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Saudi police killed four "terrorists" Saturday in a Shiite village in an operation to arrest the people who shot dead a soldier there on Sunday, the spokesman for the interior ministry said. "The primary suspect" in the Sunday...
South Africa on Saturday welcomed home Miss World winner Rolene Strauss with wild cheers and ululation. Hundreds turned up at O.R. Tambo International Airport to greet Strauss after the 22-year-old medical student was crowned Miss World 2014 at a...
Egypt is to reopen the Rafah border crossing with Gaza Sunday for the second time in two months to allow those stranded in Egypt enter the Palestinian territory, officials said. The Rafah crossing is the only access point to the Gaza Strip not...
The Pentagon has hailed the deaths of several top leaders of the Islamic State group, but experts say this is far from enough to cripple what has proven to be a resilient organisation. US officials say air strikes have killed several senior and mid-...
 World number one Nicol David reached her eighth world final after a rare ordeal on Friday, coming back from two games to one down to defeat Egypt's Omneya Kawy 11-9, 9-11, 8-11, 11-5, 11-5. It was a mental triumph for David with the cool...
US President Barack Obama warned Friday that Washington "will respond" to North Korea's cyber attack on Sony Pictures over "The Interview," a satirical film about a CIA plot to kill Kim Jong-Un. Obama nevertheless said while...
Six European, two Latin American and one African film have made the shortlist for the foreign language Oscar, announced in Los Angeles Friday. Films by directors from Argentina, Estonia, Georgia, Mauritania, Netherlands, Poland, Russia, Sweden,...
A listeria outbreak believed to originate from commercially packaged caramel apples has killed at least four people in the United States and sickened 28 people since November, officials said Friday. Listeria monocytogenes is caused by a bacteria and...
Only an "earthquake" can change FIFA's decision to hold the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, FIFA president Sepp Blatter said Friday. "It would really need an earthquake, extremely important new elements to go back on this World Cup in...
US President Barack Obama spoke to his Egyptian counterpart Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Thursday and expressed concern over mass trials and the continued detention of journalists and peaceful activists. During a telephone call, the White House said,...