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Wife confronts husband at her funeral

posted: 02/07/2016 3:25 a.m. Discuss

Noela Rukundo sat in a car outside her home, watching as the last few mourners filed out. They were leaving a funeral -- her funeral.

Families wait, pray for mine’s missing

posted: 02/07/2016 3:25 a.m. Discuss

BARBERTON, South Africa — The families of three missing mineworkers sang and prayed at the scene of a collapsed mine in South Africa as rescuers continued their search Saturday.

Who played sunken ship's trumpet?

updated: 02/07/2016 3:23 a.m. Discuss

The old, bent trumpet is dripping with water as Shanna Daniel lifts it from its basin in the conservation lab at the Washington Navy Yard.

Puerto Rico pitches law overhauling $49B of debt

updated: 02/07/2016 3:20 a.m. Discuss

WASHINGTON -- Puerto Rico and its top advisers made their case on Friday in Washington for a law that would allow broad restructuring of the island's multibillion-dollar debt, saying that if Congress did not act soon, major defaults were likely this spring.

Twitter targets terrorist accounts

posted: 02/07/2016 3:17 a.m. Discuss

WASHINGTON -- Twitter is now using spam-fighting technology to seek out accounts that might be promoting terrorist activity and is examining other accounts related to those flagged for possible removal, the company announced.

Taiwanese search for missing after quake

posted: 02/07/2016 3:08 a.m. Discuss

TAINAN, Taiwan -- Rescuers were searching today for people still missing after a powerful, shallow earthquake struck southern Taiwan before dawn Saturday, killing at least 19 people, injuring hundreds and causing a high-rise residential building to collapse.

To halt migrant rush, EU weighs aid to Macedonia

updated: 02/07/2016 3:05 a.m. Discuss

AMSTERDAM -- European Union nations anxious to stem the flow of asylum seekers entering through the Balkans are increasingly considering sending more help to nonmember Macedonia as a way to protect European borders instead of relying on EU member Greece.

Syrians mass outside Turkey

updated: 02/07/2016 3:04 a.m. Discuss

BEIRUT -- Turkey came under mounting pressure to open its border Saturday as tens of thousands of Syrians fleeing a government onslaught sought entry and the European Union called on Ankara to grant them refuge.

Vatican's sex-abuse committee asks victims' advocate to step aside

posted: 02/07/2016 3 a.m. Discuss

VATICAN CITY -- Pope Francis' sex-abuse advisory committee voted Saturday to sideline one of its members, an abuse survivor who had clashed with the commission over its mission.

N. Korea launches rocket, provoking international furor

posted: 02/07/2016 2:58 a.m. Discuss

SEOUL, South Korea -- North Korea today defied international warnings and launched a long-range rocket that the United Nations and others call a cover for a banned test of technology for a missile that could strike the U.S. mainland.

Isle of Man courts driverless-car firms

posted: 02/07/2016 2:52 a.m. Discuss

Phil Gawne, the transportation minister on the Isle of Man, is working 16-hour days on two projects rooted in radically different eras.

The world in brief

updated: 02/07/2016 2:51 a.m. Discuss

Join peace talks, four urge Taliban

Battle for Aleppo sends Syrians fleeing

updated: 02/06/2016 4:15 a.m. Comment 1

BEIRUT -- Thousands of Syrians rushed toward the Turkish border Friday, fleeing a fierce government offensive and intense Russian airstrikes near Aleppo, Syria's largest city.

Brazilian: Kiss risky for pregnant

posted: 02/06/2016 4:07 a.m. Discuss

RIO DE JANEIRO -- A top Brazilian health official warned pregnant women to think twice before giving a kiss as global measures mounted Friday against the Zika virus suspected of a link to birth defects.

Assange claims 'victory' after U.N. ruling

posted: 02/06/2016 4:05 a.m. Discuss

LONDON -- Julian Assange hailed as "a historic victory" a United Nations panel's call for the founder of WikiLeaks to be allowed to leave his embassy hideaway, where he has been holed up by British and Swedish authorities for more than three years.




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