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 3-month state of emergency declared in Turkey
42 Views, 21-07-2016, Courtsey News Live

Turkey’s president on Wednesday declared a three-month state of emergency following a failed coup.   Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that the measure was being taken to counter threats to Turkish democracy and wasn’t intended to curb basic freedoms. He spoke after a meeting with Cabinet...Read more

 Turkish security, coup plotters clash at Istanbul?s second airport
40 Views, 18-07-2016, Courtsey News Live

Turkish security forces clashed with coup plotters resisting arrest at Istanbul’s second airport, and at an air base in central Turkey, an official said on Sunday.   Security forces fired warning shots near the Sabiha Gokcen airport on the Asian side of the city and the coup plotters di...Read more

6,000 detained after failed military coup in Turkey
43 Views, 17-07-2016, Courtsey News Live

: At least 265 people were killed and a further 1,500 injured when a faction of the Turkish military attempted to overthrow the government by seizing bridges and attacking parliamentary buildings in the capital of Ankara. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was briefly forced into hiding, delivering a p...Read more

 5.0 magnitude earthquake rattles eastern Japan, no major damage
57 Views, 17-07-2016, Courtsey News Live

An earthquake measuring 5 on the Richter scale, jolted Japan’s Ibaraki prefecture on Sunday, officials said.   According to the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA), the temblor was centred in Ibaraki, which borders the Pacific Ocean and is to the northeast of Tokyo, Xinhua news agency rep...Read more

Pak model Qandeel Baloch killed by brother
59 Views, 16-07-2016, Courtsey News Live

: Pakistan’s social media celebrity Qandeel Baloch was killed allegedly by her brother in Multan in Punjab province, becoming the latest victim of "honour killings" that plague the country. The 26-year-old actor-cum-model was killed in central district of Multan on Friday night, pol...Read more

 Ceasefire declared after deadly South Sudan clashes
56 Views, 12-07-2016, Courtsey News Live

:00 pm local time (1500 GMT). Machar, a former rebel, then asked troops loyal to him to stop fighting.   "I inform all troops who have been fighting and have been defending themselves that they should observe the ceasefire and stay in position," Machar said on Eye Radio Juba. &nbs...Read more

 Barack Obama to travel to Dallas, cut European trip short: White House
40 Views, 09-07-2016, Courtsey News Live

US President Barack Obama will cut short a trip to Europe and travel to Dallas next week in the wake of the deadly ambush in the city that left five police dead, the White House has said.     "The President has accepted an invitation from Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings to travel to Dal...Read more

 Pakistani, Tunisian Islamic State supporters jailed for terror threats
42 Views, 27-05-2016, Courtsey News Live

A court in northern Italy has sentenced a Pakistani and a Tunisian Islamic State sympathiser to six years in prison for terrorist threats against targets including a Nato base and iconic national monuments.     Pakistani citizen Muhammad Waqas and Tunisian national Lassaad Briki will be...Read more