Death toll in migrant shipwreck off Egypt rises to 202
Thirty-three bodies were recovered on Tuesday as a wreck of boat that sank off Egypt last week with hundreds of migrants aboard was lifted from the depths, raising the confirmed death toll to 202, a local official said. Rescue workers and fishermen said they had rescued at least 169 people, but uncertainty remains over how many might still be missing. Regional governor Mohamed Sultan said the number of bodies recovered was "almost final" but rescue workers were still looking for human remains at sea.
Wall Street rises as tech, discretionary stocks gain
The consumer discretionary index rose 0.88 percent after a report showed that the consumer confidence index for September rose to its highest level in nine years. "The number came in much better than expected, so consumer stocks seem to be catching a bit after having a hard time for probably a month or two," said Mark Spellman, portfolio manager at Alpine Funds in New York. The Nasdaq Composite was up 39.57 points, or 0.75 percent, at 5,297.06.
Study: Earth's roughly warmest in about 100,000 yearsA new study paints a picture of an Earth that is warmer than it has been in about 120,000 years, and is locked into eventually hitting its hottest mark in more than 2 million years. As part of her doctoral ...
AP Exclusive: New film academy members talk #OscarsSoWhite
The newest members of the film academy say the #OscarsSoWhite crisis inspired them to seek membership. At a private reception Monday for the latest academy inductees, actors Chadwick Boseman and Rita Wilson ...
Man plucked from life boat after week at sea reaches Boston
South African official blames students for worker's death
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Zimbabwe police fire teargas on street vendors
Zimbabwe police fired teargas at stone-throwing vendors resisting removal from city streets on Tuesday in the latest flare-up of protests against President Robert Mugabe's 36-year rule. Army trucks and tankers joined Harare's regular municipal police in a drive against the hawkers, pursuing them through the streets of the capital while firing teargas and water canons. Such vendors see the city streets as key markets and have over the years refused to be moved from the central business district.
Gabon's President Bongo sworn in after disputed election
LIBREVILLE, Gabon (AP) ? Gabon's President Ali Bongo Ondimba has been sworn in for a second seven-year term keeping his family's dynasty in place for decades after winning re-election by a slim margin in a disputed vote.
Colombia embarks on path to peace with historic accord