QWorld: Trump Gets Republican Nod; Erdogan’s Purge Targets 50,000

A compilation of the stories making headlines across the world. 

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Following the attempted military coup in Turkey, President Erdogan has widened the purge on the army, targeting over 50,000. (Photo: AP)

1. Conquering Rivals, Defying Odds, Trump Captures Republican Nod

Thirteen months after launching an improbable bid for the White House, Donald Trump captured the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, having vanquished 16 party rivals, and warring with much of its establishment and provoking controversy at every turn.

2. Erdogan Targets More than 50,000 in Purge After Failed Turkish Coup

Turkey has vowed to root out allies of the US-based cleric who it blames for an abortive coup last week, widening a purge of the army, police and judiciary to universities and schools, the intelligence agency and religious authorities.


3. British PM May Set to Reassure Germany, France Over Brexit

Prime Minister Theresa May will try to reassure allies over Britain’s vote to leave the European Union when she meets German Chancellor Angela Merkel and then heads to France in her first foreign trips as leader.


4. We Have Your Backs: Obama Tells Police After Killings

President Obama told law enforcement officials that Americans recognise, respect and depend upon the difficult and dangerous work they do, in a rallying call of support after the ambush killings of eight officers in Dallas and Baton Rouge.


5. North Korea Says Missile Test Simulated Attack on South Korea Ports, Airfields

North Korea said it has conducted a ballistic missile test that simulated preemptive strikes against South Korean ports and airfields used by the US military, likely referring to the launches of three missiles.


6. Islamist Militants Kill 17 Soldiers in Attack on Mali Army Base

Islamist militants killed 17 Malian soldiers and wounded 35 when they attacked an army base in the centre of the country, firing on troop positions, burning buildings and pillaging shops, the government said.


7. Vienna Climate Meeting Aims for Progress on Deal to Cut HFC Use

Diplomats meeting in Vienna this week hope to take a major step towards a deal under the Montreal Protocol to decrease the use of a potent greenhouse gas, in what could be the most significant measure to combat global warming since last year’s Paris climate agreement.


8. US Ministers to Meet and Discuss Fight Against Islamic State

Dozens of defence and foreign ministers will meet in Washington to take stock of the fight against Islamic State, with a focus on a major prize: the militant group’s bastion in Mosul, Iraq.


9. Brazil Probes Olympics Threats After Group Backs Islamic State

Brazil’s intelligence agency says it is investigating all threats to next month’s Rio Olympics after a presumed Brazilian Islamist group pledged allegiance to Islamic State less than three weeks before the Games.

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