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Turkey detains 42 journalists in crackdown as Europe sounds alarm

ISTANBUL Turkey ordered the detention of 42 journalists on Monday, broadcaster NTV reported, under a crackdown following a failed coup that has targeted more than 60,000 people, drawing fire from the European Union. | Video

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Israel says aircraft strikes in Syria after errant Syrian fire

JERUSALEM/AMMAN Israeli aircraft attacked a target in Syria on Monday after errant fire from fighting among factions in Syria struck inside Israel, Israel's military said.

Syria, Israel 5:06pm EDT

Bavarian bomber pledged allegiance to Islamic State: minister

ANSBACH, Germany The Syrian who blew himself up in southern Germany, wounding 15 people, had pledged allegiance to Islamic State on a video found on his mobile phone, the Bavarian Interior Minister said on Monday.

Germany, Syria 1:30pm EDT

Olympic plotters saw 'opportunity to reach paradise': prosecutor

CURITIBA, Brazil Twelve Brazilian suspects arrested for discussing a potential attack during the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro were "no joke," the prosecutor for the case told Reuters on Monday.

Brazil 5:10pm EDT

U.N. aid chief urges Security Council to push Aleppo aid access

UNITED NATIONS The United Nations aid chief asked the Security Council on Monday to push for a weekly 48-hour humanitarian pause in fighting to allow food and other aid to be delivered to eastern areas of the Syrian city of Aleppo.

United Nations, Syria 2:36pm EDT

Greece eyes constitution overhaul limiting MPs terms, defining role of Church

ATHENS Greece on Monday unveiled plans to revise its constitution, formally proposing a clearer distinction between the state and the powerful Orthodox Church, changes in how the president is elected and limiting terms of lawmakers in parliament.

Greece 5:00pm EDT

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