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200 injured in commuter train crash outside Johannesburg

JOHANNESBURG/January 09, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —A train crash on the outskirts of South Africa’s commercial hub, Johannesburg, left more than 200 people injured, emergency responders said Tuesday morning. At least 226 people were taken to hospitals “but most with minor injuries,” said Nana Radebe, spokeswoman for the city’s emergency management service. No one died in the crash at … Continue reading 200 injured in commuter train crash outside Johannesburg

France investigates Apple for slowing down old iPhones

PARIS/January 09, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —French prosecutors have opened an investigation into Apple over revelations it secretly slowed down older versions of its handsets. The Paris prosecutor’s office said Tuesday a probe was opened last week and is led by the French body in charge of fraud control, which is part of the finance ministry. It follows a … Continue reading France investigates Apple for slowing down old iPhones

The Latest: N. Korea restores military hotline with South

SEOUL, South Korea/January 09, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —The Latest on the border talks between North and South Korea (all times local): ___ 6:15 p.m. South Korean media say North Korea has restored a military hotline with the South, in the second reopening of a suspended inter-Korean communication channel in about a week. All major inter-Korean communication channels had … Continue reading The Latest: N. Korea restores military hotline with South

Iran lawmaker says 3,700 arrested in days of protest, unrest

TEHRAN, Iran/January 09, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — By Associated Press, published on STL.NEWS by St. Louis Media, LLC (JS)An Iranian reformist lawmaker said Tuesday that some 3,700 people were arrested in the days of protests and unrest that roiled Iran over the past two weeks, offering a far higher number than authorities previously released. The protests, which vented anger … Continue reading Iran lawmaker says 3,700 arrested in days of protest, unrest

‘The Shape of Water’ leads race for British Academy Awards

LONDON/January 09, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —Cold War monster movie “The Shape of Water” leads the race for the British Academy Film Awards, the U.K. equivalent of the Oscars. Guillermo del Toro‘s fantastical thriller scored nominations Tuesday in 12 categories, including best picture and best director. Scorching tragicomedy “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” and Winston Churchill biopic “The Darkest … Continue reading ‘The Shape of Water’ leads race for British Academy Awards

The Latest: China says it welcomes Korea talks

SEOUL, South Korea/January 09, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —The Latest on the border talks between North and South Korea (all times local): 5:35 p.m. China says it welcomes moves by North and South Korea to improve relations after the sides held rare high-profile talks and called on the international community to lend its backing to such efforts. Foreign Ministry … Continue reading The Latest: China says it welcomes Korea talks

Pakistan court frees anti-US cleric amid spat with Trump

PESHAWAR, Pakistan/January 09, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —A Pakistani court has ordered the release of a radical anti-U.S. cleric who went to Afghanistan with thousands of volunteers to help the Taliban fight against Americans after the 2001 U.S.-led invasion, a defense lawyer said Tuesday. The development comes amid rising U.S.-Pakistani tensions following President Donald Trump’s accusations that Pakistan was … Continue reading Pakistan court frees anti-US cleric amid spat with Trump

The Latest: UCF ends up 6th in final AP Top 25 of season

ATLANTA/January 09, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —The Latest on the College Football Playoff national football championship game on Monday night (all times local): 2:30 a.m. Alabama and Georgia topped the final Top 25 college football poll of the season but many eyes were on Central Florida. Alabama was voted No. 1 in the final Associated Press college football rankings … Continue reading The Latest: UCF ends up 6th in final AP Top 25 of season