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'There is death all over': Cyclone Idai toll rises above 300

'There is death all over': Cyclone Idai toll rises above 300

CHIMANIMANI, Zimbabwe — Mozambique began three days of national mourning on Wednesday for more than 200 victims of Cyclone Idai, while the death toll in neighbouring Zimbabwe rose to more than 100 from one of the most destructive storms to strike sou
Huffman's court date pushed back in admissions scam case

Huffman's court date pushed back in admissions scam case

BOSTON — A judge has granted a request to push back actress Felicity Huffman's court appearance in Boston on charges that she participated in a college admissions cheating scam.
Baltimore sues to block move of Preakness Stakes

Baltimore sues to block move of Preakness Stakes

Baltimore has ratcheted up a bitter dispute with the owners of a historic racetrack in an effort to seize a nearly 150-year-old course and block the move of one of America's premier horse races out of the city where it was first run in 1873.
UN judges increase sentence for Bosnian ex-leader to life

UN judges increase sentence for Bosnian ex-leader to life

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — Former Bosnian Serb President Radovan Karadzic, one of the chief architects of the slaughter and devastation of Bosnia's 1992-95 war, was sentenced to life imprisonment Wednesday as United Nations appeals judges upheld his co
Respecting elders: Maya Angelou clip sparks courtesy debate

Respecting elders: Maya Angelou clip sparks courtesy debate

NEW YORK — Put a handle on it. If you don't know what that means, you might not call elders by "Mr.," ''Miss" or "Mrs.," insist that your children do the same or demand it for yourself.
UK judge denies bail to fugitive Indian diamond tycoon

UK judge denies bail to fugitive Indian diamond tycoon

LONDON — Diamond tycoon Nirav Modi, whose jewels once adorned stars from Bollywood to Hollywood, was ordered held without bail in London on Wednesday, more than a year after Indian authorities alleged he was involved in a $1.8 billion bank fraud.
New Zealand police: Mosque gunman had planned a 3rd attack

New Zealand police: Mosque gunman had planned a 3rd attack

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand — A father and son who fled the civil war in Syria for "the safest country in the world" were buried before hundreds of mourners Wednesday, the first funerals for victims of shootings at two mosques in New Zealand that horri
Ex Colombia soccer star arrested for drug shipments

Ex Colombia soccer star arrested for drug shipments

BOGOTA — Former Southampton and Portsmouth midfielder Jhon Viafara has been arrested in his native Colombia on a U.S. drug warrant.
Iran's woes briefly go up in smoke during fire festival

Iran's woes briefly go up in smoke during fire festival

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran's many woes briefly went up in smoke as Iranians observed a nearly 4,000-year-old Persian tradition known as the Festival of Fire.
Jay-Z, Dead & Co, the Killers to perform at Woodstock 50

Jay-Z, Dead & Co, the Killers to perform at Woodstock 50

NEW YORK — Jay-Z, Dead & Company and the Killers will headline one of the 50th anniversary shows commemorating the groundbreaking Woodstock festival this summer.