British singer and TV host Cilla Black dies at 72
Kenya dismisses athletics doping reports as smear campaignKenya's athletics body said on Sunday that media reports alleging doping among its runners were a smear campaign ahead of world championships in Beijing. Of the 800, 77 were Kenyan athletes according the reports. Athletic Kenya (AK) said claims of widespread systematic doping among Kenyan runners was "suspect and ill-motivated".
Benin pledges 800 troops to anti-Boko Haram forceCOTONOU, Benin (AP) ? Benin's president says the country will contribute 800 troops to a regional force intended to combat the Nigeria-based Islamic extremist group Boko Haram.
No plane link to new debris in island hunt for MH370 clues
Saint-André (France) (AFP) - A fevered hunt for more wreckage from missing flight MH370 on La Reunion island turned up no new clues Sunday as authorities said metallic debris found by locals did not come from an airplane. Locals on La Reunion island have been combing the shores since the wing part was found last Wednesday, handing over bits of what they believe to be wreckage to police. Malaysian Director General of Civil Aviation Azharuddin Abdul Rahman who is in France for the analysis of the wing part, told AFP one item "was actually from a domestic ladder.
Proof of Trump's charity giving elusive
Central African Republic: UN peacekeeper killed in capitalBANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) ? A United Nations spokesman says one peacekeeper was killed and eight were injured after they came under attack by unidentified armed men in the capital.
Kerry says United States, Egypt return to "stronger base" in relationship
By David Brunnstrom CAIRO (Reuters) - The United States and Egypt are returning to a "stronger base" in their relationship despite tensions and concerns over human rights, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Sunday at the first strategic dialogue between the two sides since 2009. U.S.-Egyptian relations cooled considerably after Islamist president Mohamed Mursi was ousted in 2013 by the military amid mass protests against his rule. Egypt's Foreign Minister Sameh Shukri told a joint news conference with Kerry in Cairo that his country had no major disagreements with the United States but that there were "differences in points of view over some issues, which is natural." Despite U.S. concerns about Egypt's lagging democratic reforms, Cairo remains one of its closest security allies in the Middle East, an increasingly crucial role in a region beset by turmoil in Syria, Iraq, Yemen and Libya.
Challenger, Columbia wreckage on public display for 1st time
Zimbabwe alleges 2nd American involved in illegal lion huntHARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) ? A second American killed a lion in an illegal hunt with a bow and arrow in Zimbabwe several months ago, amid an international outcry over a U.S. hunter accused of illegally killing a well-known lion named Cecil in early July, authorities said Sunday.
Manhunt in Memphis continues after officer, 33, fatally shot