The attack at Istanbul’s international airport has not yet been claimed, however Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildrim believes Islamic State is to blame.
Mr Yildrim confirmed that 36 people have died and over 100 were injured in the attack by three suicide bombers. Turkey has suffered a number of terrorist related attacks this year. Two suicide attacks in high tourist areas of Istanbul were blamed on IS and only three weeks ago a car bomb exploded in Istanbul, killing 11 people.
It is believed a majority of those injured are Turkish nationals but some casualties are confirmed as foreigners. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull told the ABC the government were “working hard to ascertain whether any Australians have been involved or affected” by the attack.
Successful Zika virus vaccine to undergo human trial
An effective experimental vaccine has completely protected mice against strains of the Zika virus, according to a major study in Nature. The trial vaccine is an important step forward in the development of a human vaccine. Researchers have said a Zika vaccine for humans will likely be readily achievable based on their findings.
“We need to be cautious about extrapolating the results from mice to humans,” Dr Dan Barouch said. Human clinical vaccines tests are expected to start soon.
Benghazi panel finds US liable for four American deaths
The 800 page report has found that multiple bureaucratic delays indirectly lead to the deaths of four American diplomats and officials in 2012. The report found that the diplomatic party was persuaded to stay in a facility with sub-parr security in place, disregarding the imminent dangers in the region. Among revelations in the report, it is shown that direct orders from President Obama and Secretary of Defence Leon Panettato sent military assets to Benghazi. No such assets were sent or en route to Libya at the time of the final two American deaths – eight hours after the attack had begun.
“Our committee’s insistence on additional information about the military’s response to the Benghazi attacks was met with strong opposition from the Defence Department, and now we know why. Instead of attempting to hide deficiencies in our posture and performance, it’s my hope our report will help ensure we fix what went wrong so that a tragedy like this never happens again,” said Rep. Martha Roby in a statement regarding the cover up.
Childrens’ death prompts recall of 29 million IKEA dressers
Swedish furniture giant IKEA has been forced to begin a massive recall in response to the deaths of six children crushed beneath its chest of drawers. About 29 million pieces manufactured between 2002 and 2006 will be recollected across the US and customers offered a full refund as well as free wall-mounting kits for the company’s MALM chests.