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At least 1 dead in Honduras post-election protests; Still no winner declared

At least 1 dead in Honduras post-election protests; Still no winner declared

World
Dec. 1 (UPI) -- At least one person was killed during protests Thursday in Hondura's capital city of Tegucigalpa after the country's electoral commission failed again to declare a winner in the presidential race that many say was rigged.Police threw tear gas at opposition protesters, who responded with rocks and burned tires, the Guardian reported. At least one man was reported dead and several others were injured during the confrontations.Carlos Dada, a journalist for Honduran newspaper El Faro, tweeted that there have been riots, looting,burned-down toll booths in San Pedro Sula and attacks by Honduran security forces throughout the country.On Twitter, people posted videos of the mayhem.Things getting real #Honduraspic.twitter.com/2YwJskQC3U- Richard Ensor (@richardjensor) November 30, 2...
At least 16 dead as overloaded boat capsizes in India

At least 16 dead as overloaded boat capsizes in India

World
Nov. 12 (UPI) -- At least 16 people were killed and seven more are missing after an overloaded boat capsized on a river in India, police said.A total of 38 passengers and three crew members were on-board the vessel, which was operated by a private company and traveling along the Krishna river near Vijayawada on Sunday."The boat was overloaded with 38 people and most of them were not provided life jackets. It capsized near a curve as it approached the Pavitra Sangamam point and most of the people were trapped underneath and were killed," an assistant commissioner of police said.Local fishermen rushed into the water and managed to save 15 passengers and another three were rescued by members of the National Disaster Response Force.The boat exceeded its maximum carrying capacity of 24.Deputy c...
Comedian Ralphie May dead at 45

Comedian Ralphie May dead at 45

Entertainment
Oct. 7 (UPI) -- Comedian Ralphie May -- a 2003 Last Comic Standing finalist -- died in Las Vegas Friday. He was 45."We are heartbroken to announce the untimely death of our friend, Ralphie May," his publicist said in a statement to Deadline.com. "Ralphie had been battling pneumonia and had canceled a handful of dates over the last month in an effort to recover. Earlier this morning, at a private residence in Las Vegas, his body was discovered; cause of death is cardiac arrest."TMZ said May performed Thursday night at Harrah's, despite being ill for about six weeks."As his manager and his friend, I will miss his laugh, his generosity to fellow comedians, his trademark orneriness, and his enormous love of life. He left us entirely too soon -- and we can only wonder where his comedy might hav...
Robson safe after Vegas shooting leaves many dead

Robson safe after Vegas shooting leaves many dead

Sports
British tennis player Laura Robson says she is "in shock" but safe after attending a Las Vegas concert where more than 20 people were killed and at least 100 injured in a mass shooting.A gunman opened fire from the Mandalay Bay Hotel toward an open-air country music festival being held close by.Robson, 23, indicated on social media she was unhurt."I'm okay. We were right there..sounded like fireworks at first then everyone started running. Scary," she said.The British number five added: "My friend who was deeper in the crowd has been helping people who were shot. We're all in shock."Many dead in Las Vegas shootingUpdates on Vegas concert attackRobson last played on Friday in the ITF tournament in Templeton, California, where she lost in the quarter-finals.Let's block ads! (Why?) BBC Sport...
Las Vegas: At least 20 dead in Mandalay Bay shooting

Las Vegas: At least 20 dead in Mandalay Bay shooting

World
More than twenty people have been killed and at least 100 injured in a mass shooting at a Las Vegas concert. A gunman opened fire from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Hotel toward an open-air music festival being held close by.Police said a suspect identified as a local resident, who was not named, had been shot and killed by officers. They said they were looking for a companion travelling with the suspect as a "person of interest". Sheriff Joe Lombardo said police believed the shooting was a "lone wolf" style attack, but confirmed they were trying to locate an Asian female named as Marilou Danely.Live updates on Las Vegas mass shootingIn pictures: Vegas shootingSheriff Lombardo said he was unable to accurately say the number of dead and injured, but confirmed two off-duty officers wer...