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Over 400 still missing from capsized cruise ship in China

June 3, 2015

JIANLI, China (AP) — Hopes dimmed Wednesday for rescuing more than 400 people still trapped aboard a capsized river cruise ship that overturned in stormy weather about 36 hours earlier, as... more »»

 
 
 
Blatter's 17-year rule in soccer marked by growth, scandal

June 3, 2015

GENEVA (AP) — Sepp Blatter governed the biggest sport on Earth for nearly two decades, for years untouched personally by allegations of corruption, but never sharing the game's popularity. more »»

Former Maryland man held at Guantanamo alleges CIA torture

June 2, 2015

MIAMI (AP) — A former Maryland resident imprisoned at Guantanamo was subjected to mistreatment while in CIA custody far in excess of what has previously been disclosed, including being hung from ... more »»

Report: Schools for Canada First Nations 'cultural genocide'

June 2, 2015

TORONTO (AP) — A long-awaited report released Tuesday into Canada's decades-long government policy requiring Canadian First Nation children to attend state-funded church schools called it "nothin... more »»

Blatter's 17-year rule in soccer marked by growth, scandal

June 2, 2015

GENEVA (AP) — Sepp Blatter governed the biggest sport on Earth for nearly two decades, for years untouched personally by allegations of corruption, but never sharing the game's popularity. more »»

Blatter says he will resign as FIFA president

June 2, 2015

ZURICH (AP) — The end for Sepp Blatter came suddenly, just days after he had seemingly solidified his hold on FIFA. more »»

Sudan swears in President al-Bashir as he shifts alliances

June 2, 2015

CAIRO (AP) — Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir on Tuesday was sworn in for another five-year term extending his 25-year autocratic rule, a testament to his ability to survive civil wars, sanction... more »»

Visiting vintage Havana involves some old-school hassles

June 2, 2015

HAVANA (AP) — Travel experts and upscale magazines are urging travel to Cuba before it changes. more »»

Burundi: Electoral body considering new election schedule

June 2, 2015

BUJUMBURA, Burundi (AP) — Burundi's electoral commission is considering alternative dates for national elections amid growing calls for the polls to be postponed because of political unrest, an... more »»

Egypt arrests 2 Muslim Brotherhood leaders, amid divisions

June 2, 2015

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt arrested two senior Muslim Brotherhood leaders, officials said Tuesday, increasing pressure on the Islamist group at a time when its ranks are divided over whether to pursue a... more »»

Boko Haram attack on northern Nigerian city kills 20

June 2, 2015

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Boko Haram once again attacked the northeast Nigerian city of Maiduguri on Tuesday, waking residents with deafening explosions in the early hours of the morning and then... more »»

Over 400 still missing from capsized cruise ship in China

June 2, 2015

JIANLI, China (AP) — As the Eastern Star cruise ship listed heavily amid pounding rain on the Yangtze River, tour guide Zhang Hui told a colleague, "Looks like we are in troubl. more »»

UK roller coaster crash leaves 4 seriously injured, 12 stuck

June 2, 2015

LONDON (AP) — One roller coaster car slammed into another Tuesday on one of Britain's biggest amusement park rides, leaving four teenagers seriously injured and stranding passengers 25 feet (8... more »»

Thawing of US-Cuba relations inspires Havana tourism dreams

June 2, 2015

HAVANA (AP) — Tourism dreams are growing in Cuba.

The thawing of U.S.-Cuba relations has inspired many Cubans to think big. more »»

Copter chartered by aid group crashes in Nepal, killing 4

June 2, 2015

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — A helicopter chartered by Doctors Without Borders crashed in quake-damaged northeast Nepal on Tuesday and four people on board were killed, police and the aid group said. more »»

Airbnb offers authenticity and a few challenges in Havana

June 2, 2015

HAVANA (AP) — In the two months since Airbnb started doing business in Cuba, listings have ballooned to about 2,000. more »»

US-led coalition doubles down on IS group strategy

June 2, 2015

PARIS (AP) — The U.S. more »»

Boko Haram video allegedly shows militants killing soldiers

June 2, 2015

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — A new Boko Haram video allegedly shows a militant shooting wounded soldiers in the head, and charred parts claimed to be the remnants of a downed Nigerian jet fighter. more »»

Business as usual at SAfrican lion park after fatal attack

June 2, 2015

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Despite a fatal lion attack the previous day, business ran pretty much as usual on Tuesday at the Lion Park north of Johannesburg, and visitors were driving through with all... more »»

France awaits Vatican word on ambassador said to be gay

June 2, 2015

PARIS (AP) — The French government is expecting the Vatican to decide within days whether to approve the nomination of a respected diplomat who is said to be gay as French ambassador to the Holy... more »»

Slaves who died in 1794 Cape Town shipwreck are remembered

June 2, 2015

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Against a backdrop of exclusive, sea-view apartments in Cape Town, South African and American researchers on Tuesday paid tribute at the spot where slaves died when... more »»

 
 
 

 

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