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Curse of Carnival Triumph cruise liner strikes again

A worker was also reported to be missing after strong winds tore through the shipyard.<p>The vessel was wrenched from its moorings at the BAE shipyard in Mobile, Alabama, by winds gusting up to 70mph. Two men were reported to have been thrown into the water from a nearby guard shack, but one was later …

North Korea nuclear threats prompt US missile battery deployment to Guam

The Pentagon ordered an advanced missile defence system to the western Pacific on Wednesday, as the US defence secretary, Chuck Hagel, declared that …

Bill Murray: The ESQ+A

The actor talks about inaccessibility and freedom, commitment and fatherhood. And Wes Anderson. And citrus fruit.<p><i>Published in the June/July 2012 issue</i><p><i>Friday, early evening in the basement of Murray's house in Charleston, South Carolina. Raab got into town around noon.</i><p><b>SCOTT RAAB:</b> Your name came up …

Texas On 'High Alert' After District Attorney's Killing

"Security is high this morning for both elected officials and employees" in Kaufman County, Texas, after the shooting deaths of District Attorney Mike McLelland and his wife Cynthina, KERA reports.<p>There's concern, as we reported Sunday, that the deaths may be related to the Jan. 31 killing of …

China cracks down on 'magic' car licence plates

China's attempts to curb what is seen as widespread corruption, particularly among the armed forces, is being extended to the car park.<p>BMWs, Audis and even Bentleys with a military licence plate and senior officers at the wheel have become an increasingly common sight in the streets of China's …

Mexican drug cartels move deeper into US to tighten grip on narcotics market

Mexican drug cartels whose operatives once rarely ventured beyond the US border are dispatching some of their most trusted agents to live and work …

White supremacist group linked to killing of Texas district attorney

A Texas prosecutor and his wife who were shot dead over the weekend may have been the targets of a white supremacist group, a US congressman said on …

Camp Nama: British personnel reveal horrors of secret US base in Baghdad

British soldiers and airmen who helped to operate a secretive US detention facility in Baghdad that was at the centre of some of the most serious …

Burmese snap up first private newspapers in 50 years

Privately owned daily newspapers have hit newsstands for the first time in 50 years in Burma, where a state monopoly on the daily press once kept …