Dozens feared dead after Tanzanian ferry capsizes

Sept. 20 (UPI) -- Dozens are feared dead after a ferry carrying hundreds of passengers sunk in Tanzania's waters of Lake Victoria on Thursday. Rescue teams were able to save 102 people and recover five bodies after the MV Nyerere ferry capsized and sank around 2 p.m. The ferry was two hours into its trip from Ukerewe Island [...]

2018-09-20T21:56:07+00:00September 20th, 2018|

Iran, Lebanon take steps against Israel nuclear ‘threat’

By Sommer Brokaw  (0) Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah warned Israel Thursday that Lebanon's resistance movement has precision weapons and will use them if Israel wages war. File Photo by Al-Manar TV Grab/EPA-EFE Sept. 20 (UPI) -- The Iranian government asked the United Nations Thursday to censure Israel due to what Tehran perceives a significant nuclear [...]

2018-09-20T21:46:50+00:00September 20th, 2018|

Golf Digest profile helps release man wrongfully convicted 27 years ago

By Danielle Haynes  (0) From left to right, Georgetown professor Marc Howard, student Julie Fragonas, Valentino Dixon, student Isobella Goonetillake and Georgetown professor Marty Tankleff gather outside the Erie County courthouse after Dixon's release. Photo courtesy of Georgetown University Sept. 20 (UPI) -- It's not often sports journalists have an impact on the criminal justice system, [...]

2018-09-20T21:41:25+00:00September 20th, 2018|

New Mexico observatory closure stemmed from FBI child porn probe: documents

(Reuters) - The mysterious 11-day closure of a New Mexico solar observatory stemmed from an FBI investigation of a janitor suspected of using the facility’s wireless internet service to send and receive child pornography, federal court documents showed on Wednesday. The National Solar Observatory in Sunspot, New Mexico, was evacuated without public explanation on Sept. [...]

2018-09-20T02:17:49+00:00September 20th, 2018|

North Korea’s Kim agrees to inspections in bid to salvage nuclear talks

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea said on Wednesday it would permanently abolish its key missile facilities in the presence of foreign experts, the latest gesture by leader Kim Jong Un to revive faltering talks with Washington over his country’s nuclear program. Speaking at a joint news conference in Pyongyang, Kim and South Korean President Moon [...]

2018-09-19T13:31:17+00:00September 19th, 2018|

Amnesty says crackdown turns Egypt into an ‘open air prison’

CAIRO (Reuters) - Amnesty International on Wednesday accused Egypt’s government of mounting a crackdown on freedom of expression that had turned the country into an “open-air prison” for critics. The international human rights group said authorities had arrested at least 111 people since December for criticizing President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and Egypt’s human rights situation [...]

2018-09-19T13:17:41+00:00September 19th, 2018|

South Africa’s highest court gives green light to private use of cannabis

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa’s highest court on Tuesday allowed the private use of marijuana, upholding a lower court’s ruling that found the criminalization of cannabis was unconstitutional. Activists who include members of the Rastafarian movement and traditional healers greeted the ruling with loud applause. They have held marches over the years to demand that [...]

2018-09-19T12:58:42+00:00September 19th, 2018|

‘Vicious” needle scare now includes apples, bananas in……

By Nicholas Sakelaris  (0) Australian authorities said Tuesday a needle scare, which involves someone putting the sharp objects in strawberries, has grown to include possibly apples and bananas. File Photo by Stephen Shaver/UPI | License Photo Sept. 18 (UPI) -- The needle scare in Australia has grown worse -- moving from strawberries now possibly to apples and [...]

2018-09-19T12:50:13+00:00September 19th, 2018|

Kenya hospital under scrutiny after governor’s visit finds dead babies

By Ray Downs  (1) Nairobi Gov. Mike Sonko, left, visits a maternity hospital in the Kenyan capital after he received multiple complaints of negligence. Photo courtesy Gov. Mike Sonko/Facebook Sept. 19 (UPI) -- The governor of Nairobi, Kenya, is calling for drastic hospital reforms after he found 12 dead babies stuffed in bags and boxes during [...]

2018-09-19T12:42:27+00:00September 19th, 2018|

Philadelphia agrees to end ‘policing for profit’ civil forfeiture policy

By Ray Downs  (0) Philadelphia police secure a rooftop before the arrival of Barack Obama on October 11, 2008. Over the years, the city's law enforcement has been criticized for its high levels of asset forfeiture, including more than 23,000 Philadelphians since 2012. File Photo by John Anderson/UPI | License Photo Sept. 18 (UPI) -- Philadelphia officials [...]

2018-09-19T12:35:16+00:00September 19th, 2018|