An Egyptian court confirmed a 20-year prison sentence against former president Mohamed Mursi on Saturday, judicial sources told Reuters. It is the first of Mursi's four convictions to reach the end of the judicial process, and he cannot appeal further against it. Twenty-year jail sentences were
Rescuers pulled 2,400 boat migrants to safety on Saturday, the Italian coastguard said, adding 14 dead bodies had been recovered in the past two days. The migrants were on rubber boats and other small vessels, it said in a statement. Some 20 operations were carried out on Saturday alone, including
Counter-terrorism police investigating the discovery of a "suspicious item" on a London train this week said they found another such device on Saturday when they searched a house in Devon, western England. The house and neighboring properties were evacuated and a 200-metre cordon thrown around
Levity is not the United Nations’ strong suit. The organization announced earlier this month that it would appoint comic book superhero Wonder Woman as honorary ambassador for the empowerment of women and girls, as it pairs a longstanding push for gender equality with the launch of new sustainable-development
More than a thousand refugee children could be left homeless after French authorities announced their decision to clear one of the country’s notorious refugee camps, beginning on Monday. As hundreds of thousands of refugees have streamed into Europe during the ongoing refugee crisis, the French port
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed into law on Friday restrictive measures that limit Airbnb's activities in one of its most popular markets, marking the company's latest battle with cities worldwide. The law, intending to prevent Airbnb rentals from decreasing affordable housing options, will
Feral cats can be trouble. Critics say they spread diseases and threaten local wildlife populations. Volunteers with the New York City Feral Cat Initiative trap groups – or "colonies" – of wild cats, neuter and vaccinate them, and return them to the streets.
The All Blacks named two new players Sunday for next month's northern tour and included three Barrett brothers in their travelling squad as they look to extend their record unbeaten streak. The 36-man squad to play Tests in the United States, Italy, Ireland and France, also includes the return of
AT&T unveiled a mega-deal for Time Warner that would transform the telecom giant into a media-entertainment powerhouse positioned for a sector facing major technology changes. The stock-and-cash deal is valued at $108.7 billion including debt, and gives a value of $84.5 billion to Time Warner -- a major
ARCAHAIE, Haiti (AP) — More than 100 mostly barefoot inmates overpowered guards on Saturday and escaped from a lockup in central Haiti, officials said.
Haiti's Minister Of Justice, Camille Edouard Junior, said one prisoner died after falling off a wall and hitting his head during the escape from the Arcahaie prison on the coast north of capital Port-au-Prince. “One guard was killed during the incident," Edouard Junior told Reuters. The U.S
Prime Minister Theresa May is to meet with the first ministers from Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland to plot the path towards Brexit, her office said Sunday. May will host the first meeting of the Joint Ministerial Committee (JMC) since December 2014 on Monday.
Donald Trump looked to reset his flailing campaign in the Civil War battlefield town of Gettysburg, while Hillary Clinton told voters she alone could unite a divided nation. With 17 days to go before Election Day, the Republican billionaire and his Democratic rival barnstormed Pennsylvania and Ohio
Security forces battled for a second day Saturday with Islamic State group gunmen who infiltrated Kirkuk in a brazen raid that rattled Iraq as it ramped up an offensive to retake Mosul. A toxic cloud released by a fire IS militants started at a sulphur plant south of Mosul earlier this week killed at
A retired police officer with thin grey hair, Abu Mohammed said he had seen bullet wounds before. When one Islamic State group jihadist pressed the barrel of a gun to his forehead, he said he was defiant, but did not lose his cool. Later that day, Abu Mohammed heard his car explode.
A former Guantanamo inmate resettled in Uruguay who went on hunger strike to demand relocation to another country has dropped his protest after receiving an offer, activists said Saturday. Syrian Jihad Diyab, who began his hunger strike more than two months ago, ended his protest and will travel to
By Girish Gupta and Julia Symmes Cobb BOGOTA/CARACAS (Reuters) - Colombia's Avianca airline will restart flights to Venezuela after one of its aircraft was approached by at least one Venezuelan warplane on Friday, creating a diplomatic incident and prompting the airline to cancel flights to and
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela is bracing for turbulence after the socialist government blocked a presidential recall referendum in a move opposition leaders are calling a coup.
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombia's flagship airline briefly grounded all flights to Caracas after a Venezuela air force plane flew close to a passenger jet, but the company said Saturday it was resuming service following clarifications from the two governments.
Colombia's commercial carrier Avianca on Saturday briefly suspended flights to and from Venezuela after a Venezuelan fighter jet caused a diplomatic incident by approaching one of its planes, the company said. The warplane briefly approached the airliner flying from Madrid to Bogota on Friday, prompting
Thousands of women marched in Caracas Saturday against leftist President Nicolas Maduro's decision to block opposition-led efforts for a recall referendum. "Brave Venezuela, you will be set free!" chanted the women, most of whom dressed in white. The authorities on Thursday quashed the
The UN envoy for Yemen called Saturday for the renewal of a 72-hour ceasefire in the country, though fighting has raged on between Shiite rebels and government forces despite the truce. The ceasefire took effect just before midnight (2100 GMT) on Wednesday to allow aid deliveries in Yemen, where the