Israel on Tuesday demolished the homes of two Palestinians behind attacks on Israelis and sealed off a room in another, the army said, after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pledged an iron fist against mounting unrest. The houses knocked down were the former homes of Ghassan Abu Jamal and Mohammed Jaabis, a military statement said, and were placed under demolition orders after the men attacked Israelis last year. Armed with meat cleavers and a pistol, Abu Jamal and his cousin Uday Abu Jamal killed four rabbis and a policeman before being shot dead in November 2014.
FIFA presidential hopeful Chung Mong-Joon on Tuesday accused Sepp Blatter of trying to smear him via the body's ethics committee, in a bid to force the South Korean to drop his candidacy. Chung said the committee had launched an "unfair" hearing to suspend him for up to 19 years, at the behest of FIFA's scandal-hit president. The investigation is based on alleged vote-trading and other wrongdoings related to bids for the 2018 and 2022 World Cup.
WASHINGTON (AP) â The Justice Department and five states on Monday announced a $20 billion final settlement of environmental damage claims arising from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
By Eric M. Johnson and Emily Flitter ROSEBURG, Ore. (Reuters) - Students still shaken from the deadly mass shooting at an Oregon community college days ago were welcomed back to campus Monday by grief counselors, comfort dogs and words of encouragement from faculty, but classes remained canceled through the week. The White House later in the day said President Barack Obama, who spoke out forcefully in favor of stricter gun control measures after the massacre, planned to visit Roseburg on Friday to meet privately with families of the victims. Roseburg Mayor Larry Rich, a Republican and self-described supporter of gun rights in the former timber community 180 miles (300 km) south of Portland, said he welcomed the Democratic president to visit when the White House called on Monday to ask whether Obama should make the trip.