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Turkey jails journalists as Erdogan rebukes Western critics

Ankara - Turkey was on Saturday holding 17 journalists on charges of "terror group" membership as President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told Western critics to "mind your own business" over a relentless crackdown following a failed coup.

Philippine crime war packs decaying jails

Manila - Mario Dimaculangan shares a toilet with 130 other inmates in one of the Philippines' most overcrowded jails, and conditions are getting worse as police wage an unprecedented war on crime.

Swimsuit mural of Hillary Clinton creates a stir in Australia

Melbourne - An Australian mural of US presidential nominee Hillary Clinton in a revealing, stars and stripes swimsuit may be taken down, after it has reportedly been deemed offensive.

Swimsuit mural of Hillary Clinton creates a stir in Australia

Melbourne - An Australian mural of US presidential nominee Hillary Clinton in a revealing, stars and stripes swimsuit may be taken down, after it has reportedly been deemed offensive.

Swimsuit mural of Hillary Clinton creates a stir in Australia

Melbourne - An Australian mural of US presidential nominee Hillary Clinton in a revealing, stars and stripes swimsuit may be taken down, after it has reportedly been deemed offensive.

Ortega tightens grip on Nicaragua

Managua - Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega won even more control over the levers of his nation when 28 opposition lawmakers were ousted from parliament by electoral authorities.

Turkey remands 17 journalists in custody over links to Gulen

Istanbul - An Istanbul court on Friday remanded 17 Turkish journalists in custody over links to the US-based preacher Fethullah Gulen who is blamed for this month's failed coup, charging them with membership of a "terror group".

Brazil impeachment must be settled by Aug 26: Temer

Bras - Brazil's political uncertainty must be resolved by the end of August -- its Olympic-hosting month -- by reaching a verdict in the impeachment trial of suspended President Dilma Rousseff, her interim replacement said Friday.

Erdogan tells West 'mind your own business' as journalists jailed

Ankara - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told the EU and US to "mind your own business" after the West expressed alarm over the growing crackdown against suspected coup plotters, as a court placed 17 journalists under arrest.

Police, protestors clash as Armenia standoff continues

Yerevan - Armenian police exchanged gunfire Friday with an armed pro-opposition group holding hostages for a twelfth day and clashed with thousands of protesters supporting the gunmen, said an AFP photographer at the scene.

Brazil's Lula faces trial for obstruction of justice

Bras - Ex-Brazilian president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, who was key in getting the Olympics to Rio, will be put on trial for allegedly trying to obstruct a corruption probe at Petrobras oil company, officials said Friday.

Turkish universities feel force of purge

Istanbul - With deans forced to resign and academics in custody or dismissed, Turkish universities are among the hardest-hit targets of the purge launched after the failed coup.

Turkey detains tycoons as journalists appear in court

Ankara - Turkish authorities on Friday widened their sweeping post-coup crackdown to the business sector, rounding up three tycoons as a score of detained journalists were marched into court by police to hear their fate.

Turkey warns Kazakhstan over Gulen-linked schools

Astana - Turkey's ambassador to Kazakhstan on Friday warned the Central Asian country over its schools linked to US-based preacher Fethullah Gulen, whom the Turkish government blames for this month's coup attempt.

Rio mayor tears into organizers over snags

Rio De Janeiro - Rio de Janeiro's Mayor Eduardo Paes lashed out Friday at the city's Olympics organizing committee, accusing it of "serious problems" in managing the crisis-plagued athletes' village.

Turkey fury as US frets over post-coup military relations

Ankara - President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday angrily accused a top US general of siding with Turkey's coup plotters for saying the country's turmoil could downgrade military cooperation with Washington.

Madrid ups ante against Catalan separatist lawmakers

Madrid - Spain asked the Constitutional Court Friday to nullify a text approved by Catalonia's parliament urging the region to push ahead with its independence drive, warning separatist lawmakers of severe consequences.

Turkey says army to keep up fight against IS after coup

Ankara - Turkey on Friday insisted its military will keep up the fight against Islamic State jihadists and other militants after the failed coup, saying the armed forces would emerge stronger from a purge of its top ranks.

Suu Kyi meets leaders of notorious Myanmar rebel group

Nay Pyi Taw - Myanmar's most heavily armed ethnic group held "positive" talks Friday with the country's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi, a spokesman for her office said, in a major boost for peace prospects.

Tensions in Germany ahead of pro-Erdogan demo

Berlin - Tens of thousands of supporters of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan plan to rally in the German city of Cologne Sunday, as tensions over Turkey's failed coup have put authorities on edge.

EU enlargement chief warns Turkey to respect rule of law

Berlin - The EU enlargement commissioner, Johannes Hahn, implicitly warned Turkey Friday that the bloc would freeze the country's accession talks if its post-coup crackdown violates the rule of law.

Traitors' graveyard: Where Istanbul plotters laid to rest

Istanbul - On a barren plot on the outskirts of Istanbul, where the stony ground bakes under the merciless summer sun, a lone sign gives a macabre hint to the purpose of the arid wasteland.

Turkey detains three top businessmen in probe after coup

Ankara - Turkish authorities on Friday widened their post-coup crackdown to the business sector, detaining three top tycoons as part of investigations into the activities of US-based preacher Fethullah Gulen.

Dad of slain Muslim soldier challenges Trump

Philadelphia - The father of a Muslim US soldier killed in Iraq accused Donald Trump of vilifying patriotic American Muslims while "sacrificing nothing" himself, in a steely rebuke that electrified the Democratic convention.

Corsican MPs urge France to shut radical mosques

Ajaccio - Corsican lawmakers on Thursday called on the French state to close down radical mosques on the Mediterranean island, hours after an underground separatist movement issued a threat against Islamic extremists.

British PM seeks to reassure Poles, Slovaks in UK post-Brexit

Varsovia - British Prime Minister Theresa May travelled to Warsaw Thursday in a bid to reassure the Polish government that the hundreds of thousands of Poles living in Britain still had a post-Brexit future there.

Op-Ed: The Internet transforms Tim Kaine into countless jokes

Night three of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia was a doozy. Peaceful protestors collected outside the Wells Fargo Center while some of the biggest characters in American politics took the stage, and the Internet did something strange.

Brazil's Lula petitions UN over corruption probe 'abuses'

London - Former Brazilian president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on Thursday filed a petition with the UN Human Rights Committee outlining alleged abuses of power in the corruption case he is embroiled in.

Spain king tasks acting PM Rajoy with forming new government

Madrid - Spain's king tasked acting Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy Thursday with the delicate mission of forming a government and unblocking seven months of political paralysis after a second round of inconclusive elections.

Yemen government says peace talks 'ended' after rebels form council

Aden - Yemen's government said Thursday that peace talks underway since April had ended without agreement after Shiite rebels and their allies formed a 10-member "supreme council" to run the war-torn nation.
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