Overturned fuel tanker kills 69 in Southeast Nigeria

Sixty-nine people have been killed and 35 people injured after a fuel tanker crashed into a busy bus stop in Southeast Nigeria."There is a likelihood that the number will go up," said Umar Abdou Mairiga, Nigeria's Red Cross coordinator.

Ship sinks in China's Yangtze River with 458 aboard

Chinese rescuers are scrambling to find survivors from a passenger ship that sank in the Yangtze River with 458 people aboard late Monday, authorities said.The rescue workers have heard sounds from within the capsized ship and are trying to reach the people they believe are inside the cabin, state media reported Tuesday.

Ukraine gives former Georgian president citizenship, governor's job

He'd been a thorn in Vladimir Putin's side as president of Georgia, then became an even more vocal and damning critic after leaving office. Now Mikheil Saakashvili is back -- in a new country, with a new role unlikely to please the Russian leader.

Russia's travel ban against EU officials sparks fury

Russia's travel ban against 89 European politicians and military leaders from 17 countries has sparked an angry reaction from the EU."We consider this measure as totally arbitrary and unjustified,

Island building in South China Sea 'justified,' says Chinese admiral

China has defended building artificial islands in contested waters in the South China Sea, saying the land reclamation is "justified, legitimate and reasonable."Admiral Sun Jianguo told a regional defense forum in Singapore Sunday that the construction did not target any other countries or affect the freedom of navigation,

Paris ends relationship with 'love locks'

Baby, it's over.The city of Paris will start removing padlocks from the Ponts des Arts on Monday, effectively ending the tourist tradition of attaching "love locks" to the historic bridge.Visitors have been attaching locks with sentimental messages to the pedestrian walkway since 2008 in symbolic acts of affection.

Kansas college student killed in mosque attack called a 'hero'

He was a Kansas college student who had returned home in order to get married.And then after that, Abduljaleel Alarbash planned to leave Saudi Arabia and head back to Wichita State University, where the electrical engineering major was an honor roll student.

Beau Biden, son of vice president and former Delaware AG, dies at 46

Joseph "Beau" Biden III, an Iraq War veteran who served as the attorney general of Delaware and was a son of Vice President Joe Biden, died Saturday at age 46, the White House said in a statement. He died after battling brain cancer, according to the vice president's office.

American Express president Ed Gilligan dies at 55

Gilligan, who was 55, spent his entire 35-year career with American Express (AXP), starting as an intern and rising to one of the highest executive posts at the global bank. He is survived by his wife and four children.

U.S. surveillance detects Chinese artillery on disputed islands

China has placed artillery pieces on one of the islands it is manufacturing in contested waters in the South China Sea, a U.S. official told CNN Friday. The story was first reported by The Wall Street Journal