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June 26, 2017 11:05 AM Horrifying video shows tourist boat sinking in minutes with scores on board

It began as a typical, carefree holiday weekend at the popular Colombian tourist destination, a scenic reservoir surrounded by mountains and greenery that draws throngs every weekend for fishing, water sports and all-inclusive boat cruises. But at about 2 p.m. Sunday on the El Peñol-Guatapé reservoir near Medellin, Colombia, one of these boat cruises

June 26, 2017 10:39 AM Pakistan raises death toll to 157 from fuel truck fire

MULTAN, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan's prime minister cut short a trip abroad to rush to the side of victims of a massive fuel tanker fire as authorities on Monday raised the death toll from the blaze to 157. The truck, carrying some 25,000 liters (6,600 gallons) of gasoline, was traveling from the southern port city of Karachi to Lahore, the Punjab provincial 1

June 26, 2017 10:35 AM Mosul battle to end in days as troops advance in Old City: Iraqi general

MOSUL, Iraq The battle to take full control of Mosul from Islamic State will be over in a few days and an attempted fight-back by the militants failed, an Iraqi general told Reuters on Monday. "Only a small part remains in the city, specifically the Old City," said Lieutenant General Abdul Ghani al-Assadi, commander of the Counter Terrorism Service (CTS) 1

June 26, 2017 10:35 AM Battle for Mosul: Iraq forces repel IS counter-attack

Iraqi forces have repelled counter-attacks by so-called Islamic State (IS) as they push the group into a corner of Mosul's Old City. IS deployed large numbers of suicide bombers in different parts of the northern city but the affected areas were quickly brought under control, Iraqi officials say. The operation to retake Mosul, seized by IS in 2014, began 1

June 26, 2017 9:29 AM NPP youth wing in Walewale asked to remain calm

The irate party youth, who were incensed by the announcement of a new DCE for the West Mamprusi District, went on the rampage last Friday evening at Walewale, the district capital, destroying some property of the party in the process. The angry youth attacked the constituency office of the party and the Bawumia Youth Centre, destroying property in the two offices 1

June 26, 2017 8:41 AM Pakistan PM visits victims as tanker blaze death toll rises to 157

The truck, carrying some 6,600 gallons (25,000 litres) of gasoline, was travelling from the southern port city of Karachi to Lahore, the Punjab provincial capital, when the driver lost control and crashed on a highway outside the town of Bahawalpur early on Sunday. Alerted by an announcement over a mosque loudspeaker that an overturned tanker was leaking 1

June 26, 2017 7:14 AM 6 bodies yet to be identified after fatal dawn accident

More than 6 bodies in yesterday’s dawn accident at Dikpa near Tinga in the Bole District of the Northern Region are yet to be identified by relations according to police in the area. Ten persons including Corporal Jakper B. Yamdauk of the Ghana Police Service with service Number No. 47593 G/L died during the road accident at about 2:30 am on Sunday June 25, 2017. Bole District 1

June 26, 2017 5:33 AM Fighting intensifies in Syrian Golan Heights

Southern Quneitra province hit by deadly clashes between Assad's forces and opposition fighters amid Israeli strikes. Fighting between Syrian government forces and opposition fighters has intensified in the Quneitra province in the country's south, situated in the roughly 30 percent of the Golan Heights under Syrian control. More than a dozen people 1

June 26, 2017 5:31 AM 'Save youth from falling victim to drug addiction'

LAHORE: The International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking will be observed today (Monday) around the world, including Pakistan, to raise awareness about the impact of drug abuse and illicit trafficking of drugs. The Drug Advisory Training Hub - a project of the Youth Council for Anti Narcotics (YOCFAN) - organised different activities 2

June 26, 2017 4:05 AM Israel pushes back at Syrian war spillover

Repeated Israeli airstrikes in Syria over the weekend challenge the delicate balance Israel needs to strike in Syria’s ongoing civil war — showing a willingness to retaliate when fighting spills onto its territory while not aiding jihadi rebels trying to overthrow President Bashar Assad’s regime. The Israeli military said yesterday it attacked a series 2