Jason Patinkin, Associated Press | Posted Jul 29th - 6:21am
The U.N. should urgently improve its peacekeeping mission in South Sudan to protect civilians and help deliver aid to civilians affected by the country's civil war, said 10 relief organizations working in the country.
Authorities re-imposed a curfew to prevent a protest march to the main mosque in Indian-controlled Kashmir's main city Friday, but fresh street demonstrations and clashes still occurred amid outrage over the killing of a top rebel leader earlier this month.
Twenty-one journalists were appearing in court Friday after being detained as part of a sweeping crackdown following Turkey's July 15 failed military coup, while the country's Ministry of European Union Affairs suspended several staff.
A German court has convicted four Russian men and handed them suspended prison sentences of up to a year after they attacked Spanish tourists during a stop in Cologne on their way home from soccer's European Championship.
Spain's acting Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy was to begin calling opposition party leaders Friday in a bid to get badly needed parliamentary support after accepting the king's petition to try to form a government following last month's inconclusive elections.