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Pakistan began Eid in mourning Monday as the death toll in an oil tanker explosion rose to 153, with scores injured after they were caught in a fireball while scooping up spilled fuel. Dozens of relatives were waiting outside hospitals in Bahawalpur, the nearest major city, to claim the bodies of their
SHANGHAI (AP) - Australian and Chinese employees of a casino company on Monday pleaded guilty to charges relating to gambling and the three Australians were sentenced to nine or 10 months' imprisonment, an Australian official said. The 19 defendants, including three Australians from the sales and
BEIJING (AP) - Asian markets rose Monday after Wall Street rebounded from losses to end last week higher on stronger oil and gas prices.
By Andrew Cawthorne and Victoria Ramirez CARACAS (Reuters) - One was knocked off his feet by a water cannon. A group of young Venezuelan lawmakers has risen to prominence on the violent front line of anti-government marches that have shaken the South American country for three months, bringing 75 deaths
Ryu So-Yeon seized the world number one ranking on Sunday as she closed with a two-under 69 at the Northwest Arkansas Championship for her 15th career international title. Ryu, who won her second major championship in April at the ANA Inspiration, finished the 54-hole LPGA Tour event at 18-under 195
COLUMBIA, South Carolina (AP) - Tim Tebow is moving up and heading south - to some very familiar territory.
Australia's under-pressure Great Barrier Reef is an asset worth Aus$56 billion (US$42 billion) and as an ecosystem and economic driver is "too big to fail", a study said Monday. The World Heritage-listed reef is the largest living structure on Earth and its economic and social value was
Japanese air bag maker Takata Corp. has filed for bankruptcy protection in Tokyo and the U.S., overwhelmed by lawsuits and recall costs related to its production of defective air bag inflators linked to the deaths of at least 16 people.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A fugitive Kentucky lawyer at the center of a nearly $600 million Social Security fraud case has fled the country using a fake passport and has gotten help from someone overseas with a job to help support himself.
At least nine people were dead and 28 missing after a tourist boat sank in a reservoir in northwestern Colombia on Sunday, a regional official said. Authorities did not yet say what caused the four-deck Almirante to go down in the El Penol reservoir in the tourist town of Guatape, where Colombian and
ST. PAUL, Minnesota (AP) - Sylvia Fowles and Maya Moore each scored 13 points in the fourth quarter and finished with 22 apiece to help the Minnesota Lynx beat the San Antonio Stars 87-78 in the women's NBA on Sunday night.
A look at what's happening all around the majors Monday:
Helmsman Peter Burling and Emirates Team New Zealand defeated two-time defenders Oracle Team USA twice on Sunday to move within one victory of seizing the America's Cup. The 26-year-old Burling bested Team USA skipper Jimmy Spithill in both pre-starts as he steered New Zealand to a pair of dominant
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Los Angeles Dodgers found a new way to extend their winning streak to 10 games, scoring five runs on four wild pitches to go along with two more homers from rookie sensation Cody Bellinger in rallying past the Colorado Rockies 12-6 in Major League Baseball on Sunday.
SACRAMENTO, California (AP) - Aries Merritt will be making a return to the world championships. This time, with a working kidney.
A stranded British and Irish Lions supporter has told how a stranger's act of kindness resulted in him bunking down at the home of All Blacks sensation Rieko Ioane and his brother Akira. The stranger was the players' mother Sandra, who took pity on Lions fan Alex Edwards when he turned up at
COLUMBIA, South Carolina (AP) - Tim Tebow is moving up and heading south - to some very familiar territory.
PARIS (AP) - A Vietnamese dissident who says he was arrested at his home in southern Ho Chi Minh City and forcibly exiled to France said he is determined to continue his activity as a pro-democracy blogger.
Nine people died and 28 are missing after a multi-decked tourist boat carrying about 170 passengers sank in Colombia's Penol-Guatape reservoir on Sunday during the long holiday weekend, a government official said. Ninety-nine people were rescued, Margarita Moncada, the head of disaster relief for
WASHINGTON (AP) - Making a final push, President Donald Trump said he doesn't think congressional Republicans are "that far off" on a health overhaul to replace "the dead carcass of Obamacare." Expressing frustration, he complained about "the level of hostility" in government and wondered why both parties can't work together on the Senate bill as GOP critics expressed doubt over a successful vote this week.
BRENTWOOD, N.Y. (AP) - Approximately 1,200 high school students in Brentwood, Long Island graduated on Sunday capping a tumultuous year of gang violence that started with the killing of two fellow students.
GUATAPE, Colombia (AP) - Nine people were dead and 28 missing after a tourist ferry packed with around 170 passengers for the holiday weekend capsized Sunday on a reservoir near the Colombian city of Medellin, officials said.
Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters on Monday draped a black flag over a statue symbolising the city's return to China by Britain, days before a visit by President Xi Jinping to mark 20 years since the handover. High-profile student campaigner Joshua Wong and a dozen demonstrators attached the black cloth to the giant golden bauhinia flower on Hong Kong's harbourfront in an early morning protest as security tried to stop them climbing on the famous tourist attraction. The sculpture of the bauhinia, which became the emblem of Hong Kong after the handover, was a present to the city from China in 1997 and stands outside the convention centre where Xi will attend anniversary events during a...
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) - The Latest on the sinking of a tourist boat in Medellin, Colombia (all times local):
HARRIS, Mich. (AP) - Emma Talley won the Island Resort Championship on Sunday for her first Symetra Tour title when rain washed out the final round.
(Reuters) - More than 700 people were evacuated from homes, campsites and hotels due to the threat from a forest fire in southern Spain, emergency services said on Sunday. Like much of Spain, the area near Huelva is on high alert for forest fires because of a heat wave. Last week, 63 people died in
Tropical Storm Dora, located off the western coast of Mexico in the Pacific Ocean, is expected to become a hurricane on Monday, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said in its latest advisory on Sunday. "Maximum sustained winds are near 50 miles per hour (85 kilometers per hour) with higher
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (AP) - Ajinkya Rahane hit 103 off 104 balls as India comfortably defeated West Indies by 105 runs on Sunday in the second one-day international at Queen's Park Oval to lead the five-match series 1-0.
LONDON (AP) - The list of high-rise apartment towers in Britain that have failed fire safety tests grew to 60, officials said Sunday, revealing the mounting challenge the government faces in the aftermath of London's Grenfell Tower fire tragedy.
ROME (AP) - Exit polls early Monday indicated that center-right forces, including an anti-immigrant party, were headed to victory in several key mayoral runoffs, two weeks after a first round of voting saw most populist candidates eliminated in all big cities up for grabs.
The fallout from London's devastating tower block blaze continued on Sunday with the government announcing 60 high-rises have failed safety tests, as an insurance body said they had warned officials of the fire risks. The massive operation to test tower blocks follows the Grenfell Tower inferno
(Reuters) - The insurance industry warned the British government of the dangers of flammable external surfaces on buildings a month before the Grenfell Tower fire that killed at least 79 people. The Association of British Insurers (ABI) said in a statement on Sunday it had been calling on the government
ROME (AP) - The Italian government on Sunday made 5.2 billion euros ($5.8 billion) of resources immediately available to keep operative two banks that the European Central Bank has deemed "failing or about to fail," sending them into insolvency procedures.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani voiced support on Sunday for Qatar in its confrontation with Iran's rival Saudi Arabia and its allies, saying a "siege of Qatar is unacceptable", the state news agency IRNA reported. Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Bahrain cut ties with
XALAPA, Mexico (AP) - Gunmen burst into a restaurant and killed the federal police commander for Veracruz and a second officer in another bloody day for the Mexican state.
PARIS (AP) - Actress Gabrielle Union joined French actor Reda Kateb on the front row of the edgy Lanvin show at Paris Fashion Week.
A U.S.-backed Syrian coalition of Kurdish and Arab groups advanced against Islamic State in the jihadists' Syrian capital of Raqqa on Sunday, taking the al-Qadisia district, they said. The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) began its assault on Raqqa earlier this month after a long campaign to isolate
ISTANBUL (AP) - Turkish police stopped activists for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex rights from gathering in large numbers for an LGBT pride event in Istanbul on Sunday, but smaller groups made impromptu press statements defying a ban imposed by the governor.
Italy will pay up to 17 billion euros ($19 billion) to break up two insolvent Venetian banks, which have posed a threat to country's banking system, the government announced Sunday. Both face bankruptcy and European authorities had urged Italy to devise a rescue framework, selling off the good assets
ELKHART LAKE, Wis. (AP) - Scott Dixon won the IndyCar race at Road America on Sunday to spoil the Team Penske party on the rural road course.
BAKU, Azerbaijan (AP) - When the critics were speculating over how he got a seat in Formula One, teenager Lance Stroll simply ignored them.
Devastated buildings, piles of rubble and putrid corpses of jihadists: apocalyptic scenes unfold in the Old City of Mosul where Iraqi forces are battling the last Islamic State group fighters. Lieutenant Colonel Salam al-Obeidi told AFP that he believes only "a few hundred Daesh fighters",
CHICAGO (AP) - Kansas City forward Dom Dwyer and midfielders Kenny Saief of Gent, Cristian Roldan of Seattle and Kelyn Rowe of New England have been picked for the U.S. roster for the CONCACAF Gold Cup and could make their national team debuts next month.
By Benet Koleka and Ivana Sekularac TIRANA (Reuters) - Albania's Socialist Party looked set to win Sunday's parliamentary vote, an exit poll showed, which would give the ruling party a mandate to push judicial reforms vital for membership of the European Union. Both the Socialists of Prime
Iraqi forces battled deep into the devastated historical heart of Mosul and closed in fast on the last pockets of jihadists Sunday, eight months into an epic battle to retake the city. Three years after overrunning Mosul and making it the de facto Iraqi capital of the "caliphate" they proclaimed
BOISE, Idaho (AP) - A large sequoia tree with a history rooted in conservation was standing in the way of progress, so on Sunday, it was moved.
MULTAN, Pakistan (AP) - The Latest on an oil tanker fire in Pakistan that killed more than 140 people (all times local):
CARDIFF, Wales (AP) - Dawid Malan smashed 78 runs off 44 balls on debut to help England secure a 19-run victory against South Africa in their third Twenty20 match on Sunday and win the three-match series 2-1.
JERUSALEM (AP) - The Israeli military on Sunday said it attacked a series of targets belonging to the Syrian military, after several projectiles from neighboring Syria landed in the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights for a second day.
By Alaa Marjani MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) - People in the Iraqi city of Mosul celebrated their first Muslim Eid holiday without Islamic State in years on Sunday after the militants were ejected from much of the city, and hoped the battle to recapture the remaining area would soon be over. Some played on