Tunisia has detained 12 people in connection with an attack last week that killed 38 people, an official said Thursday.
Security forces killed the gunman following the mass shooting Friday in the city of Sousse. Officials said he was the only shooter. But they have been searching for people who may have given him help before the attack.
The Islamic State group claimed responsibility, just as it did when two gunmen killed 21 people at the Bardo museum in Tunis in March. Most of the dead in both attacks were foreign tourists.
Afghan court cancels death sentences in mob killing of woman
An appeals court in Afghanistan has cancelled death sentences given to four men found guilty of murder earlier this year.
One defense attorney told VOA that three of the men were re-sentenced to 20-year terms. The fourth convict was sentenced to 10 years because he was 17 when the crime took place.
Farkhunda Malikzada was 27 years old when a mob attacked and killed her last March in Kabul. A mullah had accused her of burning the Koran just before the attack. An investigation showed no evidence of that accusation.
At least 36 dead in Philippines boat accident
Philippine officials said at least 36 people are dead and more are missing after a passenger boat capsized in the central part of the country.
The Kim Nirvana was carrying 189 people Thursday when officials said it went down only a kilometer from Ormoc City on the island of Leyte.
The coast guard said at least 127 people have been rescued. Divers are searching for at least 26 other people.
U.S., Japan to play in Women's World Cup final
The U.S. women's soccer team will get a rematch with Japan, the team that beat them in the 2011 Women's World Cup final. The two will play Sunday in Vancouver, Canada.
Japan moved forward in competition Wednesday after defeating England in play in Alberta, Canada. The score was 2-1. England player Laura Bassett made the winning goal for Japan when she accidentally sent the ball into her team's net.
1.shooter n. 射手；枪炮
An eyewitness identified him as the shooter.
2.appeal court 上诉法院
An appeals court had ruled that they could not get a fair trial in Los Angeles.
3.capsize vt. 倾覆（特指船）；翻覆；弄翻 vi. 翻；倾覆；翻覆
The sea got very rough and the boat capsized.
4.accidentally adv. 意外地；偶然地
She accidentally knocked the glass off.
5.rematch n. 复赛；再匹配
Duff said he would be demanding a rematch.
1.An appeals court in Afghanistan has cancelled death sentences given to four men found guilty of murder earlier this year.
be found guilty of 被判有罪
Four men were found guilty of breach of the peace.
They were found guilty of acts of gross indecency.
2.The Kim Nirvana was carrying 189 people Thursday when officials said it went down only a kilometer from Ormoc City on the island of Leyte.
go down 下降；平静下来；传下去；被接受；(船只) 沉没; (飞机) 坠毁；(电脑) 出故障
Their aircraft went down during a training exercise.
The main computers went down for 30 minutes.