18 children, 1 man die in train-bus crash in India

HYDERABAD (AP):Eighteen children were killed yesterday when a train crashed into their school bus at an unmanned railroad crossing in southern India, police said.The bus driver also died while another 20 children ages 7 to 14 were injured and...

French minister: Missing plane probably crashed

PARIS (AP):France's foreign minister says the Air Algerie flight that has gone missing over Mali has "probably crashed".Laurent Fabius says "no trace" of the plane has been found.

Pope meets with Christian sentenced to death for faith

ROME (AP):Pope Francis met privately yesterday with a Sudanese woman who refused to recant her Christian faith in the face of a death sentence, blessing the woman as she cradled her infant born just weeks ago in prison.The Vatican characterised the...

Honduran families deported back to a bleak future

TOCOA (AP):Elsa Ramirez already had lost two brothers to violence in this remote Caribbean region when co-workers handling clandestine cocaine flights from South America murdered her husband four months ago.Then the killers came looking for her.Ramirez...

Ryan proposes streamlining anti-poverty programmes

WASHINGTON (AP):Republican Paul Ryan proposed a new plan yesterday to merge up to 11 anti-poverty programmes into a single grant programme for states that he said would allow more flexibility to help lift people out of poverty...

Muslim leader issues 'threat'

PORT-OF-SPAIN (CMC):The Trinidad and Tobago government says "all usual systems remain in place to deal with any or all threats to public safety" after the leader of the Jamaat Al Muslimeen group, Yasin Abu Bakr, said he was not prepared to "accept"...

More older persons contracting HIV/AIDS

BRIDGETOWN (CMC):There has been an increase in the number of elderly persons contracting HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases as they venture outside the home seeking romantic encounters, says Cephus Sealey, chairman of the National...

Murder rate up, overall serious crime down

GEORGETOWN (CMC):The Guyana police force is reporting an increase in the number of murders since the start of the year when compared to the same period in the previous year.As of July 21, there were 79 murders recorded in comparison to 67 for the same...

Antiguan 'most wanted' arrested

MIAMI (CMC):The United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) agency says its enforcement and removal operations (ERO) officers have arrested an Antiguan national who was one of their most wanted fugitives.Dorn Vacklyn Webster, 53, was...

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