- The detention is reportedly part of a probe into Fethullah Gulen, accused by Ankara of masterminding the July 15-16 coup attempt.
- While the microblogging site is struggling to boost its user growth, social media services such as Instagram and Snapchat are expanding their footprints.
- Anheuser-Busch InBev raises its $100 billion-plus bid for rival brewer SABMiller after a slide in the value of the pound following the Brexit vote made the offer less attractive for many investors, threatening to derail the deal.
- Stocks of the Kyoto-based gaming company recorded its biggest decline since October 1990, plunging 17.7 percent.
- Prime Minister Abe told reporters after a panel meeting, however, that Japan will work toward achieving its 600 trillion yen ($5.7 trillion) GDP target through reforms in spending.
- Hong Kong, a former British colony, was handed back to China in 1997 under an agreement that gave ultimate control to Beijing but promised Hong Kong separate laws for at least 50 years.