Russians lose track appeal; IOC to weigh total ban for Rio

Russia Doping IAAF CAS-1

LONDON (AP) — Now that Russian track and field athletes have failed in their effort to have their...


Police: Munich suspect was obsessed with mass shootings

APTOPIX Germany Munich Shooting-6

MUNICH (AP) — The gunman whose rampage at a Munich mall left nine people dead was a depression-plagued teenager who avidly read books and articles about mass killings and apparently tried to lure young victims to their deaths through a faked Facebook posting, authorities said Saturday. Information...


IS attacks protest in Afghan capital, kills 80 people


KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing on a peaceful protest in the Afghan capital on Saturday that killed at least 80 people and wounded more than 200, marking the first time the extremists have struck Kabul and raising fears of their...


Munich officials say gunman was obsessed with mass killings, had no ties to

(c) 2016, The Washington Post. MUNICH - City authorities here said Saturday that the teenage gunman who went on a rampage at a shopping center Friday, leaving nine people dead, had no ties to the Islamic State or other extremist groups. Instead, police say, they believe he was “obsessed” with mass...


Ten years after last Lebanon war, Israel warns next one will be far worse

(c) 2016, The Washington Post. MISGAV AM, Israel - When Israeli army commanders describe how the next war against Hezbollah could unfold, they often search for words not used in military manuals. The future conflict, they warn, will be “ferocious” and “terrible.” For both sides, the Israelis fear....


For an Israeli settlement, there is a demand to expand

(c) 2016, The Washington Post. KIRYAT ARBA, West Bank - Rena and Amichai Ariel sat quietly on the unmade bed where their 13-year-old daughter was killed. On the morning of June 30, Hallel was sleeping when a Palestinian youth jumped the nearby perimeter fence of this Jewish settlement in the West...


Blast kills at least 80 during peaceful protest in Kabul

(c) 2016, The Washington Post. KABUL,Afghanistan -- At least 80 people were killed and more than 230 wounded Saturday when attackers detonated explosives amid a huge crowd of peaceful protesters in the Afghan capital, most of them from the country’s Shiite ethnic Hazara minority, Afghan officials...


Germany has some of the world's strictest gun laws, but illegal weapons remain

(c) 2016, The Washington Post. BERLIN -- Germany has some of the world’s strictest gun laws. But that did not stop Friday’s Munich attacker -- an 18-year-old dual Iranian-German national -- from carrying out his shooting spree. The assailant most likely obtained his pistol illegally and did not...


Journalist who died in Ukraine car bombing buried in Belarus

APTOPIX Ukraine Journalist Killed

MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Prominent journalist Pavel Sheremet, who died when his car was bombed in Ukraine, has been buried in his hometown of Minsk, Belarus. Sheremet, who once was imprisoned in Belarus, where independent media are under consistent pressure from the authoritarian government, had moved...


Japanese business leaders call on Japan government to boost economy

(c) 2016, The Japan News/Yomiuri. Discussions at this year’s annual summer forum hosted by the Japan Business Federation (Keidanren) centered on the “realization of boosting Japan’s annual nominal gross domestic product to 600 trillion yen,(about $5.6 trillion),” a policy target of the...


Researchers in Japan decode genome of endangered bird

(c) 2016, The Japan News/Yomiuri. A research team has succeeded in mapping the genome of the endangered Yanbaru kuina, or Okinawa rail, which lives only in the Yanbaru area in the northern part of Okinawa Island. This is the first time a rare species indigenous to Japan has been genetically mapped....

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