A suicide bomber killed six people at a church in northeast Nigeria on Sunday at the end of a week in which suspected Boko Haram insurgents killed more than 200 people. The spate of bloodletting prompted renewed international outrage and French President Francois Hollande said he was ready to hold a summit with regional leaders to coordinate the fight against Boko Haram. The blast in Potiskum in Yobe state on Sunday came after an attack on the capital of neighbouring Borno state on Friday, deadly raids in three towns during the week and suicide bombings along a highway.
SEASIDE HEIGHTS, N.J. (AP) — A large wave washed out the Fourth of July fireworks show in a Jersey shore community.
Athens (AFP) - 17:20 GMT - SENIOR EUROZONE OFFICIALS TO MEET MONDAY TO DISCUSS GREECE: SOURCE
Pope Francis left Rome on Sunday to embark on his first South American trip in two years, for an eight-day tour of Ecuador, Bolivia and Paraguay -- but not his native Argentina. The 78-year-old Jesuit pontiff, the first pope from his "beloved South America," has said he wants to highlight the plight of the poor on his home continent. Francis is due to land in Ecuador's capital Quito at 3:00 pm (2000 GMT) and will give a Holy Mass to be broadcast in eight languages on Monday.
Serbia may tighten transaction restrictions for Greek-owned banks there if the crisis in Greece worsens after Sunday's referendum, Finance Minister Dusan Vujovic said. Last Monday, Serbia's central bank moved to limit transactions involving lenders whose parent banks are in Greece. The four Greek-owned banks in Serbia have a combined market share of 15 percent.
By Mariam Karouny QAA, Lebanon (Reuters) - The barren mountains separating the Lebanese village of Qaa from Syria have helped shield it from the war raging next door, yet fears of missile attacks, abductions and incursions have persisted since the conflict erupted more than four years ago. In recent weeks, residents of this Christian village say life has started to feel a little more normal, thanks to an offensive waged by Lebanese Shi'ite group Hezbollah against the insurgents just over the border in Syria. The Hezbollah operation targeting Islamic State and the al Qaeda-linked Nusra Front has helped halt the short-range rockets fired periodically at border villages in Lebanon, repeatedly jolted by spillover from the war in Syria.
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Tiger Woods found his groove at the Greenbrier Classic on Thursday, bouncing back from his disastrous US Open with a four-under-par 66 that left him four shots behind first-round leader Scott Langley. Langley had eight birdies with no bogeys in his career-best eight-under-par 62. Woods posted his first round in the 60s since the Masters, where rounds of 69 and 68 in the second and third rounds helped him finish tied for 17th.
San Diego Chargers tight end Antonio Gates will miss the first four games of the 2015 NFL season for doping, one of a string of NFL suspensions announced on Thursday. "We are tremendously disappointed for our team and our fans as well as Antonio, but no more disappointed than Antonio is with himself," the Chargers said in a statement. Gates, who led the Chargers with 12 touchdowns last season, blamed his positive test on "supplements and holistic medicines".
(Reuters) - Tiger Woods capped his lowest PGA Tour round of the season with a trio of birdies to leave him four shots off the early lead at the Greenbrier Classic on Thursday. Woods, who has struggled for form all season, mixed seven birdies with a bogey and double-bogey for an opening-round four-under 66 on Greenbrier's Old White Course in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia. Coming off a missed cut at last month's U.S. Open, Woods hit 10 of 14 fairways and needed only 25 putts to sit four shots back of clubhouse leader Scott Langley.
July 2 (Infostrada Sports) - Latest leaderboard in the first round from the European Tour French Open at the par-71 course on Thursday in Paris holesplayed rounds -4 Maximilian Kieffer (Germany) 14 -3 Andrew Dodt (Australia) 17 Rafael Cabrera-Bello (Spain) 17 Jaco Van Zyl (South Africa) 18 68 Bernd Wiesberger (Austria) 18 68 Victor Dubuisson (France) 18 68 -2 Martin Kaymer (Germany) 18 69 Simon Khan (Britain) 18 69 Daniel Gaunt (Australia) 18 69 Gregory Bourdy (France) 18 69 Anirban Lahiri (India) 18 69 Mark Foster (Britain) 15 Chris Lloyd (Britain) 13 -1 Tom Lewis (Britain) 14 Scott Hend ...
Bernd Wiesberger won the biggest title of his career at the French Open on Sunday, producing a mid-round birdie barrage that blew apart a top-class field. The 29-year-old Austrian started the last 18 at Le Golf National alone in third, three shots adrift of leader Jaco van Zyl. A quiet start by him was followed by an hour's suspension of play due to thunderstorm activity and when Wiesberger resumed, sparks began to fly.
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