A South Korean court sentenced the head of a ferry operator to 10 years in prison yesterday over an April ship sinking that killed more than 300 people, mostly teenage students.
Pope Francis has demanded a more just distribution of the world's bounty for the poor and hungry, telling a United Nations (UN) conference on nutrition that access to food is a basic human right that shouldn't be subject to market speculation and quests for profit.
A Philippine court convicted nine people for graft yesterday over a 1996 nightclub fire that killed 162 people, mostly students celebrating the end of the school year.
Tears and anger poured out for the dark-haired beauty who was to have flown to London on Wednesday to represent Honduras at the Miss World pageant, only to be found shot to death with her sister on a remote riverbank.
Some Buffalo-area schools were closed for the third consecutive day, yesterday, as the region digs out from lake-effect storms that have dumped more than five feet of snow on western New York.