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  • Iran oil tanker explodes, sinks off China with no survivors

    January 15, 2018 5:00 AM 12

    A burning Iranian oil tanker exploded and sank yesterday after more than a week listing off the coast of China, as an Iranian official acknowledged there was "no hope" of missing sailors surviving the disaster. The collision and disaster of the Sanchi, which carried 30 Iranians and two Bangladeshis, had transfixed an Iran still reeling from days of protests

  • Ship seized for allegedly taking explosives to Libya

    January 11, 2018 4:18 AM 12

    Greek authorities say they have impounded a Tanzanian-flagged freighter and arrested its crew for allegedly carrying explosives to Libya in breach of an international ban. The Merchant Marine Ministry says the Andromeda was stopped off the southern Greek island of Crete over the weekend following a tip and escorted to a Cretan port for an inspection

  • Romney treated for prostate cancer

    January 9, 2018 5:00 AM 13

    Former 2012 GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney was treated for prostate cancer last year. That's according to a Romney aide who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the aide was not authorized to discuss a sensitive health issue publicly. The aide said yesterday that Romney was diagnosed with "slow-growing prostate cancer" last year. The cancer

  • Agency says it will hold 'parties accountable' for JFK flood

    January 9, 2018 5:00 AM 13

    The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey said yesterday it will investigate the water pipe break that added to the weather-related delays at Kennedy Airport and will "hold all responsible parties accountable". The agency said there were still some delays yesterday, the day after a water pipe that feeds a sprinkler system in the privately operated

  • Smuggling boat sinks in Mediterranean, 64 feared dead

    January 9, 2018 5:00 AM 14

    As many as 64 African migrants, including a mother whose surviving three-year-old child desperately clung to her as she drowned, are feared dead after a traffickers' overcrowded rubber dinghy from Libya started sinking in the Mediterranean Sea, officials said yesterday. The Italian coastguard rescued 86 people from the boat hours after it started sinking

  • Trump aide, CIA head defend US president’s fitness for office

    January 7, 2018 3:54 PM 23

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s chief policy adviser and a top intelligence official today denounced an unflattering new book that has renewed questions about the commander in chief’s fitness for office. White House aide Stephen Miller, in a combative television appearance, described the book as “nothing but a pile of trash through

  • Temperature begins inching up after deep freeze, storm

    January 7, 2018 3:44 PM 19

    NEW YORK (AP) — The bitter cold that followed a massive East Coast snowstorm should begin to lessen as temperatures inch up and climb past freezing next week, weather forecasters said. Patrick Burke, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service’s Weather Prediction Center in College Park, Maryland, said temperatures Sunday morning could hit record

  • 8 migrants dead, 84 rescued from sinking boat off Libya

    January 7, 2018 4:25 AM 12

    At least eight migrants died and 84 were rescued yesterday from a smugglers' foundering rubber dinghy in the waters off Libya, the Italian coast guard said. The Italian coast guard, which coordinates rescues in international waters off Libya's coast, said an aircraft on patrol for a European anti-smuggling operation spotted the dinghy, which was in difficulty

  • Police warn parents as fireworks injuries mount

    December 31, 2017 5:00 AM 12

    Police in Germany are appealing to parents not to let children light fireworks as reports of explosives injuries mounted yesterday in the run up to New Year's celebrations. Dortmund police say a seven-year-old boy was hospitalised with serious injuries to his hand and face Friday after a firecracker exploded in his hand. The Berliner Morgenpost daily

  • Departing infrastructure czar vows to fight Brexit

    December 31, 2017 5:00 AM 18

    Britain's outgoing infrastructure chief is vowing to fight Prime Minister Theresa May on Brexit policy. Andrew Adonis said yesterday he will campaign next year to keep Britain inside the European Union (EU) because following May's Brexit plans may lead to economic calamity. "Very few of the people who voted for Brexit voted, I believe, to make themselves