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
Several explosions went off in on Sunday in two locations near a park in the Japanese city of Utsunomiya, killing one person and injuring three, state broadcaster NHK reported. The cause of the blasts was not known, NHK said. Images broadcast by NHK showed two burnt out cars in a parking lot about
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
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.
Port-au-Prince (AFP) - At least 172 inmates escaped a Haitian prison near the capital Port-au-Prince during an armed mutiny, killing one guard and many escaping with police weapons, local media reported. Le Nouvelliste newspaper quoted Arcahaie prison manager Heurtelou Paul Colson on Saturday as saying
TOKYO (AP) — One person is dead and three others injured after two apparent explosions back-to-back in the Japanese city of Utsunomiya (oot-soo-noh-mee-ya). Japanese media say the reported blasts occurred before noon Sunday at a public park and a nearby pay-parking lot. It wasn't clear if they were
TOKYO (AP) — One person is dead and three others injured after two apparent explosions back-to-back in the Japanese city of Utsunomiya (oot-soo-noh-mee-ya).
IRBIL, Iraq (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter arrived Sunday in Irbil to get a closer look at the fight against Islamic State militants in northern Iraq and likely expand his discussions about the role of Turkish troops in the region.
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A new survey reports a 10 percent increase in opium poppy cultivation and 91 percent decrease in eradication across Afghanistan.
ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) — South Africa took maximum value from the first two-day match of its Australian tour as it swiftly bowled out a youthful Cricket Australia XI on Sunday to win the match comfortably.
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Wallabies fullback Israel Folau has showed sporting relationships between Australia and New Zealand are more cordial than they may seem by becoming engaged to New Zealand netballer Maria Tutaia.
Australia coach Michael Cheika continued his rant against the All Blacks Sunday, saying he would not back down from his outburst after the New Zealanders' record-setting victory. Cheika was fuming after the All Blacks won 37-10 and refused to congratulate them on posting a world-record 18th consecutive
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Australia backrower Dean Mumm will face a judicial hearing after being cited for striking New Zealand lock Brodie Retallick in an off-the-ball incident in Saturday's Bledisloe Cup test.
PHILIP ISLAND, Australia (AP) — Britain's Cal Crutchlow held off an extraordinary ride from Valentino Rossi to win the Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix on Sunday as newly-crowned world champion Marc Marquez crashed out with 18 laps to go.
CHITTAGONG, Bangladesh (AP) — Bangladesh played aggressively to reach 86-2 in its second innings at lunch on the fourth day of the first test against England on Sunday, chasing 286 for victory.
Warplanes from a Saudi-led coalition attacked targets in Sanaa at dawn on Sunday, hours after a three-day truce in Yemen's war expired, residents in the capital said. The ceasefire, agreed in order to allow an increased flow of much-needed humanitarian aid, ended without renewal after a day of heavy
With polls giving her the edge on Election Day, Democratic White House nominee Hillary Clinton said she planned to work hard to see her party make gains in Congress. Speaking to reporters aboard her campaign plane, the 68-year-old former secretary of state said she no longer wished to respond to the
After basking in its best tourist summer season in 15 years, Spain now sees dark clouds on the horizon as popular destinations reach saturation point and holidaymakers are more thrifty, industry experts say. The 2016 summer season proved exceptionally good, with an influx of tourists fleeing other popular
The first round of the poll, held on October 9, gave the conservative Homeland Union the slimmest of leads with 21.70 percent of the vote (22 seats). The centrist Lithuanian Peasants and Green Union party (LPGU) won 21.53 percent (21 seats). The ruling leftists finished third with just 14.42 percent
Heavy clashes erupted between regime and rebel forces in Syria's divided city of Aleppo after a "humanitarian" ceasefire announced by government ally Russia expired before the UN could evacuate wounded civilians from rebel-held areas. Moscow had extended the unilateral "humanitarian
Colombia's government and Marxist FARC rebels on Saturday started talks on how to retool a peace deal, rejected in a referendum last month, that would end Latin America's longest civil war. Let's get peace," the lead FARC negotiator Timoleon Jimenez (Timochenko) tweeted. The FARC,