Fighting shakes Aleppo as truce expires
Clashes and air strikes shook the Syrian city of Aleppo, a monitor said Sunday, as heavy fighting resumed after the end of three-day truce declared by government ally Russia. The unilateral truce ended without any evacuations by the UN, which had hoped to bring wounded civilians out of the rebel-held east and deliver aid after weeks of government bombardment and a three-month siege. The Britain-based monitor also reported the first air strikes since Moscow announced a temporary halt in the Syrian army's Russian-backed offensive to recapture the east of the city.
Syrian rebels caution civilians in Aleppo about offensiveBEIRUT (AP) ? A leading northern Syrian rebel coalition is warning civilians in Aleppo to stay away from government positions ahead of an expected offensive on the contested city.
Locker key from the Titanic sells at auction for $104,000LONDON (AP) ? A corroded iron key to a locker on the Titanic has sold at auction for 85,000 pounds ($104,000).
Japanese suicide pensioner blows himself up in park, injures three others: NHK
A 72 year-old retired soldier blew himself up in a park in the Japanese city of Utsunomiya, killing himself and injuring three other people in an apparent suicide, state broadcaster NHK reported. A second explosion, separate from the blast that killed the former Self Defence Force member, caused a fire in a nearby parking lot, while the man's home 8 km (5 miles) from the park burnt to the ground, the report said. Images broadcast by NHK showed two burnt out cars, one of which belonged to the dead man, about 200 meters (650 feet) from the park and a charred broken bench at the edge of the park, where a folk art festival was underway.
Pinturault leads Hirscher after 1st run of WCup opening GS
SOELDEN, Austria (AP) ? Alexis Pinturault of France and Marcel Hirscher of Austria continued their giant slalom dominance from last season as they finished 1-2 in the first run of the season-opening World Cup race on Sunday.
Chicago baseball fans celebrate historic Cubs win
For decades, baseball fans in Chicago have waited and hoped that the Cubs would make it to the World Series. The Cubs beat the Los Angeles Dodgers to advance to the World Series. The streets around the baseball team's stadium Wrigley Field were quickly filled with cheering fans, many waiving the team's signature "win" flag -- a big blue W on a white background.
Trump's lawsuit threat against accusers overshadows agenda
GETTYSBURG, Pa. (AP) ? Donald Trump is laying out an ambitious agenda for his first 100 days as president but pointedly noting that he will find time to sue the numerous women who have accused him of groping and other unwanted sexual behavior.
Banking boss says firms preparing to leave UK before EU exitLONDON (AP) ? The head of the British Bankers' Association says financial firms are planning to leave London within weeks because of uncertainty about the U.K.'s exit from the European Union.
1 dead after 2 explosions hit Japanese city; cause unclear
Britain will make airport expansion decision on Oct. 25 - transport minister
LONDON (Reuters) - The British government will make a decision on Tuesday about where to allow airport expansion in south east England, transport minister Chris Grayling said on Sunday. It is due to decide between plans for a new runway west of London at Heathrow, the busiest airport in both Britain and Europe, or at Gatwick to the south. The decision has been debated for more than 25 years. "We have got a genuinely difficult decision ... there is going to be a decision on Tuesday," Grayling told the BBC's Andrew Marr show. (Reporting by Kylie MacLellan; Editing by Toby Chopra)