Legendary weightlifter 'Pocket Hercules' dies at 50

Nov 18, 2017

Legendary weightlifter 'Pocket Hercules' dies at 50

Turkey's legendary triple Olympic gold medal-winning weightlifting champion Naim Suleymanoglu, dubbed the "Pocket Hercules" for generating huge power from his diminutive frame, died on Saturday at age 50, state media reported. The Bulgarian-born Suleymanoglu, who had in late September been admitted to intensive care after ...

Strong earthquake in Iran-Iraq border area kills hundreds

Nov 13, 2017

Strong earthquake in Iran-Iraq border area kills hundreds

At least 332 people were killed in Iran and Iraq when a magnitude 7.3 earthquake jolted the region on Sunday, state media in the two countries said, and rescuers were searching for dozens trapped under rubble in the mountainous area. State television said more than ...