This Day in History | 1966 Cooper loses to world champ Clay

Cooper’s hopes of bringing the title back to the UK were dashed one minute and 38 seconds into the sixth round when the referee stopped the fight - a deep

Offbeat | Disney World tells riders to stop using selfie sticks

The Orlando Sentinel ( reports a spokesman said this week guests can bring selfie sticks on the rides but must securely store them. Disney policy forbids visitors from using the sticks,

The Buzz | Portugal investigates police beating of man at soccer game

Portuguese prosecutors are investigating the conduct of a policeman who beat a man in front of his young children and also punched their grandfather outside a soccer stadium, sparking a

World briefs

CHINA Shanghai will allow private-car hailing services via mobile apps starting next month, the first city in China to legitimize an industry popularized in the US by Uber. Drivers for

Colombia | Search for missing in town hit by flood, avalanche

Rescuers searched for more bodies yesterday and sought to aid the hundreds of survivors of a deadly flood and mudslide triggered by heavy rains that swept through a Colombian town,

Briefs | France: Charlie Hebdo suffers post attack divisions, departure

USA | Violence long simmered between rival Texas biker gangs

The Texas Department of Public Safety’s Joint Information Center issued a bulletin May 1 that cautioned authorities about increasing violence between the Bandidos and the Cossacks, Dallas TV station WFAA

This Day in History | 1973 – Royal Navy moves to protect trawlers

Three frigates - the Cleopatra, the Plymouth and the Lincoln - are sailing alongside the British trawlers now fishing in box formation. The skippers had said they would not return to

Offbeat | ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’ actor arrested at Myrtle Beach

An actor who starred on the TV show “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and was in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, for XCon World Comic Convention was arrested for public intoxication. The Myrtle

World briefs

S KOREA  U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry accuses North Korea of a litany of crimes and atrocities while reassuring South Korea of America’s “ironclad” security commitments. AFGHANISTAN A Taliban attack

USA | Extreme athlete Potter dies in Yosemite BASE jumping accident

Dean Potter, renowned for his daring and sometimes rogue climbs and BASE jumps, was one of two men killed after jumping from a 2,290-meter promontory called Taft Point in Yosemite

Iraq | Islamic State killed hundreds as it took Ramadi

Islamic State militants likely killed up to 500 people — both Iraqi civilians and soldiers — and forced 8,000 to flee from their homes as they captured the city of

Burundi | President fires ministers, sends army to quell protests

Army soldiers were deployed yesterday for the first time in Burundi to quell street protests, putting the military into a precarious position amid persistent demonstrations against the president’s bid for

USA | 9 dead in Texas biker gang shooting

A shootout among rival motorcycle gangs at a popular Texas restaurant left nine bikers dead and 18 injured, and it sent panicked patrons and bystanders fleeing for safety, a police

This Day in History: 1997 Labour to stub out tobacco sponsorship

The announcement, made in a speech to the Royal College of Nursing’s annual conference in Harrogate, could spell the end of the British Formula One Grand Prix. Other sports like rugby,

Offbeat: European officials sing “We Are the World” at NATO meeting

In a distinctly different note for a military alliance meeting, European officials ended a NATO meeting with a spirited rendition of “We Are The World.” Taking a break from issues such

World Views: Janet Yellen takes a back seat to China

Traders have been panicking over the sudden rise in global bond yields triggered by the expected tapering of the Federal Reserve’s stimulus programs. But an unlikely savior may emerge to

The Buzz | Australia: Melbourne Victory win A-League title

Albanian striker Besart Berisha added to his team-leading goal total in the biggest match of the season, helping the Melbourne Victory to a 3-0 win over Sydney FC in the

World Briefs

SOUTH KOREA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is in South Korea where he will be discussing security issues amid fresh fears of North Korean belligerence and delivering a speech

Egypt | Ousted President Mohammed Morsi sentenced to death

An Egyptian court on Saturday sentenced the country’s first freely elected leader, ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi, to death over a mass prison break during the 2011 uprising that eventually

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