UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Samantha Power, said on Sunday Russia's action in Syria was barbarism, not counter-terrorism. Russia backs Syrian President Bashar al-Assad against rebels seeking to topple him. The United Nations special envoy on Syria Staffan de Mistura told the same meeting he was convinced the situation in Syria could still be turned and said he would not quit, as Russia and the United States try to salvage a ceasefire. (Reporting by Michelle Nichols and Yara Bayoumy; Editing by Andrea Ricci)
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — A prominent and outspoken Jordanian writer on Sunday was shot dead in front of the courthouse where he had been on trial for posting a cartoon deemed offensive to Islam on social media.
(The Sports Xchange) - Major League Baseball began mourning the loss of one of the game's brightest young stars, Miami Marlins All-Star Jose Fernandez. Fernandez, 24, was killed in a boating accident near Miami Beach early Sunday. The Marlins canceled their scheduled game against the Atlanta Braves.