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Turkey detains nephew of US-based Muslim cleric

Fethullah Gellen, whose nephew has been detained in Turkey Credit: Reuters

Turkish authorities have detained a nephew of Fethullah Gulen, a US-based Muslim cleric accused of organising the failed military coup last week, according to state run media.

Gulen, who denies any involvement in the coup, has lived in self-imposed exile in the US since 1999 but has an extensive network of followers in Turkey and elsewhere.

His nephew Muhammed Sait Gulen was detained in Erzurum in northeastern Turkey, and will be taken to Ankara, the capital, for questioning.

Among possible charges that may be brought against him is membership of a terrorist organisation, state news agency Andalou reported.

Number of people dead in Kabul attack rises to 80

The number of people killed in a suicide attack on a peaceful demonstration in Kabul has climbed to 80 according to Afghanistan's interior ministry.

Islamic State have claimed responsibility for the attack in Kabul. Credit: Reuters/Omar Sobhani

The ministry said in a statement that at least 231 people were also wounded.

A suicide bomber struck a protest march in Kabul by members of Afghanistan's ethnic Hazara community.

President Ashraf Ghani, who has condemned the blast, declared Sunday a day of national mourning.

I promise you I will take revenge against the culprits. I have ordered the attorney general to set up a commission to investigate this incident.

– Afghanistan's President Ashraf Ghani

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Man dies after getting into difficulty swimming in Norfolk

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A 54-year-old man has died after getting into difficulty in the water at Sea Palling beach in Norfolk.

The Coastguard received multiple 999 calls from members of the public after a group of four males were seen in distress around 800 metres from the main beach which has a lifeguard.

The group were rescued from the water at 11.47am this morning.

A 26-year-old man, who was pulled unconscious from the water, has been airlifted to hospital.

A 16-year-old and a man in his 20s were also helped by emergency crews.

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Edinburgh flags at half mast in solidarity with Munich

General view of Edinburgh city Credit: PA

Flags in Edinburgh are flying at half mast in solidarity with its twin town Munich after nine people were killed by a gunman in the German city.

Edinburgh's Lord Provost Donald Wilson said: "On behalf of the citizens of Edinburgh, I offer our sincere condolences to the people of Munich and across Germany following yesterday's attack.

"Edinburgh has enjoyed a close relationship with Munich since becoming our very first twin city in 1954, so yesterday's events are particularly moving.

"Our thoughts are with the families of all those who have died and are injured."

"The flags flying above the Edinburgh City Chambers have been lowered to half mast as a mark of respect and support for all those affected."

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