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    Top Egyptian generals sacked
    13 August 2012 15:22
     CAIRO, - Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi has driven back the biggest challenge to civilian rule by dismissing top generals and tearing up their legal attempt to curb his power in a bold bid to end 60 years of military leadership.

    Taking the country by surprise, Mursi pushed...
    PKK kidnap Turkish MP
    13 August 2012 15:20
     TUNCELI - Kurdish militants said on Monday they were behind the kidnapping of a Turkish opposition lawmaker and that increased military operations after his abduction at the weekend were putting his life at risk.

    Clashes between the army and the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party...
    Pope's butler to face trial
    13 August 2012 15:19
     VATICAN CITY - A Vatican magistrate on Monday ordered Pope Benedict's former butler to stand trial on charges of aggravated theft for leaking documents alleging corruption in the Vatican.

    In a 35-page document on the case which has rocked the Holy See since Gabriele was...
    Saying farewell
    13 August 2012 16:03
     LONDON,- London bade a flamboyant and madcap farewell to the Olympic Games with a romp through British pop and fashion, bringing the curtain down on more than two weeks of action that ended with America topping the sporting world with 46 gold medals.

    There was another sellout...
    Deadly earthquake
    13 August 2012 15:29
    TEHRAN — The death toll from twin earthquakes in Iran has risen to 250, Iranian state television said on Sunday, while over 2,000 were injured and thousands spent the night outdoors after the quake leveled villages and damaged homes in the country's northwest.

    Images broadcast on the...
    6 Americans die in 1 day
    11 August 2012 17:06
    KABUL— An Afghan working on an installation shared by Afghan and foreign forces shot to death three U.S. service members, raising to six the number of Americans killed by their Afghan partners in a single day, officials said Saturday.

    The newly announced killings took place Friday,...
    'Terror video' is released
    11 August 2012 17:06
    MADRID - Spain's Interior Ministry has released a video that it says shows alleged al-Qaida suspects training for a bombing raid using a model plane and explosives.

    The grainy and bad quality undated video clip released Saturday shows a colorful model propeller plane taking off....
    Two more held in Tia case
    11 August 2012 17:05
    LONDON — British police announced Saturday that they'd made two more arrests in the case of a 12-year-old girl whose body was found at her grandmother's home a week after she went missing.

    Scotland Yard said in a statement that a 46-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of murder...
    13 killed by lightning
    11 August 2012 11:24
    SYLHET — At least 13 devotees have been killed by lightning outside a mosque in northeastern Bangladesh.

    Local police chief Bayes Ahmed says 20 other people were injured by the lightning late Friday in Sylhet district. The victims were struck by the lightning as they were exiting the...
    Clinton in talks on Syria
    11 August 2012 11:22
    ISTANBUL — U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is in Turkey for talks with Turkish officials as well as Syrian opposition figures on how to undermine the Syrian regime and lay the groundwork for a democratic transition.

    Clinton also plans to meet Syrian refugees in...
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