South Africa bus crash kills 20, dozens taken to hospital

JOHANNESBURG – A head-on collision between a bus and a cash-in-transit van left 20 people dead on Monday on a major road in South Africa's northern Limpopo province, with dozens taken to hospital, transport officials and an emergency medical company said. Emergency medical care company ER24 said police were investigating the circumstances surrounding the crash […]

Abused, erased, but forgotten no more

Efforts to shed light on a bitter slice of history for Asian Americans resonate amid rising racism Demonstrators condemn racism against Asians at a rally in Washington, DC, on June 25. (PHOTO / XINHUA) Editor's note: Growing racism against Asian Americans is far from a new phenomenon, as we detail with coverage of efforts to […]

8 dead, 5 missing in southern Peru mudslides

This March 15, 2022, file photo provided by the Parcoy Municipality shows the path of a mudslide in Parcoy, Peru. At least 36 people were killed in Peru after a mudslide buried several communities in the province of Camana, authorities confirmed on Feb 6, 2023. (PHOTO / AP) LIMA – At least eight people were […]

Venezuela tightens oil prepayment rules

A Citgo gas station, the US-based subsidiary of the Venezuelan state oil company PDVSA, is seen in Washington, DC, Jan 31, 2019. (PHOTO / AFP) HOUSTON – Venezuela's state oil firm PDVSA is toughening terms for buyers after a month-long halt to most exports of crude and fuel, demanding prepayment ahead of loadings in either […]

6 dead in US shooting, including 6-month-old baby, mother

In this image released by Tulare County Sheriff's Office, detectives investigate a shooting in Goshen near Visalia, California, early morning on Jan 16, 2023. (TULARE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE VIA AP) Six people including a six-month-old baby cradled in the arms of her 17-year-old mother were shot dead at a home in California's main agricultural valley […]