World Briefs: Soldiers suspected of hotel attack caught

Soldiers suspected of hotel attack caught

ISTANBUL • Turkey has arrested 11 fugitive soldiers suspected of being involved in an attack on President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's hotel during the night of a failed coup, Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus has said.

Mr Erdogan was in the resort of Marmaris on July 15 but dashed to Istanbul before the hotel came under attack.


Aboriginal leader to co-lead abuse probe

SYDNEY • An Australian Aboriginal leader was appointed to investigate the abuse of teenagers at a detention centre after the judge named to lead the inquiry resigned, saying he lacked the confidence of the indigenous community.

Attorney-General George Brandis yesterday said two royal commissioners would now head the inquiry - one of them is Mr Mick Gooda, the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander social justice commissioner on the government's Human Rights Commission.


Nigerian behind $80m online fraud arrested

LAGOS • A Nigerian behind an online fraud network which engineered scams worth more than US$60 million (S$80 million) has been arrested , Interpol said yesterday.

The suspect ran a network which used malware and carried out the fraud. He also had money laundering contacts in China, Europe and the US.


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