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Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan blames child bomber for wedding attack that killed 51

At least 51 people were killed when a suicide bomber aged between 12 and 14 attacked a wedding party in the Turkish city of Gaziantep late on Saturday, the president said.

The attack was the deadliest in a series of bombings in Turkey this year, and President Tayyip Erdogan said ISIS (Islamic State in Iraq and Syria) was likely behind it.

"Initial evidence suggests it was a Daesh attack," Erdogan said in Istanbul on Sunday, using an Arabic name for the murderous Sunni group. He said 69 people were in hospital and 17 were "heavily injured".


Olympics: Brazil detains and fines nine Australian athletes, seizes their passports

Nine Australian Olympic athletes detained then fined over an incident at the Rio Games risk missing their flight home, a team official said on Sunday, a final frustration for a team that has experienced many headaches and a disappointing medal count.

The nine athletes were detained, collectively fined 90,000 reais ($38,000) and had their passports seized after entering the basketball arena without proper accreditation on Friday night.

The Australian team's charter flight leaves on Monday, but police are still holding their passports, Australian Olympic mission chief Kitty Chiller told reporters, adding that it was still unclear how and when they could reclaim the passports.


Olympics: US NBA stars rip Serbia 96-66 for third gold in a row

Completing a third consecutive unbeaten run to Olympic gold, the United States captured a sixth Games title with NBA talent in seven tries by routing Serbia 96-66 in Sunday's final.

Kevin Durant scored 30 points while DeMarcus Cousins added 13 points and 15 rebounds as the US squad cruised to a 15th overall men's basketball gold medal, every US player scoring in the romp, in what was the Rio Games' last title decider.

The Americans stretched their Olympic win streak to 25 games and overall decade-long winning run to 76 games in the farewell game for US coach Mike Krzyzewski.


Olympics: Brazil beat Italy to win men's volleyball gold

After losing the last two finals, Brazil reclaimed the Olympic men's volleyball gold medal with a 3-0 victory over Italy at the Maracazinho in Rio on Sunday.

Watched on by football star Neymar, the volleyball team made it a golden double following the Selecao's penalty shoot-out victory over Germany in the next door Maracana stadium on Saturday night.

The United States beat Russia 3-2 in the battle for bronze between the last two Olympic champions.


Football: Gareth Bale double gives Real Madrid winning start at Real Sociedad

Gareth Bale built on his stunning displays for Wales at Euro 2016 by scoring a double in a commanding 3-0 win for Real Madrid in their La Liga opener at Real Sociedad on Sunday.

Bale opened the scoring with a powerful header in the second minute and rounded off the win four minutes into added time with a simple finish after new arrival Asensio had scored his first league goal for Real in the 40th with a sumptuous lob.

Zinedine Zidane's side temporarily go third in the La Liga table on three points after one game, with Barcelona and Sevilla ahead of them on goal difference.