Thirteen killed, 31 injured in California tour bus crash
PALM SPRINGS, Calif. A tour bus crashed into the back of a tractor-trailer on a Southern California highway before dawn on Sunday, killing 13 people and injuring 31, authorities said.
CAIRO The number of tourists visiting Egypt slumped 46 percent in the first quarter when mass protests ousted President Hosni Mubarak, the government's statistics agency said on Sunday.
The unrest that began on Jan. 25 prompted embassies to issue travel warnings and many tour groups cancelled trips, throwing an industry that is a major source of foreign currency into crisis.
Foreign reserves fell to $28.0 billion in April, the lowest in four years.
"The tourism industry is still affected by the recent events in Egypt causing a great decline in the number of tourists ... which reached 1.9 million tourists," the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS) said.
Egypt's economy contracted an estimated 7 percent in the January-March quarter. The International Monetary Fund has projected growth of 1.0 percent this year, down from 5.1 percent in 2010.
(Reporting by Sarah Mikhail; Editing by Dan Lalor)
CARACAS Venezuela's opposition-led National Assembly in a rowdy session on Sunday pressed to put Nicolas Maduro on trial for violating democracy, days after authorities nixed a recall referendum against the unpopular leftist president.
HONG KONG Potential jurors in the trial on Monday of former banker Rurik Jutting, charged with the double murder of two Indonesian women, were warned by the judge that the Briton had recorded the torture of the first victim on his IPhone before she died.