Glenn Close in 'Sunset Boulevard' to land on Broadway
Crews start dismantling French camp while migrants remain
CALAIS, France (AP) ? Crews in hard hats and orange jumpsuits on Tuesday started dismantling a makeshift camp in France that has become a symbol of Europe's migrant crisis while thousands of people remained there waiting to be relocated.
Islamist militants kill 61 in Pakistan police attack
Pakistan on Tuesday mourned the killing of at least 61 people in a brutal gun and suicide bomb assault on a police academy, the deadliest attack on a security installation in the country's history. "This attack was carried (out on the instructions of) Mullah Daud Mansour, close ally of Hakimullah Mehsud and head of Pakistani Taliban in Karachi," it said, adding that four fighters took part.
U.N. concerned about 'collective punishment' of Arabs in KirkukBy Samia Nakhoul and Michael Georgy ERBIL, Iraq (Reuters) - The United Nations voiced concern on Tuesday that Kurdish authorities had forced 250 Sunni Arab families to leave Kirkuk after an Islamic State attack on the Kurdish-controlled city, saying the move could be seen as collective punishment. Lise Grande, the UN humanitarian coordinator for Iraq, also said that the United Nations expects a mass exodus from Mosul - perhaps within the next few days - as Iraqi army prepares to storm the northern Iraqi city which is still home to over a million people. In the worst case scenario, Grande said it was also possible that Islamic State fighters who have controlled Mosul for more than two years could resort to "rudimentary chemical weapons" to hold back the impending assault.
Bollore executive says speed a factor in Cameroon derailment
By Mathieu Rosemain and Gwénaëlle Barzic PARIS (Reuters) - A train that derailed in Cameroon killing at least 79 people on Friday had recently had its number of carriages doubled and was travelling at twice the normal speed when it crashed, the chairman of the train operator's parent company told Reuters. Eric Melet, chairman of Bollore Africa Railways, a unit of French conglomerate Bollore Group which owns train operator Camrail, said the train was running at about 80 kilometres per hour (50 miles per hour) as it neared the station at Eseka. Melet confirmed that Camrail had recently doubled the size of the train to 16 carriages, with the permission of authorities, to accommodate extra passengers following the collapse of portion of a main highway on the same route.
US Obamacare insurance costs to jump 25 percent
Americans will see Obamacare health insurance costs jump an average of 25 percent next year, adding fuel to the US political firestorm over the system that Republicans have repeatedly tried to overturn. The big increase will be seen in the 38 states with federally-managed health care exchanges, according to a report released late Monday by the Department of Health and Human Services. Despite the sharp increase, far higher than in previous years, the report said "most consumers are experiencing below average increases," and face lower costs than insurance plans outside the system.
Vatican, Argentine church to open 'dirty war' archivesVATICAN CITY (AP) ? The Vatican and Argentina's bishops have finished cataloguing their archives from the country's "dirty war" and will soon make them available to victims and their relatives who have long accused the church of complicity with the military dictatorship.
Israeli killed by gunfire along Egyptian border: armyAn Israeli civilian was killed by gunfire along the border with Egypt on Tuesday, the Israeli military said. Egypt is battling an Islamist insurgency in the rugged and thinly populated Sinai peninsula bordering Israel, but incidents in recent years at the frontier have been rare.
Schwarber on Cubs' World Series roster; could start at DH
Manhunt for Oklahoma decapitation suspect continues
Authorities have been hunting for more than 24 hours for an Oklahoma man they say posted live videos to social media while running from police during a violent rampage that included shooting two police ...