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AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Two dozen men charged with supporting the Islamic State group squeezed into a cage in Jordan's state security court. After brief questioning from a judge, they filed back out, and guards ushered in the next group of accused militants.
Australian Olympic hurdles champion Sally Pearson has been injured during training, and the team's chef de mission said Wednesday her chance of competing in Rio "doesn't look good". Pearson, Australia's top athlete who won 100 metres hurdles gold at London in 2012, sustained a hamstring injury while training on the country's Gold Coast, News Corporation newspapers said. The reports said she would miss Rio but Athletics Australia (AA) tweeted only that Pearson "will be made available to the media" on Thursday.
Starwood Hotels on Tuesday took over management of a luxury hotel in central Havana, becoming the first big American hospitality chain with a presence on the island since the Cuban Revolution a half-century ago. The newly-rechristened Cuba Four Points by Sheraton on Havana's Quinta Avenida -- a hotel owned by the Cuban military -- now will be managed by the American hospitality giant. Located in Havana's Miramar district, the posh hotel -- formerly known as the Quinta Avenida hotel -- has rooms available from $246 per night, according to its website.