Arsenal boss Wenger keen to sign forward before new season
(Reuters) - Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has said he wants to add one more attacking player to bolster his ranks before the new Premier League season. Arsenal's efforts to recruit attacking reinforcements have been thwarted with French club Olympique Lyonnais saying this week that they had rejected a 29 million pound ($38.26 million) bid for striker Alexandre Lacazette. Wenger's hopes of landing Leicester City's Jamie Vardy earlier in the transfer window were also frustrated when the striker decided to extend his stay at the King Power stadium after being pursued by the North London club.
Philippine crime war packs decaying jails
Mario Dimaculangan shares a toilet with 130 other inmates in one of the Philippines' most overcrowded jails, and conditions are getting worse as police wage an unprecedented war on crime. Security forces have killed hundreds of people and detained thousands more in just one month as they have followed the orders of President Rodrigo Duterte, who has said the top priority at the start of his six-year term is to eliminate drugs in society. There are 3,800 inmates at the jail, which was built six decades ago to house 800, and they engage in a relentless contest for space.
Toll rises to 8 dead in deadliest PKK attack since Turkey coup
Eight Turkish soldiers were killed in clashes with Kurdish militants in the country's restive southeast, the army said Saturday, raising the toll from the deadliest such attack on the military since the failed coup. The soldiers were performing a security check when they were attacked by militants from the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) in Hakkari province on the road near Cukurca late Friday. Eight militants were "neutralised" in the area after an air force operation, the army added.
Pope visits sites tied to Polish saints in Krakow
KRAKOW, Poland (AP) ? Pope Francis took part in religious celebrations on Saturday at sites tied to two saints cherished in Poland ? late pope St. John Paul II and St. Faustina, a mystic who had been a source of comfort to him.
Afghan official: Taliban capture district in HelmandKANDAHAR, Afghanistan (AP) ? An important district in Afghanistan's southern poppy-growing province of Helmand has fallen to Taliban control after heavy fighting that killed or wounded up to 20 police officers, an official said on Saturday.
Tanzania's president threatens crackdown on opposition protesters
By Fumbuka Ng'wanakilala DAR ES SALAAM (Reuters) - Tanzania's President John Magufuli said on Friday he would crack down on troublemakers "without mercy", a day after the opposition called for anti-government demonstrations on Sept. 1. "Do not test me," Magufuli told a crowd in central Tanzania, according to a statement from the presidency.
Tens of thousands rally in support of Congo's Kabila
By Aaron Ross KINSHASA (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of President Joseph Kabila's supporters rallied in Democratic Republic of Congo's capital on Friday in a growing stand-off with opposition parties who have accused him of trying to cling to power. Crowds packed the 50,000-seat Tata Raphael Stadium chanting "Kabila", wearing t-shirts bearing his face. "The people want Kabila to remain in power as long as possible," Tekis Mulaila, a senator from Kabila's PPRD party, told Reuters.
Triple play helps Nationals hold off Giants 4-1SAN FRANCISCO (AP) ? The Washington Nationals made history by turning the first 3-3-5 triple play ever in the major leagues then watched as third baseman Anthony Rendon tossed the ball from the milestone moment into the crowd at AT&T Park.
Grandal's single caps 5-run rally as Dodgers beat D-backsLOS ANGELES (AP) ? The seventh inning took 72 minutes to complete, saw 21 batters come up, and twelve runs cross the plate. It gave the Los Angeles Dodgers' offense the opportunity for its most memorable outburst yet.
Porcello pitches 5-hitter to lead Red Sox past Angels, 6-2