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Turkey widens post-coup purge

Turkey purged its police on Monday after rounding up thousands of soldiers in the wake of a failed military coup, and said it could reconsider its friendship with the US unless Washington hands over a cleric Ankara blames for the putsch. Nearly 20,000 members of the police, civil

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Oil falls on glut concerns despite shale cuts

Oil prices eased in early Asian trade on Tuesday as concerns over a crude and fuel oil glut outweighed an expected cut in US shale production and a likely further draw in US crude stocks. Crude prices fell more than 1 per cent in the previous session after concerns about potentia

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US targets more than $2bn in aid for Iraq

The United States expects to raise more than $2 billion this week for war-torn Iraq during a pledging conference in Washington, a senior State Department official said on Monday. "We're hoping to raise in excess of $2 billion in what has been a roughly six-and-a-half-wee

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Turkey widens purge, demands US hand over cleric

Turkey purged its police on Monday after rounding up thousands of soldiers in the wake of a failed military coup, and said it could reconsider its friendship with the US unless Washington hands over a cleric Ankara blames for the putsch. The sacking of thousands of police officer

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Kazakh policemen killed in suspected IS attack

At least six people have been killed and eight wounded in attacks on police by suspected Islamist militants in Almaty on Monday, a source at the Kazakh city's emergency aid hospital told Reuters. The source said there were four policemen and one civilian among the dead, as we

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Gunman kills three police officers in US

A gunman killed three police officers and wounded three others in the US city of Baton Rouge on Sunday, nearly two weeks after the fatal police shooting of a black man there sparked nationwide protests, one of which led to the massacre of five Dallas policemen. The suspect, dress

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Arrests hit 6,000 as Turkey cracks down on army

Turkey widened a crackdown on suspected supporters of a failed military coup on Sunday, taking the number of people rounded up in the armed forces and judiciary to 6,000, and the government said it was in control of the country and economy. President Tayyip Erdogan and the govern

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Police officers shot in US, two reported dead

Multiple police officers in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, were shot on Sunday morning, a department spokesman said, as the country remains on edge about police and community relations. Two of the officers have died, Baton Rouge's chief administrative officer told the Advocate Newsp

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