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Woods 'would be honoured' to captain USA in Ryder Cup

Tiger Woods "would be honoured" to captain the United States in the Ryder Cup but suggested he hopes to return to playing duties first.

The former world number one served as an assistant to Davis Love III as the USA defeated Europe 17-11 at Hazeltine, winning the event for the first time since 2008.

Woods missed the victory at Valhalla due to the knee injury he suffered capturing that year's U.S. Open, the most recent of his 14 major triumphs.

Syria ceasefire: Kerry blasts Lavrov; UN ready to resume aid convoys; fighting intensifies

"I emphasise this to Russia: The United States continues to believe there is a way forward that, although rocky and difficult and uncertain, can provide the most viable path out of the carnage," Mr Kerry said in an unusually heated showdown at the UN Security Council in New York.

PNG U20 go down in third trial match in USA

This was on Tuesday at Emmitt Field in USA.

Papua New Guinea started slow in the first half with four shot attempts while the opponents got on the board just two minutes into the contest.

The Bison scored again in the 18th minute then added another goal in the 36th minute.

Two minutes later, Maddie Mulford found the back of the net to add to the Bucknell’s lead, 4-0 at half time.

The Papua New Guineans did not give up as they returned strong in the second half, outshooting Bucknell 10-8 but unfortunately, could not find the back of the net.

Final Rio medal count: USA nearly doubles total of closest country

The U.S. continues to dominate the Summer Games, as the Americans were all over the podium at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

Team USA finished with a total of 121 medals -- 51 more than second-place China. That is the largest margin by any country in a non-boycotted Olympics since 1932, when the U.S. beat Italy by 67 medals.

The Americans also topped their previous high of 110 Olympic medals, which they set in Beijing in 2008. Michael Phelps once again took home the most medals of any Olympian (six), while Katie Ledecky and Simone Biles will each leave with five.

Louisiana flood: Worst US disaster since Hurricane Sandy

"Thousands of people in Louisiana have lost everything they own and need our help now," said Brad Kieserman, the Red Cross' vice president of disaster services operations and logistics.

US ready to 'hand over' the internet's naming system

The Domain Naming System, DNS, is one of the internet’s most important components.

It pairs the easy-to-remember web addresses - like bbc.com - with their relevant servers. Without DNS, you’d only be able to access websites by typing in its IP address, a series of numbers such as "194.66.82.10".

More by circumstance than intention, the US has always had ultimate say over how the DNS is controlled - but not for much longer.

It will give up its power fully to Icann - the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers - a non-profit organisation.

Ferns outclassed in opener

The World No. 1 dominated the early physical exchanges at the Estadio Mineirão in Belo Horizonte and scored at the start of each half through skipper Carli Lloyd and then Alex Morgan to get off to the perfect start to the tournament.

The USA took the lead in the ninth minute when skipper Lloyd headed home on the angle from a delightful cross from Tobin Heath. Lloyd, the most capped player at the Rio Olympics with 225 internationals to her name, scored her seventh goal at the Olympics and her 89th in all internationals.

FBI 'Double Agent' pleads guilty to selling 'Classified Information' to China

Kun Shan "Joey" Chun, 46, admitted in federal court in Manhattan on Monday that he violated his security clearance on several occasions between 2011 and 2016 in an effort to pass on secret information to China in exchange for money.

Chun is a 19-year FBI veteran from Brooklyn who was born in China but was employed by the FBI in 1997. His duties with the FBI included "accessing sensitive and, in some instance, classified information."

Dream Team: USA Olympic line-ups ranked, from Michael Jordan’s 1992 Barcelona squad to Rio 2016

Since that original Dream Team, five teams have participated on the global stage, with a sixth ready to roll into Rio this summer.

THE 12 SUPERSTARS WHO MAKE ALL-TIME USA DREAM TEAM

On all but one occasion, Team USA came home with the gold -- yet you might be surprised to learn that the bronze-medal team, though the result was an unprecedented disaster, isn’t the worst Olympic squad we’ve seen in the past 24 years.

As for the best? Well, you can probably guess that one.

7: 2000’s gold-medal squad

Turkey coup attempt: US warns Turkey against 'insinuations' of involvement

US Secretary of State John Kerry was speaking after Turkey's labour minister suggested the US was behind the coup.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has called on the US to extradite US-based Turkish cleric Fethullah Gulen.

Mr Erdogan has accused him of being behind the plot, which Mr Gulen denies.

Mr Gulen told reporters from his home in Pennsylvania that he had been away from Turkey for more than 15 years and "I don't even know who my followers [in the country] are".