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World › S Korean ferry salvage workers find human remains

10 hours 22 min ago
Salvage workers who raised South Korea's sunken Sewol ferry may have found a body which had been missing since the disaster in 2014, the maritime ministry said Tuesday. The ministry said in a statement it would hold a briefing on "finding human remains suspected to be one of the missing…

World › Powerful cyclone slams into Australia's tropical northeast

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 04:10
A powerful cyclone slammed into Australia's tropical northeast coast on Tuesday, tearing down fences, snapping trees and knocking out power to thousands, officials said. The destructive eyewall of Cyclone Debbie, a Category 4 storm packing winds up to 260 kilometers per hour (160 miles per hour), made landfall near Airlie…

World › Trump signs legislation rolling back Obama-era regulations

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 22:20
President Donald Trump signed a handful of measures Monday rolling back Obama-era regulations under the Congressional Review Act. It's part of a larger GOP effort to eliminate an array of regulations issued during President Barack Obama's final months in office and comes days after Trump's effort to repeal and replace…

World › Trump's son-in-law met with U.S. sanctioned Russian bank; will testify

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 22:15
A Russian bank under U.S. economic sanctions over Russia's incursion into Ukraine disclosed on Monday that its executives had met Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump's son-in-law and a top White House adviser, during the 2016 election campaign. Kushner, 36, married to Trump's daughter Ivanka Trump, has agreed to testify to…

World › U.S.-backed fighters halt military action near Syria dam

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 21:45
U.S.-backed forces in northern Syria paused in military operations near a dam held by the Islamic State group on Monday to allow engineers to fix any problems after conflicting reports about its stability. The decision by the Syrian Democratic Forces came a day after conflicting reports over whether civilians had…

World › Cyclone hits Australian islands lifting roofs, cutting power

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 21:06
A powerful cyclone lashed islands, damaged roofs and cut power on Tuesday as it edged toward Australia's tropical northeast coast, officials said. Category 4 cyclone Debbie brought winds gusting to 250 kilometers per hour (155 miles per hour) and torrential rain to the Whitsunday Islands, a popular tourist destination off…

World › Suspects sought in deadly Cincinnati nightclub shooting

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 21:00
Cincinnati police on Monday searched for suspects in a nightclub shooting that left one man dead and 16 other people injured and sent club patrons diving to the ground to dodge bullets in what they described as a chaotic and terrifying scene. A gunfight broke out inside the crowded Cameo…

World › New York white racist sword killer says he intended it as practice run

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 20:20
A white racist accused of fatally stabbing a 66-year-old stranger on a Manhattan street because he was black says he'd intended it as "a practice run" in a mission to deter interracial relationships. James Harris Jackson, 28, spoke with a reporter for the Daily News (http://nydn.us/2nXQFgo) at New York City's…

World › S Korea prosecutors seek arrest of ex-President Park

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 03:01
South Korean prosecutors sought an arrest warrant on Monday for ousted president Park Geun-Hye, they said, days after questioning her over the corruption and abuse of power scandal that brought her down. Park, 65, had her removal from office confirmed by the country's top court earlier this month, ending her…

World › Thousands evacuated as cyclone bears down on northern Australia

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 02:55
Thousands of people including tourists were being evacuated Monday as northern Australia braced for a powerful cyclone packing destructive winds with warnings of major structural damage and surging tides. Cyclone Debbie has been forming off the coast of Queensland state over recent days, the Bureau of Meteorology said, and is…

World › United Airlines bars girls with leggings, igniting Twitter storm

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 02:13
United Airlines found itself at the center of a social media storm after it barred two girls from boarding a flight in Denver because they were wearing leggings. Another girl who was also wearing leggings was allowed to board the flight from Denver International Airport to Minneapolis after she changed,…

World › Nationwide protests bring thousands to Russia's streets

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 01:15
Russia's opposition, often written off by critics as a small and irrelevant coterie of privileged urbanites, put on an impressive nationwide show of strength Sunday with dozens of protest across the vast country. Hundreds were arrested, including Alexei Navalny, the anti-corruption campaigner who is President Vladimir Putin's most prominent critic.…

World › Blaming conservatives, Trump signals new openness to Democrats

Sun, 03/26/2017 - 22:10
U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday attacked conservative lawmakers for the failure of the Republican bill to replace former President Barack Obama's health care law, as aides signaled a greater willingness to work with moderate Democrats on upcoming legislative battles from the budget and tax cuts to health care. On…

World › France's Le Pen says EU 'will die,' globalists to be defeated

Sun, 03/26/2017 - 22:01
The European Union will disappear, French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen told a rally on Sunday, promising to shield France from globalisation as she sought to fire up her supporters in the final four weeks before voting gets underway. Buoyed by the unexpected election of Donald Trump in the United…

World › Conflicting casualty figures a week after Mosul blast

Sun, 03/26/2017 - 22:00
Conflicting accounts emerged on Sunday about an explosion in Iraq's Mosul a week ago after a U.S.-led coalition strike against Islamic State that local officials say collapsed buildings, killing and burying many people. Iraq's military said 61 bodies had been recovered from a destroyed building that Islamic State had booby-trapped…

World › U.S.-backed forces capture Syrian air base from IS

Sun, 03/26/2017 - 21:56
U.S.-backed Syrian Kurdish forces captured a strategically important air base from Islamic State militants in north Syria on Sunday in the first major victory for the group since the U.S. airlifted the forces behind enemy lines four days ago. The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces announced they had captured the Tabqa…

World › Pakistan to build fence along disputed Afghan border

Sun, 03/26/2017 - 20:46
Pakistan says it has started building a fence along the Afghan border in areas where it says militants have launched cross-border attacks, a move that could worsen tensions with Afghanistan, which has never accepted the colonial-era frontier. Gen. Qamar Javed Bajwa, the head of Pakistan's armed forces, announced the construction…

World › Brown says California will fight Trump's plan to build wall

Sun, 03/26/2017 - 20:05
California Gov Jerry Brown likened President Donald Trump to a strongman whose goal of walling off the U.S.-Mexico border conjures other infamous barriers from the past. "The wall, to me, is ominous. It reminds me too much of the Berlin Wall," Brown said during an interview broadcast Sunday on NBC's…

World › One dead, 15 wounded in Cincinnati nightclub shooting

Sun, 03/26/2017 - 12:04
A gunfight broke out inside a crowded Cincinnati nightclub early Sunday, leaving one man dead and 15 others wounded after a dispute among several patrons escalated into a shootout, authorities said. No suspects were in custody by late afternoon in the shooting at the Cameo club, which has a history…

World › Beijing's pick Lam chosen as Hong Kong leader

Sun, 03/26/2017 - 06:15
A committee dominated by pro-Beijing elites chose Hong Kong's next leader Sunday in the first vote since huge pro-democracy protests erupted over the election system in 2014. Carrie Lam, the government's former No. 2 official and Beijing's favored candidate, received 777 votes and will become the first female leader for…