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Egypt bans Mubarak party leaders from elections

Latin America News - Tue, 05/06/2014 - 09:59

In this image made from video broadcast on Egypt's State Television, Egypt's retired Field Marshal Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi listens to a question during an interview in a nationally televised program in Cairo, Egypt, Monday, May 5, 2014. Former army chief Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi said that he decided to run for president of Egypt because of the "threats" facing the country, speaking in the first TV interview of his campaign. (AP Photo/Egypt's State Television)CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court on Tuesday banned leaders of the country's former ruling party under ousted President Hosni Mubarak from running in any elections, a vague ruling that could bar former officials of that regime from returning to politics for the time being.


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Egypt bans Mubarak party leaders from elections

India News - Tue, 05/06/2014 - 09:59

In this image made from video broadcast on Egypt's State Television, Egypt's retired Field Marshal Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi listens to a question during an interview in a nationally televised program in Cairo, Egypt, Monday, May 5, 2014. Former army chief Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi said that he decided to run for president of Egypt because of the "threats" facing the country, speaking in the first TV interview of his campaign. (AP Photo/Egypt's State Television)CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court on Tuesday banned leaders of the country's former ruling party under ousted President Hosni Mubarak from running in any elections, a vague ruling that could bar former officials of that regime from returning to politics for the time being.


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Saudi Arabia: al Qaeda cell plotting attacks uncovered

India News - Tue, 05/06/2014 - 09:58
Saudi Arabia said on Tuesday it had uncovered an al Qaeda militant group with links to "extremist elements" in Syria and Yemen that had been plotting to assassinate officials and attack government and foreign targets.
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Saudi Arabia: al Qaeda cell plotting attacks uncovered

Latin America News - Tue, 05/06/2014 - 09:58
Saudi Arabia said on Tuesday it had uncovered an al Qaeda militant group with links to "extremist elements" in Syria and Yemen that had been plotting to assassinate officials and attack government and foreign targets.
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Accused Boston bomber's lawyers seek privacy for family meetings

Latin America News - Tue, 05/06/2014 - 09:52
Defense attorneys for accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev called on a federal judge late Monday to block law enforcement agents from monitoring jailhouse meetings between the suspect, his attorneys and his sisters. "Only real time monitoring of social visitors' conversations with Tsarnaev by someone familiar generally with terrorist tradecraft and specifically with the facts of this case can ensure that those conversations are not being used as a vehicle to convey forbidding messages," they argued in a prior court filing.
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Accused Boston bomber's lawyers seek privacy for family meetings

India News - Tue, 05/06/2014 - 09:52
Defense attorneys for accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev called on a federal judge late Monday to block law enforcement agents from monitoring jailhouse meetings between the suspect, his attorneys and his sisters. "Only real time monitoring of social visitors' conversations with Tsarnaev by someone familiar generally with terrorist tradecraft and specifically with the facts of this case can ensure that those conversations are not being used as a vehicle to convey forbidding messages," they argued in a prior court filing.
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Accused Boston bomber's lawyers seek privacy for family meetings

U.S. National News - Tue, 05/06/2014 - 09:52
Defense attorneys for accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev called on a federal judge late Monday to block law enforcement agents from monitoring jailhouse meetings between the suspect, his attorneys and his sisters. "Only real time monitoring of social visitors' conversations with Tsarnaev by someone familiar generally with terrorist tradecraft and specifically with the facts of this case can ensure that those conversations are not being used as a vehicle to convey forbidding messages," they argued in a prior court filing.

'Club kid' killer Michael Alig free after 17 years

U.S. National News - Tue, 05/06/2014 - 09:49
NEW YORK (AP) — Notorious "club kid" killer Michael Alig has been released from prison after serving 17 years for killing his roommate over a drug debt.

Saudi dismantles 'terror' group

Iraq News - Tue, 05/06/2014 - 09:48

Members of the Saudi special police unit, in Mecca, on October 9, 2013Saudi Arabia has dismantled a "terrorist organisation" that was plotting attacks against government installations and foreign interests, the interior ministry announced Wednesday. Members of the organisation have "links with extremist elements in Syria and Yemen," it said, adding that authorities are still hunting down 44 others whose names have been submitted to Interpol. The statement said "suspicious activities on social networks" had facilitated the arrests, without providing further details. The interior ministry in March published a list of "terror" groups, including Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood, Al-Nusra Front, which is Al-Qaeda's official Syrian affiliate, and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, another jihadist group fighting in Syria and Iraq.


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13-year-old Gypsum boy accused of killing father

U.S. National News - Tue, 05/06/2014 - 09:44
GYPSUM, Colo. (AP) — A 13-year-old Gypsum boy is suspected of killing his father and trying to conceal the slaying.

AP PHOTOS: Rare disease afflicts Brazilian village

Latin America News - Tue, 05/06/2014 - 09:43

In this March 3, 2014 photo, Djalma Antonio Jardim who has a rare inherited skin disease known as xeroderma pigmentosum, or "XP," looks in a a mirror at his home in the Araras community of Brazil's Goias state. In an effort to camouflage how the disease has eaten away the skin on his lips, nose, cheeks and eyes, Jardim wears a rudimentary orange-tinted mask, its stenciled-in right eyebrow not matching his bushy real one that remains. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)ARARAS, Brazil (AP) — This is a village where the people melt away.


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AP PHOTOS: Rare disease afflicts Brazilian village

India News - Tue, 05/06/2014 - 09:43

In this March 3, 2014 photo, Djalma Antonio Jardim who has a rare inherited skin disease known as xeroderma pigmentosum, or "XP," looks in a a mirror at his home in the Araras community of Brazil's Goias state. In an effort to camouflage how the disease has eaten away the skin on his lips, nose, cheeks and eyes, Jardim wears a rudimentary orange-tinted mask, its stenciled-in right eyebrow not matching his bushy real one that remains. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)ARARAS, Brazil (AP) — This is a village where the people melt away.


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Europe eyes flight recorder changes after jet saga

India News - Tue, 05/06/2014 - 09:38
BERLIN (AP) — The European Aviation Safety Agency is proposing to improve aircraft flight recorders and underwater locating devices in response to the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.
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Europe eyes flight recorder changes after jet saga

Latin America News - Tue, 05/06/2014 - 09:38
BERLIN (AP) — The European Aviation Safety Agency is proposing to improve aircraft flight recorders and underwater locating devices in response to the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.
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Europe eyes flight recorder changes after jet saga

Europe News - Tue, 05/06/2014 - 09:38
BERLIN (AP) — The European Aviation Safety Agency is proposing to improve aircraft flight recorders and underwater locating devices in response to the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.
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Gunmen abduct eight more girls in northeast Nigeria: police

Africa News - Tue, 05/06/2014 - 09:33
Suspected Boko Haram gunmen kidnapped eight girls from a village near one of their strongholds in northeastern Nigeria overnight, police and residents said on Tuesday. Lazarus Musa, a resident of the village of Warabe, told Reuters that armed men had opened fire during the raid. They started shooting in our village," Musa said by telephone from the village in the hilly Gwoza area, Boko Haram's main base. Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau threatened in a video released to the media on Monday to sell the girls abducted from a secondary school on April 14 "on the market".
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GM recalls 59,628 Saturn Aura cars for transmission cable issue

U.S. National News - Tue, 05/06/2014 - 09:33

A General Motors logo is seen on a vehicle for sale at the GM dealership in CarlsbadGeneral Motors Co is recalling 59,628 Saturn Aura mid-sized cars in the United States and Canada because the automatic transmission shifters may fail, according to documents filed with U.S. safety regulators. GM said it was aware of 28 crashes and four injuries but no deaths relating to the issue over the last seven years. The No. 1 U.S. automaker is recalling certain 2007 and 2008 model Aura cars equipped with four-speed transmissions because the transmission shift cable could break, according to documents filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Of the recalled cars, 56,214 were sold in the United States and the rest in Canada, GM said.


Tiny Alaska fishing village at center of political fight over road

U.S. National News - Tue, 05/06/2014 - 09:32
By Steve Quinn JUNEAU, Alaska (Reuters) - A remote fishing village in Alaska's Aleutian Islands chain that is inaccessible by land has become the site of a high profile fight pitting the U.S. Interior Secretary against community leaders, state lawmakers and members of Congress. The issue: Whether to build a 10-mile gravel road through the Izembek National Wildlife Refuge to link the coastal community of King Cove to an all-weather airport in Cold Bay and, with that, provide access to emergency healthcare. U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell denied the road in December, putting a stop to a plan approved by Congress and signed by President Barack Obama.