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APTOPIX Colombia Boat Sinking

6 Dead, 31 Missing as Colombia Ferry Sinks

A tourist boat packed with about 160 passengers capsized on a reservoir near the Colombian city of Medellin, leaving at least six people dead and 31 missing. It's unclear what caused the boat to sink but survivors said it appeared to be overloaded

APTOPIX Pakistan Deadly Fire

Deadly Oil Truck Explosion in Pakistan

An overturned oil tanker burst into flames in Pakistan, killing 157 people who had rushed to the scene of the accident to gather leaking fuel, an official said. The death toll could rise further as many injured are still being treated


60 Towers in London Fail Fire Safety Test

The list of high-rise apartment towers in Britain that have failed fire safety tests grew to 60, revealing the mounting challenge the government faces in the aftermath of London's Grenfell Tower fire tragedy

2017 BET Awards - Roaming Show

The Best and Worst Moments From the 2017 BET Awards

While new artists like Chance the Rapper and SZA made a splash at the 2017 BET Awards, the night belonged to the elders — industry legends like Mary J. Blige, Tamar, Braxton, Maxwell, Xscape, and New Edition proved that some things do get better with age


Ohio Government Websites Hacked With Pro-ISIS Message

Several Ohio government websites have been hacked with a message purportedly supportive of the Islamic State terrorist group. The message says "Trump" and "all your people" will be held accountable for "every drop of blood spilled in Muslim countries"


Wonder Woman Breaks New Record

Wonder Woman has generated more than $620 million in global revenue since it hit theatres three weeks ago. According to Variety and others, that makes it the highest-grossing live action film ever directed by a woman

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See Scenes of the Pride Parade in NYC

Parades and celebrations across the country are expected to take place in honor of gay pride month. A number of major U.S. cities including New York City, San Francisco and Chicago will have pride parades


LGBT Activists Prevented From Assembling in Istanbul

Turkish police stopped activists for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex rights from gathering in large numbers in Istanbul, but smaller groups made impromptu press statements defying a ban imposed by the governor

Senate Holds Hearing On Russian Interference In U.S. Election

Yates Condemns Sessions on Criminal Justice Reform

Former Acting Attorney General Sally Yates has publicly criticized Attorney General Jeff Sessions for reinstating harsh mandatory minimum drug sentences aimed at curbing violent crime throughout the U.S. in a Washington Post op-ed

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Stephen Colbert Tweets at Trump and Mulls 2020 Run

In Russia, Stephen Colbert sent a tweet to President Trump and announced he was considering a White House run. "I am considering a run for President in 2020, and I thought it would be better to cut out the middle man and just tell the Russians myself"