Afternoon Cruise Turns Deadly

  • At least 20 people, mostly senior citizens, died when a tour boat carrying 49 people on an afternoon cruise overturned Sunday on a lake in upstate New York, the county sheriff there said. The accident on Lake George may have occurred when the boat was hit by the wake of a larger vessel, Warren County Sheriff Larry Cleveland said. CBC News

  • A Russian Soyuz spacecraft docked flawlessly and ahead of schedule Monday at the international space station, delivering American millionaire scientist Gregory Olsen and a new Russian-American crew. CTV News

  • Australian research duo Barry J Marshall and J Robin Warren were on Monday awarded the Nobel Prize for Medicine for their breakthrough research on how to treat stomach ulcers, said the Nobel jury. News24

  • Diplomats say the European Union has postponed a ceremony to mark the historic start of Turkey's membership talks, setting no new time. The ceremony was due at 5 p.m. (1500 GMT) in Luxembourg and was to have involved Turkish foreign minister Abdullah Gul. CNN News

  • U.S. President George Bush announced Monday his nomination of Harriet Miers to replace retiring Justice Sandra Day O'Connor on the U.S. Supreme Court. Miers is a longtime ally and advisor to Bush, dating back to his days as governor of Texas. CBC News

  • Amid fears of a repeat of the three deadly suicide attacks that ripped through the popular resort island of Bali, police have taken the drastic step of releasing photos of the attackers' severed heads. CTV News

  • Firefighters gained ground against three wildfires burning across Southern California but worried about a forecast for hot winds. A 418ha fire in Burbank was 67% contained on Sunday after firefighters were aided by cooler, overnight breezes, said Captain Ron Bell of the Burbank Fire Department. News24

  • About 20 Palestinian policemen fired guns before entering the parliament building in Gaza City on Monday in a protest against Hamas militants, according to Palestinian security sources. The police were appealing for help at the Palestinian Legislative Council building after a weekend in which police stations were fired on by Hamas militants. CNN News

  • Eleven people were trampled to death and 44 others injured in South Korea on Monday as they tried to enter a stadium for a music concert, a news report said. News24

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