The Latest: World's media awaits IOC verdict on Russia ban

En esta imagen del 18 de febrero de 2015, un aficionado ruso al patinaje, ondea la bandera de su país sobre los aros olímpicos antes del inicio de la competencia de 10.000 metros de patinaje de velocidad en la Arena de Patinaje Adler, durante los Juegos Olímpicos de Invierno de Sochi 2014. Los 15 miembros de la junta ejecutiva del Comité Olímpico Internacional se reunirán el domingo 24 de julio para sopesar un paso sin precedentes de excluir a toda la delegación rusa de participar en los Juegos Olímpicos de Rio 2016 debido a una red de dopaje auspiciada por el gobierno. (AP Foto/David J. Phillip, archivo)LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The Latest from the IOC meeting on Russia's participation at the Rio Games (all times local):



California fires threaten thousands of homes; 1 body found

The morning sun over Pasadena, Calif., is reduced to an orange disk by smoke from a wildfire burning north of Los Angeles on Saturday, July 23, 2016. The fire erupted Friday afternoon amid a withering heat wave and spread over thousands of acres while sending up a plume of smoke that spread widely and dropped ash across the region. (AP Photo/John Antczak)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Thousands of homes remained evacuated Sunday as two massive wildfires raged in tinder-dry California hills and canyons, and authorities said a burned body was found in one neighborhood swept by the flames.



Soldiers in coup have badly harmed Turkey: chief of General Staff

The chief of Turkey's military General Staff said on Sunday soldiers involved in last weekend's failed coup had done great harm to the country and would face "the most severe punishment", private broadcaster NTV reported. Hulusi Akar, who was briefly taken hostage by the plotters on the night of the coup, also said the armed forces would continue to perform their duties with determination. Akar was due to meet President Tayyip Erdogan later on Sunday, Turkish media reported.
Southern California fire mushrooms, residents evacuated

Residents flee their home as flames from the blaze dubbed "Sand Fire" rages, on July 23 2016 near Santa Clarita, CaliforniaA fire burning out of control in Southern California has grown to a massive 20,000 acres, officials said Sunday, as residents in an area north of Los Angeles were forced to evacuate. The blaze, which has been dubbed the "Sand Fire" after a nearby neighborhood, is only 10 percent contained, according to the National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG). Local media reported that a burned body had been recovered in the city of Santa Clarita, located some 35 miles (55 kilometers) from downtown Los Angeles, although it was unclear if the individual had died in the blaze.



Melker Schorling, Sweden's quiet tycoon with the Midas touch

Swedish businessman Melker Schorling, major shareholder of the security companies Securitas and Assa Abloy, is seen in this file photo taken in StockholmBy Mia Shanley and Niklas Pollard STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Business tycoon Melker Schorling, one of Sweden's most prominent investors, says he is well-positioned to expand his 60 billion crown ($7 billion) investment empire even as he prepares to hand over affairs to his daughters. MSAB, the holding company he set up in 1999 which spans a diverse set of companies from measurement technology to locks and guards, has consistently outperformed larger rivals. Investors attribute Schorling's success to a knack for picking small specialists which go on to become global market leaders.





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