Brazil's new president Michel Temer names business-friendly Cabinet
Brazil's acting president Michel Temer named a business-friendly Cabinet after his former boss Dilma Rousseff was suspended from office, ending 13 years of leftist rule.
Temer, a centre-right veteran with the backing of the markets, named former central bank chief Henrique Meirelles - a champion of orthodox monetary policies - to the key post of finance minister, an adviser told AFP.
He confirmed Temer would completely overhaul Rousseff's Cabinet, firing her ministers and naming a provisional list of at least 21 replacements - downsized from 32 under the suspended president.
Gun used to kill unarmed black teen Trayvon Martin is pulled from online auction
The Florida man who shot and killed black teenager Trayvon Martin, triggering nationwide civil rights protests, put his gun on a second auction website on Thursday after it was dropped by a firearm auction site that said it wanted no part in the sale.
The one-day auction of George Zimmerman’s pistol initially had been scheduled to start at 11am (11pm Singapore time), with a minimum price of US$5,000 (S$6.800).
He had advertised the sale as "your opportunity to own a piece of American history."
Trump, Republican leaders hold ‘positive’ talks
Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan moved towards mending their rift at a high stakes meeting in Washington, but the Congressman stopped short of endorsing the controversial real-estate tycoon.
The duo released a joint statement after their face-to-face laying out some common goals but also noting that it was a first step.
"The United States cannot afford another four years of the Obama White House, which is what Hillary Clinton represents. That is why it’s critical that Republicans unite around our shared principles, advance a conservative agenda, and do all we can to win this fall."
Football: Martinez sacked after Everton slump
Everton have sacked manager Roberto Martinez, the Premier League club announced, confirming widespread reports in the British media.
In place since joining from Wigan Athletic in 2013, the 42-year-old Spaniard paid the price for a run of one win in 10 league games and an FA Cup semi-final defeat at the hands of Manchester United.
“Everton Football Club regrets to announce that Roberto Martinez has left his position as first team manager with immediate effect,” the club announced in a statement on their website.
Twitter suspends rapper Azealia Banks after racist abuse
Twitter suspended the account of provocative rapper Azealia Banks after she went a step too far by launching racist attacks on former One Direction heartthrob Zayn.
The Twitter account of @AZEALIABANKS returned a message saying that it was suspended with a link to the service's conditions, which lists "abusive tweets and behaviour" as a reason for temporary removal.
The New York artist has been long been a controversial and prolific presence on Twitter, attacking fellow rappers - notably Iggy Azalea - and once urging the burning down of homes of ancestors of slave traders.