Captures Norwegian, Chinese men

Islamic State claims it has taken Grimsgaard-Ofstad, a Norwegian, and Fan, a freelance consultant from Beijing, hostage. The Dabiq online magazine posts photos of the men wearing yellow prison outfits, but does not say where or when they were captured. The magazine lists a telegram number for: whoever would like to pay the ransom for his release and transfer. […]

U.S.: Russia building military in Syria

The U.S says that Russia is continuing its military buildup in Syria. Aerial imagery shows Russia two tank-landing ships have recently arrived at Tartus and about a dozen Russian armored personnel carriers are now at the Bassel al-Assad airport, named after Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s older brother. An Antonov-124 Condor military transporter had flown into the […]

Used banned IV before Pacquiao fight

SB Nation reports that Mayweather took saline and vitamins injections which had been banned under World Anti-Doping Agency guidelines. Although the substances contained in the IV were not banned by WADA, whose standards United States Anti-Doping Agency says it follows, the fact that they were given intravenously was not allowed. WADA rules do not allow intravenous infusions or […]

Homo naledi announcement

Two years after a tip off by cavers who found bones in limestone tunnels in the Rising Star Cave outside Johannesburg, Berger and his team announce the discovery of a new species of human relative, Homo naledi, that appears to have buried its dead. Berger’s team comes up with the theory a few days after reaching an isolated chamber where the […]

Buys $7.7m Hidden Hills mansion

Drake buys a $7.7 million Hidden Hills mansion that he had previously been renting. The compound was originally listed for $27 million in January 2009. It dropped to $9.95 million in November 2011. The 12,500-square-foot house in the gated community has seven beds and nine baths. The interior has a wine cellar/tasting room, built-in library, game room, spa/massage […]

Shows African mansion

Despite his bankruptcy, Jackson posts an Instagram of an African mansion he is building. bankruptcy. He doesn’t mention the location. My crib is almost finished in AFRICA. I’m gonna have the craziest House warming party ever…I’ll explain later. I got a good life Man.

England 2-0 Switzerland

England beat Switzerland in the European Championship Qualifiers. Kane scores in 67 minutes. Skipper Rooney scores a penalty with six minutes to go, breaking Bobby’s Charlton’s record with 50 goals in 107 matches. Manager Hodgson: I wasn’t at all satisfied with the first half. But Wayne is the story of the night. I’m still happy too that despite […]