Summary Washington: The US has offered a bounty of 10 million dollars since 2011 for the information on Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the top leader of the self-proclaimed "Islamic State" spanning parts of Iraq and Syria, the State Department said on Wednesday. Militants from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), which is led by al-Baghdadi, have overrun swathes of territories in northern and western Iraq since early June. The ISIL declared June 29 the establishment of a caliphate in areas under its control in Syria and Iraq with al-Baghdadi as its caliph, and changed its name into the Islamic State.
Summary Police have used armoured cars to confront a man believed to have shot dead five people in a Texas street. Police are currently in a tense standoff with the shooter in Texas. The gunman is cornered in a car in a cul-de sac in suburban Houston, and surrounded by local police. .
Summary ISLAMABAD: A parliamentary watchdog committee on Wednesday discovered that the Gilgit-Baltistan administration is yet to get a ductile iron supply that the federal government had paid the contractor Rs51 million for 15 years ago. "This is unfortunate...this is unacceptable," gasped PTI MNA Shafqat Mehmood at the discovery made by a sub-committee of the Public Accounts Committee of the National Assembly.
Summary Car thieves struck again in Metro Manila, taking a sport-utility vehicle belonging to an optometrist in Quezon City early Thursday. The Quezon City police has issued an alert for the Isuzu Sportivo SUV taken near the house of an optometrist, radio dzBB's Henry Herdillo reported.
Summary NEW DELHI: The Congress seems to have somewhat gotten over the shock of its crushing defeat in the Lok Sabha elections with the party all set to launch a media offensive on the Narendra Modi government . "We want to make the people aware of each failure of the government and how it has failed to fulfil its promises," added the person who requested not to be named. The brief for the war room is to launch attacks on the government on all fronts -- through social media, radio spots and outdoor campaigns.
Summary Cory Bernardi speaking in the Senate. "Responsibility, I think, is the hallmark of every adult, and the adults in this chamber are clearly on this side of the chamber [the government side]," he said. "What it is is about recognising the dignity of every individual, and that's what they don't like. The Greens and the Labor party recognise the dignity of the baby dolphin; they don't recognise the dignity of the unborn child. They recognise the dignity of a plant but they don't recognise the dignity of having power from a hydroelectric dam. They are sanctimonious hypocrites."
Summary World Cup 2014: Louis van Gaal says no-one wanted first penalty. "I asked two players to take the first ball before ending up with Vlaar," said new Manchester United boss Van Gaal. "I thought he was the best player on the pitch so should have confidence."
Summary SANTA BARBARA, Calif. -- Kobe Bryant feels great, would welcome Byron Scott as coach of the Los Angeles Lakers , would love to play alongside free agent Carmelo Anthony and is pleased with the moves of the team's front office so far. At least that's how the All-Star guard presented things Wednesday at UC Santa Barbara, where Bryant is hosting his annual youth basketball camp. Bryant addressed a throng of reporters during a wide-ranging conversation delayed about an hour as he watched the end of the World Cup semifinal match between Argentina and the Netherlands elsewhere.
Summary Conducted online, the research surveyed a total of 1,056 managers based in the United Kingdom. The rise of smartphone technology enables many managers to access work emails from practically anywhere. According to the ILM's research, 60 percent of managers use their personal phone for the purpose of work while 86 percent regularly check their emails in the evening and at weekends.
Summary Winnipeg cyclist death raises concerns about potholes, ER procedures 2:00. "My dad was northbound riding his bicycle last Sunday. He hit this hole, and he went head over handlebars," Henrickson told CBC News on Wednesday. Edward Henrickson was rushed to the Seven Oaks hospital's emergency ward, where he waited for three hours before being transferred to the Health Sciences Centre.
Summary The Dallas Mavericks and restricted free agent Chandler Parsons have agreed on a three-year deal worth in excess of $45 million, according to sources close to the process. Sources told ESPN.com that Parsons will sign the offer sheet Thursday, after which the Houston Rockets will have three days to match the offer or lose Parsons. It remains to be seen whether Houston will match the offer to Parsons while the Rockets are trying to convince Chris Bosh to leave Miami and sign with the Heat.
Summary Champ Demetrious Johnson's speed proved too much to overcome in a failed bid for the title, but as Bagautinov pointed out, he wasn't ever really in trouble, either. Fighters serving drug/conduct suspensions are eligible to be ranked, so long as they're not inactive for more than 24 months. To the best of our ability, fighters will be ranked in their primary weight class.
Summary Indio recently made headlines after being arrested for cocaine possession on Sunday, June 29. Downey Jr., 49, who has publicly struggled with substance abuse himself, told Us Weekly in a statement : "Unfortunately there's a genetic component to addiction and Indio has likely inherited it. There is a lot of family support and understanding, and we're all determined to rally behind him and help him become the man he's capable of being."
Summary SAN FRANCISCO -- Police have charged a "high-priced outcall prostitute" with manslaughter in the heroin overdose death of a Google executive on his yacht. Footage from a security camera on the yacht showed Hayes "suffering medical complications and going unconscious," police said. Instead of calling for help,Tichelman gathered her belongings including the heroin and needles, stepped over Hayes' body to finish a glass of wine and lowered the blinds to conceal the body, police said.