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June 18, 2018 7:14 AM Fans descend on Volgograd ahead of England´s World Cup opener

Anticipation of England’s World Cup kick-off was building in the city of Volgograd on Monday. Fans, many of whom had long-winded and expensive journeys, were still arriving in the city, formerly known as Stalingrad. England manager Gareth Southgate spoke of the history of the place and “very strong” ties between Britain and Russia on Sunday, and this was marked 5

June 18, 2018 7:12 AM Safe after a week at sea: Ships carrying 630 African migrants including pregnant women and children finally dock in Spain after being refused entry to Italy and Malta

Three ships carrying a total of 630 migrants from Africa have finally docked in Spain after they were rescued off Libyan shores and Italy and Malta refused them entry. Italian coastguard vessel Dattilo arrived just before 7am on Sunday with 270 migrants on board, followed by the NGO-managed Aquarius ship carrying 106 and Italian navy boat Orione with the final 7 1

June 18, 2018 4:26 AM Carlotta weakens to tropical depression off Mexico's coast

MEXICO CITY (AP) - Former hurricane and tropical storm Carlotta weakened into a tropical depression expected to stay just off Mexico's Pacific coast Monday, though its heavy rains continued to pose a threat of flash flooding and mudslides on shore, particularly in mountainous areas. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said Carlotta had maximum sustained

June 18, 2018 3:13 AM BREAKING: Guatemala SHAKEN by earthquake as 5.6 magnitude tremor hits

AN EARTHQUAKE of 5.6 magnitude has hit the country of Guatemala, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS). It was located 67 km southwest of Guatemala City, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre said. The quake was also felt in neighbouring El Salvador, according to reports. It comes only two weeks after the eruption of the Fuego volcano 5

June 18, 2018 2:51 AM Vietnam arrests 8 people after economic zone law protests

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) - Vietnamese police have arrested eight more people after protests a week ago over a proposed law on special economic zones that protesters fear would fall in the hands of Chinese investors. The men from south central province of Binh Thuan were accused of disturbing public order, opposing officials and damaging state property, state-run 7

June 18, 2018 2:45 AM 'It is common sense not to walk across a dark park at night': Commentator slams feminists for expecting 'male predators' to change their behavior

A Today show commentator slammed feminists for expecting male predators to change their behaviour as Melbourne reels following the alleged murder and rape of a young comedian Eurydice Dixon as she walked home. The Today show's Miranda Devine, who also writes a column for News Ltd papers, said women need to use their 'common sense' when they are in public 4

June 18, 2018 2:42 AM Chicago TV host, athlete Brackett dies at 76 after bike fall

CHICAGO (AP) - Elizabeth Brackett, a longtime Chicago journalist and world-champion triathlete, has died four days after an apparent bicycle accident. She was 76. PBS affiliate WTTW, where Brackett hosted "Chicago Tonight" for two decades, said on its website Brackett died in the hospital surrounded by family members. Brackett had been in a coma with a fractured 5

June 18, 2018 2:34 AM Two feared dead after earthquake hits Osaka in western Japan

A strong earthquake has knocked over walls and set off scattered fires around the city of Osaka in western Japan, with at least two people feared dead. Japan’s Fire and Disaster Management Agency said two people were found with no vital signs and 41 others had been injured. Japanese media reported one of the likely victims is a nine-year-old girl at a school 5

June 17, 2018 10:31 PM Guatemala ends search for people buried by volcano eruption

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) - Guatemalan authorities have ended the search for people buried by the eruption of the Volcano of Fire two weeks ago. The country's disaster agency said Sunday it suspended searches in San Miguel Los Lotes and El Rodeo because the area is "uninhabitable" and high risk. Volunteer firefighters continue to look for two missing colleagues 6

June 17, 2018 10:26 PM King and queen of Spain visit 300-year-old San Antonio

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Spain's King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia are in San Antonio to celebrate the city's tricentennial and its roots as a Spanish colonial village. The royal couple attended a welcoming ceremony Sunday hosted by Mayor Ron Nirenberg and other city officials at the Spanish Governor's Palace before touring the San Jose Mission site and then visiting 8