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Pope warns media over 'sin' of spreading fake news, smearing politicians

VATICAN CITY: Media that focus on scandals and spread fake news to smear politicians risk becoming like people who have a morbid fascination with excrement, Pope Francis said in an interview published on Wednesday. Francis told the Belgian Catholic weekly “Tertio” that spreading disinformation was “probably the greatest damage that the media can do” and… Read More »

Police helicopter crashes, kills 4, after Rio shootout – media

RIO DE JANEIRO: A police helicopter in Rio de Janeiro crashed Saturday evening, according to local media reports, killing four officers after a day of intense firefights between law enforcement and suspected criminals in the slum known as City of God. Police did not immediately return calls or emails asking for confirmation of the incident.… Read More »

US denounces latest Turkish media crackdown

WASHINGTON: The United States issued a stern rebuke to its ally Turkey on Monday (Oct 31) after authorities stepped up their persecution of media outlets critical of the government. Washington regularly expresses concern about the increasingly authoritarian treatment of the media by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s government. But State Department spokesman John Kirby raised the… Read More »

Turkey detains 40 soldiers, issues warrants for 47 more in coup probe – media

ISTANBUL: Turkey detained 40 soldiers from an air base in the central Anatolian city of Konya as part of investigations into July’s failed military coup, Turkish media outlets said on Thursday. Detention warrants had been issued for 47 more soldiers from Konya, the private Dogan news agency said, in what was the third wave of… Read More »

Turkey orders detention of 166 people in coup-related operation – media

ISTANBUL: Turkish authorities issued detention warrants on Friday for 166 people, including police chiefs, the state-run Anadolu Agency reported, in an operation linked to July’s attempted coup, which Ankara blames on followers of U.S.-based cleric Fethullah Gulen. The operation was aimed at Istanbul police headquarters staff but spread across 35 provinces, targeting people who used… Read More »

Turkish police search Istanbul courthouses, 173 face detention – media

ISTANBUL: Turkish police raided offices at three Istanbul courthouses on Monday after detention warrants were issued for 173 judicial personnel as part of an investigation into last month’s failed coup attempt, the private Dogan news agency reported on Monday. Ankara has accused U.S.-based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen of orchestrating the coup and is seeking his… Read More »

Turkey detains 20 suspected Islamic State members – media

ISTANBUL: Turkish police detained 20 suspected members of the Islamic State militant group in the southern city of Adana early on Thursday, the private Dogan news agency reported. It said anti-terror police, supported by a helicopter, staged simultaneous raids on 22 addresses in the city after a tip-off that Islamic State cells were planning attacks.… Read More »

3 US police officers shot in Baton Rouge: Media

REUTERS – 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 Newspaper. The officers were taken to a local hospital, spokesman Sergeant Don… Read More »

Bangladesh clamps down on social media after Dhaka cafe attack

DHAKA: Bangladesh has launched a clampdown on social media sites spreading propaganda inciting Islamist militancy after an attack on a Dhaka cafe in which 20 hostages were murdered, saying the country’s young were being radicalised online. Authorities said the deadly siege at an upmarket cafe popular with foreigners had been an “eye-opener”, exposing the role… Read More »

Kuwait foils three Islamic State attacks – state media

DOHA: Kuwait’s interior ministry foiled three attacks on the country planned by the Islamic State group after launching raids that resulted in the arrest of militants, Kuwait’s state news agency, KUNA, said. “The interior ministry said on Sunday it foiled three terrorist plots targeting the country’s security by directing three pre-emptive raids inside and outside… Read More »