Sydney ferry named Ferry McFerryface after 'Boaty' overruled

Australia Ferry McFerryface

SYDNEY (AP) — A new Sydney Harbor ferry will be christened Ferry McFerryface — Sydney’s second...


Surgeons remove worms, parasites from N. Korean soldier

South Korea Koreas Tension

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Surgeons treating a North Korean soldier who was severely wounded by gunfire while escaping to South Korea have removed dozens of parasites from his body, including presumed roundworms as long as 27 centimeters (11 inches), hospital officials said. The soldier, whose name...


Deaths in the fight against the Islamic State

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. Below is the number of U.S. military deaths since October 2014 and the names of U.S. troops killed recently in the fight against Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria, as announced by the Pentagon: Fatalities: 49 (13 in hostile actions) The latest deaths: Spec....


Ukraine quickly becoming world's most mined nation

Special To The Washington Post. MYRNA DOLYNA, Ukraine - In an overgrown minefield, Yulia Boiko kneels down and starts gardening. Years of war have caused weeds to grow high in the abandoned croplands of eastern Ukraine. Clad in flak jacket and face mask, she uses shears to snip back sun-scorched...


Palestinian president: US threat to close PLO's Washington office 'dangerous' for peace

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. JERUSALEM - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said Saturday he was “deeply surprised” by a U.S. threat to close the Palestinian Liberation Organization’s office in Washington unless it enters direct peace negotiations with Israel. He said a U.S. decision not to...


Zimbabweans say Mugabe must quit now, but more talks planned

Zimbabwe Political Turmoil

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Giddy with joy and finally free to speak out, vast throngs of demonstrators turned Zimbabwe’s capital into a carnival ground on Saturday in a peaceful outpouring of disdain for President Robert Mugabe and calls for him to quit immediately. Still clinging to his now-powerless...


Lebanon's embattled premier says he will return to Lebanon but confirms resignation

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. BEIRUT - Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri on Saturday said he will return to Lebanon to clarify his political position after abruptly resigning from Saudi Arabia two weeks ago, setting off fears of wider instability and raising questions about whether he had...


Thousands march in Zimbabwe to demand Mugabe step down after 37 years in power

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. HARARE, Zimbabwe - For the first time in decades, in a country where protests have often been violently dispersed, thousands of Zimbabweans marched through the streets of the capital demanding the resignation of their president, a swelling of public opposition that...


A submarine has vanished, launching a frantic search for 44 people on board

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. Argentine authorities are scrambling to find a three-decade-old submarine that suddenly stopped communicating during a routine mission Wednesday - an emergency authorities say could range from a fried electrical system to something much worse. The diesel-electric ARA...


Zimbabweans celebrate Mugabe's imminent exit at mass rallies

(c) 2017, Bloomberg. Tens of thousands of jubilant Zimbabweans joined rallies on Saturday to celebrate the imminent departure of President Robert Mugabe, the only leader they’ve known since independence in 1980. Mugabe triggered his own downfall by firing Emmerson Mnangagwa as his vice president...


Spain: Ex-Caracas mayor meets leader after fleeing Venezuela

APTOPIX Venezuela Fugitive Mayor

MADRID (AP) — The ousted mayor of Caracas pledged to spread his protest against Venezuela’s socialist government across the world as he arrived in Spain on Saturday, a day after escaping from house arrest and slipping past Venezuelan security forces into Colombia. Antonio Ledezma’s flight from...

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