Head of Iranian satellite TV, business partner shot dead in Turkey

The head of an Iranian satellite television network who last year was sentenced in absentia to six years in prison by a Tehran court was shot dead in Istanbul together with a business partner, Turkey’s Dogan news agency said on Sunday. GEM TV founder Saeed Karimian and an associate were driving in Istanbul’s Maslak neighborhood… Read More Head of Iranian satellite TV, business partner shot dead in Turkey

Nine dead as tornadoes, storms hit southern U.S.

Tornadoes ripped through an East Texas county on Saturday evening, killing at least four people and injuring dozens of others, while high winds, falling trees and floods killed five others in neighboring states, according to news reports. Three tornadoes were confirmed by the U.S. National Weather Service in Canton, a city about 60 miles (95… Read More Nine dead as tornadoes, storms hit southern U.S.

Saudi Arabia arrests dozens of militants involved in Medina suicide bomb attack

Saudi Arabia said on Sunday it had arrested 46 members of a militant cell responsible for a deadly suicide bombing attack on the Prophet’s Mosque in the holy city of Medina last summer widely blamed on Islamic State. The suspects, which included foreign and Saudi citizens, were detained in the Western port city of Jeddah,… Read More Saudi Arabia arrests dozens of militants involved in Medina suicide bomb attack

Anthony Joshua defeats Wladimir Klitschko to clinch world boxing titles

Anthony Joshua delivered one of the great nights in British boxing annals by stopping Ukrainian Wladimir Klitschko in the 11th round to be crowned IBF, WBA and IBO world heavyweight champion in front of 90,000 fans at Wembley Stadium on Saturday. Britain’s unbeaten IBF title holder earned a sensational victory by knocking down the 41-year-old… Read More Anthony Joshua defeats Wladimir Klitschko to clinch world boxing titles

Turkey sack thousands of workers in post-referendum purge, block access to Wikipedia

Turkey on Saturday expelled more than 3,900 people from the civil service and military as threats to national security, in the second major purge since President Tayyip Erdogan was granted sweeping new powers. Erdogan won those concessions in a referendum in mid-April, which rights groups and some Western allies believe has brought the country, a… Read More Turkey sack thousands of workers in post-referendum purge, block access to Wikipedia

North Korea tests ballistic missile amid world nuclear pressure

North Korea test-fired a ballistic missile on Saturday shortly after U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson warned that failure to curb Pyongyang’s nuclear and ballistic missile programs could lead to catastrophic consequences. U.S. and South Korean officials said the test, from an area north of the North Korean capital, appeared to have failed, in what… Read More North Korea tests ballistic missile amid world nuclear pressure

Eight dead as military plane crash in Cuba

A military airplane crashed into a mountain in Cuba’s north-western region of Artemisa on Saturday morning, killing all eight personnel on board, the Ministry of Revolutionary Armed Forces said. The aircraft, a twin-engined turboprop Antonov AN-26, had taken off at 6:38 a.m. (0638 ET) from Playa Baracoa, just outside Havana, and crashed into the Loma… Read More Eight dead as military plane crash in Cuba