Probe begins after Conn. commuter trains crash
Sat, 18 May 2013 07:29:20 -0400
FAIRFIELD, Conn. (AP) — Two commuter trains packed with rush-hour commuters collided in an accident that sent about 70 people to the hospital, severely damaged the tracks and threatened to snarl travel in the congested Northeast Corridor.
Denmark favorite to win Eurovision Song Contest
Sat, 18 May 2013 07:08:00 -0400
MALMO, Sweden (AP) — An ethno-inspired flute and drum tune from Denmark is the bookmakers' favorite to win this year's Eurovision Song Contest, which also features a bizarre opera pop number from Romania and an Armenian rock song written by the guitarist of Black Sabbath.
Iraq attacks leave 8 dead
Sat, 18 May 2013 06:52:44 -0400
BAGHDAD (AP) — Gunmen killed the entire family of an anti-terrorist policeman in Baghdad and a Sunni cleric in the Shiite-majority south on Saturday, part of a wave of attacks across Iraq that left eight dead, said officials.
SKorea says NKorea fires 3 short-range missiles
Sat, 18 May 2013 06:34:36 -0400
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea fired three short-range guided missiles into its eastern waters on Saturday, a South Korean official said. It routinely tests such missiles, but the latest launches came during a period of tentative diplomacy aimed at easing tensions.
Activists: Rebel groups kidnap in Syria's Aleppo
Sat, 18 May 2013 06:28:25 -0400
BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian activists say that a wave of tit-for-tat kidnappings between rival Islamic militant groups in the northern city of Aleppo risks sparking large-scale internal fighting between rebels.
Hard-line Afghan MPs block law protecting women
Sat, 18 May 2013 06:17:13 -0400
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan legislator says conservative lawmakers have blocked a law that aims to protect women's freedoms, saying parts of it violate Islamic principles.
Obama talks jobs, says politics misplace focus
Sat, 18 May 2013 06:03:02 -0400
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is calling attention to his economic proposals and efforts to expand the middle class.
Workers on illegal strike at chrome mine in S.Africa-union
Sat, 18 May 2013 06:02:25 -0400
By Agnieszka Flak JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Operations at a chrome mine in South Africa owned by chemicals group LANXESS have been suspended since Thursday after workers started an illegal strike over bonus payments, the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) said on Saturday. The dispute at the mine in Rustenburg, 120 km (70 miles) northwest of Johannesburg, adds to growing labour tensions around South Africa's platinum belt, which are set to intensify over looming job cuts and wage talks in the sector. ...
Outraged by kidnapping, Egyptian police block Gaza crossing
Sat, 18 May 2013 05:46:19 -0400
CAIRO (Reuters) - Egyptian police angered by the kidnapping of seven colleagues by Islamist gunmen kept a crossing into the Gaza Strip closed again on Saturday, stranding hundreds of Palestinian travellers, witnesses said. The protest began on Friday when police strung barbed wire across the Rafah border post and chained up the gates, local residents said, a day after the abductions. Gunmen demanding the release of jailed Islamist militants had seized seven policemen and soldiers on a road between the Sinai towns of el-Arish and Rafah. ...
FILA approves new rules to keep wrestling in games
Sat, 18 May 2013 05:30:13 -0400
MOSCOW (AP) — Wrestling's governing body has approved new rule and constitutional changes aimed at modernizing the sport and keeping it in the Olympics after 2016.
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