Weekday News Wrap: Wednesday, July 24, 2013
- South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir Mayardit has fired Vice President Riek Machar Teny and all his cabinet ministers.
- Australia is to investigate reports that asylum seekers at one of its detention camps in Papua New Guinea are being raped and tortured.
- Syrian rebels claim they have captured the entire western area of Aleppo.
- Russian and Iranian media are reporting that Vladimir Putin will meet Iran’s newly elected president in Tehran next month to discuss restarting talks on the Islamic Republic’s nuclear program.
- Also in the Russian media: Edward Snowden has checked out of a hotel in Moscow, defying reports he is holed up at the Moscow airport.