More than 40 Indian nurses trapped since last month in the rebel-held city of Mosul have arrived back home.
According to The Associated Press, the Indian government organized an Air India plane to fly the nurses home from Irbil.
The AP says: "Outside the airport in Kochi [in India's southern state of Kerala], hundreds of friends and relatives of the women greeted them with hugs and flowers. The nurses all looked exhausted and emotional, with one hugging her young nephew tightly."
Joey "Jaws" Chestnut ate eight fewer hot dogs than last year, but that didn't prevent him from defending his title at Nathan's Famous hot dog eating contest in New York.
Chestnut of San Jose, Calif., devoured 61 hot dogs and buns in the allotted 10 minutes. He ate 69 last year. But that wasn't the only reason for Chestnut to celebrate: Just before the competition began on Coney Island, he proposed to his longtime girlfriend, Neslie Ricasa, also a competitive eater. She said yes.
Matt Stonie finished second. He ate 56 hot dogs and buns.
After the first round of World Cup quarterfinal matches, Brazil and Germany will advance and face each other on Tuesday.
Brazil vs. Colombia
It had been an impressive World Cup for Colombia, going further than many expected, but they couldn't hold off the assault from World Cup host Brazil, whose 2-1 victory is sending them to the semifinals for the first time in 12 years.