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.
MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — Supporters of a former Guantanamo prisoner who has been unhappy living in Uruguay said Saturday that another country has offered to accept him.
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
HAINAN, China (AP) — Jessica Korda caught Minjee Lee on Saturday in the Blue Bay LPGA. Ariya Jutanugarn made up even more ground to move into contention for her sixth victory of the season.
Horrific scenes unfolded in the Mediterranean off Libya Saturday as a full-to-capacity rescue ship was forced to sail away from desperate migrants trying to swim towards the rescuers. During a dramatic 24 hours, the crew of the Norwegian Siem Pilot and another aid boat rescued panicked migrants in the
SYDNEY (AP) — Marco Rojas scored in the third minute of stoppage time to give the Melbourne Victory a 2-1 win, extending Adelaide's winless start to its A-League title defense on Saturday.
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. "With the 72-hour Cessation of Hostilities in Yemen coming to an end, the United Nations Special Envoy for Yemen
By Phil Stewart and Tuvan Gumrukcu BAGHDAD/ANKARA (Reuters) - Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi declined on Saturday an offer from Turkey to take part in the battle to drive Islamic State militants from Mosul, a decision that could rile Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan. Mosul was once part of the
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Andres Iniesta's serious knee injury overshadowed another stellar performance by Lionel Messi on Saturday, when the Barcelona forward scored a second goal in stoppage time to earn a 3-2 win at Valencia.
The White House on Saturday condemned the use of chemical weapons by the Syrian government after an international inquiry found its forces responsible for a third toxic gas attack in Syria's civil war. The fourth report from the 13-month-long inquiry by the United Nations and the Organization for
MILAN (AP) — Teenage midfielder Manuel Locatelli scored a spectacular second-half goal as AC Milan marked a return to prominence with a 1-0 win over visiting Juventus in Serie A on Saturday.
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Barcelona is facing up to two months without the midfield magic of captain Andres Iniesta after he suffered a serious leg injury on Saturday.
Lewis Hamilton admitted he was unaware his Mercedes team had worked through the night to deliver a car which carried him to a blistering pole position for Sunday's United States Grand Prix. The 31-year-old defending champion grabbed the 58th pole of his career, edging out teammate Nico Rosberg who
Somali pirates have freed 26 Asian hostages held for nearly five years after the hijacking of their fishing vessel, the last commercial ship seized at the height of the country's piracy scourge, negotiators said Saturday. The crew of the Naham 3, the second longest held hostage by Somali pirates
By Lisa Barrington BEIRUT (Reuters) - Fierce fighting and air strikes broke the third day of a four-day unilateral Russian ceasefire in the divided Syrian city of Aleppo on Saturday, a monitor said. The first Syrian or Russian air strikes on Aleppo since Russia began the pause in hostilities on Thursday
Iraq's parliament on Saturday voted to ban the sale, import and production of alcohol, in a surprise move likely to anger some minorities but also to please influential religious parties. Proponents of the ban argue that it is justified by the constitution, which prohibits any law contradicting
HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. (AP) — Japan's Shoma Uno landed two quad jumps and secured the lead after the short program Saturday at Progressive Skate America, with Americans Adam Rippon and Jason Brown close behind in second and third place.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Lewis Hamilton needs a late-season charge to catch Nico Rosberg for the Formula One championship. He can start Sunday from pole position at the U.S. Grand Prix.
Former England captain Steven Gerrard sparked talk of a return to English Premier League side Liverpool on Saturday after an Instagram post seemed to hint at him leaving the Los Angeles Galaxy. The Galaxy conclude their Major League Soccer regular season Sunday against FC Dallas, and although the playoff