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Seven hundred people are feared to have drowned when a fishing boat smuggling migrants to Europe capsized off Libya, the U.N.'s refugee agency said Sunday, in what could be the deadliest Mediterranean migrant disaster yet.

Only 28 people survived the capsize, UNHCR spokeswoman Carlotta Sami told the Skytg24 news channel…

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Kris Bryant got an RBI single for his first major league hit and reached base five times Saturday as the Chicago Cubs beat the San Diego Padres 7-6 in 11 innings in Major League Baseball.

A day after the prized prospect went 0 for 4 with three strikeouts in his…

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The Pentagon plans to exhume and try to identify the remains of nearly 400 sailors and Marines killed when the USS Oklahoma sank in the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor.

The ship capsized after being hit by nine torpedoes during the Dec 7, 1941, attack. Altogether, 429 sailors and Marines…

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The jumbo jet, for many years the workhorse of modern air travel, could be close to running out of runway.

Last year, there were zero orders placed by commercial airlines for new Boeing 747s or Airbus A380s, reflecting a fundamental shift in the industry toward smaller, twin-engine planes. Smaller planes…

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Japan took a hard line on defending its rice market in trade talks with the United States, as ministers prepared for negotiations that could pave the way for a broader trans-Pacific trade deal.

Access to Japan's farm market and the U.S. car market remain obstacles to a bilateral deal, vital…

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Ringo Starr was ushered into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with a little help from one of his famous friends.

The mop-topped drummer who kept the beat for the Beatles, Starr was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a solo artist on Saturday night…

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President Jacob Zuma on Saturday pleaded with foreigners to stay in South Africa as he cancelled a state visit to Indonesia to deal with a wave of deadly xenophobic violence at home.

Three weeks of escalating anti-foreigner violence in South Africa have claimed at least six lives and forced more…

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Militiamen loyal to Yemen's exiled president besieged an air base Saturday once crucial to the U.S. drone program targeting al-Qaida militants in the country, trying to dislodge the Shiite rebels holding the complex, a spokesman said.

Qa'ed Nasser, a spokesman for the pro-Hadi militia, said his fighters launched several attacks…

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Nineteen people were killed in Thursday night's attack on a Cameroonian village by Nigeria-based Boko Haram militants, a security source said in an updated toll, adding that most of the victims were beheaded.

"The final toll from this attack is 19 dead, with a majority of the victims decapitated," a…

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Hundreds of protestors clashed with police in Seoul on Saturday after families of the victims of South Korea's ferry disaster were prevented from marching to the president's residence.

An crowd of about 3,000 forced their way through police barricades in their attempt to join a group of some 50 other…

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