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Federer, Nadal join Murray in skipping Rogers Cup

Published On: July 20, 2016 04:09 PM NPT By: Associated Press

TORONTO,  July 20: Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal have pulled out of the Rogers Cup, leaving the Toronto tournament without three of the world's top four men's tennis players.

North Korea confirms it test-fired ballistic rockets

Published On: July 20, 2016 12:33 PM NPT By: Associated Press

SEOUL, South Korea, July 20: North Korea said Wednesday it test-fired ballistic rockets as part of a simulated pre-emptive attack on ports and airfields in South Korea, in a likely reference to the three missile launches that Seoul says the North carried out a day earlier.

Pokémon Go: To get started?

Published On: July 20, 2016 11:23 AM NPT By: Associated Press

NEW YORK, July 20: Ready to hit the streets in search of a Pikachu? The "Pokemon Go" smartphone game has become a phenomenon since its debut nearly two weeks ago. The appeal stems partly from how easy it is to play.

Bus with Chinese tourists catches fire in Taiwan, killing 26

Published On: July 19, 2016 02:58 PM NPT By: Associated Press

TAIPEI, Taiwan,  July 19: A tour bus carrying visitors from China burst into flames on a highway near Taiwan's capital on Tuesday, burning to death all 26 people on board, officials said, in the deadliest incident involving Chinese tourism to the island.

China announces South China Sea military exercises

Published On: July 18, 2016 01:44 PM NPT By: Associated Press

BEIJING, July 18: China said Monday that it is closing off a part of the South China Sea for military exercises this week, days after an international tribunal ruled against Beijing's claim to ownership of virtually the entire strategic waterway.

9 people killed in avalanche in Tibet's far west

Published On: July 18, 2016 12:43 PM NPT By: Associated Press

BEIJING, July 18: Authorities in Tibet say nine people were killed in an avalanche in the Himalayan regions far west.

All eyes on Neymar at men's Olympic

Published On: July 18, 2016 12:28 PM NPT By: Associated Press

SAO PAULO, July 18: The last time Brazil played a major soccer tournament at home, Neymar was stretchered off the field and then missed an embarrassing loss against Germany in the 2014 World Cup semifinals.

Quake jolts Tokyo region; no tsunami warning issued

Published On: July 17, 2016 11:02 AM NPT By: Associated Press

TOKYO, July 17: A moderately strong earthquake has rattled the Tokyo region, but there are no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

World leaders voice support for Turkey, condemn coup

Published On: July 17, 2016 07:52 AM NPT By: Associated Press

ANKARA, July 17: World leaders expressed support for Turkey and its democratic institutions on Saturday after the government quashed an attempted military coup.

The Nice victims: A boy, a police officer, 6 family members

Published On: July 16, 2016 06:53 PM NPT By: Associated Press

NICE, July 16: The terror attack on a festive Bastille Day crowd in France indiscriminately killed locals and foreigners alike, men, women and children. The driver of a truck slammed into the festivities Thursday taking the lives of 84 people, including six from the same family. Among those who've been identified were Americans, Germans, Ukrainians, Swiss and a Russian.

Turkish coup quashed, 194 reported killed in clashes

Published On: July 16, 2016 02:29 PM NPT By: Associated Press

ANKARA, Turkey, July 16: Turkey's president declared he is in control of the country early Saturday as loyal military and police forces quashed a coup attempt during a night of explosions, air battles and gunfire that left dozens dead.

Turkish president tells supporters government is in charge

Published On: July 16, 2016 11:00 AM NPT By: Associated Press

ANKARA, Turkey, July 16: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told the nation Saturday that his government is in charge after a coup attempt brought a night of explosions, air battles and gunfire across the capital that left dozens dead. The state-run news agency said more than 750 soldiers have been detained across the country.

Prosecutor says 42 killed in Ankara attacks

Published On: July 16, 2016 08:25 AM NPT By: Associated Press

ANKARA, Turkey, July 16: A lawyer for the Turkish government, Robert Amsterdam, said that "there are indications of direct involvement" in the coup attempt of Fethullah Gulen, a Muslim cleric who is living in exile in Pennsylvania.

Trump keeps suspense alive over veep choice

Published On: July 15, 2016 06:31 PM NPT By: Associated Press

WASHINGTON, July 15: Donald Trump is keeping suspense alive over his choice of a running mate, sidelining the announcement because of the deadly attack in Nice, France.

Police net suspect after 'Pokémon Go' foray

Published On: July 15, 2016 05:55 PM NPT By: Associated Press

BERLIN, July 15: German police say they've arrested an 18-year-old man who was wanted for evading a prison sentence after he ventured out to play the newly launched "Pokémon Go" smartphone game with friends.

Champions League Third Qualifying Round Draw List

Published On: July 15, 2016 05:31 PM NPT By: Associated Press

SWITZERLAND, July 15: Draw Friday for the third qualifying round of the Champions League.

World Cup host city fires contractor for major stadium

Published On: July 15, 2016 05:17 PM NPT By: Associated Press

MOSCOW, July 15: The Russian city of St. Petersburg said Friday it has fired the general contractor building a trouble-plagued stadium which is to host World Cup matches in 2018.

Indian troops, protesters clash in Kashmir despite lockdown

Published On: July 15, 2016 03:54 PM NPT By: Associated Press

SRINAGAR, (India), July 15: Police say protests have erupted at several places in Indian-controlled Kashmir, even as authorities prevented tens of thousands of people from offering Friday prayers in big mosques with a lockdown in place for a seventh straight day.

S. Korea premier pelted with eggs, bottles over missile site

Published On: July 15, 2016 11:22 AM NPT By: Associated Press

SEOUL, South Korea, July 15:  Angry residents in a rural South Korean town have thrown raw eggs and water bottles at the prime minister to protest a plan to deploy a U.S. missile defense system in their neighborhood.

At least 80 killed as truck slams into revelers in Nice

Published On: July 15, 2016 06:52 AM NPT By: Associated Press

NICE, France, July 15: France has been stunned again as a large white truck mowed through a crowd of revelers gathered for a Bastille Day fireworks display in the Riviera city of Nice, killing at least 80 and leaving what one witness said was "bodies everywhere."