AP PHOTOS: Indigenous beauty queen chosen in Ecuador
Greece's may impose small levy on bank ATM withdrawals: VaroufakisATHENS (Reuters) - Greece is considering imposing a small levy on bank ATM withdrawals to encourage use of credit cards, as part of a broader package of measures aimed at fighting tax evasion, the finance minister said on Tuesday.
Malaysian police reveal grim secrets of jungle trafficking camps
By Praveen Menon and Andrew R.C. Marshall BUKIT WANG BURMA, Malaysia (Reuters) - Malaysian police forensic teams, digging with hoes and shovels, on Tuesday began pulling out bodies from shallow graves found in abandoned jungle camps where an inter-governmental body said hundreds of victims of human traffickers may be buried. The Malaysian government said it was investigating whether local forestry officials were involved with the people-smuggling gangs believed responsible for nearly 140 such graves discovered around grim camps along the border with Thailand. The dense forests of southern Thailand and northern Malaysia have been a major stop-off point for smugglers bringing people to Southeast Asia by boat from Myanmar, most of them Rohingya Muslims who say they are fleeing persecution, and Bangladesh.
Bayliss appointed England head coach as Ashes loom
Australian Trevor Bayliss has been appointed as the new head coach of England, the England and Wales Cricket Board announced on Tuesday, with a daunting Ashes series looming. The 52-year-old former Sri Lanka coach succeeds the sacked Peter Moores, having been preferred to his compatriot Jason Gillespie, the Yorkshire coach, who was the initial favourite for the job.
Gunman, 1 other, killed in North Dakota Wal-Mart shootingGRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) ? Two people, including the gunman, died and another person was injured in a shooting early Tuesday at a Wal-Mart Supercenter store in Grand Forks, North Dakota, police said.
Cause of death of child in swing undetermined after autopsyBALTIMORE (AP) ? Further investigation and toxicology tests are needed to determine what caused the death of a Maryland child who was found dead in a park swing as his mother pushed him, authorities said.
Orders for durable goods drop 0.5 percent in AprilWASHINGTON (AP) ? Orders to U.S. factories for long-lasting manufactured goods fell slightly in April. But a category that reflects business investment climbed for a second month, a hopeful sign that this key sector is starting to revive.
Malaysian forensics teams dig up graves at traffickers' camp
BUKIT WANG BURMA, Malaysia (AP) ? Malaysian forensics teams exhumed a body from a shallow grave Tuesday at an abandoned jungle camp used by human traffickers, the first of what police predicted would be more grim findings as they search through a cluster of illicit hideouts near the border with Thailand.
US home prices rose at steady pace in March from year agoWASHINGTON (AP) ? U.S. home prices rose at a steady pace in March, pushed higher by a limited supply of houses for sale.
South African municipal wage talks face collapse - union
CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - South Africa's main municipal union, SAMWU, said on Tuesday wage talks with the body representing 278 local municipalities (SALGA) face imminent collapse following a disagreement by the parties during their negotiations.