Sunday, November 15, 2015
Athletics giant Russia was provisionally suspended from track and field on Friday over accusations of "state-sponsored" doping as the IAAF scrambled to salvage the sport's credibility just nine months out from the Rio Olympics.
U.S. President Barack Obama led a chorus of global condemnation of a wave of attacks in Paris on Friday that left at least 127 people dead, as nations pledged solidarity with France.
New York lit One World Trade Center, the tallest building in America, red, white and blue in solidarity with France after attackers killed at least 120 people in Paris.
Terrified survivors from the Paris concert hall targeted during Friday's attacks have described running over bodies and hiding after gunmen stormed the venue and began executing rock fans with barrages of automatic gunfire.
"This time it's war," declared the Le Parisien daily, as France's media reacted with horror but determination after Friday's wave of attacks that left at least 120 dead.
All members of a California-based band that was to perform at the Paris venue where one of Friday night's deadly attacks occurred are safe and have been accounted for, a U.S. official briefed by the Justice Department said.
Saturday, November 14, 2015
Islamic State jihadists on Saturday claimed a series of coordinated attacks by suicide bombers and gunmen in Paris that killed at least 128 people at a concert hall, restaurants and the national sports stadium.
At least 100 people died in a popular Paris concert hall where attackers seized hostages Friday, an official said, one of at least six terror attacks that unfolded across the city in the deadliest violence Paris has seen since World War II.
At least 39 people were killed in an "unprecedented" series of bombings and shootings across Paris on Friday.