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Egypt road crash kills 17 – state TV


 CAIRO – At least 17 people were killed in Egypt on Tuesday when a bus ploughed into a truck south of Cairo, state television reported.   The accident occurred near the town of Safaga, 570 kilometers (about 355 miles) south of Cairo, the report said, adding that 25 other passengers were injured in the crash. [...]

Posted: July 16th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Man claims kingdom so daughter can be princess

Jeremiah Heaton and his seven year-old daughter, Princess Emily, show the flag,July 2, 2014, in Abingdon, Va, that their family designed as they try to claim a piece of land in the Eastern African region of Bir Tawil. AP File Photo

An American man says he has claimed a kingdom in Africa so his daughter can be a princess.

Posted: July 15th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Egypt policeman killed defusing bomb near president palace

Egyptian police officers investigate the site of an explosion in 6 October city, a suburb southwest of Cairo, Egypt, Saturday, June 28, 2014. AP FILE PHOTO

An Egyptian police colonel was killed and several policemen wounded on Monday when a bomb they were trying to defuse near the presidential palace in Cairo exploded, the interior ministry said.

Posted: June 30th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Outcry after Egypt sentences 3 reporters to prison

The fiance of journalist Mohamed Fahmy is consoled by a friend following the verdicts in the sentencing hearing for Al-Jazeera journalists, in a courtroom in Cairo, Egypt, Monday, June 23, 2014. AP

An Egyptian court on Monday convicted three Al-Jazeera journalists and sentenced them to seven years in prison on terrorism-related charges after a trial dismissed by rights groups as a politically motivated sham. The verdict brought a landslide of international condemnation and calls for the newly elected president to intervene.

Posted: June 24th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Egypt sentences three Jazeera journalists to 7 years

In this Monday, March 31, 2014 file photo, Al-Jazeera English producer Baher Mohamed, center left, Canadian-Egyptian acting Cairo bureau chief Mohammed Fahmy, center, and correspondent Peter Greste, second right, appear in court along with several other defendants during their trial on terror charges, in Cairo, Egypt. AP

An Egyptian court on Monday sentenced three Al-Jazeera journalists including Australian Peter Greste to seven years in jail after accusing them of aiding the blacklisted Muslim Brotherhood.

Posted: June 23rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »