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  • 13 inmates escape from recently fortified prison

    July 25, 2017 5:00 AM 4

    Thirteen inmates have escaped from a recently fortified prison in the South American country of Guyana just weeks after an earlier jailbreak. Senior Police Superintendent Wendell Blanhum said the inmates fled overnight Sunday from the Lusignan Prison along the country's east coast. It is a minimum security facility, but it was fortified after authorities

  • Five teens arrested for alleged gang rape at school

    July 25, 2017 5:00 AM 3

    Brazilian police have arrested five teenagers on suspicion of gang-raping a 13-year-old girl on multiple occasions at a Rio de Janeiro public school. Police say the girl's boyfriend is among those arrested yesterday. They are also investigating the possible participation of several other boys in the four alleged assaults between May and June. The investigation

  • St Peter's Square fountains being shut off due to drought

    July 25, 2017 5:00 AM 7

    The Vatican says it is shutting off all its fountains, including those in St. Peter's Square, because of Italy's drought. Vatican Radio yesterday said the decision is linked with Pope Francis' teachings on the environment. The pope has decried wasteful practices and praised clean drinking water as vital for both people and the environment

  • Trump’s son-in-law discloses additional US$10m in assets

    July 23, 2017 4:48 AM 13

    President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner "inadvertently omitted" more than 70 assets worth at least US$10.6 million from his personal financial disclosure reports, according to revised paperwork released last Friday. The previously unreported assets were included in updated disclosure reports certified by the US Office of Government

  • Frozen pork falls from the sky

    July 21, 2017 5:00 AM 3

    But that's what happened at 4 a.m. Saturday when a 15-pound (6.8-kilogram) bag of frozen pork landed on the Deerfield Beach home of Travis Adair and his family. Adair said yesterday that the package hit his roof with a "big bang". He thought it was thunder, but his wife, Jennie, later went outside and found two bundles next to the house. His son, Austin

  • OJ Simpson granted parole in Nevada robbery

    July 20, 2017 7:37 PM 12

    O.J. Simpson will be paroled after serving nine years in prison for a botched bid to retrieve sports memorabilia in Las Vegas. A Nevada parole board decided Thursday that the 70-year-old former football, TV and movie star will be released in October after serving his minimum term for armed robbery and assault with a weapon. Simpson responded emotionally

  • Military preparing for operation near Syria border

    July 19, 2017 5:00 AM 6

    BEIRUT (AP) Lebanon is preparing a military operation to secure a lawless section of the border with Syria, Prime Minister Saad Hariri told parliament yesterday. The leader of Lebanon's powerful militant group Hezbollah, Hassan Nasrallah, hinted in a speech last week that a joint operation was in the works with the Lebanese and Syrian militaries to expel

  • Opposite greetings for president at Open

    July 16, 2017 5:00 AM 31

    Dozens of President Donald Trump's supporters and critics yesterday waved flags and carted around banners near the New Jersey golf club where the president is staying during the US Women's Open. Trump was greeted by cheers and applause from spectators at the golf course when he arrived yesterday. The crowds gathered near where there president has a residence

  • Heatwave closes Acropolis, ancient sites

    July 13, 2017 5:03 AM 5

    GREECE, ATHENS, (AP) Greek authorities closed the ancient Acropolis in Athens to visitors for several hours yesterday along with other popular archaeological sites around the country due to a heatwave. The Culture Ministry said all archaeological sites closed between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. and repeated on days when temperatures reach 39 degrees Celsius (102 Fahrenheit)

  • Catholic Church: Mexicans can't feel safe anywhere

    July 11, 2017 5:00 AM 42

    Mexico's Roman Catholic Church says Mexicans can't feel safe anywhere as homicides rise throughout the country. The statement by the Mexican Council of Bishops came on the same day that the bodies of two men and a woman were left at the entrance to a once-quiet, exclusive beach resort. The bishops said in an editorial Sunday that "there is not a single