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 Democratic fund-raising group for US Congress candidates confirms hack

A committee that raises money for Democratic candidates for the US House of Representatives confirmed on Friday it had been hacked in an intrusion possibly linked to Russian hackers, similar to an earlier breach targeting another Democratic Party group.

2016 Rio Olympics: WHO chief going to the Games, says Zika risk low

Brazil has been hardest hit by the disease outbreak, and many physicians, competitors and potential visitors have expressed fears the Olympics could serve as a catalyst to spread the virus globally.

 Turkish military promotes 99 colonels in shake-up, top brass little changed

The dishonourable discharges included around 40 percent of Turkey`s admirals and generals.

 Turkey military purge harming fight against Islamic State: Clapper

Turkey`s purge of its military after a failed coup attempt is hindering cooperation in the U.S.-led fight against Islamic State, James Clapper, the U.S. director of national intelligence, said on Thursday.

 Erdogan wants Army under President's control after coup: Turkish official

Turkey accuses US-based Islamic cleric Fethullah Gulen of masterminding the coup and has suspended or placed under investigation tens of thousands of his suspected followers.

 Australian PM says won't back former leader Rudd for top UN job

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull dealt a serious blow on Friday to his former rival Kevin Rudd`s bid to become the next secretary-general of the United Nations, declining to endorse him and declaring him unfit for the job.

 Democratic National Convention: In speech of her life, Hillary Clinton to say 'US at moment of reckoning'

US presidential candidate Hillary Clinton will tell the Democratic National Convention on Thursday that Americans face challenges at home and abroad that require steady leadership in the White House.

 Trump, Clinton to be given intelligence briefings: US officials

US intelligence officials next week will invite the presidential and vice-presidential candidates from both political parties to receive top secret briefings on world crises and security threats, two U.S. officials familiar with the plans said.

 Islamic State releases new video of France church attacker

Islamic State`s affiliated news agency AMAQ on Thursday released a video purportedly showing one of the two men who attacked a church in northern France this week urging all Muslims to destroy the country.

Stan Wawrinka advances to Toronto quarter-finals

Next up for the two-times grand slam champion is unseeded South African Kevin Anderson.