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Napoleon's exile isle boasts world's best coffee

Most coffee snobs can only dream of sipping a brew made from St. Helena beans. Imported from Yemen in the 18th century, the tiny South Atlantic island’s green-tipped Bourbon Arabica coffee plant produces some of the world’s most delectable — and most expensive — beans. St. Helena coffee’s most famous ...

Apr 19, 2015

U.S. officer who refused to shoot suspect praised for restraint

An Ohio police officer is being praised for holding his fire even as a slaying suspect charged him, saying repeatedly, “shoot me.” WLWT-TV in Cincinnati reports that the tense moments were captured Thursday on a body camera worn by New Richmond officer Jesse Kidder. ...

Apr 19, 2015

After stalemate, Afghan lawmakers approve 16 ministers for Ghani Cabinet

Afghanistan’s parliament Saturday approved 16 more ministerial nominees, including four women, nearly completing President Ashraf Ghani’s Cabinet after months of stalemate — leaving only the crucial post of defense minister to be filled. Only eight out of 25 ministerial posts had been filled nearly ...

Apr 19, 2015

World e-waste reaches new peak

A record amount of electrical and electronic waste was thrown away in 2014, and countries that pride themselves on environmental consciousness were the worst offenders per capita, a report said Sunday. Last year, 41.8 million tons of so-called e-waste — mostly fridges, washing machines ...

Babylonian brew: Belgian makes beer from bread

Apr 19, 2015

Babylonian brew: Belgian makes beer from bread

A small Brussels-based brewery has embarked on a project to make beer from leftover bread, harking back to antiquity, when bread was the main ingredient, rather than barley. The idea for brewing with bread came when 31-year-old Frenchman Sebastien Morvan talked to a friend ...

Apr 19, 2015

Mountain of electrical waste reaches new peak: report

A record amount of electrical and electronic waste was thrown away in 2014, and countries that pride themselves on environmental consciousness were the worst offenders per capita, a report said Sunday. Last year, 41.8 million tons of so-called e-waste — mostly fridges, washing machines ...

Apr 19, 2015

'Mysterious' fast-killing disease claims 18 victims in Nigeria

A “mysterious” disease that kills patients within 24 hours has claimed at least 18 lives in a southeastern Nigerian town, the government said Saturday. “Twenty-three people (were affected) and 18 deaths were recorded,” said the Ondo state health commissioner, Dayo Adeyanju. The disease, whose ...

Mexico confirms capture of Gulf Cartel leader

Apr 19, 2015

Mexico confirms capture of Gulf Cartel leader

Mexican authorities on Saturday confirmed the capture of a leader of the Gulf Cartel, describing him as responsible for much of the violence in the U.S. border city of Reynosa in the northeastern state of Tamaulipas. Jose Tiburcio Hernandez Fuentes was captured Friday and ...

Six British soldiers are reburied a century after dying

Apr 19, 2015

Six British soldiers are reburied a century after dying

Six British servicemen have been reburied in Flanders Fields over a century after they died in the chaotic first months of World War I. The six unknown soldiers were accorded a service with full military honors Thursday. Their bodies were found half a dozen ...

Shroud of Turin goes back on display for faithful and curious

Apr 19, 2015

Shroud of Turin goes back on display for faithful and curious

Turin’s archbishop says interest in the Shroud of Turin is so keen that many pilgrims who already saw the burial cloth some believe covered Jesus are returning to see the linen again when it goes back on display starting Sunday. The 4.3-meter-long (14-foot) cloth ...

French replica of revolutionary frigate sets sail for Boston

Apr 19, 2015

French replica of revolutionary frigate sets sail for Boston

With champagne, fireworks and a presidential blessing, a painstakingly built replica of the frigate once used to bring French troops and funds to American revolutionaries set sail Saturday for the U.S. East Coast. With the celebratory sendoff, the 25 million euro ($27 million) Hermione ...