This year's Presidential election is gaining a lot of comparisons toThe Hunger Games; at the Democratic National Convention, late night host Stephen Colbert dressed as the character Caesar Flickerman , causing trouble while hosting "Hungry for Power Games: DNC Edition".
Authorities have suspended thousands of people working in the country's judicial, education, health and financial sectors. The decree from Turkey's cabinet of ministers was published late on Wednesday in the country's Official Gazette . "The situation came to a point where local media's fear of being arrested is leading to an increasing muzzlement of the press, thus infringing fundamental human rights such as freedom of expression and the public's right to know", the International ...
A more controversial set of arrivals were expected later in the day, with some 70 Russian athletes from a team slashed by bans in a state-sponsored doping scandal due to fly in at around 6:00 pm (2100 GMT). Hours after the plane carrying the Russian team took off, the track and field team gathered across town in a small stadium for what was billed as an Olympic consolation event.
President Tayyip Erdogan has accused US -based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen of masterminding the failed coup and authorities have already suspended, dismissed or placed under investigation more than 60,000 soldiers, police, teachers, judges and others suspected of links to the Gulen movement.
Cambodia denied it vetoed Philippine efforts to include a historic ruling on the South China Sea in a joint statement by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN ) after a recent meeting. "The ministers stressed that this is a crucial opportunity for the region to uphold the existing rules-based worldwide order and to show respect for global law", they said in one of the strongest and most detailed post-arbitration warnings by the allies against China.
With Clinton largely absent from the convention stage - she made a brief cameo on stage Wednesday night after Obama spoke - the convention speakers in Philadelphia urged Americans to see beyond what Bill Clinton called the "cartoon" of Clinton created by adversaries.