TUNIS: At least 35 migrants were killed when their boat sank off Tunisia’s southern coast and 67 others were rescued by the coast guard, the Defence Ministry said on Sunday. The rescue operation was ongoing, the ministry said in a statement. The migrants were of Tunisian and other nationalities. Human traffickers increasingly use Tunisia as a launch pad for migrants heading to Europe as Libya’s coast guard, aided by armed groups, has tightened controls. Security officials said the boat was packed with about 180…
NEW YORK: New York is launching a new ferry service on May 1, offering a quicker and cheaper commute into Manhattan for hundreds of thousands of people traveling from the Bronx, Brooklyn and Queens. Mayor Bill de Blasio, a progressive-wing Democrat seeking re-election in November, dedicated the first of 20 new ferries on Monday, calling it "Lunchbox" -- a name chosen by elementary school children. Each boat can carry 150 passengers and will operate 365 days a year from 5:30am to 8:30pm on week days, and from 7:30am to…
WILMINGTON: Within weeks, two low-profile legal disputes may determine whether an unprecedented wave of bankruptcies expected to hit U.S. oil and gas producers this year will imperil the $500 billion pipeline sector as well.
ANKARA: Almost 40 people drowned and 75 were rescued after a boat carrying migrants to Greece sank off Turkey's western coast on Saturday, according to local officials and the Turkish Dogan news agency.
VANCOUVER: Five people have been confirmed dead and one missing after a whale-watching vessel carrying 27 sank off Canada's Pacific coast near Vancouver Island, coastguards said Sunday.
LONDON: Alarm bells rang across world markets on Monday as a near 9 percent dive in China shares and a sharp drop in the dollar and major commodities panicked investors.
PATURIA, Bangladesh: Sixteen people including a baby are confirmed dead and rescuers are still searching for missing passengers after a ferry collided with a cargo ship and sank Sunday in a Bangladesh river, officials said.