BERLIN (AP) — A German TV channel has canceled plans to broadcast the finals of a global tournament of the video shooting game "Counter-Strike: Global Offensive" in response to last week's slayings in Munich.
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — The United Nations says it is suspending aid to dangerous areas of Nigeria's northeastern Borno state after Boko Haram ambushed a humanitarian convoy.
ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey is investigating 1,300 personnel at the labor ministry over the failed coup attempt two weeks ago, Labour Minister Suleyman Soylu said on Friday. Turkish authorities have detained, suspended or placed under investigation tens of thousands of people in state institutions, universities, the police, media and other sectors since the July 15-16 failed coup over suspected links to a U.S.-based Islamic cleric accused by Ankara of masterminding the putsch. ...
ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey will shut down an air base near the capital Ankara as well as all military barracks which were used by rogue soldiers during an attempted military coup two weeks ago, Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said on Friday. "We will shut all barracks that dispatched tanks and launched helicopters," Yildirim said in a speech broadcast live from near the Akinci air base north of Ankara, which served as a hub for the coup plotters on the night of July 15. (Reporting by Ayla Jean Yackley; Writing by Nick Tattersall; Editing by Gareth Jones)
(Reuters) - Following the International Olympic Committee's (IOC) decision on Sunday not to issue a blanket ban on Russian athletes despite evidence of systematic doping across the majority of Olympic sports, global sporting federations have been left to decide which Russians can compete at next month's Rio Games. The IOC said any Russian athletes with a previous doping suspension will be ineligible to compete at the Olympics. AQUATICS (SWIMMING, DIVING, SYNCHRONIZED SWIMMING AND WATERPOLO) - Yulia Efimova, Mikhail Dovgalyuk, Natalia Lovtcova, Anastasia Krapivina, Nikita Lobintsev, Vladimir Morozov and Daria Ustinova are seven Russian swimmers banned by the governing body FINA from competing at Rio.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country music star George Strait will honor singer-songwriter Jim Lauderdale with a lifetime achievement award at this year's Americana Honors and Awards Show, to be held Sept. 21 in Nashville.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A central Florida bus driver is out of a job after the Orange County school district accused her of pulling a middle school student's hair and pinning her in a seat for four minutes.