Hundreds missing, many elderly tourists, after ship capsizes on China's Yangtze River

JIANLI COUNTY, China - Rescuers searched on Tuesday for more than 400 people, many of them elderly Chinese tourists, missing after a cruise boat was hit by a freak tornado and capsized on the Yangtze River in what may become China's worst shipping disaster in nearly 70 years. | Video

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Why U.S. billionaires may not be able to buy the 2016 election

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Burundi protesters on streets after African leaders seek poll delay

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Myanmar escorting boat crammed with migrants to 'safe' area

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Exclusive: Detainee alleges CIA sexual abuse, torture beyond Senate findings

NEW YORK - The U.S. Central Intelligence Agency used a wider array of sexual abuse and other forms of torture than was disclosed in a Senate report last year, according to a Guantanamo Bay detainee turned government cooperating witness.