Mubarak verdict due, but Egyptians' interest wanes
27 Nov 2014 | 10:40 am
CAIRO (AP) — Amal Shaker's 25-year-old son Ahmed was fatally shot in the back on the "Friday of Rage," one of the bloodiest days of Egypt's 2011 uprising against longtime autocrat Hosni Mubarak. Nearly four years later, she is still waiting for justice.
Liberia hopes for no new Ebola cases by new year
27 Nov 2014 | 10:24 am
MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — As Ebola infection rates fall in Liberia, the information minister urged people on Thursday to not let up on the fight against the virus, reiterating the goal of eradicating the disease by the end of the year.
Wales rugby coach Gatland shrugs off criticism ahead of 'Boks clash
27 Nov 2014 | 9:26 am
Cardiff (United Kingdom) (AFP) - Wales coach Warren Gatland has denied he was under extra pressure as his team sought an elusive win over a southern hemisphere side when they clash with South Africa on Saturday.
Prince William to promote UK, conservation on Japan, China tour
27 Nov 2014 | 8:43 am
Australian cricketer Hughes dies of head injuries
27 Nov 2014 | 6:10 am
Phillip Hughes won admirers across the cricket spectrum, from the most elite players to the everyday fan for an unorthodox batting style honed on the family banana plantation and a never-give-in attitude despite being dropped a handful of times from Australia's test team.
Australian batsman Hughes dies from head injury
27 Nov 2014 | 6:09 am
England drop Farrell, recall Twelvetrees for Australia
27 Nov 2014 | 5:49 am
LONDON (AFP) - England dropped Andy Farrell to the bench and recalled specialist centre Billy Twelvetrees to midfield on Thursday in a bid to finish a disappointing November campaign with victory against Australia at Twickenham on Saturday.
Greece tows migrant-packed ship to safety off Crete
27 Nov 2014 | 4:58 am
ATHENS (Reuters) - A Greek frigate has towed a disabled cargo ship packed with 700 migrants to safety just off the island of Crete on Thursday, in one of the biggest sea rescues mounted by the Mediterranean nation, coastguard officials said. The Kiribati-flagged MV Baris issued a distress call on Tuesday after developing engine problems 30 nautical miles (45 km) southeast of Crete. A Greek frigate dispatched to the scene spent over 24 hours fighting off strong winds and waves to tow the ship close to the southeastern port of Ierapetra, where boats had begun transferring migrants to the town. ...
Yemen rescuers sought U.S., British hostages in raid
27 Nov 2014 | 12:42 am
SANAA (Reuters) - An American, a Briton and a South African were among several hostages Yemeni forces sought to free from al Qaeda this week, the defense ministry said on its website, describing a raid that a U.S. defense official said also involved U.S. special forces. In Monday night's assault on a cave in remote Hajr as-Say'ar district in the eastern province of Hadramout, Yemeni security forces rescued six Yemenis, a Saudi and an Ethiopian, and killed seven al Qaeda kidnappers, Yemeni officials have said. Late on Wednesday the defense ministry's 26sept. ...
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26 Nov 2014 | 11:32 pm
HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong police arrested 11 more people in a second night of scuffles with demonstrators angry at having their 2-month-old pro-democracy protest camp in a volatile neighborhood shut down, officials said Thursday. Police also said they arrested seven of their own officers for assault in connection with the Oct. 15 beating of a handcuffed protester during a violent nighttime clash.
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