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3 dead, 4 missing in Canada float plane crash

The cause of the crash is unknown as are the whereabouts of the four missing people.

ACLU files suit to block Trump rule to stop asylum seekers

The ACLU and other groups say US President Donald Trump's new rule violates US and international law on several fronts.

R Kelly pleads not guilty, denied bail

A federal judge says the main reason he is denying bail is obstruction of justice charges, part of a multi-count indictment unveiled in Chicago and New York.

US impose sanctions on Myanmar leaders over Rohingya abuses

The steps are the strongest the US has taken in response to massacres of minority Rohingyas in Myanmar.

Trump calls for inquiry into Google’s work with China

US President Donald Trump has repeated accusations made previously by a PayPal co-founder that Google may be infiltrated by Chinese intelligence agents.

Iranian diplomats, families living in NY face US travel curbs

The diplomats may only travel between the UN, the Iranian UN mission, the Iranian UN ambassador's residence and John F Kennedy airport.

Rapper Meek Mill seeks new trial to end decade-long probation

Defence lawyers say the judge who has been overseeing Meek Mill's case is no longer impartial and has become overly involved in his life.

Cameroon sack coaches after Nations Cup failure

Clarence Seedorf and his assistant Patrick Kluivert have been sacked after Cameroon won only one out of four matches in the tournament.

Atletico to sign England’s Trippier from Tottenham

Kieran Trippier has travelled to Madrid ahead of a move worth US$24.83 million.

PSG sign Dortmund’s Diallo

No financial details have been disclosed but reportedly the fee is worth about US$35.98 million.

Sheffield United sign Ravel Morrison on one-year deal

Morrison was rated as one of the best young players to come through the Manchester United academy during Alex Ferguson's time as manager.

Lagarde resigns as IMF chief, cites more clarity on ECB post

Christine Lagarde says her resignation would speed up the selection of her successor.

2 Russian boxers competed despite doping bans

These lapses in the enforcement of their bans suggest that Russia has yet to create an anti-doping culture in which all dopers are sidelined.

Father whose family died in Ethiopian plane crash to brief Congress

Paul Njoroge has not been able to work since the crash and getting justice for his family is the only thing that gets him up in the morning.

Goldman Sachs profit beats estimates, boosted by strong equities trading

Equities trading revenue increased by 6% from a year ago to US$2 billion, the second-highest in four years.

New York police officer in Eric Garner death will not be...

This week marks five years since New York police officer Daniel Pantaleo put Eric Garner in a chokehold which led to his death.

Rapper Meek Mill to appeal sentence that drew activists’ ire

The Pennsylvania Superior Court will hear arguments on Tuesday over Mill's treatment by Philadelphia judge Genece Brinkley, who sent him to jail.

10 Turkish sailors seized by pirates off Nigerian coast

Initial reports say there are not casualties of injuries.

Thai king swears in coup leader’s cabinet

Prayuth stays on as prime minister after being chosen by junta-appointed senate and pro-military legislators under a system that his opponents said was unfair.

Woods defends his lack of golf ahead of British Open

Woods says he played too much last year and is taking it easy this season.

Trump to look into accusations over Google and China

Trump's comments follow accusations from Peter Thiel who is a Facebook board member.

R Kelly faces bail hearing over sex trafficking allegations

R Kelly is set to appear in court in Chicago for a detention hearing on both the Chicago and New York indictments.

Sun set to shine in Gwangju despite CAS cloud

Victory in the 400m would give Sun membership of an exclusive club as a winner of four or more world titles in one men's event.

Amazon offers US$10 to Prime Day shoppers who hand over their...

The catch is Amazon can use this data to improve its general marketing, products and services, unrelated to the shopping assistant.