19 killed in knife rampage at Japan care home
A knife-wielding former employee killed 19 people and injured 25 at a care centre for the mentally disabled in Japan on Tuesday, in the country's worst mass killing in decades. Authorities identified the attacker as Satoshi Uematsu and said he had worked at the facility in Sagamihara, a city of more than 700,000 people west of Tokyo, until February. Broadcaster NTV said the man told police he had been fired and held a grudge against the care centre.
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Sarah Silverman: Bernie-or-bust Dems 'being ridiculous'
Comic Sarah Silverman joined Sen. Al Franken Monday night to urge Democratic National Convention delegates to unite ? then stirred up Bernie Sanders die-hards with some choice words: "To the Bernie or bust people, you're being ridiculous."
Romine, Pineda, new-look bullpen lead Yanks past Astros 2-1
HOUSTON (AP) ? Austin Romine hit a tiebreaking double in the eighth inning to make a winner of Michael Pineda, and the New York Yankees' bullpen did just fine Monday night without star closer Aroldis Chapman in a 2-1 victory over the Houston Astros.
First lady draws sharp portrait of Trump, without naming him
WASHINGTON (AP) ? Without mentioning Donald Trump by name, first lady Michelle Obama stood before the Democratic convention on Monday and drew a sharp sketch of the Republican nominee that stood in harsh contrast to her gauzy portrait of Hillary Clinton as a woman who has looked out for children and the disadvantaged all her life.
Bangladesh police say 9 Islamists killed in Dhaka raid
Bangladeshi police stormed a militant hideout in a Dhaka neighbourhood and killed nine suspected Islamist extremists in a gun-battle Tuesday morning, officials said. "Nine Islamist militants were killed after two hour-long gunfight" deputy commissioner of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) Masud Ahmed told AFP, adding another extremist was shot and arrested during the raid in Kalyanpur neighbourhood. National police chief A.K.M Shohidul Haque told reporters they suspected all 10 were members of the homegrown extremist group Jamayetul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB), which was blamed for the Dhaka cafe attack.
Michelle Obama wears American designer Christian Siriano
Michelle Obama, who ditched the boxy jackets and dowdy style of so many first ladies before her, addressed the Democratic National Convention in a custom, royal blue dress by designer Christian Siriano.
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'Fastest man in rugby' Isles ready for Rio Olympics
If things had gone to plan for Carlin Isles, the Olympic Games might have witnessed a duel between the fastest man in rugby and the fastest man on the planet. Four years ago, Isles was a promising sprinter with dreams of competing in the Olympics, with a respectable personal best of 10.12 seconds for the 100m, a time that would have got him into the semi-finals of the 2012 games. By chance, he stumbled across rugby during a search for a workout routine on Youtube, and wondered whether his skills would translate to the sport.
Solar Impulse 2: Flying the flag for solar power
In its round-the-world tour, the plane Solar Impulse 2 has become a showcase for Sun-powered technology, featuring innovations which could have a bright commercial future. Solar Impulse 2 is not the first solar-powered plane, but unlike its predecessors it can store enough energy in its batteries to fly through the night. "The plane has the wingspan of a 747 but only the weight of a car -- it had to be designed with the principle of efficiency first and foremost," said Adnan Amin, head of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA).