Turkey-allied Syrian rebels clash with Kurdish-led forces

One Turkish soldier killed and three wounded in escalation of conflict, says Turkeys official news agency One Turkish soldier was killed and three wounded in a Kurdish rocket attack in Jarablus, Syria, according to Turkeys official news agency. Turkey-allied Syrian rebels clashed with Kurdish-led forces in north-eastern Syria, with reports of Turkish tanks and airstrikes […]

Fighting yellow fever in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in pictures

The Democratic Republic of the Congos ministry of health has declared a yellow fever epidemic in three provinces as concern grows about the spread of the disease, particularly in the densely populated Kinshasa region. Photographer Tommy Trenchard followed Save the Childrens vaccination campaign in the country Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/world/gallery/2016/aug/26/fighting-yellow-fever-in-the-democratic-republic-of-congo-in-pictures Diggy

Turkey requests extradition of Fethullah Glen but not for coup attempt, US says

The State Department did not specify what the Turkish cleric was being sought for, as Joe Biden is expected to meet Erdoan on Wednesday in wake of foiled plot The US has confirmed it has received a formal extradition request from Ankara for the Turkish cleric Fethullah Glen, but not over the July coup attempt […]

Mexico president Enrique Pea Nieto plagiarized thesis for law degree: report

Group of academics say 29% of Pea Nietos paper was material lifted from other works, including 20 paragraphs copied word-for-word from a book President Pea Nietos wife was purchasing a house with financing from a government contractor. The first lady eventually gave up the house and in recent months Pea Nieto has said he understands […]

New Zealand and US runners awarded for sportsmanship

Nikki Hamblin and Abbey DAgostino receive Pierre de Coubertin award for helping each other to finish race after falls The two Olympic runners who Hamblin tripped and fell. DAgostino was caught up in the tumble and also fell. She managed to get up, and rather than sprinting off, stopped and helped Hamblin to her feet. […]