Ecstatic Afghans danced in the streets and fired rifles into
the air to celebrate their national cricket team's first win
in their maiden World Cup, a much-needed piece of good news
for the country mired in war with Taliban insurgents.
More than 90 people have been killed in Afghanistan in some
of the worst avalanches there for 30 years, with heavy snow
set to last for two more days after an unusually dry winter
led to fears of drought.
A long-awaited truce appeared
to be taking hold at last in east Ukraine as pro-Russian
rebels pulled artillery from the front, but the news did
nothing to halt a currency collapse that forced the central
bank to ban most trading.
Eddie Ray Routh was
jailed for life without the possibility of parole after a
Texas jury found him guilty of murdering Chris Kyle, the
former U.S. Navy SEAL whose autobiography was turned into the
hit movie "American Sniper."