Attempted Coup in Turkey kills at least 265


MNA International Desk: Attempted Coup in Turkey kills at least 265. At least 265 people including 104 army men were killed and 1563 were arrested through a night of violence across Turkey. The violence flashed when rudiments in the military staged an attempted coup. The majority of those killed were civilians and most of those arrested are soldiers. Turkey’s news agency meanwhile broadcast a recording of Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan speaking earlier in the night, saying an uprising had been tried against the solidarity and unity of the country but that no power was above the national will. Erdogan in ...

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Britain set to welcome Theresa May as PM


MNA International Desk: Britain is all set to welcome Theresa May as their new PM. Britain may be going to welcome its second woman prime minister in spite of a silent touch of sexism in their politics. Theresa May was performing her roles as Interior Minister and is now set to become the prime minister on Wednesday, succeeding David Cameron, who announced he was stepping down after Britons unexpectedly voted last month to quit the European Union (EU). She will be Britain’s first woman prime minister since Margaret Thatcher, after her only rival Andrea Leadsom abruptly terminated her leadership campaign ...

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27 killed as two trains crashed in Puglia


MNA International Desk: At least 27 people were killed and dozens more wounded on Tuesday as two trains crashed in a head-on crash in the southern Italian region of Puglia. The two trains hit on a spring of isolated track enclosed by olive trees around 11.30 a.m. between the towns of Ruvo di Puglia and Corato, around 25 miles from Bari. Massimo Mazzilli, the mayor of Corato, likened the destruction at the scene of the accident to a “plane crash.” “It’s a disaster, it’s as if a plane has crashed,” Mr. Mazzilli said on his Facebook page as he posted ...

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Three killed in Michigan courthouse shooting


MNA International Desk: Three people were killed in a Michigan courthouse shooting. A US inmate at Michigan courthouse shot and killed two court officers and wounded a sheriff’s deputy on Monday during a struggle to escape before responding officers returned fire and killed him, officials said. Berrien County Sheriff Paul Bailey said in a news conference that “At about 2:25 (pm), we had a disturbance on the third floor of the courthouse. A person has shot two bailiffs, they are both deceased.” Bailey later added that the shooter was a prisoner who took a gun from one of two bailiffs ...

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40 arrested in Paris over Euro 2016 violence


MNA International Desk: About 40 people were arrested and detained in Paris over Euro 2016 violence. The police was forced to use tear gas and water cannon against football supporters who were throwing glass bottles at officers at the Eiffel Tower during the Euro 2016 final on Sunday. Mobs of fans gathered at the base of the Paris landmark before and after Portugal’s stunning 1-0 victory over France after they were rejected entrance to the fan zone which was packed to its 90,000 measurements, Paris police said. Other captures moved outside the Stade de France where the match was played. ...

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11 killed in brutal clashes at Kashmir


MNA International Desk: At least 11 people were killed and scores wounded in brutal clashes at southern Kashmir on Saturday as violence exploded over the killing of top Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani, flashing fears of an upsurge in militancy in the region. Wani’s body was buried in his hometown Tral amid mass wailing and angry anti-India slogans, a day after security forces gunned down the 21-year-old militant who was the face of militancy in Kashmir over the last five years. Protesters hurled stones, looted police weapons and set fire to three police stations and two government buildings in towns ...

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Police militarization issue revives with ‘bomb robot’


MNA International Desk: Police militarization issue revives with Use of Dallas ‘bomb robot’. A veteran counter terrorism and security expert said that the way Dallas police bomb squad officers killed the suspected shooter in Thursday’s downtown attacks on police was a natural evolution of military style tactics used by US combat soldiers and marines overseas. Technology warfare experts said the use of a robot to kill someone had major technological and legal implications for 21st century policing. “It’s a first by police,” said Peter Singer, author of “Wired for War”, a book on the use of robots in conflict zones. ...

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Two Russian officials expelled after US diplomat attacked


MNA International Desk: Two Russian officials were expelled after US diplomat attacked. According to reports, the United States has expelled two Russian officials in reprisal for the beating of a U.S. diplomat last month in Moscow, the State Department spokesman said Friday. “On June 17, we expelled two Russian officials from the United States to respond to this attack,” said spokesperson John Kirby. Kirby also said the attack was “unprovoked and it endangered the safety of our employee.” The Russian guard tackled and wounded the American after the diplomat showed him his embassy badge, State Department officials told to media. ...

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Snipers gunned down five police officers at Dallas protest


MNA International Desk: Snipers gunned down five police officers and wounded seven others at Dallas during protests over two fatal police shootings of black men — a blast of violence described as the deadliest day for law enforcement since 9/11. One suspect died after a clash with cops in an El Centro College garage, police said. It was blurred if the suspect was killed or had shot himself. Two civilians also were wounded, including Shetamia Taylor, 37-year-old, who was shot in the calf and was undergoing surgery Friday morning, Mayor Mike Rawlings said. Four of the slain cops were members ...

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US-led strikes pound Islamic State, kill 250 fighters


MNA International Desk: Reportedly, US-led strikes pound Islamic State in Iraq as that kill 250 fighters. US-led alliance aircraft paid a series of deadly strikes against Islamic State around the city of Falluja on Wednesday, US officials reported media, with one citing a preliminary approximation of at least 250 suspected troops killed and at least 40 vehicles destroyed. If the figures are confirmed, the strikes would be among the most deadly ever against the jihadist group. The officials spoke on condition of secrecy to describe the operation and noted preliminary estimates can change. The attacks, which the officials said took ...

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Mexico police regularly abuse arrested women


MNA International Desk: According to a report released by Amnesty International on Tuesday showed that Mexico’s law enforcement agency (Mexico Police) and armed forces regularly torture and abuse arrested women, sometimes using sexual violence during arrest and interrogation. The rights group interviewed 100 women who reported violence during arrest, all of whom described having been the victim of some form of sexual harassment or psychological mistreatment. Seven in ten of the women reported sexual violence during arrest or in the hours that followed. Electric shocks to the genitals, rape with objects, fingers, firearms and the penis, severe beatings and near-asphyxiation, ...

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At least 36 killed in suicide attack at Istanbul airport


MNA International Desk: At least 36 people were killed in suicide attack at Istanbul airport. Reportedly, a triple suicide bombing at Istanbul’s main international airport on Tuesday night has left 36 dead and as many as 150 injured in a suspected ISIL attack. One attacker opened fire in the departures hall with an automatic rifle, sending passengers diving for cover and trying to flee, before all three blew themselves up in or around the arrivals hall a floor below, witnesses and officials said. The attack on Europe’s third-busiest airport is one of the deadliest in a series of suicide bombings ...

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15 die as Islamist militants attack in Mogadishu


MNA International Desk: At least 15 die as Islamist militants attack hotel in Mogadishu. These people were killed and several others wounded Saturday in an attack carried out by al-Qaida-affiliated militants on a well-known hotel in the Somali capital. Firing echoed around the seaside city after the blast and ambulances raced to the scene.Police Major Ali Mohamed said the death toll included guards, civilians and militants. “We attacked the hotel which was frequented by the apostate government members,” al-Shabaab military operations spokesman Sheikh Abdiasis Abu Musab said. “The operation has now ended but we are still combing the building for ...

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David Cameron resigns as prime minister after Brexit


MNA International Desk: David Cameron resigns as prime minister after Britain votes Brexit as it was inevitable. David Cameron paid the price for his failure to secure Britain’s future in the European Union announcing his resignation and admitting the country now needed “fresh leadership”. Flanked by his wife and at one stage close to tears Mr. Cameron said it would be wrong for him “to be the captain that steers our country to its next destination.” He declared that he would stay on in a caretaker capacity but expected a new leader to be in place by the time of ...

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Britain cast historic vote on EU future


MNA International Desk: Thousands of people through Britain cast vote on Thursday in a historic battled, knife-edge referendum that could tear up the island nation’s EU future membership and spark the utmost emergency of the block’s 60-year history. A record 46.5 million voters are signed up to take a permanent decision on Britain’s future in the 28-nation European Union. In this referendum each voter must write a cross by one of two options: “Remain a member of the European Union” “Leave the European Union” World financial markets, like voters, are in suspense over the result. Two polls – both conducted ...

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British MP Cox killed for her political views


MNA International Desk: British MP Jo Cox was murdered for her “very strong political views”, her widower has said in his first interview on Tuesday since her death. Talking in an interview with the BBC’s political editor Laura Kuenssberg, Mr. Cox said the expression of public support and a £1m charitable fund had been sources of relaxation to the couple’s two children. The late MP’s husband said he would be pleased if she was replaced as the representative for Batley and Spen by a female politician, saying it would be ‘lovely symbolism’. Ms. Cox was shot and knifed in the ...

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Detained man wanted to kill Trump


MNA International Desk: A man detained over the weekend, trying to take a gun from a police officer at a Las Vegas rally arranged by probable Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, told an investigator that, he wanted to kill the candidate. Michael Steven Sandford, 19-year-old, was detained on Saturday at the Treasure Island hotel in Las Vegas after trying to disarm the officer, according to Las Vegas police, who said he had been passed over to the US Secret Service. According to court documents filed on Monday in federal court in Nevada, Sandford told a Secret Service agent that he ...

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Six people were killed from clashes in Mexico


MNA International Desk: Six people were killed and 53 injured from clashes in Mexico on Sunday. The clashes broke out between members of National Coordination of Education Workers (CNTE), a teachers’ trade union against the police at a protest. It was the worst occurrence in a wave of protests over the past several months against education reforms that the government pressed through three years ago. The teachers from the radical wing of the National Coordinator of Education Workers (CNTE) are opposite to the obligatory challenge of teachers as part of Mexico’s education reform and are also objecting the arrest of ...

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Three Belgians charged with terrorism offences


MNA International Desk: According to reports, three Belgians were charged with terrorism offences. Belgian prosecutors charged three men with terrorism crimes on Saturday following overnight searches that took place amid keen security in Belgium and France due to the Euro 2016 soccer tournament. Three months after Islamist bombers killed 32 people in Brussels, police huntedhuge houses across the country and detained 12 people the night before Belgium’s Euro 2016 game against Ireland. The federal prosecutor’s office said in a statement, “Nine of them were released after interrogation but three Belgian citizens recognized were charged with having attempted to commit a ...

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Seven decapitated bodies found in Mexico’s north-west


MNA International Desk: Decapitated bodies of seven men have been found on a rural road in Mexico’s drug cartel-plagued north-west state of Sinaloanear which is the heart of jailed drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman’s old home turf, a state law enforcement official said on Friday. Martin Robles, Sinaloa’s deputy attorney general, told that in the state capital of Culiacan the seven men were loggers attacked near the town of Rosario, located about 60 miles south of the Pacific resort of Mazatlan. The victims, who were between 22 and 49 years old, were shot dead on Thursday in the community ...

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Egyptian Investigators marked wreckage of Egypt Air


MNA International Desk: Egyptian investigators said they have marked wreckage of the cabin of lost Egypt Air flight MS804. The plane crashed last month in the Mediterranean Sea, and investigators dreaded signals from its black boxes would decease soon. The Egyptian committee exploring the plane’s disappearance said on Wednesday it had covered pieces of the plane cabin in some places, a finding that might help bring a determination to the month-long question of why the plane stopped. In an announcement, the investigation committee confirmed that the John Lethbridge, one of two ships contracted by the Egyptians to quest for the wreckage ...

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Obama threw attack on Trump over Muslim ban


MNA International Desk: President Barack Obama threw a direct attack on Donald Trump over Muslim ban on Tuesday, saying the probable GOP nominee’s anti-Muslim rhetoric “betrays the very values that America stands for.” For months, Trump has called for a prohibition on allowing Muslims into the United States, and he indirectly, during a speech on Monday said that, Muslim communities are protecting terrorists, including the culprits of the Orlando and San Bernardino shootings. Obama argued such comments are not only anti-American but helps ISIS and other extremist groups by isolating Muslims in the United States and around the world. “Where ...

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Trump hardens stance on Muslims after Florida shooting


MNA International Desk: Trump hardens his stance on Muslims after Florida shooting as the incident seems to just help the barbaric statements he was earlier making. Republican presidential nominee, Donald Trump placed responsibility for a mass shooting in Florida directly at the feet of radical Muslims, who he said were entering the country amidst a flood of refugees and ‘trying to take over our children.’ He represented on the country’s deadliest mass shooting to improve his vow to ban Muslim immigrants, suggesting that the United States suspend immigration from areas of the world where there is ‘a proven history of ...

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50 people killed at night club in Florida


MNA International Desk: A guy armed with an attack rifle and pledging loyalty to Islamic State killed 50 people during a gay pride festivity at a night club in Orlando, Florida, early on Sunday. Police killed the gunman named Omar Mateen, 29-year-old, a New York-born Florida inhabitant and US citizen of Afghan origin. He was twice questioned by FBI agents in recent years, authorities said. Mateen’s former wife said he was expressively and psychologically troubled with a violent temper, yet sought to be a police officer. According to G4S, working for the global security firm G4S during the past nine ...

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Al Qaeda chief pledges commitment to new Taliban Head

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MNA International Desk: Al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri, in an online audio message, pledged commitment to the new head of the Afghan Taliban, who was selected last month after his predecessor was killed in a US drone strike. The veteran Islamist militant became al Qaeda’s leader after U.S. Navy Seals killed Osama bin Laden in Pakistan in 2011, and he is thought to be hiding in the Pakistan-Afghanistan border region, having been based there since the late 1990s. “As leader of the al Qaeda organization for jihad, I extend my pledge of allegiance once again, the approach of Osama to ...

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Rousseff calls for referendum on early elections


MNA International Desk: Brazil’s suspended President Dilma Rousseff calls for a referendum on whether to hold early elections if she survives removal from office in an impeachment trial that is expected to conclude in August. “We must consult the population to rebuild a constitutional pact that was broken by the impeachment process,” Rousseff said in an interview aired on Thursday night. Under the Brazilian electoral timetable, presidential elections are scheduled every four years, with the next due in 2018. Rousseff’s offer for early elections, which are not provided for by the Constitution, is seen by many political analysts as a ...

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Saudi gave free pass to bomb schools and hospitals in Yemen


MNA International Desk: According to reports, Saudi gave free pass to bomb schools and hospitals in Yemen. On Thursday last week, the UN secretary general listed Saudi Arabia responsible for killing children, bombing hospitals and schools. This places Saudi Arabia and the coalition it leads in the dubious company of ISIS, the Taliban, al-Shabaab and the Lord’s Resistance Army in the blacklist of organizations violating children’s rights in a conflict area. Saudi Arabia had been removed them from the list on Monday, erasing much of the UN’s credibility when it comes to defending human rights. This unexpected improvement is hard ...

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