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  • 18 dead as plane crashes into lake in South Sudan

    September 9, 2018 3:17 PM 12

    JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — A commercial plane crashed into a lake in South Sudan on Sunday and killed 18 people, a local official said. The 19-seater commercial Baby Air plane had been travelling from the capital, Juba, the minister of information for the town of Yirol, Taban Abel Aguek, told The Associated Press. The three survivors are a 6-year-old

  • Actor Burt Reynolds dead at 82

    September 6, 2018 7:47 PM 22

    The handsome film and television star died at age 82, according to his agent Todd Eisner. During a long, erratic career, Reynolds starred in the Oscar-winning film "Deliverance" in 1972 and the Oscar-nominated "Boogie Nights" in 1997. He also fronted such commercial favourites as "Smokey and the Bandit." But he also had more than his share of flops and tabloid

  • UK charges 2 Russians in absentia in nerve agent attack

    September 6, 2018 4:54 AM 17

    Britain deepened its diplomatic feud with Moscow on Wednesday, charging two men it says are Russian military intelligence officers with the nerve-agent poisoning of Sergei Skripal, a double agent who betrayed the service by spying for the West. But the authorities noted that there was little chance Russia would hand over the suspects, Alexander Petrov

  • Major UK union backs calls for new Brexit referendum

    September 4, 2018 10:02 PM 20

    LONDON (AP) — One of Britain’s biggest trade unions on Tuesday joined calls for a new public vote on leaving the European Union, saying voters were misled during the 2016 referendum campaign. In a video statement, GMB General Secretary Tim Roache says the union’s members in manufacturing, retail, and other sectors face uncertainty because the British

  • Myanmar court sentences Reuters reporters to 7 years in jail

    September 4, 2018 4:28 AM 18

    A Myanmar court sentenced two Reuters journalists to seven years in prison Monday on charges of illegal possession of official documents, a ruling met with international condemnation that will add to outrage over the military's human rights abuses against Rohingya Muslims. Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo had been reporting on the brutal crackdown on the Rohingya

  • Trump attacks union leader on Labor Day

    September 4, 2018 4:28 AM

    President Donald Trump started his Labour Day with an attack on a top union leader, lashing out after criticism from AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka. Trump tweeted Monday that Trumka "represented his union poorly on television this weekend". He added: "it is easy to see why unions are doing so poorly. A Dem!" The president's attack came after Trumka

  • UK leader's holiday from Brexit battles comes to noisy end

    September 4, 2018 4:28 AM

    British Prime Minister Theresa May's brief summer holiday from Brexit battles came to a noisy end Monday, as she faced attack from both sides of her divided Conservative Party. Arch-rival Boris Johnson inflamed speculation that he aims to oust May by branding her plan for Brexit "a disaster". Johnson fumed in a newspaper column that May's proposal to retain

  • Russian airport worker dies, 18 hurt in plane crash

    September 2, 2018 3:44 PM 27

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russia’s transportation minister says a supervisor at Sochi airport has died during an emergency response after a landing plane careered off the end of the runway into a riverbed and caught fire. The health ministry says 18 people were injured in the accident, which occurred about 3 a.m. (0000 GMT) as the Utair-operated Boeing 737 from Moscow

  • Court vacancy disputed by chief justice holding seat

    August 31, 2018 5:11 AM 27

    Polish President Andrzej Duda has announced that the country's Supreme Court needs a new president even though the justice holding the job insists her term is not over and her colleagues support her. Duda co-authored recent regulations that require the high court's judges to retire at age 65. He posted a formal notice this week announcing 11 Supreme

  • More than 1,550 measles cases confirmed in Brazil

    August 31, 2018 5:00 AM 4

    Brazil's Health Ministry says that more than 1,550 people have contracted measles as the country struggles to meet vaccination targets to stem the outbreak linked to neighbouring Venezuela. The cases are concentrated in two states on Brazil's border with Venezuela. Health services have collapsed in the neighbouring country amid political turmoil. Measles