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Divers comb capsized China ship, death toll jumps to 18

An aerial view shows rescue workers searching on the sunken ship at Jianli section of Yangtze RiverBy John Ruwitch and Megha Rajagopalan JIANLI, China (Reuters) - Scores of divers searched a capsized ship in the Yangtze River on Wednesday for more than 400 missing people, many of them elderly tourists, as the death toll in what could be China's worst shipping disaster in almost 70 years jumped to 18. State television showed rescuers, some standing on the upturned hull of the Eastern Star cruise ship, working through the night. The Yangtze search area has been expanded up to 220 km (135 miles) downstream, state television said, suggesting that many bodies could have been swept far away from where the ship foundered in the rain-swollen river.


Date Posted : Wed, 03 Jun 2015 00:48:55 -0400
U.S. says 10,000 Islamic State militants killed in nine-month campaign

Smoke raises behind an Islamic State flag after Iraqi security forces and Shiite fighters took control of Saadiya from Islamist State militantsMore than 10,000 Islamic State fighters have been killed since the international coalition started its campaign against the militant group nine months ago in Iraq and Syria, U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Wednesday. Speaking after the coalition met in Paris, he said there had been a great deal of progress in the fight against Islamic State but that the group remained resilient and capable of taking the initiative. "We have seen a lot of losses within Daesh since the start of this campaign, more than 10,000," Blinken said on France Inter radio, using a mildly derogatory term for Islamic State.


Date Posted : Wed, 03 Jun 2015 02:58:06 -0400
Allies back Iraq plan against ISIS, Baghdad seeks more help

French President Hollande greets Iraq's Prime Minister al-Abadi as he arrives at the Elysee Palace in ParisBy John Irish and Marine Pennetier PARIS (Reuters) - Western and Arab states carrying out air strikes on Islamic State fighters backed on Tuesday Iraq's plan to retake territory from the jihadist movement after being accused by the Iraqi premier of not doing enough to help Baghdad push back the insurgents. Around 20 coalition ministers met Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi in Paris, in part to persuade his Shi'ite Muslim-led government to repair relations with Iraq's Sunni minority to strengthen its campaign against the Sunni Islamic State, also known as ISIS. Despite a show of unity, Abadi appeared to reject suggestions that Baghdad was paying insufficient attention to reconciliation with Sunni.


Date Posted : Tue, 02 Jun 2015 15:15:34 -0400
Syrian insurgent advances put Assad under pressure

A rebel fighter takes position behind sandbags in Aleppo's Al-Ezaa neighbourhoodBy Sylvia Westall BEIRUT (Reuters) - Steady advances by insurgents on key fronts in Syria mean President Bashar al-Assad is under more military pressure than at any point in the four-year-old war. Losses in the north, east and south to groups including al Qaeda's Syrian arm and Islamic State may test Assad's hold over western parts of the country that are the most crucial to his survival. After his loss of Palmyra, a symbolic and militarily strategic city, and nearly all of Idlib province, he appears to be circling his wagons more closely to a western region that includes Damascus, Homs, Hama and the coast.


Date Posted : Tue, 02 Jun 2015 11:39:09 -0400
Myanmar needs to treat Rohingya as citizens: U.S.

A Rohingya child plays with balloons at a temporary shelter in Kuala Cangkoi, Lhoksukon, Aceh province, IndonesiaJAKARTA (Reuters) - Myanmar's government needs to treat minority Rohingya Muslims as citizens to solve the root cause of the migrant crisis in Southeast Asia, U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Anne Richard said on Wednesday. "Rohingyas need to be treated as citizens of Burma," Richard told reporters at a press briefing in Jakarta. "They need papers to show that. Richard said she expects Myanmar to bring a boat holding over 700 migrants to land on Wednesday. Myanmar's navy found the boat crammed with people on Friday but has kept it offshore since then. ...


Date Posted : Tue, 02 Jun 2015 22:26:21 -0400
Leader in Afghan north dismisses Kabul government as a 'show'

Governor of Mazar-i-Sharif Atta Mohammad Noor speaks during an interview in Mazar-i-SharifBy Kay Johnson and Paritosh Bansal MAZAR-I-SHARIF, Afghanistan (Reuters) - Atta Mohammad Noor, a powerful governor in northern Afghanistan, visited a local amusement park last week and grabbed a video arcade gun. Firing on fictional aliens made a break from the frequent target of his ire: the government in Kabul. Noor, a former general hardened in wars against the Soviets and Taliban but now suited and affluent, complains of a lack of leadership by President Ashraf Ghani and is angry his warnings of rising militant violence in the north were not heeded.


Date Posted : Tue, 02 Jun 2015 20:03:06 -0400
Thai army officer surrenders in human trafficking probe

Senior adviser to the Royal Thai Army Lt. Gen. Manas Kongpaen, center, arrives at the police headquarters in Bangkok, Thailand, Wednesday, June 3, 2015. A senior Thai army officer has turned himself in over his alleged involvement in a human trafficking scandal, marking the first arrest of a military official since the investigation started last month. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)BANGKOK (AP) — A senior Thai army officer turned himself in Wednesday to face charges over his alleged involvement in a human trafficking scandal that included people from Thailand, Myanmar and Malaysia, marking the first arrest of a military official since authorities launched a widening probe last month.


Date Posted : Wed, 03 Jun 2015 03:10:44 -0400
Kenya fight against Shebab shifts to its own backyard

A Kenya Defence forces soldier walks past the front entrance of Moi University Garissa on April 3, 2015 after a massacre of students by Somalia's Al-Qaeda-linked Shebab fightersFrom hit and run attacks and massacres to a shopping trip, Somali-led Shebab militants are on the march in northeastern Kenya. With large numbers of troops in southern Somalia but seemingly unable to effectively police its own outer regions, Kenya must react quickly to stop the al-Qaeda-affiliated Islamists from gaining significant ground and finding a new generation of recruits, Western security officials say. "The Somalia theatre is no longer of interest to the Shebab," a Western security source told AFP.


Date Posted : Wed, 03 Jun 2015 03:07:16 -0400
The Latest on China Boat Sinking: Foreign reporters at site

Rescuers work on the capsized ship, center, on the Yangtze River in central China's Hubei province Wednesday, June 3, 2015. Hopes dimmed Wednesday for rescuing more than 400 people still trapped in a capsized river cruise ship that overturned in stormy weather, as hundreds of rescuers searched the Yangtze River site in what could become the deadliest Chinese maritime accident in decades. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)2:30 p.m. (0630 GMT)


Date Posted : Wed, 03 Jun 2015 03:04:14 -0400
Top Asian News at 7:00 a.m. GMT
JIANLI, China (AP) — Hopes dimmed Wednesday for rescuing more than 400 people still trapped in a capsized river cruise ship that overturned in stormy weather, as hundreds of rescuers searched the Yangtze River site in what could become the deadliest Chinese maritime accident in decades. Chinese state broadcaster CCTV reported that 18 bodies had been pulled from the boat, which was floating with a sliver of its hull jutting from the grey river water about 36 hours after it capsized. A total of fourteen people have been rescued, but the vast majority of the 456 people on board, many of them elderly tourists, were unaccounted for.
Date Posted : Wed, 03 Jun 2015 03:02:46 -0400
Once bustling Niger border town in lockdown over Boko Haram

French soldiers of Barkhane operation patrol in Diffa, south-eastern Niger, a city-turned-garrison near the border with Boko Haram' bastion in Nigeria, where the security measure is aimed at preventing new deadly attacksA soldier in fatigues furiously pedals his bicycle through the alleyways of Diffa, puffing away after the biggest town in southeast Niger banned motorcycles -- vehicle of choice of jihadists. Situated on the border with northeastern Nigeria, the heartland of Boko Haram insurgents, Diffa is on high alert since it was attacked in February. Dozens of rusting two-wheelers also lie abandoned on the road linking Bosso -- which also came under Boko Haram assault -- and Malam Fatori, a Nigerian town across the border retaken from the militants in April.


Date Posted : Wed, 03 Jun 2015 02:59:03 -0400
Greek PM heads to Brussels to present latest deal proposal

Greece's Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras leads a meeting at the Education Ministry in Athens, Tuesday, June 2, 2015. Tsipras says Greece has submitted a proposal for an agreement with its creditors, as Athens seeks a deal that will to unlock desperately needed rescue money. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is heading to Brussels Wednesday to discuss his radical-left government's proposal for a long-delayed deal with Greece's creditors that Athens hopes will unlock vitally needed bailout funds.


Date Posted : Wed, 03 Jun 2015 02:43:25 -0400
'African Davos' to focus on continent's upbeat economic future

The new president of the African Development Bank (AfDB) Akinwumi Adesina smiles on May 28, 2015 in Abidjan following his election at the AfDB annual meetingGrowing optimism over Africa's economic future is set to draw more than 1,250 delegates from governments and international corporations Wednesday to the three-day "African Davos" in Cape Town, the World Economic Forum said. The offshoot of the annual WEF meeting in the Swiss resort of Davos, which brings public and private business leaders together, is celebrating its 25th anniversary with an upbeat outlook as growth across Africa outstrips the global average. "The record levels of participation at this year's gathering can be seen to reflect both an optimism in the economic prospects of the region and an unprecedented commitment... to pursue public-private cooperation," the WEF said.


Date Posted : Wed, 03 Jun 2015 02:37:51 -0400
S. Korea test-fires missiles that can strike all of N. Korea
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea says it has successfully test-fired two domestically built ballistic missiles that can hit all of North Korea.
Date Posted : Wed, 03 Jun 2015 02:35:56 -0400
Gulf OPEC members back keeping ceiling intact: Kuwait

Kuwait Oil Minister Ali al-Omair said he "strongly believes" that Gulf OPEC members support keeping the cartel's production ceiling unchanged at a crucial meeting this weekKuwait Oil Minister Ali al-Omair said he "strongly believes" that Gulf OPEC members support keeping the cartel's production ceiling unchanged at a crucial meeting this week. In statements to the official KUNA news agency on arrival in Vienna, Omair said that OPEC's options were to "either to maintain or increase (the) production ceiling," ruling out cuts. The 12-member Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries is meeting Friday to decide on production levels for the second half of 2015, amid expectations that production levels will be maintained.


Date Posted : Wed, 03 Jun 2015 02:30:32 -0400
Philippine leader likens China to Nazi Germany

Philippine President Benigno Aquino delivers a speech at the "Future of Asia" forum in Tokyo on June 3, 2015Philippine President Benigno Aquino drew a parallel Wednesday between present day China and Nazi Germany during a speech in Japan, hinting the world cannot continue to appease Beijing as it claims ever-more territory in the South China Sea. The comments come as disquiet grows over the quickening pace of China's land reclamation programme in international waters, including its construction of a runway long enough for large military planes. "If there was a vacuum, if the United States, which is the superpower, says 'we are not interested', perhaps there is no brake to ambitions of other countries," Aquino told an audience of business leaders in Tokyo when asked about China's rising might and the role of the US in checking it.


Date Posted : Wed, 03 Jun 2015 02:25:27 -0400
Solar Impulse gets inside mobile hangar in Japan

The Solar Impulse 2 solar-powered airplane sits on the apron at Nagoya airport on June 2, 2015Sunshine-powered Solar Impulse 2, which has made an impromptu stop in Japan on its way around the world, was under cover in its mobile hangar Wednesday as the team waited out the weather before heading to Hawaii. The featherweight flying machine had been exposed to the elements since its arrival in the central city of Nagoya on Monday night, with crew having to hold it down to prevent it being blown away by the wind. "#Si2 is safe in the mobile hangar!" @solarimpulse tweeted Wednesday, saying support staff had worked through the night to put together the sections of an inflatable tent that looks a little like a series of connected igloos.


Date Posted : Wed, 03 Jun 2015 02:25:04 -0400
Godzilla gets residency in Tokyo

A life-size Godzilla head on a balcony of the eighth floor of Hotel Gracery Shinjuku is displayed during the official unveiling ceremony in Tokyo on April 9, 2015Fictional city-wrecking monster Godzilla has been granted special residency in Tokyo's Shinjuku ward, as a newly-installed model of the lizard's huge head proves a pull to visitors. Marking "the emergence of the 12-metre (40-feet) high Godzilla head on a terrace on the eighth floor of Shinjuku Toho Building... we issued a special certificate of residence to Godzilla," a Shinjuku official told AFP Wednesday. "Shinjuku ward also appointed Godzilla as a special envoy for tourism," the official said.


Date Posted : Wed, 03 Jun 2015 02:24:06 -0400
Syria refugees stranded at Jordan border, group says
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Human Rights Watch says hundreds of Syrian refugees are stranded in the desert because of Jordanian restrictions and urged Jordan to let them enter the country.
Date Posted : Wed, 03 Jun 2015 02:23:03 -0400
Global reaction to Sepp Blatter's decision to resign

FILE - In this Friday, Nov. 19, 2010 file photo FIFA President Sepp Blatter pauses during a press conference following a meeting of the Executive Committee in Zurich, Switzerland. FIFA President Sepp Blatter will resign from soccer's governing body amid a widening corruption scandal and promised Tuesday to call for fresh elections to choose a successor. (Photo/Steffen Schmidt, Keystone via AP, File)Reaction from around the globe to Sepp Blatter's sudden announcement Tuesday that he will step down as FIFA president amid a corruption scandal:


Date Posted : Wed, 03 Jun 2015 02:22:40 -0400
Japan, Philippines huddle amid increasing China concerns

Philippine President Benigno Aquino III delivers a keynote speech at the special session of the International Conference on "The Future of Asia" in Tokyo, Wednesday, June 3, 2015. Aquino is in Japan for a four-day state visit. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)TOKYO (AP) — The Philippine president is on his sixth visit to Japan in less than five years, signaling his country's deepening ties with Tokyo amid increasing concerns by both sides about China's assertiveness in regional seas.


Date Posted : Wed, 03 Jun 2015 02:13:32 -0400
AP PHOTOS: Bolivia festival merges Catholic, native culture

In this May 30, 2015 photo, revelers of the Los Tinkus dance troupe perform during the annual parade in honor of "El Senor del Gran Poder," or "The Lord of Great Power" in La Paz, Bolivia. The weeklong celebration is the city’s largest festival and a major showcase of Andean folklore. (AP Photo/Juan Karita)LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Bolivia's mix of Roman Catholic and indigenous traditions are on display across La Paz as thousands of costumed dancers perform during the annual feast of the Great Power, a raucous street party that celebrates a rendering of Jesus Christ with native features and outstretched arms.


Date Posted : Wed, 03 Jun 2015 01:59:24 -0400
Maggi noodles ordered off India's shelves due to lead level
NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian shopkeepers withdrew a popular brand of instant noodle from their shelves Wednesday after tests revealed the snack contained lead above permissible levels.
Date Posted : Wed, 03 Jun 2015 01:58:22 -0400
FIFA chief Blatter quits as US corruption probe heats up

FIFA President Sepp Blatter leaves after a press conference at the headquarters of the world's football governing body in Zurich on June 2, 2015FIFA president Sepp Blatter has resigned in a stunning capitulation to exultant critics as a US investigation reportedly draws closer to ensnaring the most powerful man in world sport. Some of Blatter's opponents rejoiced at his announcement while commercial sponsors urged FIFA to clean up its act and regain public trust. Clearly there's a smoking gun of some sort," English Football Association chief Greg Dyke said.


Date Posted : Wed, 03 Jun 2015 01:51:18 -0400
Yangtze River: Long river, long history, top tourist spot

FILE - In this file photo taken Nov. 21, 2007, a Chinese man eats his meal on a boat along the Yangtze river, upstream from the Three Gorges Dam in central China's Hubei province. The Yangtze is one of the longest and most famous rivers in the world. It has dramatic cliffs, peaks and waterfalls that are often featured in Chinese paintings, but its importance goes far beyond that to its role as a major transportation artery that created some of the county's biggest cities. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)BEIJING (AP) — The scene of a capsized cruise ship with hundreds on board is one of the longest and most famous rivers in the world. The Yangtze has dramatic cliffs, peaks and waterfalls that are often featured in Chinese paintings, but its importance goes far beyond that to its role as a major transportation artery that created some of the country's biggest cities.


Date Posted : Wed, 03 Jun 2015 01:49:39 -0400
Battered C. Africa embarks on uphill struggle for justice

Rwandan police from the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) patrol the market streets at Boy Rabe neighborhood on May 22, 2015 in BanguiBangui (Central African Republic) (AFP) - "I want justice," says Antoine Pounengakola, a Christian pensioner whose pregnant daughter, 26, and two-year-old granddaughter were slaughtered by Muslim rebels in the Central African Republic two years ago. Abdul Wahid, a Muslim truck driver, lost eight members of his family, massacred by Christians who formed vigilante bands to avenge atrocities by the ex-rebels of the Seleka alliance, which seized power in a coup in March 2013. "Those who committed crimes and theft must be arrested," Wahid says after filing a suit at a court in the capital Bangui.


Date Posted : Wed, 03 Jun 2015 01:37:42 -0400
For green activists, Arctic drilling could be the next big thing

Activists protest the Shell Oil Company's drilling rig Polar Pioneer which is parked at Terminal 5 at the Port of Seattle, WashingtonBy Timothy Gardner WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Michael Brune is pleased that activists in kayaks are training for another "Paddle in Seattle" to confront an expected Royal Dutch Shell rig on its way to the Arctic to explore for oil. What makes the head of the Sierra Club just as happy is the effect Shell's Arctic ambitions are having on his own environmental organization. Sierra's funding drive against the resumption in Arctic drilling has taken in three times more money than usual campaigns by the nation's oldest green group, said Brune, though he wouldn't reveal specific amounts.


Date Posted : Wed, 03 Jun 2015 01:16:09 -0400
Taiwan candidate seeks to reassure US on China ties

FILE - In this Jan. 14, 2012 file photo, Tsai Ing-wen, presidential candidate of Taiwanese opposition Democratic Progressive Party speaks to reporters in New Taipei City, Taiwan. Taiwan’s opposition presidential candidate will look to reassure U.S. officials this week that victory in a January election for her party, which Beijing views with suspicion, won’t revive tensions across the Taiwan Strait. (AP Photo/Chiang Ying-ying, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Taiwan's opposition presidential candidate will look to reassure U.S. officials this week that victory in the January 2016 election for her party, which Beijing views with suspicion, won't revive tensions across the Taiwan Strait.


Date Posted : Wed, 03 Jun 2015 01:04:31 -0400
Over 400 still missing from capsized cruise ship in China

A man watches rescuers work on the hull of a capsized cruise ship on the Yangtze River in Jianli in central China's Hubei province Tuesday June 2, 2015. Divers on Tuesday pulled survivors from inside the overturned cruise ship, state media said, giving some small hope to an apparently massive tragedy with well over 400 people still missing on the river. (Chinatopix Via AP) CHINA OUTJIANLI, China (AP) — Hopes dimmed Wednesday for rescuing more than 400 people still trapped in a capsized river cruise ship that overturned in stormy weather, as hundreds of rescuers searched the Yangtze River site in what could become the deadliest Chinese maritime accident in decades.


Date Posted : Wed, 03 Jun 2015 01:01:47 -0400
Insurers rush to site of ship capsized on China's Yangtze
PICC Property and Casualty Co Ltd , the insurer of a ship that capsized in China's Yangtze river on Monday, and other insurers have sent teams to the site to settle claims in connection with what could be the country's worst shipping accident in decades. Divers searched the capsized Eastern Star on Wednesday for more than 400 missing people, many of them elderly domestic tourists, as the death toll rose overnight to 18, with only 14 people found alive. The Eastern Star is owned by Chongqing Eastern Shipping Corporation, which runs tours along sections of the Yangtze.
Date Posted : Wed, 03 Jun 2015 00:50:12 -0400
Asia stocks dampened by Greek bailout saga, weak Wall Street

Trader Richard Cohen, center, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Tuesday, June 2, 2015. U.S. stocks are opening lower as investors fret over Greece's shaky finances. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)TOKYO (AP) — Asian stock markets were mostly lower Wednesday as Greece's bailout woes and a stagnant Wall Street performance dampened investor sentiment.


Date Posted : Wed, 03 Jun 2015 00:38:31 -0400
The Latest on China Boat Sinking: More divers at rescue site

A man watches rescuers work on the hull of a capsized cruise ship on the Yangtze River in Jianli in central China's Hubei province Tuesday June 2, 2015. Divers on Tuesday pulled survivors from inside the overturned cruise ship, state media said, giving some small hope to an apparently massive tragedy with well over 400 people still missing on the river. (Chinatopix Via AP) CHINA OUT12:15 p.m. (0415 GMT)


Date Posted : Wed, 03 Jun 2015 00:25:21 -0400
US journalism courses rile Cuba amid effort to heal rift

In this May 22, 2015 photo, Eleyn Ponjuan, who is taking a course in independent journalism led by U.S. professors via video link inside the U.S. Interests Section, works on her laptop at home in Havana, Cuba. “I don’t consider myself counter revolutionary, on the contrary,” she said in her cramped house in a poor section of Havana where she also runs a free community library out of her living room. “I just a want a change for the better for the country,” Ponjuan said. (AP Photo/Desmond Boylan)HAVANA (AP) — About 30 Cubans sit in a conference room for several hours each week and learn the ABCs of journalism: how to craft a news story, write a headline and check sources.


Date Posted : Wed, 03 Jun 2015 00:24:36 -0400
China's tennis star Li Na gives birth to a baby girl
BEIJING (AP) — Chinese tennis star Li Na has given birth to a baby girl.
Date Posted : Tue, 02 Jun 2015 23:52:07 -0400
Iraq allies vow support for bid to regain Ramadi from jihadists

Iraqi pro-government militiamen hold a position on a road after the liberation from Islamic State (IS) militants of the village of Sayed Ghareeb, near Dujail, some 70 kilometres north of Baghdad on June 2, 2015Iraq's allies pledged support for Baghdad's plan to retake the city of Ramadi from Islamic State jihadists, whose advance Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi described as a "failure" for the global community. The US-led coalition, which has been carrying out air strikes against IS, also called for the "speedy launch" of efforts to resolve the Syrian crisis, which it said was crucial to tackle the group rampaging through Syria and Iraq. US Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken, standing in for the hospitalised John Kerry in Paris, hailed Baghdad's strategy as "the right plan both politically and militarily for Iraq at this time".


Date Posted : Tue, 02 Jun 2015 23:34:31 -0400
Mexico candidate slain; 1,000s of ballots burned in attack
MEXICO CITY (AP) — A Mexican congressional candidate was shot dead in a town bordering the capital Tuesday, becoming the fourth politician to be slain ahead of Sunday's midterm elections.
Date Posted : Tue, 02 Jun 2015 23:15:24 -0400
Hurricane Blanca stronger, Andres weaker in eastern Pacific
MIAMI (AP) — Hurricane Blanca is strengthening quickly in the eastern Pacific and is expected to become a major hurricane.
Date Posted : Tue, 02 Jun 2015 23:07:44 -0400
Blatter's 17-year rule in soccer marked by growth, scandal

FILE - In this Tuesday, June 23, 2009 file photo FIFA president Sepp Blatter gestures as he speaks at the inaugural 'Football for Hope Forum', during the Confederations Cup soccer tournament, at a hotel in Vanderbijlpark, South Africa. (AP Photo/David Azia, File)GENEVA (AP) — Sepp Blatter governed the biggest sport on Earth for nearly two decades, for years untouched personally by allegations of corruption, but never sharing the game's popularity.


Date Posted : Tue, 02 Jun 2015 22:43:54 -0400
Los Angeles County orders water fees to reach state cutback goal

The Los Angeles Aqueduct Cascades are seen in SylmarBy Daina Beth Solomon LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Los Angeles County officials voted on Tuesday to charge water users for over-consumption in areas hit with some of California's toughest reduction mandates as the state withers from a four-year drought. The conservation plan, approved unanimously by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, will charge most consumers in heavy-use regions including Malibu up to twice their usual rates for any consumption exceeding allocated amounts by 15 percent, officials said. "We generally use a surcharge like this so that people who use over their allotment will understand this is serious," Supervisor Sheila Kuehl told a public meeting on the issue.


Date Posted : Tue, 02 Jun 2015 22:40:51 -0400
NY Cosmos defeat Cuba 4-1 in friendly amid detente

New York Cosmos' Raul Gonzalez greets Cuba's Maikel Reyes Ascuy before their friendly soccer match at the Pedro Marrero stadium in Havana, Cuba, Tuesday, June 2, 2015. New York Cosmos won the game 4-1. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)HAVANA (AP) — The New York Cosmos have made history before, just not in this manner.


Date Posted : Tue, 02 Jun 2015 22:35:14 -0400
 

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