GREELEYVILLE, S.C. (AP) — While investigators probe the cause of a fire that destroyed a rural black church in South Carolina, statistics show church fires aren't unusual and happen dozens of times a week across the nation.
At least 36 people were killed after a passenger ferry with close to 200 people on board capsized in rough waters in the central Philippines on Thursday, officials said. The Kim Nirvana was heading from the central city of Ormoc to the island of Camotes when it capsized. Rescue boats picked up dozens of survivors who clung to the overturned hull of the vessel, one kilometre (about half a mile) from Ormoc port on Leyte island, Ciriaco Tolibao from the city's disaster risk reduction and management office told AFP.
Switzerland said Thursday the United States had formally requested the extradition of seven FIFA officials arrested in May in a wide-ranging probe into corruption in football's top body. "On July 1, the US embassy in Bern sent Switzerland formal extradition requests, within the timeframe set down in the bilateral extradition treaty," the federal office of justice said in a statement. The United States had until July 3 to submit the extradition requests.