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Train derailment deaths

Jan 21, 2017 / 8:25 pm

At least 23 people were killed and 50 others injured after a passenger train derailed in southern India, railway officials said Sunday. Seven coaches of the...

Police enter prison in Brazil

Jan 21, 2017 / 5:43 pm

Military police entered a prison in northeastern Brazil on Saturday, establishing tenuous control after a week of chaos and fighting between rival gangs that...

Urged to resume search

Jan 21, 2017 / 5:26 pm

Relatives of passengers and crew aboard the missing Malaysian airliner plan to present the Malaysian transport minister in Australia with letters urging that...

No arrests at march

Jan 21, 2017 / 4:00 pm

UPDATE: 4:00 p.m. A day after more than 200 people were arrested in Washington while protesting the inauguration of President Donald Trump, the Woman's...

Twenty killed at rally

Jan 21, 2017 / 11:35 am

A Nigerian separatist group says the death toll has risen to 20 after a demonstration in support of U.S. President Donald Trump turned into clashes with police....

World jittery about Trump

Jan 21, 2017 / 10:17 am

President Donald Trump's inaugural speech promised "America first" policy led by a forceful executive, in contrast to the coalition building and...

Concerned about Trump

Jan 21, 2017 / 7:40 am

People in Beijing expressed doubts Saturday about President Donald Trump's ability to steer the U.S. economy and manage China-American relations,...

Students killed in bus crash

Jan 21, 2017 / 7:30 am

A bus carrying Hungarian school students home from a skiing trip to France slammed into a highway barrier in northern Italy and caught fire, killing at least 16...

22 killed in blast

Jan 21, 2017 / 7:21 am

A bomb exploded Saturday in a market in a northwest tribal region that borders Afghanistan, killing 22 people and wounding at least 50, officials said. Dr....

Deadly slide crushes hotel

Jan 21, 2017 / 7:17 am

At least two people were killed and 10 others are missing after a hotel in central China was buried in a landslide, the local government reported Saturday....

Tornado kills four

Jan 21, 2017 / 7:16 am

Four people were killed and scores of homes were flattened early Saturday when a tornado hitting in the dark of night ripped through a city in southern...

More avalanche survivors

Jan 21, 2017 / 7:15 am

Emergency crews pulled out four more survivors from the rubble of a hotel crushed by an avalanche and were searching Saturday for more who may still be alive as...

Heroics stop school shooter

Jan 21, 2017 / 7:10 am

A school shooting that left one student hospitalized and others scrambling out classroom windows could have been far worse if not for the heroics of staff...

Rains flood California

Jan 21, 2017 / 7:10 am

More than 20 people escaped injury when a flood swept cabins and vehicles down a coastal canyon as the second in a trio of storms drenched California with heavy...

Happy to have Trump

Jan 20, 2017 / 7:00 pm

Unlike Washington D.C., it was quiet in the border town of Oroville, Wash. on the day of Donald Trump’s inauguration. Several residents, however, were...

President Donald Trump

Jan 20, 2017 / 4:25 pm

UPDATE: 4:25 p.m. President Donald Trump quickly assumed the mantle of the White House and began setting up his new administration on Friday, signing a bill...

NCIS star Miguel Ferrer dies

Jan 20, 2017 / 4:21 pm

Actor Miguel Ferrer has died after a battle with cancer. The NCIS: Los Angeles star passed away on Thursday, aged 61, and showrunner R. Scott Gemmill has led...

Hundreds arrested

Jan 20, 2017 / 4:16 pm

UPDATE: 4:15 p.m. Washington, D.C.'s police chief says 217 people have been arrested after riots during inauguration protests. Six officers have been...

Prince Will out of the sky

Jan 20, 2017 / 11:54 am

Prince William will soon leave his job as an air ambulance helicopter pilot to spend more time on royal duties. Kensington Palace said in a statement Friday...

Ten people rescued

Jan 20, 2017 / 11:30 am

UPDATE: 11:30 a.m. With cheers of joy, rescue crews pulled survivors from the debris of an avalanche-crushed hotel in central Italy on Friday, boosting spirits...

Search for victims in rubble

Jan 20, 2017 / 7:17 am

Rescue teams worked through the night to try and reach trapped firefighters and other victims after a commercial building collapsed in Iran's capital and...

Trapped by snow in Spain

Jan 20, 2017 / 7:16 am

Authorities say some 2,000 people were trapped overnight in vehicles as heavy snowfall cut off several roads in eastern Spain. The army's emergency unit...

Certified days before crash

Jan 20, 2017 / 7:08 am

The pilot of a plane that crashed into Lake Erie last month received his certification to fly that type of aircraft just 21 days before the fatal crash,...

Bomb pulled from Thames

Jan 20, 2017 / 7:05 am

Britain's Royal Navy on Friday removed and detonated a still-dangerous World War II bomb whose discovery in the River Thames shut down a chunk of central...

Alligator leaps into airboat

Jan 20, 2017 / 6:53 am

A Missouri couple vacationing in Florida had a close encounter with an alligator when it leapt into their airboat and became wedged in the boat's railing....

Trump's first-day promises

Jan 20, 2017 / 6:38 am

Behind in the polls in late October, Donald Trump ventured to Gettysburg, Penn., to give American voters a "contract" detailing what he would achieve...

Dam to clean up its act

Jan 19, 2017 / 11:06 pm

The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation on Thursday agreed to obtain a pollution permit to settle allegations that operations at the Grand Coulee Dam in eastern...

'El Chapo' extradited to US

Jan 19, 2017 / 4:21 pm

Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, Mexico's most notorious cartel kingpin who twice made brazen prison escapes and spent years on the run as the...

Canada tops US allies

Jan 19, 2017 / 3:04 pm

Incoming president Donald Trump may see Russia as a possible buddy nation but most Americans prefer Canada. A new opinion poll of more than 1,500 Americans puts...

Ex-president Bush stable

Jan 19, 2017 / 11:16 am

Former President George H.W. Bush, who has pneumonia, remained in stable condition Thursday at Houston Methodist Hospital, while his wife, Barbara, said she is...

Bin Laden info declassified

Jan 19, 2017 / 10:26 am

In its final hours, the Obama administration on Thursday released the last of three installments of documents belonging to Osama bin Laden that were seized in a...

The boss plays for Obama

Jan 19, 2017 / 9:50 am

President Barack Obama's farewell gift to some of his longtime staffers was a private concert from "The Boss." A senior White House official says...

Trump in Washington

Jan 19, 2017 / 9:48 am

Ready for his big moment, Donald Trump traded in his beloved private plane for a military jet Thursday and swooped into Washington for three days of inaugural...

Hotel buried in quake

Jan 19, 2017 / 8:21 am

UPDATED: 8:20 a.m. Rescue workers on skis reached a four-star spa hotel buried by an avalanche in earthquake-stricken central Italy Thursday, reporting no signs...

May cut oil production

Jan 19, 2017 / 8:17 am

OPEC countries could cut oil production again this year, Saudi Arabia's energy minister said Thursday. Speaking at the World Economic Forum at the Swiss ski...

Dozens of kids killed

Jan 19, 2017 / 7:40 am

A truck loaded with sand collided with a school bus early Thursday, killing at least 24 young children in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, police...

Burning highrise collapse

Jan 19, 2017 / 7:02 am

A highrise building in Tehran engulfed by fire collapsed on Thursday, killing at least 30 firefighters and injuring some 75 people, state media reported. The...

Obama's final hours

Jan 19, 2017 / 6:55 am

Eight tumultuous years at the helm of American power have come and gone, and for President Barack Obama, this is finally the end. The president is spending his...

Paving the way to Mars

Jan 19, 2017 / 6:40 am

A group of NASA-funded researchers are poised to enter an isolated geodesic dome on a remote Hawaii volcano to study human behaviour in long-term space...

Volcano blows top again

Jan 19, 2017 / 6:34 am

An Alaska volcano active since mid-December has erupted again. Bogoslof Volcano in the Aleutian lslands erupted at 1:20 p.m. Wednesday and sent up an ash cloud...

Ice storm paralyzes region

Jan 19, 2017 / 6:25 am

An ice storm shut down major highways Wednesday in Oregon and Washington and paralyzed towns in the Columbia River Gorge with up to two inches of ice at the...

Cross-country raccoon ride

Jan 19, 2017 / 6:23 am

Baby raccoons that inadvertently hitched a cross-country ride to Northern California are recovering at the Oakland Zoo. Animal care authorities said Tuesday...

School shooting in Mexico

Jan 18, 2017 / 4:34 pm

A 15-year-old student opened fire with a gun at a private school in the northern Mexican city of Monterrey on Wednesday, hitting a teacher and two other...

Only mom she's known

Jan 18, 2017 / 4:16 pm

An 18-year-old woman abducted as a newborn from a hospital in Jacksonville, Florida, says she still loves the only mother she has known. Alexis Manigo told...

A degree in Kanye West

Jan 18, 2017 / 2:53 pm

A new course at Washington University in St. Louis is focused on the world of Kanye West. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that 75 students are registered...

Suspected cop killer caught

Jan 18, 2017 / 1:00 pm

Authorities asked the courts on Wednesday to deny bond for the suspect in last week's fatal shooting of an Orlando police officer as he remained...

Defending espionage mercy

Jan 18, 2017 / 12:27 pm

President Barack Obama firmly defended his decision to cut nearly three decades off convicted leaker Chelsea Manning's prison term Wednesday, arguing in his...

Earth sizzles to new high

Jan 18, 2017 / 11:20 am

Earth sizzled to a third-straight record hot year in 2016, with scientists mostly blaming man-made global warming with help from a natural El Nino that's...

Ex-president Bush in ICU

Jan 18, 2017 / 11:13 am

A spokesman for former U.S. President George H.W. Bush says Bush has been admitted to the intensive care unit at Houston's Methodist Hospital to address a...

Gaza in the dark

Jan 18, 2017 / 10:00 am

At night, large swaths of the Gaza Strip plunge into darkness — the result of chronic and worsening power outages. In crowded city streets, the only...

Drummer, bassist hit by train

Jan 18, 2017 / 9:40 am

Authorities say two musicians with the band Tower of Power remain hospitalized after being hit last week by an Amtrak train in Oakland. The East Bay Times...

End of the Ringling Bros. era

Jan 18, 2017 / 8:11 am

Officials with Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey say the iconic travelling circus' final show at the newly renovated Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum...

3 quakes shake Italy

Jan 18, 2017 / 6:49 am

Three strong earthquakes shook central Italy in the space of an hour Wednesday, striking the same region that suffered a series of deadly quakes last year and...

Clues missed in search?

Jan 18, 2017 / 6:32 am

Three nations shelled out around $160 million and years' worth of work on the underwater search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. The result: No...

2nd shooting rocks sunspots

Jan 18, 2017 / 6:20 am

Two consecutive days of shooting attacks that left a total of nine dead have put two of the jewels of Mexico's Caribbean coast on edge and spurred a warning...

Giant gator draws crowds

Jan 18, 2017 / 6:13 am

Video of a massive alligator caught walking through a Florida nature reserve in front of stunned onlookers has prompted crowds of people hoping to catch their...

Denver goes for public pot

Jan 18, 2017 / 6:08 am

Denver is starting work Wednesday on becoming the first city in the United States to allow marijuana clubs and public pot use in places such as coffee shops,...

Stealing those nice days

Jan 18, 2017 / 5:50 am

Global warming is going to steal away some of those postcard-perfect weather days in the future, according to a first-of-its-kind projection of nice weather. On...

Mississippi sues Google

Jan 17, 2017 / 9:46 pm

Mississippi's Democratic attorney general is once again tangling with Google, alleging in a lawsuit that the company is illegally violating student privacy,...

First zoo-born gorilla dies

Jan 17, 2017 / 3:44 pm

The world's first gorilla born in a zoo, a female named Colo who became the oldest known living gorilla in the U.S., has died at age 60, the Columbus Zoo...

Ex-KKK says sorry

Jan 17, 2017 / 3:22 pm

Scott Shepherd didn't fire the shot that killed Martin Luther King Jr., but the former Ku Klux Klan Grand Dragon says he has always felt remorse toward the...

Missing hunter found in jail

Jan 17, 2017 / 3:04 pm

Searchers spent time looking for a missing hunter in north Alabama until officers realized he was actually in jail. Relatives of 50-year-old Randy Keith Holt of...

Espionage sentence lessened

Jan 17, 2017 / 2:04 pm

U.S. President Barack Obama has commuted the sentence of Chelsea Manning, who leaked army documents and is serving 35 years. The 26-year-old former intelligence...

Sam Moore sings for Trump

Jan 17, 2017 / 1:29 pm

Sam Moore of the soul duo Sam and Dave has been added to the list of performers for President-elect Donald Trump's inaugural events. Moore told The...

Business as usual after fire

Jan 17, 2017 / 10:38 am

The Grand Bahia Principe Tulum hotel in Mexico says it's back to normal after a spectacular fire. As Castanet earlier reported, the hotel caught fire late...

Jailed for suffocating toddler

Jan 17, 2017 / 10:10 am

A Pittsburgh-area woman who wrote on Facebook that "Mommy loves you, my angel" after her three-year-old daughter was found dead in a ravine was...

Flight stunk like fish, socks

Jan 17, 2017 / 9:57 am

The stench of "smelly fish and dirty socks" overwhelmed flight attendants and at least one passenger on a Germanwings flight from Stuttgart, Germany,...

Putin lashes out at Obama

Jan 17, 2017 / 7:25 am

In a biting attack, Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday accused the outgoing U.S. administration of trying to undermine President-elect Donald Trump by...

Drug war comes to Playa

Jan 17, 2017 / 6:57 am

While authorities investigate what set off a deadly shooting at an electronic music festival event, residents said it came amid a growing and increasingly open...

Abortions lowest since 1974

Jan 17, 2017 / 6:31 am

Even as the election outcome intensifies America's abortion debate, a comprehensive new survey finds the annual number of abortions in the U.S has dropped...

National park visits a record

Jan 17, 2017 / 6:15 am

Visits to U.S. national parks set a record in 2016 for the third consecutive year as landmarks such Zion, Yellowstone and Rocky Mountain experienced historic...

T.O. bouncer among dead

Jan 17, 2017 / 6:12 am

Tributes poured in Monday from friends and colleagues of a longtime Toronto bouncer described as a "gentle giant" who died when a gunman opened fire...

Asian markets open lower

Jan 16, 2017 / 9:25 pm

Asian stocks declined Tuesday after Britain said Prime Minister Theresa May will announce London's plans to withdraw completely from the European Union....

GM to invest $1B in U.S.

Jan 16, 2017 / 8:20 pm

General Motors will announce a $1 billion investment in its factories that will create or keep around 1,000 jobs, a person briefed on the matter said Monday....

Want not, waste a lot

Jan 16, 2017 / 4:41 pm

The sheer waste of food had been bothering teacher Marijke De Jongh for so long that two years ago she set up a pop-up restaurant to serve perfectly good...

Nightclub gunman caught

Jan 16, 2017 / 2:45 pm

A gunman suspected of killing 39 people during a New Year's attack on an Istanbul nightclub has been caught in a police operation, Turkish media reports...

Last man on the moon dies

Jan 16, 2017 / 1:50 pm

Former astronaut Gene Cernan, the last person to walk on the moon who returned to Earth with a message of "peace and hope for all mankind," died on...

Cargo jet slams into village

Jan 16, 2017 / 7:00 am

UPDATE: 6:55 a.m. A Turkish cargo plane crashed Monday in a residential area just outside the main airport in Kyrgyzstan, destroying half of a village and...

Moscow cool to nuke cuts

Jan 16, 2017 / 6:48 am

Suggestions by President-elect Donald Trump that sanctions against Russia could be lifted in exchange for a nuclear arms cut attracted a frosty reception in...

Ivanka to work for women

Jan 16, 2017 / 6:45 am

She may not be working in the White House, but that doesn't mean Ivanka Trump is staying out of politics. Although she has said she will have no official...

Shoot first, questions later

Jan 16, 2017 / 6:39 am

A home-invasion robbery by four intruders that ended with a suspect shot and killed led to charges against the homeowner. But not for the death. The Miami...

Top 8 rich as half the world

Jan 16, 2017 / 6:32 am

The gap between the super-rich and the poorest half of the global population is starker than previously thought, with just eight men, from Bill Gates to Michael...

World's richest revealed

Jan 16, 2017 / 6:29 am

The eight individuals who own as much as half of the rest of the planet are all men, and have largely made their fortunes in technology. Most are American, with...

Last White House interview

Jan 16, 2017 / 6:22 am

The increase of Israeli settlements has "gotten so substantial" that it is inhibiting the possibility for an "effective, contiguous Palestinian...

Train sparks int'l crisis

Jan 16, 2017 / 6:14 am

A Serbian train halted at the border with Kosovo and bearing signs reading "Kosovo is Serbian," has fueled a major crisis in the Balkans and escalated...

No 'red flag' on PBS funding

Jan 15, 2017 / 9:36 pm

PBS is waiting, but not quietly, to see what the Trump administration's impact on public broadcasting and its federal funding may be, PBS chief executive...

Bahrain executes 3

Jan 15, 2017 / 2:33 pm

Bahrain on Sunday carried out its first executions since an Arab Spring uprising rocked the country in 2011, putting to death three men found guilty of a deadly...

Wrestler Jimmy Snuka dead

Jan 15, 2017 / 1:41 pm

PHILADELPHIA - Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka, a former professional wrestler who earlier this month was found not competent to stand trial in the 1983 death...

CIA boss lectures on Trump

Jan 15, 2017 / 1:12 pm

The outgoing CIA director charged on Sunday that Donald Trump lacks a full understanding of the threat Moscow poses to the United States, delivering a public...

Resort fire caused by short

Jan 15, 2017 / 12:07 pm

A large fire that ripped through a popular Mexican resort is being blamed on a short circuit, but a Kelowna couple said they smelled something burning a few...

Tensions in Balkans

Jan 15, 2017 / 11:23 am

A Serbian train halted at the border with Kosovo and bearing signs reading "Kosovo is Serbian," has fueled a major crisis in the Balkans and escalated...

Protect refugees says pope

Jan 15, 2017 / 10:56 am

Pope Francis demanded Sunday that "every possible measure" be taken to protect young refugees, as search and rescue efforts continued off Libya's...

Abducted girl meets parents

Jan 15, 2017 / 9:51 am

An 18-year-old South Carolina woman abducted from a Florida hospital hours after her birth is meeting her biological family for the first time. Multiple media...

More talk on Mideast peace

Jan 15, 2017 / 8:21 am

Sending a forceful message to Israel's prime minister and the incoming Trump administration, dozens of countries called Sunday on Israel and the...

Fears of refugee deluge

Jan 15, 2017 / 8:05 am

Tens of thousands of people seeking better lives are expected to trek across deserts and board unseaworthy boats in war-torn Libya this year in a desperate...

Is it Anne Frank's?

Jan 15, 2017 / 7:37 am

Researchers excavating the remains of one of the most notorious Nazi death camps have uncovered a pendant that appears identical to one belonging to Anne Frank,...

Bomb threat diverts airliner

Jan 15, 2017 / 6:48 am

A Germany-bound Eurowings passenger flight from Oman landed in Kuwait on Sunday over a bomb threat, but no explosives were found on board, authorities said. The...

China rejects Taiwan talks

Jan 15, 2017 / 6:45 am

China's foreign ministry on Sunday again rejected president-elect Donald Trump's suggestion that he might use American policy on Taiwan as a bargaining...

Only 4 survive shipwreck

Jan 15, 2017 / 6:38 am

A migrant ship carrying around 100 people capsized in the frigid waters off Libya on Saturday and only four survivors had been rescued after hours of searching,...

Kidman's Trump comments

Jan 15, 2017 / 5:00 am

Nicole Kidman says her comments that Americans should support President-elect Donald Trump were merely a statement of her belief in democracy, not an...

Gadget mountain a threat

Jan 15, 2017 / 4:57 am

The waste from discarded electronic gadgets and electrical appliances has reached severe levels in East Asia, posing a growing threat to health and the...

Home internet for Cuba

Jan 15, 2017 / 4:56 am

Two days before Christmas, Luis Gonzalez received a little Chinese modem from Cuba's state-owned telecommunications company. The 55-year-old theatre...

Gunman's behaviour erratic

Jan 15, 2017 / 4:55 am

Just weeks before a gunman opened fire at Fort Lauderdale's airport, authorities said he walked into an FBI office in Alaska, telling agents the government...

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