SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of — An unspecified number of North Koreans working at a Pyongyang-run restaurant overseas have escaped their workplace and will come to South Korea, South Korean officials said Tuesday.
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HANOI, Vietnam — President Barack Obama on Tuesday pressed Vietnam to allow greater freedoms for its citizens, arguing that better human rights would improve the communist country’s economy, stability and regional power.
CAIRO — A senior Egyptian forensics official says human remains recovered from the crash site of EgyptAir Flight 804 have burns on them and are “very tiny,” which suggests an explosion may have taken place in midair on board the aircraft.
LAGOS, Nigeria — Aid workers and parents of the girls who were kidnapped from a school in 2014 lashed out at the Nigerian government and military Thursday for their handling of the first of the so-called Chibok girls to escape the Islamic extremist group Boko Haram.
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.
HONOLULU — The last 50 wild donkeys on Hawaii’s Big Island will be rounded up to mark the final step in a six-year effort to get them in adoptive homes.
The donkeys are the last of more than 500 who were cast-offs from the early days of Hawaii coffee and agricultural plantations.
DEVADI VILLAGE, India — For two years the farmer was hopeful. He borrowed hundreds of thousands of rupees (thousands of dollars) to build a pipeline that connected a local dam to his fields of cotton and sugarcane. Two years ago the water stopped. The debts kept growing.
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.
CAIRO — An EgyptAir flight from Paris to Cairo with 66 passengers and crew on board crashed in the Mediterranean Sea off the Greek island of Crete early Thursday morning, Egyptian and Greek officials said.
Greek defence minister Panos Kammenos said EgyptAir flight 804 made abrupt turns and suddenly lost altitude just before vanishing from radar at around 2.45 a.m. Egyptian time.
BOSTON — Nearly six decades after 46 people died when the Andrea Doria sank to the sea floor following a violent collision with another ocean liner south of Nantucket, Massachusetts, explorers are preparing to do what 16 people have lost their lives attempting: get a good look at the wreckage.