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  • Spain finds 17 dead migrants, 100 survivors in Mediterranean

    November 6, 2018 12:54 PM 10

    MADRID—Spanish rescue workers combed the seas and shores of southern Spain on Tuesday, searching for 17 missing migrants a day after finding the bodies of 17 other migrants who died trying to cross the Mediterranean in boats departing from North Africa. The Spanish Civil Guard said it had found four bodies of migrants and 22 survivors Monday, all men from northern

  • Trump says he 'probably' won't meet with Putin in Paris

    November 5, 2018 7:04 PM 8

    WASHINGTON— U.S. President Donald Trump says he probably won't meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Paris, but will meet with him at the G-20 gathering of world leaders this year in Argentina. White House national security adviser John Bolton had said previously Trump would meet Putin this week when he travels to Paris for the Armistice Day 100th anniversary

  • Charlotte woman filmed yelling insults at Black neighbours in custody at North Carolina coast

    November 5, 2018 5:14 PM 11

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A woman whose racist rant at two Black women was filmed on video that went viral has “voluntarily turned herself in” at the Sunset Beach Police Department on the North Carolina coast, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police said in a statement late Saturday. Susan Jane Westwood, 51, of Charlotte, N.C., disappeared after the Oct. 19 incident in the parking

  • Arizona police say an 11-year-old killed his grandmother, then himself

    November 5, 2018 4:36 PM 11

    The boy was apparently “being stubborn about it,” according to the statement. After killing his grandmother, the boy turned the handgun — which belonged to his grandfather — on himself, the statement said. The couple had just sat down in their living room in their Litchfield Park, Arizona, home, located about 20 miles west of Phoenix, to watch television

  • Two injured after buildings collapse in Marseille

    November 5, 2018 11:09 AM 12

    Images of the buildings before they collapsed, visible on Google Street View , showed that one used to have five floors and the other six. One of the buildings was clearly in poor repair, with boarded-up windows and large visible cracks on its facade before it collapsed. Sabine Bernasconi, the local mayor for that part of Marseille, said one of the buildings

  • Data recovered from crashed Lion Air data recorder: official

    November 4, 2018 12:28 PM 12

    JAKARTA, Indonesia— Investigators succeeded in retrieving hours of data from a crashed Lion Air jet’s flight recorder as Indonesian authorities on Sunday extended the search at sea for victims and debris. National Transportation Safety Committee deputy chairman Haryo Satmiko told a news conference that 69 hours of flight data was downloaded from the recorder

  • New Caledonia voters to decide on independence from France

    November 3, 2018 9:34 PM 10

    New Caledonia, a cluster of islands, is home to about 270,000 people. They include the native Kanaks, who represent about 40 per cent of the population, people of European descent (about 27 per cent) and others from Asian countries and Pacific islands. It relies on France for defence, law enforcement, foreign affairs, justice and education, yet has a large

  • Japan Airlines pilot pleads guilty to being drunk at Heathrow minutes before flight

    November 2, 2018 3:41 PM 12

    LONDON—The crew of a Japan Airlines flight was travelling by bus to Heathrow Airport here when the bus driver had a suspicion that there was something wrong with the co-pilot. After the bus driver alerted authorities, the co-pilot, Katsutoshi Jitsukawa, 42, was arrested at Heathrow — 50 minutes before his flight to Tokyo. A breath test showed he was almost

  • U.S. reimposes all Iran sanctions lifted under nuclear deal

    November 2, 2018 2:51 PM 15

    WASHINGTON—U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration on Friday announced the reimposition of all sanctions on Iran that had been lifted under the 2015 nuclear deal. The sanctions will take effect Monday and cover Iran’s shipping, financial and energy sectors. It’s the second batch of penalties that the administration has reimposed since Trump withdrew

  • Boston Marathon bomber’s friend deported to Kazakhstan

    November 2, 2018 1:03 PM 9

    DALLAS, TEXAS—Immigration officials say a college friend of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has been deported to his native Kazakhstan after he was convicted of concealing evidence in the case. Dias Kadyrbayev was sentenced in 2015 to six years in prison for removing items from Tsarnaev’s dorm room at the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth