World Bulletin / News Desk
Germany's Beijing Olympic champion Matthias Steiner pulled out of the men's super heavyweight weightlifting final on Tuesday after receiving a blow to the head from the falling bar when his arms buckled under a 196kg snatch lift.
Steiner left the stage on his feet, raising a hand to acknowledge the cheers of the crowd but subsequently was withdrawn at the end of the snatch lift round.
Clashes came as Hamas's chief in Gaza called violence that has hit the occupied West Bank and annexed east Jerusalem an intifada
Decision to end travel bans and asset freezes against Lukashenko will be taken before current set of measures expires and must be either renewed or scrapped
Hamas Gaza chief says ongoing unrest in West Bank is a new 'intifada'
Online hate speech is is not covered by freedom of speech; this is a criminal act which will be prosecuted
Award is given for quartet's 'decisive contribution to the building of a pluralistic democracy in Tunisia in the wake of the Jasmine Revolution of 2011'
Minister claims radicals trawling universities for potential fighters
Bernardino Leon says new government, which will include three deputy prime ministers (one each from the west, east and south of the country) would survive
If it is neccessary to remind people of Europe how valuable peace is, then real peace fighters' spirits should be strengthened, exiled from their countries, imprisoned, tortured, persecuted, by awarding their symbol-leader, Mustafa Dzhemilev
John Kerry expresses concern for Russian striking targets belonging to opposition groups, State Dept. says
Physicians for Human Rights have said that medical facilities where hit last week in the Russian attack on Syria.
20-year-old Palestinian woman was scoffed by Jewish settler after being shot
Deployment will join recently established Multinational Joint Task Force
'Hallo App Deutsch' contains 1,000 everyday words as well as pictures and sound, something which will help kids who can't yet read roman script
Critics of Egypt’s al-Sisi regime, for their part, say polls - held in absence of genuine opposition - will lack any legitimacy
Alliance Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg says situation around NATO borders is 'getting more complicated'