- Man transitioning to woman killed herself in Cape City Jail in June; news comes from architect's pitch in Kansas (2/15/18)2
- Cape Girardeau businessman proposes redevelopment project; seeks taxing district to fund improvements (2/17/18)16
- Bell City arrest, Scott City incident highlight high-alert status following Fla. school shooting (2/20/18)4
- Plans in the works to save Esquire Theater on Broadway in Cape (2/21/18)1
- TJ's Burgers, Wings & Pizza expands with dining area in Fruitland (2/16/18)
- Pence gets it right in response to attack on Christian faith (2/17/18)6
- Charges filed in Sunday murder; suspects in custody (2/14/18)2
- Lovebirds for 80 years give advice: Trust, patience and 'Tell 'em you love 'em' (2/14/18)2
- Jackson schools purchased former orchard land, will lease for farming for now (2/15/18)
- The heart of the matter: Clinic helps patients rise above congestive heart failure (2/17/18)
World briefs 6/23/03
U.S. Marine killed in African training exercise
CAMP LEMONIER, Djibouti -- An explosion that may have been caused by a bomb dropped from a B-52 killed a U.S. Marine and wounded eight U.S. service members during a Sunday training exercise in this Horn of Africa nation, U.S. Central Command said.
Two service members were treated for minor injuries and returned to their units. The other six injured were transported to Bouffard Hospital in Djibouti, where they were in stable condition, said a spokesman for the Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa.
The accident is under investigation.
Iranians hold sit-ins for detained demonstrators
TEHRAN, Iran -- Student leaders held sit-ins Sunday to protest the detention of classmates following last week's fierce clashes between pro-clergy militants and anti-government demonstrators, in which police said 520 people were arrested.
The clashes broke out when university marches that began June 10 expanded into protests against the hard-line Islamic clerics who rule Iran. Militants attacked protesters to put down the marches.
Student leaders holding sit-ins in front of the parliament and at Tehran University said most of the detainees were classmates.
Belgium agrees to limit reach of war crimes law
BRUSSELS, Belgium -- Facing a U.S. threat to force NATO's headquarters out of Brussels, the Belgian government agreed Sunday to changes in a war crimes law used to target President Bush and other prominent Americans.
The amendments would reduce the law's global ambitions, limiting the reach of Belgian courts to cases with a direct link to the country.
Government officials said that proposed changes would prevent more cases like those lodged recently against Bush, British Prime Minister Tony Blair, U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell, or an earlier complaint against Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon that provoked outrage in Israel.
-- From wire reports