Four wounded in German lecture hall shooting, gunman dead

A gunman injured four people in a shooting inside a lecture hall at Heidelberg University in southwestern Germany on Monday, police said, adding that the perpetrator was now dead. “A lone perpetrator injured several people in a lecture hall with a long gun. Source link

Syria battle between IS, Kurdish forces kills over 135: monitor

Kurdish security forces deploy in Syria’s northern city of Hasakeh on January 22 amid ongoing fighting with the Islamic State group following a prison attack Fighting raged in Syria for a fourth day Sunday between US-backed Kurdish forces and Islamic State group jihadists who have attacked a prison, killing 136 people including civilians, a war … Read more

Yemen rescuers comb rubble as coalition slammed over prison attack

The Saudi-led coalition denied carrying out an air strike on the prison in Yemen’s rebel-held north Yemeni rescue workers searched through rubble for survivors Sunday, two days after an attack on a prison killed at least 70 people, as an aid group said the Saudi-led coalition has “no way to deny” it hit the facility … Read more

Pumped-up Nadal, home hero Barty march into Melbourne quarters

Rafael Nadal survived an epic 28-minute tiebreak to seal his spot in the quarter-finals of the Australian Open and top seed Ashleigh Barty joined him with victory over giant-killer Amanda Anisimova on Sunday. Nadal will now face Canada’s 14th seed Denis Shapovalov after he stunned third seed and Olympic champion Alexander Zverev — who said … Read more

Man City held by Southampton, Rashford lifts Man Utd into fourth

Manchester United’s Marcus Rashford (C) celebrates his winner against West Ham Aymeric Laporte spared Manchester City’s blushes as the Premier League leaders were held to a 1-1 draw at Southampton, while Manchester United moved into fourth place after Marcus Rashford’s last-gasp goal sealed a 1-0 win against West Ham on Saturday. City were rocked by … Read more

Russian and UK defence ministers to meet over Ukraine

With tens of thousands of Russian troops massed on Ukraine’s border, both sides are pursuing diplomatic efforts to avoid conflict Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu has accepted an invitation to meet British counterpart Ben Wallace over the Ukraine crisis, a senior UK defence source said Saturday, as concerns grow over an imminent invasion. “Given the … Read more

NCAA adopts new policy for transgender athletes

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The NCAA has adopted a sport-by-sport approach for transgender athletes, bringing the organization in line with the U.S. and International Olympic Committees. Under the new guidelines, approved by the NCAA Board of Governors on Wednesday, transgender participation for each sport will be determined by the policy for the sport’s national governing body, … Read more

Fashion icon André Leon Talley dies at 73

André Leon Talley, the towering former creative director and editor at large of Vogue magazine, has died. He was 73. News of Talley’s death was first reported by TMZ. His literary agent David Vigliano confirmed Talley’s death to USA Today late Tuesday. No additional details were immediately available. Talley was an influential fashion journalist who … Read more