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Turkish court detains six rights activists amid crackdown

Turkish court detains six rights activists amid crackdown

Amnesty's Turkey director Idil Eser was detained on July 5 with seven activists and two foreign trainers during a digital security and information management workshop in an island south of Istanbul. German national Peter Steudtner is a human rights trainer who has worked across Africa for organizations such as Bread for the World. Turkey's main opposition party called the court's decision a "shame for Turkey" and raised concerns about whether they would get a fair trial.


Notorious 86-year-old jewel thief Doris Payne arrested again - at Walmart

Notorious 86-year-old jewel thief Doris Payne arrested again - at Walmart

Payne had been nabbed in Atlanta in October 2015 after she was caught allegedly shoplifting a pair of $700 earrings from the Saks Fifth Avenue in Phipps Plaza. Earlier this year, Payne's attorney claimed she had cancer but did not provide documents to support that. A background check reveals 10 run-ins with the law in four US states dating back to 1992.


Senate delays health vote after McCain's surgery

Senate delays health vote after McCain's surgery

GOP Sens. Rand Paul of Kentucky and Susan Collins of ME opposed the bill already, and McCain's absence next week would likely have made it impossible to proceed. Asked if McConnell has the votes for passage, Paul was blunt. The House of Representatives has not announced any delays in its schedule; they will be returning to their district offices on August 2 unless the Senate manages to pass its version of health care legislation.


Monsoon Session: Oppn ready to corner govt

Monsoon Session: Oppn ready to corner govt

The Monsoon Session of the Parliament on Tuesday began on a stormy note with the Opposition and Congress cornering the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government in both the Houses on numerous issues. Seeing Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi and party leader Jyotiraditya Scindia in the second row, he also greeted them. Opposition also slammed the government over rise in farmers' suicide cases.


Transfer Round-up: Middlesbrough, Britt Assombalonga and Leyton Orient feature

Transfer Round-up: Middlesbrough, Britt Assombalonga and Leyton Orient feature

The forward has an impressive scoring record of 30 goals in 69 Championship appearances throughout his career, but faces questions over his long-term fitness after missing most of the 2015-16 campaign with a knee injury. Middlesbrough's transfer record signing has also affected the betting in the Championship victor market, with the North-East club heavily fancied over their rivals over the last 24 hours.


McConnell gives up on GOP health care bill

McConnell gives up on GOP health care bill

Susan Collins of ME and Rand Paul of Kentucky, both of whom announced their opposition right after McConnell released the bill on Thursday . Using budget reconciliation rules, the GOP , which controls 52 seats, could pass the plan with only a majority vote.