TORONTO (AP) — A flight instructor who has figured prominently in CNN's coverage of missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has been fired from his job at a flight simulator business for failing to show up to work on time and refusing to dress professionally.
uFly company owner Claudio Teixeira says he fired Mitchell Casado on Wednesday in part for "shaming Canadians" by "dressing like he was 15 years old."
MOKPO, South Korea (AP) — Six people are now confirmed dead, but there are fears that many more victims will be found in the aftermath of the sinking of a South Korean ferry carrying nearly 500 people -- many of them high school students on a class trip.
Nearly 300 are still missing after the ferry sank today off the southern coast of South Korea. Divers, helicopters and boats are continuing to search for possible survivors.
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's National Human Rights Commission said Wednesday it will investigate the latest apparent case of denial of medical care for poor women, after a pregnant Mixtec Indian woman died in a clinic along with the fetus.
The woman waited five hours for treatment at a government-run rural health clinic before dying of a heart attack and respiratory failure, the commission said in a statement.
GENEVA (AP) — A senior U.S. official says high-stakes diplomatic meetings in Geneva on Thursday to try to ease burgeoning violence in eastern Ukraine will mark Kiev's final attempt to engage with Russia before the West hits Moscow with additional economic sanctions.
It was not immediately clear how tough the sanctions might be and whether they would target Moscow's lucrative banking and energy sectors.
The U.S. official says diplomats from Kiev plan...
LIMA, Peru (AP) — Inmates have rocked a Peruvian prison with a Holy Week performance of the musical "Jesus Christ Superstar."
Minimum-security prisoners joined national prisons officials in the audience of Tuesday night's performance in the Sarita Colonia prison in Lima's port of Callao. The patio was protected by dozens of armed guards.
A 35-year-old convicted robber named Freddy Battifora directed the work, whose cast included foreigners. Battifora...
MOSCOW (AP) — Thursday's high-level talks in Geneva on Ukraine come as the country's eastern regions are awash in turmoil and pro-Russian insurgents have seized police stations and government buildings in at least nine cities.
But for all the anxiety about Ukraine's future — bolstered by Vladimir Putin's contention the country is on the verge of civil war — the top diplomats of Ukraine, Russia, the United States and the European Union may find their positions so far...
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican police said Wednesday they have captured a man identified as the second highest-ranking figure in the once-powerful Beltran Leyva drug cartel.
The head of Mexico's federal police, Monte Alejandro Rubido, said suspect Arnoldo Villa Sanchez was arrested Tuesday, in an upscale Mexico City neighborhood along with another man, two guns and several packages of synthetic drugs. Police said Villa Sanchez had coordinated a shipment of about 265...