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Hundreds of migrants are believed dead after a smugglers' boat carrying hundreds of migrants capsized off the Libyan coast. Pressure is growing on EU leaders to prevent such tragedies.
Hundreds of people were detained in an effort to end the recent anti-foreigner violence that has swept South Africa. Renee Montagne talks to David Smith, the Africa correspondent for The Guardian.
On Saturday, Ringo Starr became the last of The Beatles to get inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for his solo work. At the ceremony in Cleveland, Ringo got a little help from an old friend.
Pitcher Jon Lester caught a ground ball but it got stuck in the webbing of his glove — he couldn't throw the ball. Finally, he threw the entire glove to the first baseman, who caught it for the out.
Firefighters in Middleton, Idaho, heard cries from a burning house — cries they thought were people trapped inside. Luckily for the parrots, they had been trained to cry for help in an emergency.