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Turks fear for detained soldiers as Erdoan launches fresh crackdown

Amid allegations of torture, relatives wait anxiously for news as Turkeys justice system struggles to keep up with arrests In the marble corridors of the Istanbul Palace of Justice, dozens of people press against a metal barrier in the hope of catching a glimpse of a family member a son, husband or brother detained in […]

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Hundreds gather in Baton Rouge for funeral of officer killed in shooting

Law enforcement and loved ones join memorial for Brad Garafola: My deputy went down fighting, says sheriff The funeral of Brad Garafola, one of three officers killed in the Baton Rouge police shooting, took place in the Louisiana city on Saturday. Hundreds of loved ones and fellow law enforcement said farewell to the 45-year-old sheriffs […]

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Deadpan John Goodman is king of Kong: Skull Island Comic-Con panel

Star discusses behaviour of title character whose real name is Leo while Eddie Redmayne dishes out wands at Fantastic Beasts Potter panel Be careful what you ask John Goodman, who stars in Kong: Skull Island. What started as an innocuous question at the Warner Bros Justice League film, agreed: Its like getting your Hogwarts letter […]

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Chris Froome says he could race for six more years in the Tour de France

With a third Tour de France almost done and dusted, Chris Froome has indicated he could keep going back for the next five or six years In the short term Chris Froome expects to start next Sundays Ride London Classic on his way to the Olympic Games, while in the long term he intends to […]

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Russia facing Olympic judgment day as IOC decides Rio 2016 fate

The IOC executive board is expected to decide Russias Rio 2016 fate on Sunday, with possible punishments being a blanket ban or individual exclusions by Olympic federations Last Wednesday the Russian Olympic Committee named a provisional team of 386 athletes for the Rio Games. It was, for a few hours, a triumph of hope over […]

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Jason Day leads big hitters hoping to follow Henrik Stensons example

The US PGA Championship is the second of two quickfire majors and it could define the season for some of golfs more illustrious names The confirmation Spieths collapse at Augusta, the rules fiasco and Henrik Stenson emerged triumphant from one of the most sensational days of championship golf in memory. The Masters, US Open and […]

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WNBA withdraws fines for players who wore black shirts to support gun victims

Players and teams were originally fined for wearing black warmup shirts but league says no punishment will be meted out The WNBA has withdrawn its fines for teams that showed support of citizens and police involved in recent shootings by wearing black warmup shirts before games. WNBA president Lisa Borders said in a statement Saturday […]

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Justice League, Wonder Woman and a pair of Batmen storm Comic-Con

Justice League film footage offers unexpected highlight in San Diego alongside first Wonder Woman trailer Superman lives, Wonder Woman charms and two Batmen are on the way. The film studio Warner Bros debuted a preview from 2017s Justice League and the first trailer for its Wonder Woman film on Saturday morning. The Ben Afflecks forthcoming […]

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Comic-Con International: costumed fans invade San Diego in pictures

Superheroes, supervillains and sci-fi legends fill the San Diego convention center in southern California for the world famous comic convention. The festival is a hub for elaborate cosplay, which sees thousands of fans merge fantasy with reality Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/culture/gallery/2016/jul/22/comic-con-2016-san-diego-cosplay-pictures

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First case of baby born with Zika-related microcephaly reported in New York City

New York City department of health officials sy the babys mother was infected after traveling to an area with ongoing Zika transmission New York City has reported its first case of a baby born with the birth defect microcephaly related to exposure to the first case ever of a woman transmitting the virus to a […]

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