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Kazakh man attempts to hijack plane, reroute to Tripoli

ROME (AFP) – Cabin crew overpowered a Kazakh man Sunday after he tried to hijack a Paris-Rome plane and have it land in Tripoli by threatening an air hostess, Italy’s ANSA news agency reported. Valeriy Tolmashev, who appeared very agitated, tried to hijack the Alitalia flight around 1930 GMT. The…

Yemen protesters reject US-backed transition

SANAA (AFP) – Yemen’s protest movement insisted Sunday on President Ali Abdullah Saleh’s rapid exit and prosecution after his party accepted a Gulf plan for him to quit in 30 days in a move hailed by Washington. The United States urged a peaceful transition after Saleh’s ruling General People’s Congress…

Man who tried to hijack Italian plane overpowered

ROME (Reuters) – A man who tried to hijack a Paris-Rome flight Sunday and take it toLibya was overpowered by cabin crew during the flight and arrested when the plane arrived in Rome, Italian news reports said. The Ansa and Agi news agencies said the man was in a very confused state…

Prosecutor orders Mubarak be moved to prison hospital

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt’s public prosecutor ordered on Sunday that ousted President Hosni Mubarak be transferred to a prison hospital in Cairo after a doctor declared him well enough to travel. Mubarak took refuge in the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikhafter a popular uprising ended his 30-year rule. He now faces questioning over corruption and murder…

Moroccans stage peaceful pro-democracy protests

RABAT — Several thousand demonstrators marched peacefully in Moroccan cities Sunday to demand more democracy and social justice despite King Mohammed VI’s concessions, including the release of political prisoners. Protest rallies began Sunday morning in Casablanca, Tangiers and Marrakesh, correspondents said, while others were scheduled later in the day in…

Chinese Christians arrested at Easter service

BEIJING — Up to 30 members of a Chinese evangelical church were arrested on Sunday for trying to hold an Easter service in defiance of the officially atheist government, a member of the clergy said. A large number of police began to gather early Sunday in the Zhongguancun area of…

TEPCO discloses radiation map

Japanese energy firm TEPCO (Tokyo Electric Power Company) has released a map of radiation levels at the stricken Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. TEPCO officials began the map in late March as a means of protecting workers from unnecessary radiation exposure during the cleanup effort at the plant. On April…

Thousands call for overthrow of Syria’s Assad

AMMAN (Reuters) – Thousands of Syrians called for the overthrow of President Bashar al-Assad Sunday at a funeral for protesters killed by security forces in the southern town of Nawa, a witness said. “Long live Syria. Down with Bashar!” the mourners chanted, their calls audible in a telephone call during…

Saudi women press for right to vote

JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia — A group of Saudi women have turned up at a voter registration office in a rare public protest against the male-only electoral system, one of the activists told AFP early Sunday. “We want to make our voices heard,” Nayla Attar, a businesswoman among a small group…

Iran’s Ahmadinejad in new showdown with conservatives

TEHRAN — Iran is bracing for a fresh showdown between supporters of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and some conservatives as simmering tensions build in the run-up to the March 2012 parliamentary election. The aborted resignation of Intelligence Minister Heydar Moslehi set off a conservative storm against the president’s entourage, with the…

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