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Iranian pilot killed fighting in Iraq

An Iranian pilot has been killed while fighting in Iraq, in what is thought to be the first military casualty that Tehran officially acknowledged during battles against Sunni fighters led by the Islamic State group.<p>Iran's official IRNA news agency said on Saturday that Colonel Shoja'at Alamdari …

Ukraine President Poroshenko hails 'turning point'

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1090000/1090662_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534564926_69205ecfb204d55bcc0cfc0bcee1a8b1<p><b>Ukraine's president has hailed the recapture of the rebel stronghold of Sloviansk as the start of a turning point in the three-month conflict.</b><p>Petro …

Russia

Goodbye, Afghanistan: A U.S. Brigade Prepares to Leave For Good

GARDEZ, Afghanistan — The Spartans line up, possibly for a final time, in Afghanistan. Several hundred soldiers form ranks, one holding the Spartan banner, symbol of the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, of the 10th Mountain Division. They're on what passes for the main street at Foward Operating Base …

Kurds drawn into clashes with Sunni rebels

Iraqi Kurds have been involved in heavy clashes with Sunni rebel groups in the eastern province of Diyala.<p>Kurdish military leaders say their target is to reach the Hamrin mountains, which they consider the natural boundary of their homeland, but achieving that goal has been costly.<p>Al Jazeera's …

Yemen bombs rebel sites after truce collapse

Dozens of people have been killed in clashes in northern Yemen between the army, their allied tribes and Houthi fighters, according to military and tribal sources.<p>The clashes intensified on Saturday in the city of Amran as Yemeni jets bombed rebel positions, sources told the AFP and Reuters news …

Curfew imposed after deadly clashes between Buddhists, Muslims in Myanmar

Authorities have imposed a curfew in Mandalay, Myanmar's second-largest city, following nights of deadly communal violence between Buddhists and Muslims.<p>Two people have been killed and 14 injured since rioting erupted Tuesday, Col. Aung Kyaw Moe, Mandalay Region's Border Affairs and Security …

Israeli Airstrikes Hit Gaza Strip as Rockets Continue to Fall

JERUSALEM - Israel's military carried out airstrikes on 10 sites in the Gaza Strip early Sunday, the army said, as tensions remained high following weekend clashes between Israeli police and demonstrators in Jerusalem and Arab towns in northern Israel. The Israeli airstrikes targeted what it said …

Ukraine claims victory in rebel stronghold

Pro-Russian rebels abandoned Sloviansk as government troops retook the eastern Ukraine city after a night of fierce fighting and barrages of mortar fire, the country's president and a spokesman for the rebels said Saturday.<p>President Petro Poroshenko said in a statement that government troops took …

Boko Haram Trades Terrorist Tactics With Somalia's Al Shabaab

Boko Haram is trading tips with other terrorist groups as it plows on with a bloody campaign to carve out an Islamic state and deepens a crisis threatening to engulf central Africa in religious violence.<p>Emboldened by Nigeria’s failure to stamp out its al Qaeda-inspired insurgency, the militant …

Iraqi Army braces for combat

Leicester City consider £5m bid for Sunderland striker Connor Wickham

Nigel Pearson adds the former England under-21 international to his list of targets and may make formal offer next week<p>- <b>Club-by-club guide to the transfer window</b><br>- <b>Transfer Talk: All the latest news and gossip</b><p>Nigel Pearson is considering a £5 million bid for <b>Sunderland</b> striker Connor Wickham.<p>Pearson, …

5 Reasons Why It Would Be Disastrous If Brazil Won The World Cup

Brazil reached the semi-finals of the World Cup for the first time in 12 years following a 2-1 win against Colombia.<p>But ahead of their last four …

Thiago Silva Suspended? Fear Not, for Dante is here!

Thiago Silva suspended, Neymar injured; how could a dream quarterfinal win turn into a nightmare so quickly?<p>Colombia certainly made their exit from the World Cup a headache for the hosts Brazil as they checked off two of Brazil’s key players before bowing out. James Rodriguez got his sixth goal …

Soccer

A Giant Insect Landed On James Rodriguez's Arm When He Scored Against Brazil, And It Freaked Everyone Out

Most WTF moment of the World Cup so far.<p>(Sadly Rodriguez' penalty was too little too late. Brazil now proceeds to the semifinals after beating Colombia 2-1.)

Barcelona close in on £70m Suarez deal

The Spanish giants are preparing to make a second bid for the Liverpool star that matches the release clause in his contract as his switch to Camp Nou reaches an advanced stage<p>By Wayne Veysey | Chief Correspondent<p>Barcelona are on the verge of completing the £70 million signing of Liverpool striker …

Dejan Lovren: Southampton reject Liverpool's £20m offer

Southampton have rejected a £20m offer from Liverpool for their Croatia international defender Dejan Lovren.

Fifa World Cup 2014 Quarter Finals: Netherlands Will Beat Costa Rica And Argentina Will Best Belgium, Predicts Cortana

Cortana, Microsoft's digital assistant, has successfully predicted the outcome of two more matches in the Fifa World Cup 2014.<p>The digital assistant, …

World Cup Scouting Report: James Rodriguez

The Colombian sensation continued his record of scoring in every game in which he has played at these finals but his penalty could not stop Brazil's advancement to the last four<p>By George Ankers<p>Much was expected of James Rodriguez as Colombia faced off with World Cup hosts Brazil. The Monaco star …

Holland v Costa Rica: Louis van Gaal hopes superstition can guide the Dutch to World Cup glory

Netherlands coach hopes to wear a lucky children's’ bracelet for ‘another three matches’ as he prepares for quarter final<p>Louis van Gaal has revealed his belief in <b>Holland</b>’s ability to reach the <b>World Cup</b> final by vowing to wear a lucky children's’ bracelet for ‘another three matches’ as Dutch …

Swansea City: Kyle Bartley signs three-year contract

Arsenal Ready £30m Bid for Southampton Duo Morgan Schneiderlin and Dejan Lovren

Arsenal are reportedly considering a £30m offer to land Southampton duo Morgan Schneiderlin and Dejan Lovren, according to Goal.<p>The Gunners are in …

Neuer's composure stands out in win over France

Even with France's top striker bearing down on him late in the match, Manuel Neuer showed no signs of panic.Rather than go to the ground or commit too early, the Germany goalkeeper stood tall, forced Karim Benzema to make a snap decision and, in the end, preserved the 1-0 win in the World Cup …

Paul Scholes: Real Madrid Would be a Better Team for Luis Suarez than Barcelona

Manchester United legend Paul Scholes insists that Liverpool striker Luis Suarez is making a mistake by signing for Barcelona and must move to Real …

QF preview: Argentina V Belgium

Lionel Messi's brilliance has been enough to get Argentina past Bosnia, Iran, Nigeria and Switzerland, but the Belgians will provide a much sterner test in this quarter-final match.<p>Argentina will need some greater variety in attack in order to please their fans, and maybe get more players forward, …

The gifs that keep on giving: World Cup dancing, celebrating and arm-folding

Thanks for all your suggestions on our last gifs blog.<p>Tender love and USA<p>When a linesman sees himself on the big screen<p>Poor Colin Jackson<p>Novak Djokovic, the lawnmower man<p>Clint Dempsey AKA Deuce shows off his moves<p>The Colombia<p>Shameless<p>An all-you-can-eat Luis Suárez<p>From back to front to back to …

Costa Rica’s Midfield Has Used the World Cup As a Stage For Redemption

The Ticos no one wanted are suddenly in demand<p>The Costa Rican national team entered the World Cup hoping to send a message to the world. “That was …

Karim Benzema's Vanishing Act Cost France When It Mattered Most

The stage was all set for Karim Benzema. Coming off the joy of lifting the Champions League trophy with Real Madrid, the injury to Franck Ribery meant that in an attacking sense, the team was his.<p>With the increased responsibility on his shoulders, it was going to be make or break for his …