Hong Kong court sees chilling video describing torture
HONG KONG (AP) ? A jury in Hong Kong watched chilling video Tuesday of a British banker describing how he tortured and killed an Indonesian woman he met in a bar, saying he repeatedly raped her and "tortured her badly."
Authorities poised to demolish Calais 'Jungle'
French authorities were poised on Tuesday to begin demolishing the notorious Calais "Jungle" camp that that has become a symbol of Europe's refugee crisis. Ahead of the operation to knock down the squalid slum, hundreds of migrants were queueing up in the pre-dawn darkness for buses to take them to housing sites around France. "Bye Bye, Jungle!" one group of migrants shouted as they hauled luggage through the muddy lanes of the shantytown where thousands of mainly Afghans, Sudanese and Eritreans had holed up, desperate to sneak into Britain.
4 killed on river rapids ride at Australian theme park
LEADING OFF: Cubs' Lester seeks more Series dominance
Here are 10 things to know going into the NBA seasonMIAMI (AP) ? The offseason is over. And only 1,230 games are left until the playoffs start.
Tokyo festival produces heartwarming trilogy of Asian filmsTOKYO (AP) ? Cannes-winning Brillante Mendoza is among the three directors tapped by the Tokyo International Film Festival to create "Reflections," a trilogy that depicts the intertwining of stories among Asian nations.
Cleveland's Ontario Street center of sports world Tuesday
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Iraqi forces battle IS in western town, far from Mosul
BAGHDAD (AP) ? Iraqi forces, backed by U.S.-led coalition airstrikes, are battling Islamic State militants for a third day in a remote western town, hundreds of kilometers (miles) to the south of the operation to retake Mosul.
Chinese firm issues US recall after massive cyberattackBEIJING (AP) ? A Chinese electronics maker has issued a recall for millions of products sold in the U.S. following a devastating cyberattack that took down websites including Twitter and Netflix, but has lashed out at critics who say its devices were at fault.
Four dead after Australia theme park accident: police
Four people were killed in an accident at a theme park on Australia's popular Gold Coast Tuesday, police said, with witnesses describing how "everyone was screaming" after a raft apparently flipped on a water-based ride. The Dreamworld theme park, which has over 40 rides and attractions, said at least three people died, but police said four were dead. "Four adults have been confirmed as being deceased," Queensland Police said in a statement, adding the incident involved a conveyor belt.