Magnitude 8 quake hits Solomon Islands, tsunami possibleWELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) ? A magnitude 8 earthquake has hit the Solomon Islands and the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center says it could generate tsunami waves on nearby islands.
27 killed in latest India rail disaster
Rescuers battled to pull survivors Sunday from the wreckage of a train crash which killed at least 27 passengers in southern India, the latest in a series of disasters on the country's creaking rail network. "We can confirm the death toll has gone up to 27 and 50 people have been injured," J. P. Mishra, a spokesman for East Coast Railways, told AFP.
At least 23 killed, 50 injured as train derails in IndiaNEW DELHI (AP) ? At least 23 people were killed and 50 others injured after a passenger train derailed in southern India, railway officials said Sunday.
Families lobby Malaysian minister to resume search for MH370CANBERRA, Australia (AP) ? Relatives of passengers and crew aboard the missing Malaysian airliner plan to present the Malaysian transport minister in Australia with letters urging that the search resume.
Travel sector zooms in on lucrative gay market
The travel sector is jazzing up its offer for gay tourists, who tend to spend more than most when away from home, taking it beyond parties in sunny hubs like Ibiza. The trend was underscored at the Fitur tourism fair in Madrid, one of the world's largest, which wraps up on Sunday, where tourism boards plugged cultural attractions and nature activities to this market. Spain's western region of Extremadura for example featured posters promoting annual gay pride festivities in the city of Badajoz which began in response to homophobic comments made by a local politician.
Leonard scores 41, Spurs down Cavaliers 118-115 in overtime
CLEVELAND (AP) ? Kawhi Leonard scored a career-high 41 points, LaMarcus Aldridge had 16 points and 12 rebounds, and the San Antonio Spurs beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 118-115 in overtime on Saturday night despite missing starters Tony Parker and Pau Gasol.
Brexit: What we know
Britain is set to become the first European Union member to leave the bloc following a referendum last year in which a majority voted for Brexit. Prime Minister Theresa May has said Britain would leave the EU's single market and seek a new customs deal with the bloc. On June 23, 2016, Britons voted by 52 percent in favour to 48 percent against leaving the EU, although most voters in Scotland, Northern Ireland and London backed remaining part of the bloc.
'Droneboarding' takes off in Latvia
Two snowboarders gripping them glide across the ice, pulled along by the drone before performing a series of high-speed turns and slides. The drone prototype is the work of Latvian specialists Aerones and they are putting their invention through its paces, with up to four snowboarders being dragged across the ice at a time. "It seems to be a successful test," says Janis Putrams, 35, wearing a broad grin, not least because as Aerones CEO he is in charge of the enormous remote control unit used to steer the drone's flight.
Bogus bongs or bogus lawsuits? Pipe maker sues over fakes
In the rarefied world of high-end bong makers, Roor glass water pipes have long been smoked to impress. The status symbols are so sought after that some models command prices of $1,000. There's even a ...
Matthew Dellavedova, tennis player? Nope, it's his cousin