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Boat with more than 450 people sinks in China's Yangtze
BEIJING (AP) -- A small cruise ship sank overnight in China's Yangtze River during a storm, leaving at least one person dead and nearly 450 people missing, most of them elderly, state media said Tuesday. Ten people were rescued, the state media reports said.... 6/2/2015 2:56 AM

Judge awards billions to Quebec smokers
MONTREAL (AP) -- A judge has awarded more than $15 billion Canadian (US$12 billion) to Quebec smokers in a case that pitted them against three giant tobacco companies. The case is believed to be the biggest class-action lawsuit ever seen in Canada.... 6/2/2015 2:48 AM

Sepp Blatter, FIFA facing more criticism this week
LONDON (AP) -- In the House of Commons, they're calling for Sepp Blatter's head. And even inside the FIFA president's own executive committee, there is the threat of resignation.... 6/2/2015 2:27 AM

The Latest on China Boat Sinking: 10 rescued, many missing
BEIJING (AP) -- 9:15 a.m. (0215 GMT)... 6/2/2015 2:27 AM

UN says gays are victims of violent abuse all over the world
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The U.N. human rights chief says in a new report that lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgender people are victims of "pervasive, violent abuse, harassment and discrimination" in all regions of the world and cites hundreds of hate-related killings.... 6/2/2015 2:23 AM

Argentine government rejects negotiations with holdout funds
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) -- Argentina's government is again rejecting negotiations with a group of hedge funds that hold some of the government's bonds, arguing that the U.S.-led group has created a tense environment by harassing the South American nation.... 6/2/2015 2:11 AM

Nicaragua says study finds canal 'viable'; no details public
MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) -- An environmental study has concluded a planned $50 billion canal across this Central American nation is "viable," officials said Monday, but without releasing details of the report.... 6/2/2015 1:54 AM

South Korea reports 2 deaths from MERS
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- South Korea on Tuesday confirmed the country's first two deaths from Middle East Respiratory Syndrome as it fights to contain the spread of the virus that has killed hundreds of people in the Middle East.... 6/2/2015 1:50 AM

Solar Impulse plane lands in Japan to wait out bad weather
TOKYO (AP) -- A solar-powered plane attempting to circle the globe without a drop of fuel made an unscheduled landing in Japan to wait out bad weather.... 6/2/2015 1:40 AM

UN official says Ebola will end in Sierra Leone in weeks
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The U.N. Ebola chief said Monday he believes "it's only a matter of weeks" before the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone ends, but stopping the deadly disease in Guinea will take more time because in some areas unsafe traditions still hold sway over what's good for people's health.... 6/2/2015 1:20 AM

Bahamas police probe deaths of 2 employees of cruise lines
NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) -- Bahamian authorities are investigating the deaths of two crew members on separate cruise ships that were in the islands' waters.... 6/1/2015 11:55 PM

Don't take a seat: Panel says you should stand for 2 hours
LONDON (AP) -- Are you sitting down? In that case, you should probably stand up before reading this.... 6/1/2015 10:51 PM

Iconic impressionist image by Manet up for sale at Sotheby's
LONDON (AP) -- One of the defining images of French impressionism is up for sale, as Sotheby's auctions Edouard Manet's "Le Bar aux Folies-Bergere."... 6/1/2015 10:48 PM

Central Bank of Nigeria executives arrested in $33m theft
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) -- Financial crime agents arrested 21 bankers including senior executives of the Central Bank of Nigeria for the theft of $33 million worth of defaced naira currency notes, Nigerian officials said Monday.... 6/1/2015 10:17 PM

Argentine police didn't use gloves in dead prosecutor's home
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) -- The lead investigator in the mysterious death of a prosecutor who had accused Argentina's president of wrongdoing came under sharp criticism Monday for a video showing police working without latex gloves where Alberto Nisman's body was found.... 6/1/2015 10:05 PM

Jewish protesters try to block Christian ritual at holy site
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israeli police say they forcibly removed dozens of Jewish protesters trying to prevent a Christian ritual from taking place at a holy site revered in both religions.... 6/1/2015 9:54 PM

Brazil students make art out of trash plucked off Rio shore
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- Forget pricey imported oil paints and exorbitant blocks of marble. Art students at a Brazilian university have taken advantage of one material they have in endless and free supply - trash - to create an exhibition that aims to draw attention to the fetid state of Rio de Janeiro's Guanabara Bay, where Olympic sailing events are to be held next year.... 6/1/2015 9:50 PM

Radical teachers vow to block Mexican midterm elections
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Members of a radical Mexican teachers union broke into or blockaded electoral offices in the southern state of Oaxaca on Monday amid threats to block this weekend's midterm elections.... 6/1/2015 9:36 PM

IS revamps recruitment, with savvy, professional broadcasts
PARIS (AP) -- The announcer with an American accent offers an upbeat roundup of the day's main headlines: Islamic State fighters seized control of a crucial Syrian city, extremists repelled Kurdish fighters despite coalition airstrikes, and two suicide bombers successfully carried out their missions.... 6/1/2015 9:26 PM

Obama: No military solution to Iran's nuclear program
JERUSALEM (AP) -- U.S President Barack Obama reached out to a skeptical Israeli public in an interview aired Monday saying that only an agreement, not military action, can prevent Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons.... 6/1/2015 9:16 PM



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