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The VICE Morning Bulletin
US swimmers were detained at the Rio airport for more questioning about an alleged robbery, a car bomb kills three police officers in Turkey, Kanye West announces Life of Pablo pop-up stores, and more.
The VICE Morning Bulletin
This morning, Obama approves airstrikes in Afghanistan, thousands are expected to line the streets of Louisville today to mourn Muhammad Ali, Google's co-founder is funding flying car startups, and more.
Eleven Dead After Car Bombing in Istanbul Hits a Police Bus Near the City Center
The car was detonated as police buses passed near the main tourist district, a major university, and the mayor's office, wounding three dozen people in the fourth major bombing in Turkey's biggest city this year.
The Kurdistan Freedom Hawks Claim They Bombed Ankara in Revenge for Turkey's Military Operations
The Turkish government had earlier blamed the PKK for the attack. Ankara has now been hit by three bombings in a space of five months, ratcheting up security fears across the city and Turkey.
PKK Was Behind Ankara Bombing, Claims Turkey
The PKK has historically struck directly at the security forces and says it does not target civilians. A direct claim of responsibility for Sunday's bombing would indicate a major tactical shift.
In Photos: Thousands March in London to Protest the War in Turkey's Southeast
Activists from across the UK took to the streets on Sunday to protest against the ongoing conflict between the Turkish military and the Kurdish PKK militants.
Turkey Blames Syrian Kurds for Ankara Attack and Vows Retaliation
The deadly bombing in Ankara was carried out by Syrian Kurdish militia with help from the PKK, Turkey said, as another bomb exploded in the southeast of the country.
Turkey Raids Kurdish Party Offices — While Hoping It Will Contribute to a New Constitution
Turkish police detained senior local officials from the pro-Kurdish HDP in a raid on one of its Istanbul offices, days after President Tayyip Erdogan said he backed legal action against its members.
Caught Between the Islamic State and Erdogan: Turkey's Most Important Opposition Politician Talks to VICE News
VICE News sat down with Selahattin Demirtas, co-chair of HDP and figurehead of the Kurdish political movement in Turkey, as violence between security forces and PKK militants continues to escalate.
Pro-Kurdish Political Leader Calls for Resistance Against Turkish Security Operation
Selahattin Demirtas, co-leader of the Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP), urged local residents to embrace "honorable resistance" after fierce urban fighting that state media claims has killed dozens of Kurdish militants.
In Photos: Kurdish Forces Celebrate Routing the Islamic State From Sinjar
VICE News was in Sinjar after Kurdish forces had retaken the strategic Iraqi town from Islamic State militants, and the troops celebrated in the ruins with tea and soccer.
The EU Has Now Slammed Turkey's Imprisonment of Journalists
The European Union has released a report criticizing "significant backsliding" in freedom of expression in Turkey. VICE News journalist Mohammed Ismael Rasool has been held without charge there for 75 days.