Body of missing NY mother found in Turkey
Sarai Sierra's family raised alarms after the 33-year-old mother of two didn't return to New York on January 22, as expected.
February 2nd, 2013
09:21 PM ET

Body of missing NY mother found in Turkey

The family of an American woman who went missing in Istanbul nearly two weeks ago are in mourning after learning that Turkish police found her body Saturday.

Steven Sierra wept during a phone call with CNN, as he waited in Istanbul to go with police to identify the body of his wife, Sarai Sierra.

Turkish police found the New York woman's body near ancient stone walls in Istanbul's Sarayburnu district, the semi-official Anatolian Agency reported. Police suspected she had been killed at another location.

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January 31st, 2013
04:43 AM ET

New York woman goes missing in Istanbul on photography trip

Sarai Sierra followed her passion to Istanbul - a budding photographer lured by the possibilities the picturesque, ancient city has to offer.

But the day before she was supposed to fly back home, the 33-year-old mother of two went missing.

Sierra had taken up photography last year, posting her work to the photo sharing app Instagram and quickly amassing 3,000 followers.

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London train drivers go on strike over pay
December 26th, 2010
09:12 AM ET

London train drivers go on strike over pay

Drivers of London's underground train system went on strike Sunday in a dispute over holiday pay that is expected to affect the busy holiday shopping season.

ASLEF, a trade union for the drivers, had asked for triple pay and a day off for drivers working on December 26, a national holiday.

"Drivers felt they shouldn't have to work day after Christmas, and if they do, they should get the extra pay," said Chris Proctor, a spokesman for the trade union.

Transport officials turned down the request. Boxing Day falls on Sunday, which means the holiday will be on Monday and drivers can get extra pay then, the transport officials said. Striking drivers plan to return to work Monday.

"The completely unnecessary strike action is likely to cause significant disruption, but London Underground is working to ensure as many services as possible will operate," London Underground officials said in a statement. "London's 700 bus routes and some river services will be in operation."

Unions signed an agreement that gives them increased leave time and pay on condition they work some holidays, including Boxing Day, London Underground said.

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