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Soyuz capsule blasts off for International Space Station

July 6, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

Service towers lift towards Russia’s Soyuz-FG booster rocket with the Soyuz MS space ship that will carry a new crew to the International Space Station, at the launch pad at the Russian leased Baikonur cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, Monday, July 4, 2016. The start of the new Soyuz mission is scheduled on Thursday, July 7. The Russian [&hellip...

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Study: Mexico’s junk-food tax cut purchases by 5.1 percent

July 5, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

In this Nov. 16, 1993, file photo, a street vendor sells chocolates in Mexico City. A study published Tuesday, July 5, 2016, shows that Mexico’s 8-percent tax on high-calorie snacks has been successful in reducing junk food purchases, but only by a...

Friend says suspect and US student scuffled after a robbery

July 5, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

This undated photo provided by the Solomon family shows Beau Solomon of Spring Green, Wis. Italian police detained a homeless man in the death of Solomon, whose body was found Monday, July 4, 2016, in the Tiber River in Rome. Solomon was last seen early...

Islamic State tightens grip on captives held as sex slaves

July 5, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

Clothing worn by a Yazidi girl enslaved by Islamic State militants, collected by a Yazidi activist to document Islamic State group crimes against the community, shown in this file photo taken May 22, 2016, in Dohuk, northern Iraq. The militants are tightening...

Amnesty documents ‘chilling’ abuses by armed groups in Syria

July 4, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

This file photo posted on the Twitter page of Syria’s al-Qaida-linked Nusra Front on April 1, 2016, shows fighters from al-Qaida’s branch in Syria, the Nusra Front, marching toward the northern village of al-Ais in Aleppo province, Syria....

Finland police hold 6 Cuban volleyball players in rape case

July 4, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

HELSINKI (AP) — Finnish police have released two members of Cuba’s national men’s volleyball team but are holding six others on suspicion of aggravated rape, an investigator said Monday. Police will request that a regional court on Tuesday order...

AP PHOTOS: Bodies of 7 Japanese return from Bangladesh

July 4, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida, third left, with other officials, bows in front of the coffins of the victims who were killed in the last weekend’s attack on a restaurant in Bangladeshi capital Dhaka, at Haneda Airport in Tokyo, Tuesday, July...

Venezuela ending power rationing after 2 months of cuts

July 1, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro says he is lifting electricity rationing that began more than two months ago because a drought had caused low water levels at the hydroelectric dam that provides most of the country’s...

China bus falls off expressway after tire bursts, killing 26

July 1, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

BEIJING (AP) — An overnight sleeper bus in northern China fell off an expressway into a ditch after a tire burst, killing 26 people, officials said. The government in the port city of Tianjin said Saturday that the bus with sleeping berths and carrying 30...

The Latest: Bangladesh forces move to free hostages in Dhaka

July 1, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

People help an unidentified injured person after a group of gunmen attacked a restaurant popular with foreigners in a diplomatic zone of the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka, Bangladesh, Friday, July 1, 2016. A group of gunmen attacked a restaurant popular with...