Ex-Air Force chief denies role

Tuesday, 19 July 2016 00:00 Written by

One of the most senior military figures detained on charges of involvement in Turkey’s failed coup bid appeared in court on Monday, denying he was the mastermind of the plot.

Just days before he was shot and killed, a Baton Rouge police officer posted an emotional Facebook message saying he was “physically and emotionally” tired and expressing how difficult it was to be both a police officer and a black man, a friend has said.

The Global Times cited the report as saying that "marine nuclear power platforms will be used" in the islands and reefs of the Spratly chain in the contested sea "to ensure freshwater".

A Chinese fighter jet carried out an “unsafe” intercept of a US spy plane on routine patrol on Tuesday in international airspace over the East China Sea, US Pacific Command said.

An emergency call centre in South Korea released a list on Tuesday of the most ridiculous requests for help it has received, including one that concerned a particularly large cockroach.

A Left-leaning political organisation of UK-based Indians has announced its support for a movement named “Lexit” or the “Left Leave Campaign”, which pushes for Britain’s exit from the European Union during the June 23 referendum, but not for the reasons cited by the better known “Vote Leave Campaign”.

Egypt said on Saturday its navy had found human remains, wreckage and the personal belongings of passengers floating in the Mediterranean, the first confirmation that an EgyptAir jet with 66 people on board had plunged into the sea.

Presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump on Thursday said the disappearance of an EgyptAir plane that had been travelling from Paris to Cairo looked like an act of terrorism, drawing criticism from a former US Defence Secretary who termed his remarks as irresponsible.

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump used the word “rape” on Wednesday when discussing past allegations of sexual misconduct involving former President Bill Clinton, further escalating his rhetoric on the subject.

Two Kiribati fishermen lost at sea for days were found on Wednesday just six minutes into a search that targeted a massive patch of ocean, New Zealand rescue officials said.