World Briefs: Mayors in Turkey's Kurdish region removed

Mayors in Turkey's Kurdish region removed

DIYARBAKIR (Turkey) • Turkey has removed local mayors deemed to support Kurdish militants and appointed new administrators in more than two dozen municipalities, mostly in the largely Kurdish south-east, a provincial governor's office said yesterday. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said last week that the campaign against Kurdistan Workers Party militants, who have waged a three-decade insurgency for Kurdish autonomy, was Turkey's largest and that the removal of civil servants linked to them was a key part of the fight.


Heat malfunction kills 14 dogs at pet centre

TORONTO • Fourteen dogs in a western Canadian pet daycare and boarding facility died on Saturday after a mechanical malfunction caused heat to continuously enter their kennels, the organisation said.

The Playful Paws Pet Centre in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, said on Saturday in a Facebook post that a "travesty of life" had happened, and that staff members were reaching out to the dogs' owners. It was not immediately clear how long the heat was on before the dogs died or whether the centre would compensate the owners.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 12, 2016, with the headline 'World Briefs'. Print Edition | Subscribe