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Turkey captures aide to cleric blamed for military coup bid

A key aide to the US-based Muslim cleric blamed by Turkey for a failed military coup has been captured by Turkish forces, a presidency official has said.

Fethullah Gulen has been blamed for the coup attempt Credit: Reuters

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has blamed Fethullah Gulen for the unsuccessful bid to overthrow the government, which Gulen has denied.

Halis Hanci, described as Gulen's "right-hand man", reportedly entered Turkey two days before the coup attempt began, the official said.

It comes just hours after his nephew Muhammed Sait Gulen was detained in Erzurum in northeastern Turkey.

School coach crash: Police suggest driver 'fell asleep'

Video report by ITV News' Stacy Foster:

Police in France have suggested that the driver of a coach that crashed near the Swiss border while carrying British school children, fell asleep at the wheel.

Two children were seriously injured when the bus, carrying teenagers from Cheltenham Bournside School, came off the road on the A39 motorway at Lons-le-Saunier.

Ten students and one member of staff received ‘minor’ injuries. There were 48 people on board the coach which set off from the UK on Friday.

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Dover traffic disruption expected to last until Monday

Police have warned disruption on the roads to Dover could last until Monday causing further misery for holidaymakers.

Police said traffic was queued back 12 miles out of Dover. Credit: ITV News

Many travellers have been stuck in lengthy queues for hours, as they attempt to make their way towards the Channel at the beginning of the great summer getaway.

Kent Police, who alongside the coastguard are delivering more than 11,000 bottles of water to travellers, said the disruption is down to a "vast volume of holiday traffic" coupled with delays caused by heightened security at the border.

Shadow Home Secretary Andy Burnham said the Home Office and the Department of Transport had been "caught ill-prepared".

The Government needs to get on the phone to the French authorities and get a grip on this outrageous situation...This can't carry on and it certainly can't happen again. Ministers must take action to assist the thousands of holiday-makers who, through no fault of their own, are now stranded.

– Shadow Home Secretary Andy Burnham

A Government spokesman said: "People's safety is paramount. We are acutely aware of the effect the disruption is having in the Dover area and we continue to co-operate with the French authorities about a range of operational matters."

Teenage Munich attacker 'obsessed' with mass shootings

Video report by ITV News' Security Editor Rohit Kachroo:

An 18-year-old gunman who killed nine people at a shopping centre in Munich was bullied at school and 'obsessed' with mass shootings.

The German-Iranian attacker, named in reports as Ali Sonboly, went on a solo killing spree at the Olympia shopping centre and a McDonald's restaurant in the Bavarian capital on Friday.

Born and raised in the German city, he murdered nine people and injured 27 others - 10 of whom are in a critical condition, including a 13-year-old boy.

Officials said the attacker was not known to them and had no criminal record. He had been in psychiatric care and was treated for depression. He later killed himself.

Three of the victims are believed to be from Kosovo, three from Turkey and one from Greece - seven of the dead are understood to be teenagers.

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Stranded motorists at Dover given water from helicopter

A police helicopter has been sent out to help provide water to motorists stuck in the delays at Dover, as security was stepped up in the wake of the Nice attacks.

Highways England has warned drivers that they may face delays of up to 10 hours, and advised them to use a different route.

In a statement they said: "All traffic is being advised to use the M20/A20 as the A2 is at a standstill into the Port of Dover."

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Dumfries woman caught up in Munich mass shooting

20 year old Amy Landsburgh was in Munich during the shooting Credit: ITV Border

A woman from Dumfries has told ITV Border how she and her boyfriend were locked in a sports store for over an hour during the shootings in Munich last night.

Twenty-year-old Amy Landsburgh was on holiday with her boyfriend in the German city when a gunman opened fire killing nine people.

She was shopping just 10 minutes away from where the attack happened.

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