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Arsenal boss Wenger keen to sign forward before new season
(Reuters) - Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has said he wants to add one more attacking player to bolster his ranks before the new Premier League season. Arsenal's efforts to recruit attacking reinforcements have been thwarted with French club Olympique Lyonnais saying this week that they had rejected a 29 million pound ($38.26 million) bid for striker Alexandre Lacazette. Wenger's hopes of landing Leicester City's Jamie Vardy earlier in the transfer window were also frustrated when the striker decided to extend his stay at the King Power stadium after being pursued by the North London club.
Sat, 30 Jul 2016 04:56:45 -0400
Philippine crime war packs decaying jails
Mario Dimaculangan shares a toilet with 130 other inmates in one of the Philippines' most overcrowded jails, and conditions are getting worse as police wage an unprecedented war on crime. Security forces have killed hundreds of people and detained thousands more in just one month as they have followed the orders of President Rodrigo Duterte, who has said the top priority at the start of his six-year term is to eliminate drugs in society. There are 3,800 inmates at the jail, which was built six decades ago to house 800, and they engage in a relentless contest for space.
Sat, 30 Jul 2016 04:44:34 -0400
Toll rises to 8 dead in deadliest PKK attack since Turkey coup
Eight Turkish soldiers were killed in clashes with Kurdish militants in the country's restive southeast, the army said Saturday, raising the toll from the deadliest such attack on the military since the failed coup. The soldiers were performing a security check when they were attacked by militants from the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) in Hakkari province on the road near Cukurca late Friday. Eight militants were "neutralised" in the area after an air force operation, the army added.
Sat, 30 Jul 2016 04:39:57 -0400
Pope visits sites tied to Polish saints in Krakow
Afghan official: Taliban capture district in Helmand
KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (AP) An important district in Afghanistan's southern poppy-growing province of Helmand has fallen to Taliban control after heavy fighting that killed or wounded up to 20 police officers, an official said on Saturday. Sat, 30 Jul 2016 04:17:39 -0400
Tanzania's president threatens crackdown on opposition protesters
By Fumbuka Ng'wanakilala DAR ES SALAAM (Reuters) - Tanzania's President John Magufuli said on Friday he would crack down on troublemakers "without mercy", a day after the opposition called for anti-government demonstrations on Sept. 1. "Do not test me," Magufuli told a crowd in central Tanzania, according to a statement from the presidency.
Sat, 30 Jul 2016 04:11:54 -0400
Tens of thousands rally in support of Congo's Kabila
By Aaron Ross KINSHASA (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of President Joseph Kabila's supporters rallied in Democratic Republic of Congo's capital on Friday in a growing stand-off with opposition parties who have accused him of trying to cling to power. Crowds packed the 50,000-seat Tata Raphael Stadium chanting "Kabila", wearing t-shirts bearing his face. "The people want Kabila to remain in power as long as possible," Tekis Mulaila, a senator from Kabila's PPRD party, told Reuters.
Sat, 30 Jul 2016 04:09:43 -0400
Triple play helps Nationals hold off Giants 4-1
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) The Washington Nationals made history by turning the first 3-3-5 triple play ever in the major leagues then watched as third baseman Anthony Rendon tossed the ball from the milestone moment into the crowd at AT&T Park. Sat, 30 Jul 2016 04:05:29 -0400
Grandal's single caps 5-run rally as Dodgers beat D-backs
LOS ANGELES (AP) The seventh inning took 72 minutes to complete, saw 21 batters come up, and twelve runs cross the plate. It gave the Los Angeles Dodgers' offense the opportunity for its most memorable outburst yet. Sat, 30 Jul 2016 04:04:55 -0400
Porcello pitches 5-hitter to lead Red Sox past Angels, 6-2
LEADING OFF: Arrieta aims to end skid, Pomeranz bids for 1st
Rebels say kill nine Angolan soldiers in oil-rich Cabinda enclave
Nine Angolan soldiers were killed and 14 wounded in a flareup of fighting with rebels in the country's oil-producing Cabinda enclave, the separatist guerrilla group said on Friday. The rebel Front for the Liberation of the Enclave of Cabinda (FLEC) urged foreign workers to leave the region, saying their lives were in danger. "The situation remains uncertain in the Belize area in Cabinda, and remains very tense because of fighting with heavy weapons that took place from July 25-28," an FLEC statement said. Sat, 30 Jul 2016 04:00:09 -0400
Nigeria prepares troops for Niger Delta crackdown if peace talks fail
Nigeria is deploying troops into strategic positions in the Niger Delta to prepare to use force against militants if peace talks fail, defence chiefs said on Friday. Last week the government said it was talking to militants who have attacked oil and gas facilities in the main oil producing region in recent months, cutting crude production by 700,000 barrels a day, pushing Nigeria behind Angola to now make it Africa's second producer. My message to the militants is to ensure they go to the negotiation table," the chief of defence staff, General Gabriel Olonisakin, told reporters during a visit to the state governor. Sat, 30 Jul 2016 03:56:32 -0400
Libyan forces battle Islamic State snipers for streets of Sirte
By Aidan Lewis SIRTE, Libya (Reuters) - Libyan forces made a fresh push on Friday to capture ground from Islamic State militants besieged in the centre of their former North African stronghold of Sirte. The brigades advanced rapidly on Sirte after launching a counter-attack against Islamic State in early May, but their progress has slowed as they close in on the city centre. Losing Sirte would be a major blow for Islamic State, which established total control over the coastal city last year and expanded its presence along about 250 km (150 miles) of sparsely populated land on either side.
Sat, 30 Jul 2016 03:55:36 -0400
U.N. council approves police to Burundi, several states abstain
By Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United Nations Security Council authorized on Friday the deployment of up to 228 U.N. police to Burundi to monitor the security and human rights situation in the East African country, though four of the 15 members abstained from the vote. More than 450 people have been killed since President Pierre Nkurunziza pursued and won a third term last year, a move his opponents say violated the constitution and a peace deal that ended a civil war in 2005. "Given an increase in violence and tension the Security Council must have eyes and ears on the ground to predict and ensure that the worst does not occur in Burundi," said French U.N. Ambassador Francois Delattre.
Sat, 30 Jul 2016 03:53:07 -0400