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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 in a capsized river cruise ship that overturned in stormy weather, as hundreds of rescuers searched the... more »»

 
 
 
The Latest on China Boat Sinking: More divers at rescue site

June 3, 2015

12:15 p.m. (0415 GMT)

More divers are being sent to join the rescue. 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 »»

Christie's to sell works by Monet, Chagall, Picasso in June

June 2, 2015

LONDON (AP) — Christie's auction house is offering works by Claude Monet, Rene Magritte, Joan Miro, Marc Chagall and Pablo Picasso this month amid a voracious global appetite for impressionist an... 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 »»

Activists: Decline of elephants in Tanzania is catastrophic

June 2, 2015

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The sharp decline of the elephant population in Tanzania, most likely due to poaching, is catastrophic, a wildlife conservation group said Tuesday. 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 »»

Greece submits draft bailout plan, creditors say not enough

June 2, 2015

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's prime minister will meet European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker in Brussels on Wednesday to discuss his radical left-led government's proposal to secure ... 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 »»

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 »»

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 »»

FIFA says Valcke not behind $10M payment in corruption probe

June 2, 2015

GENEVA (AP) — Amid a deepening corruption crisis within soccer's governing body that has led to Sepp Blatter's decision to resign, FIFA earlier defended its second-in-command on Tuesday by trying... 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 »»

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 »»

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 »»

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 »»

 
 
 

 

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