Brazilian veteran football player Pele hospitalized amid battle with cancer; ‘No emergency,’ says daughter

Brazilian football legend Pele has been hospitalized as he battles cancer, his daughter said on social media on Wednesday, adding that there were “no surprises or emergencies” involved. ESPN Brasil reported that Pele had been admitted to the Albert Einstein Hospital with “general inflammation” and was undergoing a series of tests for a more thorough […]

Islamic State says its leader killed, successor named – audio message

Abu al-Hasan al-Hashmi al-Qureshi, the leader of the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group, was killed in fighting, its spokesman said in an audio message posted on an affiliated Telegram channel. He added that the group has chosen Abu al-Hussein al-Husayni al-Qurayshi to replace him. The spokesman said that Abu al-Hasan al-Hashmi al-Qurayshi was killed “fighting […]

School blast in northern Afghanistan kills 15: provincial official

A provincial spokesman said 15 people were killed in an explosion on Wednesday at a religious school during prayer time in northern Afghanistan’s Samangan province. Imdadullah Muhajir, spokesman for Samangan’s provincial government, said at least 20 people were wounded in the explosion in the provincial capital Aibak. “Around 12.45 pm there was a blast at […]

Shoigu says Russia should use advanced weapons in Ukraine

“New methods of using them in battle are being tested,” Shoigu said. In Ukraine, Shoigu said, counter-battery fire was being improved using long-range rocket systems such as the Tornado-S and high-power “Malka” artillery systems. “This makes it possible to effectively hit foreign rocket and artillery systems,” Shoigu said. His comments were shown on state television. […]