Ferry firm head gets 10 years over sinking

A South Korean court sentenced the head of a ferry operator to 10 years in prison yesterday over an April ship sinking that killed more than 300 people, mostly teenage students.

Pope demands just distribution of food

Pope Francis has demanded a more just distribution of the world's bounty for the poor and hungry, telling a United Nations (UN) conference on nutrition that access to food is a basic human right that shouldn't be subject to market speculation and quests for profit.

Nine convicted for 1996 Manila disco fire that killed 162

A Philippine court convicted nine people for graft yesterday over a 1996 nightclub fire that killed 162 people, mostly students celebrating the end of the school year.

Tears, anger pour for slain Miss Honduras, sister

Tears and anger poured out for the dark-haired beauty who was to have flown to London on Wednesday to represent Honduras at the Miss World pageant, only to be found shot to death with her sister on a remote riverbank.

Buffalo-area schools closed for three days

Some Buffalo-area schools were closed for the third consecutive day, yesterday, as the region digs out from lake-effect storms that have dumped more than five feet of snow on western New York.

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