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Police officers and fire services arrive at the scene of a hostage-taking at a church in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray, near the city of Rouen in northern France, on July 26, 2016Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray (France) (AFP) - The Islamic State group said Tuesday that two of its "soldiers" stormed a French church and slit a priest's throat, the latest attack in a country shaken to its core by repeated terror strikes. The hostage drama in the Normandy town of Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray comes less than two weeks after the truck massacre in the French Riviera city of Nice, which killed 84 people and was also claimed by IS. Sister Danielle, a nun who was in the church at the time, said elderly priest Jaques Hamel was wearing his white cloaks and was at the foot of the altar when "they forced him to get on his knees and not move".


7/26/2016 10:59:59 AM

The recent attempted coup in Turkey has sent shockwaves through the country, with 13,000 people detained and tens of thousands more left joblessDefying international alarm, Turkey on Tuesday widened its crackdown after a failed coup, detaining top generals serving in Afghanistan as well as prominent journalists. In a move apparently reflecting a shift in diplomatic strategy, Turkey also announced President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will meet Russian leader Vladimir Putin next month after months of chill between the two countries. Two senior Turkish generals serving in the NATO force in Afghanistan were detained at Dubai airport on suspicion of links to the attempt to overthrow Erdogan, an official said, speaking on condition of anonymity.


7/26/2016 10:58:00 AM

The logo of Verizon is seen in San Diego, CaliforniaVerizon Communications Inc  disappointed Wall Street on Tuesday by reporting a smaller-than-expected subscriber gain for its main wireless business, while its CEO gave few details about plans to increase revenue from its planned purchase of Yahoo Inc's internet assets. Shares of the No. 1 U.S. wireless company, which had risen about 21 percent this year, were down nearly 2 percent in midday trading. Verizon is focused on combining the media and advertising technology assets of Yahoo and AOL, which it acquired last year, Chief Financial Officer Fran Shammo said in an interview.


7/26/2016 10:57:30 AM

FILE in this Sunday, March 11, 2012 file photo, Russia's Ilia Frolov runs through the finish line tape as he wins the men's final in the Modern Pentathlon World Cup in Charlotte, in the U.S. Two Russian athletes in modern pentathlon have been barred from the Rio Olympics after being implicated in an alleged doping cover-up. The International Modern Pentathlon Union says that Maxim Kustov and Ilya Frolov were mentioned in World Anti-Doping Agency investigator Richard McLaren's report last week as having allegedly had positive tests covered up by Russian authorities. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone, File)MOSCOW (AP) — At least 86 athletes from the 387-strong Russian Olympic team announced last week have so far been barred from the Rio Games in connection with the country's doping scandal.


7/26/2016 10:55:48 AM

NEW YORK (AP) — The man who built the Nederlander Organization into one of the largest producers of live entertainment and a dominant national theater chain that includes nine Broadway houses has died. James M. Nederlander was 94.

7/26/2016 10:55:33 AM

A glass with beer and a bottle of Corona are seen in this picture illustration taken in SarajevoBRUSSELS/LONDON (Reuters) - Anheuser-Busch InBev raised its $100 billion-plus bid for rival brewer SABMiller on Tuesday in an attempt to quash investor dissent over an offer made less attractive by a post Brexit vote fall in the pound. SABMiller said its chairman spoke with his AB InBevcounterpart on Friday about that offer in the light of exchange rate volatility and market movements, but there was no talk or agreement on the terms of the revised offer of 45 pounds a share, up from 44 pounds in October. The change comes after a number of activist investors, such as Elliott Capital Advisors and TCI Fund Management, bought stakes in SABMiller and several shareholders voiced concerns at least week's annual general meeting that the cash deal was less attractive for most investors than before and was below a share-and-cash alternative.


7/26/2016 10:52:25 AM

President of Russia's Olympic Committee Alexander Zhukov speaks at a meeting marking the departure of Russian sportsmen of CSKA (Red Army) club to the Rio Olympics in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, July 26, 2016. On Sunday, the IOC executive board asked Olympic sports federations to analyze the doping record of each athlete qualified to compete in Rio before their entry can be approved. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on the Rio Games (all times local to Rio de Janeiro):


7/26/2016 10:48:47 AM

In this image released by MGM/Columbia Pictures, actors Chris Pratt, left, and Denzel Washington, center, appear on the set with director Antoine Fuqua during the filming of "The Magnificent Seven." The film will have its world premiere as the opening film of the 41st Toronto International Film Festival. (Sam Emerson/MGM/Columbia Pictures via AP)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lupita Nyong'o, Justin Timberlake, Denzel Washington and Emma Stone are just a few of the stars with films headed to the Toronto International Film Festival this year.


7/26/2016 10:43:34 AM

In this photo taken July 7, 2015, immigrants from El Salvador who entered the country illegally stand in line at a bus after they were released from a family detention center in San Antonio. The Obama administration will soon expand efforts to help Central American families and children legally immigrate to the U.S. amid another surge of migrants caught crossing the border illegally. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration will soon expand efforts to help Central American families and children legally immigrate to the United States amid another surge of migrants caught crossing the border illegally.


7/26/2016 10:43:17 AM

Usain Bolt of Jamaica poses for photographers after he won the men's 200 meter race during the Diamond League anniversary games at The Stadium, in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London, Friday, July 22, 2016.(AP Photo/Matt Dunham)LONDON (AP) — Whatever controversy is raging in the Olympic world there's one constant: Usain Bolt's bravado and self-confidence.


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