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Day: July 16, 2016

Turkey coup: World leaders react to the military attempt to overthrow President Erdogan
ENGLISH, Europe

Turkey coup: World leaders react to the military attempt to overthrow President Erdogan

    World leaders are calling for calm as Turkey has become engulfed in a coup attempt by the military against President Erdogan. The situation remains unclear but there have been numerous reports of violence. Officials have been calling for calm and restraint in the Nato-member state but were united in their confusion over the situation. President Barack Obama has expressed his support for the 'democratically elected' government in Turkey, according to AFP news agency. The country is a key Nato ally and is of huge strategic significance. Moscow expressed grave concern about events in the country, and it had instructed officials to help Russian nationals in Turkey return home at the earliest opportunity. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters President Vladimir Putin w...
Pakistani Kim Kardashian Qandeel Baloch killed by brother, say reports
Asia, ENGLISH

Pakistani Kim Kardashian Qandeel Baloch killed by brother, say reports

    According to Pakistani newspaper The Dawn, the 26-year-old, popularly known as the Kim Kardashian of Pakistan, was killed by her brother in Multan. With her death, Qandeel, whose real name was Fauzia Azeem, has become the latest victim of honour killings that has been plaguing Pakistan, the report says. The model became an online sensation for her daring statements, bold pictures and videos posted on her social media accounts. The Dawn reports that she was previously threatened by her brother to stay away from social media. The police are yet to confirm what led him to commit the murder. While multiple media reports from Pakistan claimed she was shot dead, an unconfirmed police report told the publication that she was "strangled to death" at her Multan residence. Her broth...
More heads roll in next round of Theresa May ruthless reshuffle
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

More heads roll in next round of Theresa May ruthless reshuffle

    Theresa May continued with a reshuffle that some have called ruthless with the announcement that Anna Soubry – a supporter during the leadership battle – was out of her position as small business minister. Ros Altmann, the pensions expert was also removed from the Department of Work and Pensions on Friday to make way for Penny Mordaunt, a Brexit supporter who was a close ally of Andrea Leadsom in the leadership contest. Mike Penning took her role at the Ministry of Defence. A further raft of appointments after 10.30pm included Brandon Lewis, a key ally during May’s leadership, becoming minister for policing, and Robert Goodwill becoming the new immigration minister. Matt Hancock and Greg Hands – two allies of George Osborne – were spared the axe. Hancock was appointed as ...
ASEM wraps up summit promising fight terrorism unitedly
ENGLISH, Europe

ASEM wraps up summit promising fight terrorism unitedly

    The leaders of ASEM, a grouping of Asian and European nations, wrapped up their summit on Saturday with taking a vow to fight terrorism and violent extremism unitedly as well as ensure cyber security for the benefits of the people of two continents, reports bss. "To ensure the continuity of initiatives that evolve from informal dialogue to tangible outcomes, ASEM will focus on areas of common interest like countering terrorism and violent extremism, maritime safety and security, fighting piracy and armed robbery at sea, as well as human and drug trafficking, cyber security and cyber-crime," the leaders said in the declaration that was adopted on the concluding day of the summit. The declaration was adopted by the leaders of the ASEM partner countries as well as heads of Eu...
Canadian priest charged for stealing $500,000 from Syrian refugees
ENGLISH, Europe

Canadian priest charged for stealing $500,000 from Syrian refugees

    A Canadian priest was charged this week for stealing more than half a million dollars (US$400,000) intended for the resettlement of Syrian refugees, and then gambling it away. Amer Saka, 51, a clergyman of the Chaldean Catholic Church -- based in Baghdad -- had allegedly collected the funds from more than 20 donors to support refugees arriving from the war-torn nation, according to local police. "This investigation spanned throughout the province of Ontario, the United States and other countries where refugees were attempting to come to Canada," police in London, Ontario said in a statement on Thursday. Bishop Emanuel Shaleta, head of the Chaldean Catholic Church in Canada, told The London Free Press that Saka had called him to say he had gambled and lost all of the money....