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  • Argentina continues search for missing submarine

    November 19, 2017 4:35 AM 1

    Argentina's Navy yesterday announced that it was ramping up the search for a submarine that hasn't been heard from in three days. Navy spokesman Enrique Balbi said the search area off the country's southern coast has been expanded. Six countries have joined in the hunt for the ARA San Juan. They include the United States and Great Britain

  • Death toll from Greece floods rises to 19

    November 19, 2017 4:11 AM 1

    ATHENS, (AP) -- Greece's fire service says three more bodies were found yesterday bringing the death toll from the flooding to 19 after flash floods inundated the outskirts of Athens. Rescue crews are continuing to search for another one more persons reported missing. The flash floods devastated the western fringes of the Greek capital last Wednesday

  • Zimbabweans gather in thousands near Mugabe's official residence, urging his departure

    November 18, 2017 2:46 PM

    Thousands of Zimbabweans have gathered near State House, President Robert Mugabe's official residence. While Mugabe lives in a private mansion elsewhere, State House is where official functions are held. It is where negotiations have taken place for the departure of Mugabe, who is under military house arrest. Huge crowds have rallied Saturday in the capital

  • 14 killed in crash between bus and logging truck

    November 17, 2017 4:24 AM 3

    At least 14 people have been killed in a collision involving a bus and a logging truck in central Russia, the Russian Ministry for Emergency Situations said late yesterday. Traffic police in Russia's Mariy El region said the truck and bus crashed in the evening outside the regional capital, Yoshkar Ola. Mariy El Governor Alexander Yevstigneyev said on Rossiya

  • Children quieted others at California school as gunman fired

    November 17, 2017 4:24 AM 3

    Teacher Jennifer Bauman threw herself against a classroom door that wouldn't lock right, terrified that the gunman shooting outside her small Northern California elementary school would barrel in and find the children huddled under desks. Shooter Kevin Neal, 44, bypassed their door, taking out a window before he went on to attack a kindergarten class

  • World Bank recruiting more Caribbean workers

    November 16, 2017 7:10 PM 3

    The World Bank Group is launching a recruitment drive aimed at increasing the number of Caribbean professionals in its workforce. This is according to a statement released by the Castries-based OECS Secretariat on Thursday. The statement noted that a career with the World Bank Group offers a unique opportunity for exceptionally talented individuals with a passion

  • Wanted polygamist free after 15 years on the lam in Mexico

    November 16, 2017 4:46 AM

    A polygamist who fled to Mexico about 15 years ago with this wives and kids while facing child molestation charges in Arizona is now free after the charges were dropped. Orson William Black Jr was arrested by Mexican authorities in the northern state of Chihuahua and handed over to US officials in El Paso, Texas, last week. He was briefly held on an Arizona

  • UN chief calls for calm, restraint in Zimbabwe

    November 16, 2017 4:46 AM 4

    The United Nations says Secretary General Antonio Guterres is appealing for "calm, non-violence and restraint" in Zimbabwe. UN deputy spokesman Farhan Haq told reporters that Guterres stressed "the importance of resolving political differences through peaceful means and dialogue, and in line with the country's constitution". Haq wouldn't speculate on what's

  • Bill Gates gives $50 million to combat Alzheimer's

    November 14, 2017 4:48 AM 6

    Bill Gates says he's giving US$50 million to help fight Alzheimer's disease. The Microsoft co-founder said yesterday that the donation to the Dementia Discovery Fund is personal and not through his charitable foundation. The London-based private fund is backed by government, charities and pharmaceutical firms and seeks new treatments for the progressive

  • Train crash in southeast Congo kills at least 34

    November 13, 2017 4:56 AM

    A Congo government official says a train crash yesterday killed at least 34 people and injured 26 others in Lualaba province in the country's southeast. Lualaba Governor Richard Muyej Mangez said the toll from the crash is likely to rise because some of the train's cars are in flames and some were carrying fuel. Radio Okapi reported that the National