Burundi in crisis as top general assassinated

A man walks past a painted mural with drummers and dancers and portraits of Burundi's presidents past and present, in the National Assembly in Bujumbura on July 27, 2015, after President Pierre Nkurunziza won an expected third termA top Burundian general and close aide to President Pierre Nkurunziza was killed Sunday in an ambush on his car in the capital Bujumbura, officials and witnesses said. The general killed, Adolphe Nshimirimana, was widely seen as the crisis-hit central African nation's de facto internal security chief and even considered the regime's number-two. Police and witnesses said General Nshimirimana's pick-up was hit by two rockets and sprayed with automatic gunfire in the capital on Sunday morning, and he was later confirmed dead, along with his driver.



Malaysia seeks help in finding more possible MH370 debris

FILE - In this photo dated Wednesday, July 29, 2015, French police officers carry a piece of debris from a plane in Saint-Andre, Reunion Island. Malaysian officials said Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015 that they would seek help from territories near the island where a suspected piece of the missing Malaysia Airlines jet was discovered to try to find more possible debris from the plane. (AP Photo/Lucas Marie, File)KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian officials said Sunday that they would seek help from territories near the island where a suspected piece of the missing Malaysia Airlines jet was discovered to try to find more plane debris.



Two Turkish troops killed in 'PKK suicide attack'

File picture shows Turkish soldiers at a check point in Diyarbakir, in the Kurdish-dominated southeast of the countryTwo Turkish soldiers were killed and at least two dozen other troops were wounded early Sunday in a suicide attack blamed on Kurdish militants, as Ankara kept up its air campaign against the rebels' bases in northern Iraq. The attack in the Dogubayazit district of the eastern Agri province is the first time Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) militants have been accused of staging a suicide attack in the current crisis, amid an escalating cycle of violence that appears to have no end in sight. Ankara has launched a two-pronged "anti-terror" offensive against Islamic State (IS) jihadists in Syria and PKK militants based in northern Iraq after a wave of attacks inside Turkey.



Official: Top Burundi general assassinated in the capital

BUJUMBURA, Burundi (AP) — A presidential spokesman says a former Burundi intelligence chief has been killed in a drive-by shooting in the capital, Bujumbura.
New debris found on island in hunt for MH370 answers

The metallic debris found on a beach on La Reunion island on August 2, 2015, close to where part of Boeing 777 wing was found, sparking speculation it may be first tangible evidence that a Malaysia Airlines plane crashed into Indian OceanSaint-André (France) (AFP) - Investigators probing missing flight MH370 collected more metallic debris on an Indian Ocean island Sunday as Malaysia urged authorities in the region to be on alert for wreckage washing up on their shores. Locals on La Reunion island have been combing the shores since a Boeing 777 wing part was found last Wednesday, sparking fevered speculation that it may be the first tangible evidence that the Malaysia Airlines plane crashed into the Indian Ocean. Malaysian Transport Minister Liow Tiong Lai said civil aviation authorities were reaching out to their counterparts in other Indian Ocean territories to be on the lookout for further debris.





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