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  • Another Cuba plane crash survivor dies, death toll rises to 112

    May 25, 2018 7:22 PM 12

    The Cuban Health Ministry says the toll from the crash of a passenger jet in Cuba has risen to 112 after another survivor of the catastrophe died. A ministry statement says Emiley Sanchez de la O succumbed to her extensive injuries early Friday after nearly a week of treatment. The 40-year-old woman was one of three people who initially survived the May 18 crash

  • Alberto first named tropical system for 2018

    May 25, 2018 4:22 PM 12

    MIAMI (AP) -Â The first named tropical weather system of the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season has formed. The Miami-based National Hurricane Center says a disturbance moving toward the Gulf of Mexico is now Subtropical Storm Alberto. Alberto had top sustained winds of 40 miles per hour or 65 kilometres per hour early Friday and was located 55 miles or 90 kilometersÂ

  • Forecasters expect active Atlantic hurricane season

    May 24, 2018 8:51 PM 16

    U.S. government forecasters said Thursday that they were expecting an active Atlantic hurricane season. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration forecast calls for 10 to 16 named storms, with five to nine hurricanes. One to four hurricanes could be "major" with sustained winds of at least 111 miles per hour or 178 kilometres per hour. If that forecast

  • Company in Cuba plane crash had received safety complaints

    May 21, 2018 5:00 AM 12

    The Mexican charter company whose 39-year-old plane crashed in Havana had been the subject of two serious complaints about its crews' performance over the last decade, according to authorities in Guyana and a retired pilot for Cuba's national airline. Mexico's government said late on Saturday that its National Civil Aviation Authority would carry out an operational

  • British PM says courage needed on Macedonian-Greek name spat

    May 18, 2018 5:00 AM 19

    Britain's prime minister has urged Macedonia and Greece to show courage in ongoing efforts to resolve a dispute over Macedonia's name, which has frustrated the country's aspirations to join NATO and the European Union. British Prime Minister Theresa May says a solution will require a willingness to make difficult decisions. She spoke after talks yesterday

  • Congo’s Ebola outbreak reports 1st confirmed urban case

    May 17, 2018 2:46 PM 17

    KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo’s latest Ebola outbreak has spread to a city of more than 1 million people, a worrying shift as the deadly virus risks traveling more easily in densely populated areas. Medical teams hurried to track down anyone thought to have had contact with infected people as this vast, impoverished nation — a veteran of eight previous

  • Hamas says most slain Gaza protesters were its members

    May 17, 2018 5:00 AM 16

    Most of the protesters killed this week by Israeli fire along the border with the Gaza Strip were members of Hamas, the militant group said yesterday, an assertion that deepens the starkly different narratives on both sides over the deaths. Israel, which has faced blistering international criticism over its response, is likely to latch on to the remarks

  • Gaza hospitals struggle to cope with high casualty toll

    May 15, 2018 8:14 PM 19

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Patients with gunshot wounds filled wards and hallways in Gaza’s under-equipped and overwhelmed main hospital Tuesday, with dozens still waiting in line for surgery a day after Israeli soldiers shot and killed 59 Palestinians and wounded hundreds in mass protests on the Gaza border. Turkey expelled Israel’s ambassador

  • Israel faces diplomatic fallout after dozens killed in Gaza

    May 15, 2018 4:08 PM 12

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israel faced a growing backlash Tuesday and new charges of using excessive force, a day after Israeli troops firing from across a border fence killed 59 Palestinians and wounded more than 2,700 at a mass protest in Gaza. Turkey expelled Israel’s ambassador, while Ireland and Belgium summoned Israeli envoys. Leading European

  • Cleric al-Sadr leads in early vote results

    May 14, 2018 5:00 AM 14

    Iraq's electoral commission says influential Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr's alliance is the early front-runner in national elections, with official results in from just over half of the country's provinces. The announcement Sunday night comes a day after polls closed across Iraq. The results are from 10 of the country's 19 provinces, including Baghdad