Taiwan at the LPGA’s International Crown…

More ‘B Team’ than ‘Dream Team’ as U.S. eye Rio basketball gold

Share This: By Steve Keating TORONTO (Reuters) – No Stephen Curry? No LeBron James? No problem. Despite missing the game’s two best players the U.S. men’s basketball…

Golf: Amateur du Toit has fans singing ‘Oh Canada’ at national open

Share This: By Tim Wharnsby OAKVILLE, Ontario (Reuters) – Moments after 21-year-old amateur Jared du Toit drained a dramatic 40-foot eagle putt to close out his third…

Snedeker leads Johnson, du Toit by one stroke at Canadian Open golf

Share This: By Tim Wharnsby OAKVILLE, Ontario (Reuters) – American Brandt Snedeker made an easy-looking eagle at the par-five 18th at the Canadian Open on Saturday to…

Golf: Snedeker leads Johnson, du Toit by one stroke at Canadian Open

Share This: Jim: Correction: Energized white supremacists cheer Obama’s race bating. Please read on… This Sarcastic Note Just In… Still Waters Run Deep: the Obama/Clinton Cabal Are…

Working on its short game — European Tour to trial six-hole format

Share This: London (AFP) – A new six-hole team format featuring shot clocks, music and fewer clubs is set to be trialled next season by the European…

Health

Double hand transplant: UK’s first operation ‘tremendous’ success

Share This: Media caption‘I couldn’t wish for anything better.’ Pictures from PA The UK’s first double hand transplant operation has taken place at Leeds General Infirmary and…

Chlamydia vaccine ‘shows promise’

Share This: Image copyright ASHLEY COOPER/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY Canadian scientists have developed a promising vaccine prototype against chlamydia, a study in mice suggests. Research, published in the…

Double hand transplant: UK’s first operation ‘tremendous’ success

Share This: Media caption‘I couldn’t wish for anything better.’ Pictures from PA The UK’s first double hand transplant operation has taken place at Leeds General Infirmary and…

Chlamydia vaccine ‘shows promise’

Share This: Image copyright ASHLEY COOPER/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY Canadian scientists have developed a promising vaccine prototype against chlamydia, a study in mice suggests. Research, published in the…

Double hand transplant: UK’s first operation ‘tremendous’ success

Share This: Media caption‘I couldn’t wish for anything better.’ Pictures from PA The UK’s first double hand transplant operation has taken place at Leeds General Infirmary and…

Chlamydia vaccine ‘shows promise’

Share This: Image copyright ASHLEY COOPER/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY Canadian scientists have developed a promising vaccine prototype against chlamydia, a study in mice suggests. Research, published in the…