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11 missing mountain climbers rescued in Chile

Amid snowfall, Chilean authorities on Monday located a group of 11 mountain climbers missing for two days near Lonquimay Volcano, in southern Chile's La Araucania region.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/6/27 8:45:37

Brazil's former finance minister sentenced to 12 years for corruption

Former Brazilian Finance Minister Antonio Palocci was sentenced to 12 years and two months in prison on Monday after he was found guilty of corruption and money laundering.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/6/27 8:42:03

Supreme Court allows Trump's revised travel ban in part

The US Supreme Court on Monday announced that it has decided to allow President Donald Trump's controversial revised travel ban to go into effect in most instances and will review it in fall.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/6/27 8:30:20

Fatal outing

The tourist boat Almirante is seen in the Reservoir of Penol in Guatape municipality in Antioquia on Sunday. At least six people were dead and 30 missing after the boat sank for unknown reasons in a reservoir Sunday, authorities said, sharply raising an earlier toll.
Source: AFP | 2017/6/26 23:33:40

Supreme Court reinstates part of Trump travel ban

The US Supreme Court on Monday partially reinstated President Donald Trump's controversial travel ban targeting citizens from six predominantly Muslim countries, before examining the case in full this autumn.
Source: AFP | 2017/6/26 23:28:39

New York Pride marchers target Trump

Large crowds turned out for Pride marches on Sunday in New York City and San Francisco, the two US places most associated with the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights movement, with the East Coast city bringing a more political flavor to the event sparked by events there almost 50 years ago.
Source: Reuters | 2017/6/26 22:58:39

Foggy launch window

A heavy fog bank rolls in as journalists and others try to see the just-launched SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, which was carrying a payload of satellites, at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California on Sunday. This was the second successful launch and return within 48 hours for SpaceX.
Source: IC | 2017/6/26 22:53:40

9 dead, 28 missing after boat sinks in Colombian reservoir

At least nine people are dead and 28 others missing after a tour boat with some 170 passengers onboard capsized Sunday afternoon in northwest Colombia.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/6/26 11:29:08

Three US major professional sports leagues add support to LA's bid for 2024 Olympic Games

Three of major professional sports leagues in the United States voiced Sunday their support for Los Angeles' bid for the 2024 Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games while the race between Los Angeles and Paris for the 2024 Olympic Games is entering the home stretch.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/6/26 10:43:25

Houston joins legal fight against "sanctuary cities" law in Texas

The City of Houston in the state of Texas in south US has joined a growing list of cities that oppose the state's new "sanctuary cities" law that targets illegal immigrants.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/6/26 8:30:55

3 dead, 30 missing after boat sinks in Colombian reservoir

At least three people died and 30 remain missing after a tour boat with some 150 passengers on board capsized Sunday afternoon in northwest Colombia, local media reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/6/26 8:28:27

Top US court set to rule on religious rights

The US Supreme Court is set to rule on Monday in a closely watched religious rights case involving limits on public funding for churches and other religious entities as the justices issue the final rulings of their current term.
Source: Reuters | 2017/6/25 23:28:40

Ivanka Trump must testify in shoes suit: NY district judge

President Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka must give testimony later this year in a lawsuit against her apparel company, which is accused of lifting designs from a celebrated Italian shoemaker, a US judge ruled.
Source: AFP | 2017/6/25 22:13:40

Thousands celebrate Incan festival of the sun in Cuzco

At the highest point of the Coricancha temple in Cuzco at dawn, an indigenous actor interpreting a ceremony of the ancient Inca raises his hands to receive the sun's first rays.
Source: AFP | 2017/6/25 22:03:40

Trump approves Tennessee disaster declaration

US President Donald Trump on Saturday approved a disaster declaration in the state of Tennessee and ordered federal assistance to help the state overcome hardships caused by severe weather.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/6/25 12:51:45

US stocks waver amid Fed officials' remarks

US stocks fluctuated for the week as investors digested comments from Federal Reserve officials, while big tech shares tried to rebound from last week's sell-off.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/6/25 7:58:06

California's "travel ban" expands to 8 states in US

California faced heavy backfire from Texas and Kentucky authorities Friday since the Golden State earlier restricted publicly funded travel to these and other states which have laws viewed as discriminatory against gay and transgender people.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/6/24 12:02:41

Trump signs new law to protect whistleblowers at Department of Veteran Affairs

US President Donald Trump on Friday signed a new legislation aimed at protecting whistleblowers and facilitating easier firing of employees at the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA).
Source: Xinhua | 2017/6/24 11:07:49