Louisiana floods: Obama ‘heartbroken’ after tour

Louisiana floods: Obama ‘heartbroken’ after tour

24 August 2016

President Barack Obama tours the flood-ravaged areas of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where he vowed to help residents rebuild in the coming months. {thumbnail} BBC News – World

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Turkey evacuates town amid anti-IS Syria campaign

Turkey evacuates town amid anti-IS Syria campaign

23 August 2016

Turkey evacuated Karkamis near Syria, as it prepares an offensive against so-called Islamic State holding Jarablus. {thumbnail} BBC News – World

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Rio Paralympics 2016: Russia banned after losing appeal

Rio Paralympics 2016: Russia banned after losing appeal

23 August 2016

Russia will not compete at the 2016 Paralympics in Rio after losing an appeal against a ban imposed for state-sponsored doping. {thumbnail} BBC News – World

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Ryan Lochte: Speedo and Ralph Lauren among four to end sponsorship

Ryan Lochte: Speedo and Ralph Lauren among four to end sponsorship

23 August 2016

Four sponsors have now dropped disgraced US Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte, including swimwear manufacturer Speedo and fashion label Ralph Lauren. {thumbnail} BBC News – World

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Turkey strikes IS and Kurdish positions in Syria ahead of offensive

Turkey strikes IS and Kurdish positions in Syria ahead of offensive

23 August 2016

Turkey bombards so-called Islamic State (IS) targets in northern Syria ahead of a ground offensive it is backing against the group. {thumbnail} BBC News – World

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Turkey Kurdish wedding bomber ‘may not have been child’

Turkey Kurdish wedding bomber ‘may not have been child’

22 August 2016

Turkey backtracks on an earlier statement which identified a suicide bomber who attacked a Kurdish wedding killing 54 people as a child. {thumbnail} BBC News – World

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Turkey suicide bomb victims ‘mostly children’

Turkey suicide bomb victims ‘mostly children’

22 August 2016

Most victims of the suicide bombing at a Kurdish wedding party in the Turkish city of Gaziantep were children, media reports say. {thumbnail} BBC News – World

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Rio Olympics 2016: Spectacular closing ceremony as Olympic flag goes to Tokyo

Rio Olympics 2016: Spectacular closing ceremony as Olympic flag goes to Tokyo

22 August 2016

The Rio Olympics end with a spectacular carnival-inspired closing ceremony and the official handover to 2020 hosts Tokyo. {thumbnail} BBC News – World

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Russian ‘Putin mask’ activist claims asylum in Ukraine

Russian ‘Putin mask’ activist claims asylum in Ukraine

22 August 2016

Ukrainian authorities say Russian dissident Roman Roslovtsev, famous for protesting in a Putin mask, requests asylum in the country. {thumbnail} BBC News – World

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Iraq hangs 36 IS jihadists for Camp Speicher massacre

Iraq hangs 36 IS jihadists for Camp Speicher massacre

21 August 2016

Iraq hangs 36 members of so-called Islamic State over the massacre of up to 1,700 military recruits at the former US base, Camp Speicher, in 2014. {thumbnail} BBC News – World

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