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Armando, the 'Lewis Hamilton of pigeons' sells for record €1.25m

Belgian bird Armando, who turns five this year, has retired from racing and is fathering chicks.

Syria’s Defense Minister Slams ‘Illegitimate’ US Presence

Syria’s defense minister has slammed what he called the “illegitimate” U.S. military presence in his country, vowing that Syria has a right to self-defense. Gen. Ali Ayoub spoke on Monday in the capital, Damascus, during a rare joint news conference with visiting Iranian and Iraqi army commanders. The U.S. currently has about 2,000 troops in eastern Syria and is expected to withdraw hundreds of them in the coming months. The meeting illustrates the strong alliance between Iran, Iraq and… Read Full Article

Iraqi Who Allegedly Killed US Troops Charged in Germany

German authorities have charged three Iraqi men with membership in a terrorist organization on allegations they fought for the Islamic State group in their home country, including one suspected of attacks that killed American soldiers German authorities have charged three Iraqi men with membership in a terrorist organization on allegations they fought for the Islamic State group in their home country, including one suspected of attacks that killed American soldiers. Federal prosecutors said… Read Full Article

New Zealand shootings: Christchurch students perform Haka for victims

Schools across Christchurch perform the traditional Maori war dance to pay respects to those killed.

Cristiano Ronaldo: Juventus forward charged by Uefa over celebration

Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo is charged with improper conduct by Uefa for a goal celebration in the win over Atletico Madrid in the last 16 of the Champions League.

Hong Kong subway trains collide amid new signal system trials

Two trains collide during a new signal system trial, threatening travel disruption for millions.

US, Russian Diplomats to Discuss Venezuelan Crisis

U.S. and Russian diplomats are meeting in Rome this week to discuss "the deteriorating situation in Venezuela." For Russia, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro remains the country's only legitimate leader. Russian officials are expected to emphasize this point when they meet with U.S. special envoy for Venezuela Elliott Abrams in Rome on Monday and Tuesday. The U.S. and some 50 other nations have recognized opposition leader Juan Guaido as Venezuela's interim president. Russia is to… Read Full Article

Chelsea player targeted by racist chants

Chelsea complain to Uefa about racist abuse aimed at Callum Hudson-Odoi during their Europa League win at Dynamo Kiev.

Senegal's Camara first player to score in 15 Ligue 1 seasons

Senegal's Montpellier forward Souleymane Camara becomes the first player to score in 15 different seasons in France's Ligue 1 in the 21st century.

Beto O'Rourke Says He Raised $6.1M Online in 1st 24 Hours

Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke raised more than $6 million online during the first 24 hours after he announced his White House bid, the highest first-day number reported by any candidate, his campaign said Monday. The “record-breaking” $6.1 million came “without a dime” from political action committees, corporations or special interests, O’Rourke spokesman Chris Evans tweeted. The $6.1 million is just above what Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders reported for his first day as a… Read Full Article