JoAnn Yee

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Found At Sea: 30 Tons Of Hashish, On Fire

A fire aboard a cargo ship in the Mediterranean Sea was set in order to get rid of 30 tons of hashish, according to officials in Italy and Malta. Authorities had approached the Gold Star, a Tanzania-registered ship, for an inspection Friday afternoon. But members of the crew reportedly set fire to …

Australia: wildfires threaten homes near Sydney

Dozens of bushfires broke out in Australia on Tuesday with six firefighters injured battling fierce blazes in western Sydney that have destroyed at least two properties and left more under threat.<p>Some <b>60 fires erupted</b> in the country's most populous state of <b>New South Wales</b>, aided by temperatures …

911 call: George Zimmerman threatened me with gun, says wife

Shellie Zimmerman's 911 call has been released after her husband was detained by police following accusations that he threatened her and her father with a gun.<p>The estranged wife of a former neighborhood watchman acquitted of killing a black teenager <b>called police officers</b> Monday to report that her …

Insurgents arrested for Indian author killing

Two insurgents suspected of killing Sushmita Banerjee, an Indian author whose book about her struggle against the Taliban was turned into a film, have been arrested by Afghan police.<p>Banerjee, whose story was told in the film "Escape from Taliban", was pulled from her home by gunmen in the eastern …

Colorado Voters To Decide 2 Lawmakers' Fates In Recall Elections

Two prominent Democratic state senators could lose their jobs after lawmakers passed sweeping gun control laws following the theater shooting in Auro, Colo., and the Newtown school shooting in Connecticut. Gun rights activists collected enough signatures to force the historic recall elections.<p>The …

Erna Solberg replaces Jens Stoltenberg as Norway's prime minister as centre-right bloc takes power

Conservative Party leader Erna Solberg – nicknamed "Iron Erna" – will become Norway's new prime minister as the leader of a centre-right coalition government likely including an anti-immigration party.<p>Preliminary results from the oil-rich Nordic country's parliamentary elections shows the …

Japan dos and don'ts: etiquette tips for first-time travellers

Japan is warm and welcoming to travellers, but its unique culture can be as inscrutable as it is intriguing for the first-time visitor. To help create a faux-pas-free journey, arm yourself with a few of these handy etiquette tips before your trip: from when to bow and take your shoes off, to when …

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