JERUSALEM– Scores of Jewish settlers on Thursday stormed the Al-Aqsa Mosque complex in the city of Al-Quds (occupied East Jerusalem), a Palestinian official told Anadolu Agency.Backed by Israeli forces, about 32 settlers stormed the compound from the Al-Magharba Gate, provoking Muslim worshippers, said one Islamic Endowment Authority official.According to the official, Israeli forces expelled three worshippers and questioned three students “as part of Israel’s policy of harassing worshippers.”Israeli officials, meanwhile, were not available for comment. In recent months, groups of extremist Jewish settlers – often accompanied by Israeli security forces – have stepped up their attacks on the Al-Aqsa Mosque complex. The frequent violations anger Palestinian Muslims and occasionally lead to violent confrontations.Jews refer to the area as the “Temple Mount,” claiming it was the site of two prominent Jewish temples in ancient times.Israel occupied Al-Quds during the 1967 Middle East War. It later annexed the holy city in 1980, claiming it as the capital of the self-proclaimed Jewish state.
SAN JOSE — By signing a relatively modest one-year, $1 million contract with the Sharks on Monday, winger Kevin Labanc is betting he can have another solid season.After all, if his NHL career continues on an upward trajectory, a bigger payday is sure to follow.One week after announcing a four-year contract extension for forward Timo Meier, general manager Doug Wilson came to terms with Labanc, the Sharks’ other major restricted free agent.The deal for Meier, who had 108 points in his …
Sunderland flop Emanuele Giaccherini would love to join Fiorentina, according to the player’s agent.The midfielder, who scored the opening goal for Italy on Monday night as they toppled Belgium in their first match at Euro 2016, wants to leave England this summer.The 31-year-old has one year left on his contract with Sunderland and the club are ready to let him go for around £2m.That has sparked interest from several sides in Italy, including Bologna, Fiorentina and Torino.And now Giaccherini’s agent, Giulio Marinelli, has revealed his client would love to move to Florence this summer.“Emanuele would be happy to come to Fiorentina,” Marinelli told Radio Blu.“But right now he’s only thinking about the Euros and he won’t be taking any decisions on the short term.“As for the market, there was activity around Giaccherini before the beginning of the Euros. He has only year of contract with Sunderland, so his price could be under €2m.” 1 Emanuele Giaccherini in action for Italy
Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Durant’s mid-range jumper gave Golden State a 96-90 lead before the All-Star forward hit an open 3 with 2:15 left to cap the run with a three-possession lead. The Warriors were just 3 of 13 from 3-point range until Durant and Green hit back-to-back 3s in the final 3 minutes to seal their 11th straight road win.Giannis Antetokounmpo had 23 points to lead the Bucks. They were outscored 28-12 in the fourth after hitting just 5 of 20 from the field.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkMilwaukee played some of its best ball with Antetokounmpo on the bench. He didn’t play the final 4:41 of the third quarter after picking up his fourth foul.Trailing by 14 at halftime, the Bucks turned to the Golden State way to get back in the game — hitting clutch shots from 3-point range. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Golden State Warriors’ Kevin Durant drives past Milwaukee Bucks’ Eric Bledsoe during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 12, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)MILWAUKEE — Kevin Durant scored 26 points, Draymond Green added 21 and the Golden State Warriors used a 13-4 run in the fourth quarter to beat the Milwaukee Bucks 108-94 on Friday night.With sharpshooting star Stephen Curry still sidelined by a right ankle injury, the Warriors clamped down on defense and did most of their damage on the other end in the lane.ADVERTISEMENT Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte marries mother of his infant son Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Warriors: Curry re-sprained the troublesome ankle before the loss Wednesday night to the Los Angeles Clippers. Coach Steve Kerr said Curry lobbied to return Friday and felt good at shootaround, but that the ankle still wasn’t well enough for him to play. Kerr said Curry will also be listed as questionable for the game Saturday night in Toronto.Bucks: Three-point shooting defense has improved of late after holding four of the previous five opponents to 31 percent or less from beyond the arc. They’re allowing foes to shoot 38 percent from 3-point range on the year. “We are making a conscious effort. We are trying to get better at guarding the 3,” coach Jason Kidd said.UP NEXTWarriors: Head to Toronto on Saturday to face the Raptors.Bucks: Travel to Miami to face the Heat in the first of a two-game swing.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone MOST READ Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Malcolm Brogdon and Tony Snell hit two 3s apiece in the 15-7 run with Antetokounmpo on the bench to give Milwaukee an 82-80 lead after three quarters.The best team in the West asserted its dominance over the aspiring contender in the East in the fourth.Durant had 17 first-half points to help Golden State build its 63-49 halftime lead. With Curry out, the Warriors instead focused on driving to the hoop and gave the Bucks fits at time with cutters.Durant might be one of the few scorers in the league who can still teach Antetokounmpo a few moves, like the fake Durant used to blow past the Bucks’ star for an easy dunk.TIP-INS:ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew