Iran’s Khamenei says part of diplomatic opening in New York ‘not proper’

Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei attends a meeting with high-ranking officials in TehranBy Yeganeh Torbati DUBAI (Reuters) – Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Saturday he supported moderate President Hassan Rouhani's diplomatic opening to the United States at the U.N. General Assembly last week but some aspects of it were "not proper". Khamenei did not elaborate on his objections but also said he did not trust the United States as a negotiating partner, hinting at disapproval over an historic phone conversation between Rouhani and U.S. President Barack Obama. …


Italian fishermen honor dead migrants at sea

Italian fisherman Cristian Parmisano looks out from a fishing boat at the exact point where the sunken ship which was carrying African migrants towards Italy capsized Thursday, during a commemoration boat flotilla for the victims of the shipwreck, off the Sicilian island of Lampedusa, Italy, Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013. Authorities say the search to recover bodies from the sunken boat has been called off for a second day because of bad weather. The ship capsized after the migrants on board started a fire to attract attention. Just 155 people survived, 111 bodies have been recovered and more than 200 are still missing. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)LAMPEDUSA, Italy (AP) A flotilla of Italian fishermen motored into rough seas off Lampedusa on Saturday to drop a bouquet of yellow flowers near the spot of a shipwreck where more than 100 African migrants drowned. Some of them bristled at reports that a boat may have violated the "law of the sea" and ignored migrants fighting for their lives.