Crawford has emergency appendectomy

Terry said in a statement. There is no timetable yet for Crawford's recovery, but if he is out a while, it would be a considerable blow to the Hawks' season given Crawford's strong start. Corey Crawford was a late scratch from Saturday's game against the Flyers. The Blackhawks signed Eric Semborski to an amateur tryout Saturday to serve as the team's emergency backup goalie against the Philadelphia Flyers.

Israel Arrests 24 for Arson as Fires Rage On

Police have arrested 24 suspects in arson cases that have ravaged Israel and the West Bank. Twenty-two people have been arrested on suspicion of arson or incitement to arson, security officials said Friday, as Israel continued to battle its worst wildfires in years.

Iraqi militias claim to have isolated IS-controlled Mosul

Government troops are backed by US -led coalition airstrikes against IS positions in the city. Prior to the launch of the operation, global reports predicted there are over million civilians living inside Mosul, Iraq's second city and ISIS' last major stronghold in Iraq.

Turkish minister blasts European Union body for vote on membership talks

Turkey agreed to step up maritime and land border controls in exchange for incentives on its long-stalled European Union membership bid, including visa-free travel for its citizens and an acceleration of accession talks. "Both Brussels and Ankara remain stuck and are playing for time", Asli Aydintasbas, of the European Council on Foreign Relations, said in a research paper published this week.

Thirty-two bodies and nine severed heads found in Mexico

Thirty-two bodies and nine severed heads found in Mexico

The remains were taken to the state capital, Chilpancingo, to be identified, Alvarez said in a statement yesterday. Police and soldiers were chasing a wounded gang leader and trying to contain the violence which has broken out after hidden graves with dozens of bodies were found earlier this week.

Burris leads Redblacks to Grey Cup win over Stampeders

Calgary went undefeated at home during the season (9-0), while Ottawa went just 2-6 on their home turf, posting a negative point margin for the season. Ottawa's defence forced another punt, but then wideout Khalil Paden fumbled after a helmet-to-helmet hit by Calgary's Josh Bell. The Stamps put a few more points on the board making it 27-10.