MADRID—An Iranian supertanker with $130 million worth of light crude oil that the U.S. suspects is tied to a sanctioned organization left Gibraltar and was heading east into the Mediterranean Sea today, with its next destination reported to be Greece.
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BEAUFORT, S.C.—A South Carolina elementary is reopening for the first day of school despite a smouldering, toxic fire in a 50-foot trash pile at a nearby recycling centre.
News outlets report Beaufort County School District decided to open Okatie Elementary as scheduled today.
RICHMOND, Va.—Police in Virginia say more than 50 television sets have been mysteriously placed on front porches in a neighbourhood outside Richmond.
Henrico County police Lt. Matt Pecka said residents found older model televisions outside their front doors Sunday morning.
WELLINGTON, New Zealand—Scientists in New Zealand said yesterday they've found fossilized bones from an extinct monster penguin that was about the size of an adult human and swam the oceans some 60 million years ago.
They said the previously undiscovered species is believed to have stood about 1.6 metres (5 feet 2 inches) tall and weighed up to 80 kilograms (176 pounds).
DURHAM, N.C.—A tennis club for African American players that hosted International Tennis Hall of Famers Althea Gibson and Arthur Ashe is being honoured with a historic marker.
The North Carolina Highway Historical Marker was dedicated today at the site of the Algonquin Tennis Club, which was created in 1922 by the American Tennis Association.
BERLIN — A 9-year-old girl is suing a centuries-old Berlin boys choir, arguing that her bid to join was only rejected because of her gender.
The State and Cathedral Choir is one of the most renowned boys choirs in Germany, founded in 1465 by Fredrick II of Brandenburg. Over its 554 years, it has never admitted any girls.
PARIS — For Allied troops in Europe, D-Day was just the beginning of a long and bloody push toward victory over the Nazis.
Ten weeks after commemorating the 75th anniversary of the D-Day invasion in Normandy, France is paying tribute this week to Allied troops involved in another major, but often overlooked, military operation: landings on the Mediterranean coast.
BERLIN—A fugitive in Germany has been nabbed thanks to the help of angry wasps.
Oldenburg police said the unusual sting operation took place today after officers tried to arrest a 32-year-old man to serve an outstanding 11-month custodial sentence.
The suspect, whose name wasn't released, fled from police and jumped from a balcony straight into a wasps' nest.
BERLIN — A fugitive in Germany has been nabbed thanks to the help of angry wasps.
Oldenburg police said the unusual sting operation took place Monday after officers tried to arrest a 32-year-old man to serve an outstanding 11-month custodial sentence.
The suspect, whose name wasn’t released, fled from police and jumped from a balcony straight into a wasps’ nest.
BERLIN—Vienna subway travellers have decided that they don't want their train rides to be scented.
The Austrian capital's transport authority tried out four scents, including hints of green tea, grapefruit, sandalwood and melon, in the ventilation systems of four trains on two of the network's five lines last month.
It asked subway users to deliver their verdict online.