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Costa Concordia captain sentenced to 16 years in prison

February 12, 2015 • World NewsComments (0)

Francesco Schettino arrives to attend his trial at the Grosseto court, Italy, Wednesday, Feb.11, 2015. Whatever verdict is delivered in the trial of the Italian sea captain for the shipwreck of the Costa Concordia cruise liner and for the deaths of 32 people, survivors and victims’ families already are wondering if justice will be done. [&hellip...

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Asian stocks higher on Greek debt deal hope

February 11, 2015 • World NewsComments (0)

FILE – This Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014, file photo, shows the facade of the New York Stock Exchange. Stocks were mostly higher on Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015, despite losses in Asia, as investors monitor a standoff between Greece and its creditors that threatens...

AP Photos: Pitito, Peru’s oldest clown, keeps joking at 91

February 10, 2015 • World NewsComments (0)

In this Feb. 7, 2015 photo, veteran clown Ricardo Farfan, popularly known as “Pitito,” puts on his costume as he prepares to perform at his 91st birthday party inside his home in Lima, Peru. Farfan started working as a clown and circus performer...

Asian stocks lower amid concern over Greece

February 10, 2015 • World NewsComments (0)

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange in New York, Monday, Feb. 9, 2015. U.S. stocks are opening lower, following declines in overseas markets on weak Chinese trade data and more worries about Greece’s finances. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)...

Ukraine president pushes for fast cease-fire, defensive arms

February 8, 2015 • World NewsComments (0)

Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko holds Russian passports claiming they are proof of the presence of Russian troops in Ukraine as he addresses the 51. Security Conference in Munich, Germany, Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015. The conference on security policy...

Pope’s sex abuse commission alarmed by spanking comment

February 8, 2015 • World NewsComments (0)

Cardinal Sean Patrick O’Malley arrives for a meeting of a Vatican commission on sex abuse, at the Vatican, Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015. Members of Pope Francis’ sex abuse commission have sharply criticized his remarks that it was OK for parents to...

Islamic State says airstrike killed US hostage, US skeptical

February 7, 2015 • World NewsComments (0)

CORRECTS PHOTO CREDIT TO JO. L. KEENER In this May 30, 2013, photo, Kayla Mueller is shown after speaking to a group in Prescott, Ariz. A statement that appeared on a militant website commonly used by the Islamic State group claimed that Mueller was killed in...

Both TransAsia plane engines lost power before Taiwan crash

February 7, 2015 • World NewsComments (0)

Relatives from mainland China react as they watch divers recover bodies at the site of a commercial plane crash in Taipei, Taiwan, Friday, Feb. 6, 2015. TransAsia Airways Flight 235 clipped a bridge shortly after takeoff and crashed into a river in the...

Taiwan plane crash survivor says engine ‘did not feel right’

February 6, 2015 • World NewsComments (0)

The main fuselage from TransAsia Airways Flight 235 is hoisted away in Taipei, Taiwan, Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015. The commercial plane, with 58 people aboard, clipped a bridge shortly after takeoff and crashed into a river in the island’s capital of Taipei...

Rocket fire kills at least 5 near hospital in Donetsk

February 5, 2015 • World NewsComments (0)

In this screen shot made available by RU-RTR, medical personnel look out of a door of clinic 27, damaged after shelling, in Donetsk, Ukraine, Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015. Heavy shelling in the rebel stronghold of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine on Wednesday afternoon...