Monday, 3:37 AM
By Andreas Burger ANSBACH, Germany (Reuters) - A 27-year-old Syrian man denied asylum in Germany a year ago blew himself up on Sunday outside a crowded music festival, injuring 12 people in the country's fourth violent attack on members of the public in less than a week. A spokeswoman for the Bavarian state police force said on Monday it was unclear whether the man was an Islamist militant, and that investigations were continuing. German newspaper Die Welt quoted Bavarian Interior Minister Joachim Herrmann earlier as saying: "My personal view is that it is unfortunately very likely that a real Islamist suicide attack took place here." The incident, on top of three other attacks since July 18 that left 10 people dead and 34 injured, will fuel growing public unease about Chancellor Angela Merkel's open-door refugee policy.
Monday, 4:40 AM
By Seda Sezer and Daren Butler ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey ordered the detention of 42 journalists on Monday, broadcaster NTV reported, under a crackdown following a failed coup that has targeted more than 60,000 people, drawing fire from the European Union. The arrests or suspensions of soldiers, police, judges and civil servants in response to the July 15-16 putsch have raised concerns among rights groups and Western countries, who fear President Tayyip Erdogan is capitalizing on it to tighten his grip on power. EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker questioned Ankara's long-standing aspiration to join the EU.
Monday, 5:27 AM
A suicide car bombing claimed by Islamic State killed 16 people including a group of women and children packed into a minibus outside an Iraqi town on Monday morning, police and hospital sources said. "We still have charred bodies inside many vehicles including a minibus packed with women and children," the police captain said, requesting anonymity. Amaq, a news agency that supports Islamic State, said the attack had targeted Iraqi troops in Khalis, which is located in the eastern province of Diyala, a mixed Sunni-Shi'ite Muslim area bordering Iran.
Monday, 6:15 AM
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte vowed Monday to show "no mercy" in his bloody war on crime, warning criminals that priests and human rights advocates cannot protect them from being killed. A defiant Duterte devoted a large chunk of his inaugural "State of the Nation" address to his law and order campaign, which has claimed hundreds of lives since he took office on June 30. "Show no mercy to them because they are not showing any mercy to us anyway," Duterte told lawmakers as he summarised his orders to security forces to eliminate alleged drug lords.
Monday, 5:45 AM
Monday, 5:43 AM
PHILADELPHIA (AP) Ă˘Â€Â” Democrats who gleefully jeered Republican divisions last week awoke to a political mess of their own making Monday as party unity behind Hillary Clinton proved much harder to secure.
Monday, 1:57 AM
July 25 (Gracenote) - The World Rankings 1. (1) Jason Day (Australia) 12.83 2. (2) Dustin Johnson (U.S.) 11.68 3. (3) Jordan Spieth (U.S.) 10.67 4. (4) Rory McIlroy (Britain) 9.20 5. (5) Henrik Stenson (Sweden) 8.75 6. (6) Bubba Watson (U.S.) 6.96 7. (7) Rickie Fowler (U.S.) 6.44 8. (8) Adam Scott (Australia) 6.31 9. (9) Danny Willett (Britain) 6.14 10. (10) Sergio Garcia (Spain) 5.50 11. (11) Justin Rose (Britain) 5.27 12. (12) Branden Grace (South Africa) 5.24 13. (13) Phil Mickelson (U.S.) 5.10 14. (14) Patrick Reed (U.S.) 4.93 15. (15) Louis Oosthuizen (South Africa) 4.47 16. (16) J.B. ...... read more
Sunday, 10:10 PM
(Reuters) - The Seattle Seahawks have reached a contract extension with general manager John Schneider, the NFL team announced on Sunday. The new deal extends through 2021, according to the NFLĂ˘Â€Â™s website, and is expected to make Schneider one of the highest paid general managers in the NFL. Ă˘Â€ÂśSeahawks extend top GM John Schneider, key architect of ourroster....Congrats!Ă˘Â€Âť Seahawks owner Paul Allen said on Twitter.... read more
Sunday, 9:46 PM
The game at Staples Center, home of the NBA's Los Angeles Lakers and Los Angeles Clippers, was a preview of the teams' scheduled August 6 clash in Rio de Janeiro, in the first-round opener for each. Kevin Durant, the erstwhile Oklahoma City Thunder star who rocked the NBA with his recent decision to depart for rivals Golden State via free agency, came off the bench to lead the USA with 19 points. "We should have won, but the way we won was excellent," said US coach Mike Krzyzewski.
Monday, 6:10 AM
Monday, 6:07 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) Ă˘Â€Â” Officials say the Washington Monument remains closed while workers make repairs to the elevator... read more
Monday, 6:01 AM
The shooting in Fort Myers took place just after 12:30 a.m. EDT (0430 GMT) in the parking lot of Club Blu, where officers found "several victims suffering from gunshot wounds," the city police department said in a statement. The shooting came six weeks after a massacre at a nightclub in the Florida city of Orlando, where a lone gunman who sympathized with Islamist extremist groups killed 49 people in the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history. Club Blu, located about 150 miles southwest of Orlando in the Gulf Coast city of Fort Myers, was hosting a "swimsuit glow party" for people all ages, according to a flyer posted on Twitter by local television station WINK... read more
Monday, 6:10 AM
By Malathi Nayak NEW YORK (Reuters) - Verizon Communications Inc said on Monday it would buy Yahoo Inc's core internet properties for $4.83 billion in cash to expand its digital advertising and media business, ending a lengthy sale process for the fading Web pioneer. The purchase will boost Verizon's AOL internet business, which it bought last year for $4.4 billion, as it gains access to Yahoo's ad technology tools, BrightRoll and Flurry, and search, mail and messenger assets. ...
Monday, 6:00 AM
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Monday, 5:53 AM
The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC), which has had to defer raising interest rates, will begin its two-day meeting on Tuesday to decide whether the U.S. economy could absorb a rate increase in the near term. The FOMC is scheduled to announce its decision on Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. ET (1800 GMT). Low expectations of rate hikes, robust economic data and higher-than-expected second-quarter earnings set Wall Street on a record-setting streak in the past two weeks.
Monday, 5:35 AM
(Reuters) - Drug developer Ocular Therapeutix Inc said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration had denied approval for its treatment for post-operative eye pain. The company said on Monday that the FDA raised concerns related to its manufacturing process after an inspection of its facility. (Reporting by Dipika Jain in Bengaluru; Editing by Kirti Pandey)... read more
Monday, 5:12 AM
Pakistan on Monday urged the Indonesian government to stay the execution of one of its nationals convicted of smuggling drugs, citing concerns that his 2005 trial had been unfair. Indonesia, which is among Southeast Asia's biggest markets for narcotics, has declared a "drug emergency" and vowed no mercy for drug traffickers. It provoked international outrage in April last year with the executions of eight drug traffickers, seven foreigners among them, following the 2013 end of a five-year temporary halt in the practice.... read more
Monday, 3:16 AM
By Joe Brock JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Mozambique's long-delayed offshore gas project with Italy's Eni could be approved within months, sources close to the deal said, sparking investments with the potential to transform one of the world's poorest countries into a major energy player. Mozambique made one of the world's biggest gas finds in a decade in 2010 but negotiations with operators Eni and U.S. firm Anadarko have dragged on for years due to disputes over terms and concerns about falling energy prices. Eni declined to comment.... read more