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Egypt’s Morsi lists successes of first 100 days

Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi on Saturday listed the accomplishments of his first 100 days in office to a packed Cairo Stadium of mainly Muslim Brotherhood supporters bussed in for the occasion. The ceremony, held to commemorate the 39th anniversary of the 1973 war against Israel, was a show of force…

Philippines appeals to hackers to cease attacks

Hackers incensed by the Philippines’ controversial cybercrime law have attacked government sites that deliver emergency information during natural disasters, an official said Saturday. President Benigno Aquino’s spokeswoman Abigail Valte appealed for a stop to the attacks, on the websites and social media accounts of the weather service, the earthquake and…

Prince Paul of Yugoslavia gets royal resting place at last

Prince Paul of Yugoslavia was on Saturday laid to rest in a royal mausoleum in a ceremony attended by his “Dynasty” actress granddaughter Catherine Oxenberg following a long-awaited political rehabilitation of the ousted royal. Oxenberg, known for her role in the 1980s television show, was among family members who travelled…

One-day photo project to be screened in 22 countries

A photography exhibit featuring snapshots of daily life around the world will open simultaneously on publicity screens in 22 countries on Monday, a Swedish advertising agency organising the event said. “A Day in the World” will be shown for just one day on more than 85,000 screens around the world…

Paris holds first ‘Black Fashion Week’

A Senegalese-born French fashion designer realised a long-held ambition when she staged the first ‘Black Fashion Week’ in Paris aimed at bringing African talent to a global audience. Adama Ndiaye launched the event to showcase the best the continent has to offer but dismissed criticism that it excluded others who…

Palestinians prepare for first elections since 2006

Campaigning for the first Palestinian elections since 2006 began on Saturday, the Central Electoral Commission said. Municipal elections in the Palestinian Authority-controlled West Bank will take place on October 20, with campaigning lasting 13 days, the CEC added. Polling was called by the West Bank government despite opposition from the…

Yemen foils bomb attack on base used by U.S. troops

The Yemeni army on Saturday foiled a car bomb attack on the Anad air base used by US soldiers in the southern province of Lahj to train Yemeni forces in combating terrorism, a military official told AFP. “We foiled an attack by a car packed with explosives that managed to…

Pakistani cricketer turned politician leads U.S. drone protest in Pakistan

Pakistani cricketer turned politician Imran Khan led Western activists and thousands of supporters Saturday on a defiant march to the tribal belt to protest against US drone strikes. Crowds lined the road to greet Khan, and scrums of media and well-wishers thronged his 4X4 as the convoy of more than…

Turkey hits back after new mortar fire from Syria

Turkey hit back on Saturday against what it said was a fresh round of mortar fire from Syria, little more than 24 hours after UN condemnation of deadly cross-border bombardment. Syria, for its part, said four Turks were among a convoy of “terrorists” killed in fighting in the heart of…

Man dies in UK from Congo fever after flying home to Scotland from Afghanistan

A man has died of Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever after flying home to Scotland from Afghanistan, in Britain’s first case of the deadly disease, health officials said Saturday. Two passengers who sat close to the 38-year-old man on a plane are undergoing daily health checks, although they have not yet shown…

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