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BBC: Burundi coup bid: President Nkurunziza's return 'thwarted'

Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza's attempt to return home to tackle a coup has failed and he has returned to Tanzania where he was attending a summit, officials there told the BBC.

Another source said the plane turned back after 10 minutes as it would have been unable to land safely in Burundi.

The coup announced by Maj Gen Godefroid Niyombare had brought thousands on to the streets to celebrate.


MIDDLE EAST

US rules out military pact with Arab Gulf states.

Yemen's humanitarian truce barely holds as violence resumes. Yemen truce broadly holds, but reports of violations.

Iran warns US against stopping Yemen-bound aid ship. Iranian general warns Saudis, US to not block ship bound for Yemen.

Iranian destroyer locks on target in Gulf of Aden incident.

US officials alarmed at new Syrian rebel alliance.

Hezbollah, Syrian army make big gains in border battle.

Islamic State makes gains in Syria's central province.

Kerry urges closer ties among allies in battling IS.

Inspectors in Syria find traces of banned military chemicals.

ASIA

Gunmen storm Afghan guesthouse hosting party for foreigners. Guesthouse targeted in Kabul attack.

Search continues for Camp Pendleton-based helicopter missing in Nepal.

'We have nothing': survivors of Nepal's second quake left beyond hopeless. Nepal struggles with both quake rescue, relief efforts.

Tensions rise between Washington and Beijing over man-made islands.

Kerry to tell China U.S. committed to free South China Sea movement.

China comments on media reports of US considering to contest Beijing in South China Sea.

Gunmen kill 45 Shiite Muslims riding on a bus in Pakistan. Dozens killed as armed men open fire on bus in Pakistan. Islamic State claim deadly bus attack on Karachi Shias — first in Pakistan.

Another boat found at sea as Rohingya refugee crisis deepens.

Malaysia tells thousands of Rohingya refugees to 'go back to your country'.

How Southeast Asia has created its own humanitarian crisis.

China to increase video surveillance in security push.

Deadly fire engulfs Philippine footwear factory.

AFRICA

Burundi: Not clear if coup succeeded or where is president.

Police vanish from Burundi capital; coup attempt celebrated.

UN Security Council to meet Thursday on Burundi.

Four children killed in rocket attack in Libya's Benghazi city: officials.

Militants kill four Algerian guardsman in eastern region: source.

Commander airs doubts about CAR disarmament pact.

Protest in eastern DRC after deadly attack by rebels.

Congo rebels may have committed crimes against humanity: U.N..

Dozens of Congo Pygmies killed in escalating violence: U.N..

Libya warns against sending ships to its waters.

EUROPE

NATO commander accuses Russia of making irresponsible nuclear threats.

U.S., NATO say Russia must fully implement Ukraine ceasefire.

Kerry urges Poroshenko to ‘think twice’ about reigniting Ukraine conflict.

German FM says NATO-Russia hotline will help avoid escalation.

Top German spy: No evidence of industrial espionage by US.

EU urges solidarity on migrant wave, plans to enforce rules.

Russian court quashes bid to jail Kremlin critic Navalny.

Greece back in recession; Bank of England cuts growth forecast - live updates.

Vatican says has agreed first treaty with State of Palestine.

AMERICAS

Obama trade bill revived after bipartisan deal sets new votes. Senate Democrats foil Obama on Asia trade deal.

Amtrak train thought to be going twice as fast as it should have been. 'Absolute, disastrous mess': 6 dead, hundreds hurt after Amtrak train derails. Death toll in Philadelphia Amtrak crash reaches 6; federal investigators on scene.

Obama praises Saudi leaders, says plans to discuss Yemen in meeting.

Young critics of Venezuela government put hope in elections.

Colombia sends 600 special forces troops in massive Black Hawk helicopter assault on illegal Amazon rainforest mines.

Moody's downgrades Chicago debt to 'junk' with negative outlook.

TERRORISM/THE LONG WAR

No penalty for Guantanamo nurse who refused to force-feed.

Islamic State deputy leader 'killed in Iraq air strike'.

CIA didn't forcibly drug war-on-terror detainees before interrogations, says CIA.

Death penalty or ‘supermax’ lockup in balance for Boston bombing jurors. Jurors begin deliberations after lawyers give closing arguments in marathon bombing trial.

ECONOMY/FINANCE/BUSINESS

US gives Shell approval to recommence Arctic drilling.

Google's 'phantom' algorithm update hits websites.

IEA: Battle for global oil market share just started. Oil glut worsens as OPEC market-share battle just beginning: IEA.

Asia tops biggest global school rankings.

HSBC WARNS: The world economy faces a 'titanic problem'.

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