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The NFL explains in one paragraph why Tom Brady destroying his cellphone was so damning to his case

Tom Brady apparently always destroys his cell phones when he gets new ones.

The NFL has decided to uphold Tom Brady's four-game suspension for his involvement in the Patriots' deflated balls scandal.

While Brady and the NFL Players Association will reportedly take the case to federal court, the NFL …

Tom Brady

Minnesota Dentist Named as Killer of Beloved Lion

Walter James Palmer allegedly paid $50,000 to kill Cecil the lion in Zimbabwe

A conservation group in Zimbabwe has named a dentist from Minnesota in the illegal killing of a beloved male lion.

U.S. citizen Walter James Palmer allegedly paid $50,000 to kill Cecil, a 13-year-old male lion, on a …

Dentistry

'Impossible' rocket drive works and could get to Moon in four hours

The British designed EM Drive actually works and would dramatically speed up space travel, scientists have confirmed

Interplanetary travel could be a step closer after scientists confirmed that an electromagnetic propulsion drive, which is fast enough to get to the Moon in four hours, actually works.

Space

Chinese stocks slide for second day as sell-off continues

China's main stock markets recover some of their losses following Monday's plunge, only to fall back again

Chinese shares have fallen for a second consecutive day, extending the severe losses suffered by investors on Monday, who endured the most vicious one-day in Chinese stocks for more than eight …

Stocks

What’s behind Beijing’s drive to control the South China Sea?

On 26 May, CNN broadcast an unusual clip of a US navy intelligence flight over the South China Sea. The P-8A Poseidon surveillance plane – one of the newest weapons in the Pentagon’s arsenal – had taken off, with a CNN reporter on board, from Clark airbase in the Philippines, once part of America’s …

Asia

South Korea declares end of Mers outbreak

Deadly virus took a heavy toll on the national economy, stifling consumer spending and devastating the tourist sector

South Korea on Tuesday declared the effective end to a deadly outbreak of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (Mers) that killed 36 people, triggered widespread panic and stymied growth …

Asia

Bahrain police officers killed in bomb attack

Two police officers have been killed in Bahrain in a bomb attack, according to the interior ministry.

A third police officer was seriously injured, the ministry said on Twitter on Tuesday. It added that five more officers had received light to moderate injuries and were being treated in hospital.

The …

Middle East

Libya court sentences Gadhafi son to death for 2011 killings

TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — Moammar Gadhafi's son and onetime heir apparent was convicted and sentenced to death on Tuesday by a court in the Libyan capital, Tripoli, on charges of murder and inciting genocide during the country's 2011 uprising.

But Seif al-Islam Gadhafi is unlikely to face the firing …

Libya

Lebanese Seethe as Stinking Garbage Piles Grow in Beirut and Beyond

BEIRUT, Lebanon — On a normal weekend night, the revelers at Floyd the Dog, a bar in one of this city’s rowdiest party neighborhoods, spill onto the sidewalk, drinks in hand, to smoke cigarettes in the warm Mediterranean air.

But on Saturday night, the few patrons at the bar remained inside with the …

Lebanon

North Korea marks Korean War anniversary with threat to 'leave no Americans alive'

North Korea rails against US imperialism as the reclusive state celebrates 62 years since an armistice brought the three-year Korean War to an end

North Korean leaders have warned the United States that another war on the Korean Peninsula would leave no Americans alive, as the reclusive state marked …

Korean Peninsula

Gunmen attack Afghan wedding party, killing 21, wounding eight

KABUL (Reuters) - Armed men opened fire at a wedding ceremony in northern Afghanistan, killing at least 21 guests and wounding eight, provincial officials said on Monday.

Violence has increased sharply this year in most parts of Afghanistan, after U.S.-led forces formally ended their combat mission …

Afghanistan

Forensic experts begin digging biggest mass grave ever in Colombia

MEDELLIN, Colombia (AP) – The last contact Margarita Restrepo had with her daughter was a hurried phone call on Oct. 25, 2002. The school day was over and 17-year-old Carol Vanesa was going to meet friends at a metro stop near the sprawling Comuna 13 hillside slum.

Restrepo and her children had fled …

Colombia

Mexican vigilante groups from Michoacán keep crumbling as violence worsens

In January 2014, the Mexican so-called vigilante groups that operated in the central state of Michoacán celebrated one of their finest moments. After a fierce gun battle of several hours, a caravan of trucks loaded with members of this ragtag group of heavily armed farmers drove victoriously into …

Policing

Young Nepalese boy slain in human sacrifice ritual

(CNN) — A Nepalese man has confessed to the murder of a young boy after saying a local holy man advised him that a human sacrifice would heal his ailing son, local police said.

The body of 10-year-old Jivan Kohar was found on July 24 on the outskirts of Kudiya village in southwest Nepal. The child …

Human Sacrifice

Car bomb in Turkey kills 2 as country steps up anti-terrorism efforts

Istanbul (CNN) — A car bomb exploded Sunday in southern Turkey, killing two security officers and wounding four other people, officials said.

The attack was launched when a vehicle carrying security personnel was ambushed on its way to an emergency call, the Diyarbakir provincial office …

Turkey

Paris police open fire on car that tried to crash Tour de France barricades

Police officers opened fire on a car that tried to crash through barricades set up in Paris about eight hours before Tour de France cyclists were to complete the race in the city.

A police official said that the car, which had two occupants, escaped in the incident, which occurred around 11 a.m. (5 …

France

Hezbollah Chief Comments on Iran Nuclear Deal: U.S. Is Still ‘The Great Satan’

In his first comments on the agreement over Iran’s nuclear program, Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah said that for his group, the U.S. continues to be the “Great Satan.”

“The United States remains the ‘Great Satan,’ both before and after the nuclear accord,” Nasrallah said in a speech on Saturday, …

Iran Nuclear Negotiations

Musk, Hawking warn of 'inevitable' killer robot arms race

A global robotic arms race "is virtually inevitable" unless a ban is imposed on autonomous weapons, Stephen Hawking, Elon Musk and 1,000 academics, researchers and public figures have warned.

In an open letter presented at the International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Buenos …

Robots

North Korean Leader Warns of ‘Second Korean War’ That Will ‘Bring the Final Ruin to U.S. Imperialism’

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korean officials warned the United States that another war on the Korean Peninsula would leave no Americans alive to sign a surrender document as the country marked Monday’s anniversary of the armistice that ended fighting in the Korean War more than six decades …

Foreign Policy

Bobbi Kristina Brown: An Obit in Pictures

Major League Baseball

Putin eyes Russian strength in Atlantic and Arctic in new naval doctrine

Kremlin says the revised strategy comes in response to 'unacceptable' NATO plans to move military infrastructure towards Russia's borders

Russia will guarantee a permanent naval presence in the Mediterranean and boost its strength in the Atlantic and Arctic under a new strategy to counter …

Russia

China's stock market crashes again as panicking sellers lose faith

Beijing is struggling to rein in the self-preservation instincts of small investors.

All that’s left to happen in China’s stock market is for government leaders to admit they are powerless to stop a selloff.

Monday’s panic selling was the latest example.

The Shanghai stock composite crashed by 8.5%, …

Asia

Australian Adam Brookman in court on return from Syria

A nurse who says he was forced to work with Islamist State militants in Syria has appeared in court in Sydney.

Adam Brookman, 39, was detained on Friday at Sydney International Airport relating to "his alleged involvement in the conflict in Syria", police said.

He is the first Australian to return …

Australian Politics

Deadly police shootout after prison break in Trinidad and Tobago

(CNN) — Trinidad and Tobago's capital city is on alert after a brazen prison escape that involved explosives and a deadly shootout with police.

Police say three inmates broke out of Port of Spain jail Friday afternoon. One prison guard was killed in the shootout with the escapees. Constable Sherman …

Trinidad and Tobago

Judge: U.S. Violates Agreement in Detention of Immigrant Children

A federal judge has ruled that the U.S. Department of Justice's current system of detaining children with their mothers after they've crossed the U.S.-Mexico border violates an 18-year-old court settlement.

The decision Friday by U.S. District Judge Dolly Gee in California is a victory for the …

Immigration

U.S. increasing the pressure on Al-Shabaab in Somalia

Washington (CNN) — The Pentagon has quietly expanded its military operations in Somalia against Al-Shabaab militants in recent weeks.

U.S. drone strikes are now part of a larger U.S. military strategy to provide direct military support to African peacekeepers -- mainly Kenyans -- under attack from …

Al-Shabaab

China’s Global Ambitions, With Loans and Strings Attached

EL CHACO, Ecuador — Where the Andean foothills dip into the Amazon jungle, nearly 1,000 Chinese engineers and workers have been pouring concrete for a dam and a 15-mile underground tunnel. The $2.2 billion project will feed river water to eight giant Chinese turbines designed to produce enough …

Asia

Turkish warplanes bomb ISIS positions in Syria for the first time

Istanbul (CNN) — Turkish warplanes bombed ISIS positions in Syria for the first time early Friday, significantly ramping up the country's fight against the terrorist group.

The strikes -- which struck three ISIS targets inside Syria -- come a day after ISIS militants killed a Turkish soldier in a …

Turkey

Louisiana Theater Shooting: Gunman Opens Fire During 'Trainwreck' Screening

A gunman killed two people and wounded nine others after opening fire Thursday night at a movie theater in Lafayette, Louisiana, police said.

Lafayette Police Chief Jim Craft said the 58-year-old white man used a handgun and later took his own life. Dee Stanley, chief administrative officer of the …

Policing