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June 26, 2017 9:59 AM At least 6 dead after tourist boat sinks in Colombia; dozens missing

GUATAPE, Colombia (AP) -- A tourist boat packed with about 160 passengers for the holiday weekend capsized Sunday on a reservoir near the Colombian city of Medellin, leaving at least six people dead and 31 missing, officials said. Rescuers including firefighters and air force pilots in helicopters searched for survivors at the Guatape reservoir where 1

June 25, 2017 9:29 AM 9 bodies found after landslide buries scores in southwest China

Chinese crews recovered nine bodies and were still searching for 109 others Sunday, a day after a massive landslide buried a picturesque mountain village in the southwestern province of Sichuan. More than 2,500 rescuers with detection devices and dogs were looking for signs of life amid the rubble of massive boulders that descended on Xinmo village in Mao county 3

June 25, 2017 4:26 AM Hopes Fade in China for 118 Still Missing Day After Landslide

MAO COUNTY, China — Rescue workers in China searched for 118 people still missing more than 24 hours after a landslide buried a mountain village, with hopes fading on Sunday after 15 bodies were pulled out of the rock and mud during the first day of the search. A couple and their two-month-old baby were found alive in the hours after the massive landslide 5

June 24, 2017 8:24 AM 141 feared buried in landslide in Sichuan's Maoxin

Up to 46 homes destroyed by boulders after collapse of mountain side due to heavy rains in Xinmo in Maoxin county. More than 140 people are feared buried alive after torrential rain touched off a landslide in southwestern China, according to news agency reports. The landslide hit the village of Xinmo, in Maoxin county of Sichuan province, at about 6am local 4

June 19, 2017 9:28 AM Portugal's deadliest fire still rages after 62 people killed

PEDROGAO GRANDE, Portugal More than 1,000 firefighters were still battling Portugal's deadliest forest blaze on Monday after it killed at least 62 people over the weekend. Prime Minister Antonio Costa, who on Sunday visited Pedrogao Grande, a mountainous area about 200 kilometers (125 miles) northeast of Lisbon, called it the biggest human tragedy in Portugal 2

June 18, 2017 7:55 PM The Latest: Portugal mourns 61 fire deaths, fears more

Portugal's president says the country's pain "knows no end" as it mourns at least 61 people killed in the deadliest wildfire in memory. President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa says in a televised address to the nation that "it is a time of pain but also ... a time to carry on the fight" against the flames. Almost 24 hours after Saturday night's deaths, the blaze 4

June 17, 2017 3:05 AM Mosul's Old City Waits For Salvation Amid 'Death, Death, Death'

Mosul, Iraq: In the last square mile of Islamic State territory in this city, terrified families trapped in their basements are bracing for a final ferocious showdown. As many as 150,000 residents are crammed into Mosul's Old City, as Islamic State fighters fortify their positions in the warren of narrow streets and alleyways. With no safe drinking water 4

June 16, 2017 7:13 PM Mosul’s Old City waits for salvation amid ‘death, death, death’

MOSUL, Iraq — In the last square mile of Islamic State territory in this city, terrified families trapped in their basements are bracing for a final ferocious showdown. As many as 150,000 residents are crammed into Mosul’s Old City, as Islamic State fighters fortify their positions in the warren of narrow streets and alleyways. With no safe drinking 5

June 16, 2017 5:03 PM 6 alternative activities to consider on a rainy day

June/July each year is greeted with so many mixed feelings in Ghana. For some, it represents a time when their plants will be well watered to ensure a great yield. For others, the downpouring rains will render them homeless. No matter the side on which we are, it doesn’t stop the rains from pouring down when it has to. However, when rains start, our plans 3

June 16, 2017 9:21 AM Man on a Wire: Mike Pence’s Tightrope Act

He might be the most consequential vice president ever. He could well be the next commander in chief. And the one person in America he can’t have thinking about that is his boss. Right around the time Donald Trump was boarding Air Force One en route to Saudi Arabia, soon to escape a capital city obsessed with investigations into his campaign’s ties with Russia 4