June 28th, 2010
05:33 AM ET

World update: Turkey closes airpace to Israeli planes

An update from London on some of the international stories we expect to develop on Monday:

Turkey airspace - Turkey has closed its airspace to Israeli planes in the wake of May's Gaza flotilla raid, Turkey's prime minister says.

Ship hijacked - A Singaporean ship with 19 Chinese sailors onboard was hijacked by pirates off the coast of Somalia, China's state-run Xinhua news agency reported Monday.

Tropical storm - "Alex" regained tropical storm status overnight, as it continues barreling across the Gulf of Mexico. Barring a last-minute change in direction, forecasters believe it will move south of the BP oil spill area.

Mexican singer killed - Well-known Mexican singer, Sergio Vega "El Shaka", was killed by gunmen who attacked him when he arrived at a toll booth in the town of San Miguel in the municipality of Ahome, according to local media reports. Read the full story

Taking a tumble - The "sport of kings" proved a bit tricky this weekend for Britain's Prince Harry, who fell headfirst off his horse during a charity polo match in New York.

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  1. BreakingNewsBlog.us

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    June 28, 2010 at 6:08 am | Report abuse |
  2. BreakingNewsBlog.us

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    BP "wants" our ideas but it hasn't STILL revealed the EXACT dimensions of the wellhead!!!
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    June 28, 2010 at 7:23 am | Report abuse |
  3. Faheem

    Turkey has once again proved that they have courage to take steps against brutality of Israel .

    June 28, 2010 at 11:24 am | Report abuse |
  4. Smith in Oregon

    Congratulations on Turkey's decision to close ALL Turkish Airspace to Israel. Turkey would do well to purchase several Russian made S-300 anti-aircraft missile batterys for protecting it's country in case Israel decides to retaliate against a NATO country again.

    Attacking a NATO flagged ship in International Waters is in International Law and NATO treaty's the same thing as an attack upon the very country of that ship's flag, namely Turkey which is a NATO member. The NATO treaty calls upon all other NATO countrys to hold Israel fully accountable for its attack upon a NATO member.

    Turkey should now warn America that any further killings of Turkish civilians by Israel and Turkey will close it's airspace to America and it's borders to the US Military convoys carrying war supplys to Iraq and Afghanistan.

    Kyrgyzstan should follow with closing it's airbase to America's refueling tanker fleet used to refuel fighter jets over Afghanistan.

    June 28, 2010 at 6:29 pm | Report abuse |