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Death toll in Tanzania ferry sinking on Lake Victoria rises to 86, regional official says

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 2:31am

Death toll in Tanzania ferry sinking on Lake Victoria rises to 86, regional official says.

Libya says death toll from Tripoli clashes climbs to 96

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 2:21am

Libyan authorities say the death toll from fighting between rival armed groups in the capital of Tripoli has climbed to at least 96 people, including civilians.

Burkina Faso cracks down on motorbike-riding extremists

Brahima Ouedraogo, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 2:16am

Growing attacks by motorbike-riding extremists who flee into the forest have led Burkina Faso's government to ban the use of motorbikes and bike carts from sunset to sunrise in its troubled east.

Barrier Reef tourists warned after 2 shark attacks in 2 days

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 1:35am

Tourists were warned to keep out of the water in the Whitsunday Islands on Australia's Great Barrier Reef after two swimmers were critically hurt in shark attacks on consecutive days.

Africa youth boom on display as Uganda leader faces pop star

Rodney Muhumuza, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 1:27am

Call it a struggle for the soul of the ghetto.

Anti-India rebels abduct and kill 3 policemen in Kashmir

Aijaz Hussain, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 12:48am

Anti-India rebels in disputed Kashmir raided over a dozen homes of police officers and abducted three whose bullet-riddled were recovered Friday, officials said.

Malaysian death sentences commuted for 3 Mexican brothers

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 12:47am

The deaths sentences against three Mexican brothers convicted of drug trafficking in Malaysia have been commuted to prison terms, a lawyer said Friday.

Vietnam's President Tran Dai Quang dies of illness at 61

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 11:27pm

Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang, the country's No. 2 after the ruling Communist Party's leader, died Friday after a serious illness, the government said. He was 61.

Official media say Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang has died at age 61 due to illness

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 11:15pm

Official media say Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang has died at age 61 due to illness.

Despite strong laws, domestic violence in Brazil is rampant

Beatrice Christofaro, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 10:04pm

Rogeria Cardeal had spent most of the day in a muggy waiting room at the public defenders' office. She wanted to report that a former partner, who had beaten her for years, had violated a restraining order by approaching her and the kids at church.

Philippine villages at risk of landslides forcibly evacuated

Bullit Marquez and Joeal Calupitan, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 9:51pm

Philippine troops and police forcibly evacuated residents of five villages vulnerable to landslides after the collapse of a mountainside buried dozens of homes and killed at least 29 people in a central region.

A Kim Jong Un visit to Seoul? It would be surreal challenge

Kim Tong-Hyung, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 8:15pm

The spectacle and surprise on display at the three inter-Korean summits this year have been, at times, intense. The fourth one could be surreal — if it happens.

In China's far west, authorities are distancing Muslim children from their families with orphanages, boarding schools

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 7:02pm

In China's far west, authorities are distancing Muslim children from their families with orphanages, boarding schools.

Police papers say Toronto shooter 'emotionally disturbed'

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 5:08pm

The man who went on a shooting rampage that killed two people and wounded 13 in Toronto was an emotionally disturbed loner and did not appear to act out of any particular ideological motivation, according to police documents released Thursday.

Survey of 104 countries says 1.3 billion live in poverty

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 4:45pm

A survey of 104 countries comprising 5.5 billion people that looked at health, education and living standards has found that some 1.3 billion people are living in poverty — including 662 million children.

Colombian police shut down Pablo Escobar museum

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 4:22pm

Police have shut down a small museum in Medellin that showcased the life and times of notorious drug lord Pablo Escobar because its managers do not have a tourism license, authorities said Thursday.

8 EU countries urge Israel to reconsider village demolition

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 4:21pm

Eight European Union nations are underlining their opposition to Israel's planned demolition of the Palestinian village of Khan al-Ahmar and are urging its government to reconsider the decision.

UN chief urges pardon for 2 journalists jailed in Myanmar

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 2:15pm

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says he hopes Myanmar's government will pardon "as quickly as possible" two Reuters journalists jailed on charges of possessing state secrets in connection with their reporting about massacres of Rohingya Muslims.

Tanzania regional official says at least 44 dead after ferry capsizes on Lake Victoria

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 1:19pm

Tanzania regional official says at least 44 dead after ferry capsizes on Lake Victoria.