Archive | July, 2016

Mother of US Muslim soldier hits back at Trump over speech silence


The mother of a dead US Muslim soldier hits back at presidential hopeful Donald Trump for questioning her silence during a speech by her husband.

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Turkey steps up army dismissals over 15 July coup attempt


The Turkish government sacks about 1,400 soldiers over this month’s failed coup, bringing the number of army dismissals to more than 3,000.

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Trump reacts to Muslim soldier father Khizr Khan’s rebuke


US presidential hopeful Donald Trump reacts to criticism at the Democratic Convention from the father of a Muslim US soldier killed in Iraq.

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Rio 2016: IOC panel to have final say on Russian athletes’ participation


The IOC says a three-person panel will have the final say on which Russian athletes can compete at the Rio Games.

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France church attack: Kermiche friend ‘detained before assault’


The friend of a man who killed a priest in France, who had tried to travel with him to Syria, was detained days before the attack, reports say.

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Syria conflict: ‘Families leave’ besieged Aleppo


Dozens of families have left besieged areas of the city of Aleppo along a humanitarian corridor, Syrian state media says.

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Clinton campaign ‘hacked’ along with other Democratic groups


Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign is hacked as part of a larger cyber attack against Democratic Party institutions, US media report.

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Turkey’s Erdogan to drop lawsuits against people who insulted him


Turkey’s president says he will withdraw all lawsuits against people charged with insulting him, as a gesture to the unity shown since the failed coup.

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Zika virus: Florida cases ‘likely’ to be first US-based infections


Four people suffering from the Zika virus in Florida are probably the first cases contracted within the US, health officials say.

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France church attack: Manuel Valls highlights ‘justice failure’


Prime Minister Manuel Valls highlights a “failure” of French justice over the church killing of a priest by two home-grown jihadists.

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