• Surfer critically injured by shark off southern Australia

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) — A surfer was in critical condition after a shark attacked him Saturday in southern Australia, police said. The 26-year-old man suffered "serious leg injuries" when he was attacked 40 kilometers (25 miles) south of Port Lincoln in South Australia state,...

  • TV: 2 dead, 100 injured in Bangladesh from Nepal quake

    Updated: 19 hr ago

    DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A TV report says that two people were killed and more than 100 injured in Bangladesh in an earthquake that originated in Nepal. Somoy TV station reported that one man was killed in the capital Dhaka and another in the northwestern district of Pabna on Saturday...

  • Social media a key battleground in Britain's election

    Updated: 19 hr ago

    LONDON (AP) — Once, election campaigning meant knocking on doors, organizing meetings and licking stamps. Now it also includes honing hashtags, rallying retweets and clicking "like." In Britain's close-fought races for Parliament, the battle online may be as important as the battle on...

  • Risk and worry await S. Korea work to lift doomed ferry

    Published: Sat, Apr 25, 2015

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Salvaging the corroded, 6,800-ton ferry Sewol from deep beneath a channel notorious for dangerous currents will be difficult, expensive and potentially risky. It will also be one more major headache for a government already reeling from accusations that its...

  • Starbucks: Computer outage fixed; stores to reopen Saturday

    Updated: 19 hr ago

    SEATTLE (AP) — A computer outage hit thousands of Starbucks stores Friday, and some gave away free drinks before many closed early to the dismay of caffeine-craving patrons. The company said the outage was resolved Friday night after several hours. It affected registers at 7,000...

  • Man arrested over drone at Japanese prime minister's office

    Updated: 19 hr ago

    TOKYO (AP) — Japanese police have arrested a man who admitted to landing a drone with low-level radioactive sand on the roof of the prime minister's office to protest the government's nuclear energy policy, officials said Saturday. Tokyo metropolitan police said Yasuo Yamamoto, 40,...

  • Insurgent mortar attack kills 5 civilians in Afghanistan

    Updated: 21 hr ago

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan provincial official says that at least five members of a family have been killed after an insurgent mortar struck their house in the country's east. Sarhadi Zwak, a spokesman for the provincial governor in Laghman province, said Saturday that the...

  • Jury convicts 3 of manslaughter Florida A&M hazing death

    Updated: 22 hr ago

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The last three defendants in the hazing death of a Florida A & M University drum major have been found guilty of manslaughter and felony hazing. A jury in Orlando on Friday deliberated for 2 ½ hours before convicting Benjamin McNamee, Darryl Cearnel and Aaron...

  • New video raises questions in 2013 Florida police shooting

    Updated: 22 hr ago

    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A Florida deputy's shooting of an unarmed black man nearly two years ago was under renewed scrutiny Friday following the emergence of a video. Dashboard camera video of the shooting of Dontrell Stephens was released Thursday as part of a joint...

  • Chinese feminist: Long hours of interrogations after release

    Updated: 23 hr ago

    BEIJING (AP) — One of five leading Chinese feminist advocates said she went through lengthy and verbally abusive interrogations after she was conditionally released in a case that has attracted international attention. Wu Rongrong, a 30-year-old advocate for women's rights, said in a...

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