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Arrest warrants issued for 42 journalists in Turkey

Soldiers and police are among those already detained. Credit: Reuters

Arrest warrants have been issued for 42 journalists in Turkey as authorities continue a crackdown in the wake of the failed coup earlier this month, private broadcaster NTV reported.

The broadcaster said well known commentator and former parliamentarian Nazli Ilicak was among those for whom a warrant was issued.

Soldiers, police, judges, teachers and civil servants are among more than 60,000 people who have been suspended, detained or placed under investigation since the attempted coup.

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Roger Black: IOC are 'passing the buck' over Russia

Olympic silver medallist Roger Black. Credit: Good Morning Britain

Former British Olympian Roger Black has said the International Olympic Committee (IOC) are "passing the buck" by not banning Russia from Rio.

The 400m silver medallist told Good Morning Britain: "If there was ever an opportunity for the IOC to make a stance and say the future of the Olympics is a clean games, it was now.

"Russian athletes are already out in Rio with the less than two weeks to go before the Olympic Games and we don't know who is going to compete.

"What we're watching is an absolute mess and it's an opportunity completely missed."

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