South Carolina

Sharpton leads vigil for shooting victim

The Rev. Al Sharpton thanked the mayor and police chief in North Charleston on Sunday for their response to the fatal shooting of Walter Scott. Sharpton gave the sermon at Charity Missionary Baptist Church, where Mayor Keith Summey and Police Chief Eddie Driggers were among those in the congregation. Later, Sharpton led a vigil for a small crowd in the grassy, fenced-in area where Scott, 50, was fatally shot after fleeing a traffic stop April 4. Officer Michael Slager was fired and has been charged with murder.


Protesters seek ouster of president

Nationwide demonstrations calling for the impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff swept Brazil for the second day in less than a month, though turnout at Sunday's protests appeared down. Rousseff's second term in office has been buffeted by a corruption scandal at Brazil's largest company, as well as a stalled economy, a sliding currency and political infighting.


Attacks on troops in Sinai kill at least 14

At least 14 people, mostly Egyptian policemen, were killed in separate operations when militants attacked a police station in the provincial capital of Egypt's northern Sinai, and detonated a roadside bomb against a passing armored vehicle. Northern Sinai has witnessed a series of complex and successful attacks targeting Egyptian security forces, many of which have been claimed by a local affiliate of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant. ISIL Twitter accounts claimed responsibility for the Sunday attacks.


French climber scales Dubai skyscraper

A Frenchman has scaled one of Dubai's tallest skyscrapers, relying on just chalk and sticky tape on his fingertips to help him up the 75-story high Cayan Tower. Alain Robert, 52, completed climbing the 1007-foot high structure in just 70 minutes. He had no harness and little space for his feet on the ledges of the tower, which twists as it ascends. In 2011, Robert, often described as "The French Spiderman," climbed the world's tallest tower in Dubai. Using a rope and harness to comply with organizers' requirements, it took him just over six hours to scale the 2,717-foot tall Burj Khalifa.

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