BEIJING — China’s top general urged Japan to speed up the disposal of leftover World War II chemical weapons on Thursday, a day before President Barack Obama is to visit a Japanese city destroyed by a U.S. nuclear bomb.
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BANGKOK — A Thai man is recovering from a bloody encounter with a 3-meter (10-foot) python that slithered through the plumbing of his home and latched its jaws onto his penis as he was using a squat toilet.
DAYTON, Ohio — A solar-powered airplane has landed in Pennsylvania, about 17 hours after it took off from the Ohio hometown of America aviation pioneers Wilbur and Orville Wright.
EDMONTON — Officials say about 1,000 additional fire crews from across Canada, the United States and South Africa will be joining the fight this week against a massive wildfire near Fort McMurray.
Alberta wildlife official Chad Morrison said Tuesday the blaze continues to move northeast away from communities and oil sands facilities in northern Alberta.
AMITE, La. — A Louisiana chapter of the NAACP wants a school superintendent and three school board members to resign after a high school valedictorian was blocked from participating in graduation for refusing to shave his beard.
NEW DELHI — India has successfully tested its first small space shuttle as part of its efforts to make low-cost reusable spacecraft.
The Indian Space Research Organization said the shuttle lifted off on a rocket from a launch pad in southern India on Monday and completed a successful 13-minute test flight.
NEW YORK—During a visit last Friday with a frail Morley Safer, Tom Brokaw exchanged memories with him about fellow journalists Ben Bradlee, Don Hewitt, and others who had died.
“All the great ones are gone,” Safer said quietly to Brokaw, the veteran NBC newsman recalled.
“I said, ‘No, Morley, you’re still with us.’”
Yesterday, Safer’s death at age 84 swelled the loss.
KOCHVILLE TOWNSHIP, Mich. — A Michigan man is facing charges after a stripper was paid with a counterfeit $100 bill following a lap dance.
Stephen Gidcumb is charged with intentionally passing counterfeit notes. Police tell The Detroit News that fake bills were mixed in with real $100 bills.
CAIRO — An Egyptian army spokesman says plane wreckage has been found 290 kilometres from Alexandria.
EgyptAir flight 804 disappeared from the radar early Thursday while carrying 66 passengers and crew from Paris to Cairo. The passengers included two unidentified Canadians.
WARSAW, Poland — A spokesman for the Auschwitz Museum says a Polish-made golden ring and chain have been found hidden under the false base of an enameled mug that must have belonged to a victim of the Nazis’ death camp.