News in Brief: October 7, 2015

Shania Twain Cancels Concerts
Shania Twain Cancels Concerts

Your mid-afternoon look at news across the web. Whether it's sports, tech or straight news stories, we've rounded up all of the information you need to know to stay informed and part of the conversation.

JOIN: Do you want to receive our daily News in Brief directly on your phone via WhatsApp?Here's how

Today, Russia fires missiles, Shania Twain cancels concerts due to illness, and much more. Read on for your full roundup of news in brief:

News: Russia fires missiles as Syrian troops launch ground push

  • Russian warships in the Caspian Sea fired cruise missiles as Syrian government troops launched a ground offensive Wednesday in central Syria. This is the first major combined air-and-ground assault since Moscow began its military campaign in the country last week.

Entertainment: Shania Twain cancels concerts due to illness

  • Shania Twain had to cancel the concerts for her farewell tour because she has been diagnosed for a respiratory infection. All tickets will be refunded, and Shania apologized for any inconveniences.

Tech: 3D printed shoes from major brands are around the corner

  • Nike COO Eric Sprunk discussed the chance to 3D print the company's products and he did not dismiss it as part of a science-fiction scenario. At the same time, German sports brand Adidas has unveiled a 3D printed shoe sole that they plan to create.

Sports: FIFA suspends Sepp Blatter for 90 days

  • According to Paul Kelso of Sky News, who cites Blatter's recent election adviser, Klaus Stoehlker, FIFA's ethics committee has reportedly suspended president Sepp Blatter for 90 days.

More from
LISTEN: Man's emotional 911 call after finding missing toddler alive
White House petition: Chris Mintz should receive Medal of Freedom
Dunkin' Donuts employee tells officer: 'We don't serve cops here'