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 Egyptian authorities are investigating the killing of a university student by police, a judicial official said Tuesday, the latest in series of cases alleging brutality by security forces. The death of engineering student Islam Ateto on May 19...
Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert was sentenced Monday to eight months in prison in a case involving allegations he accepted cash-stuffed envelopes from an American supporter. Here's a look at Olmert's four-decade political career:...
Health officials say bad eyesight in the US is most common in the South.   A new report found the South was home to three-quarters of the US counties with the highest prevalence of severe vision loss.   The South also has higher rates of...
A 65-year-old teacher from Berlin has given birth to quadruplets after a pregnancy that was widely criticized by medical professionals because of her age, RTL television said Saturday.   Annegret Raunigk, gave birth to a girl - Neeta - and...
Against a backdrop of Iraq and Syria in flames, Middle Eastern political and business leaders sought to focus on a future of growth and investment for a region that for long has lagged behind. But present-day reality proved rather difficult to...
Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah al-Sissi, who has led a massive ongoing crackdown on Islamists, said on Friday that the fight against extremism in the region must go hand-in-hand with pursuing greater "freedom, equality and justice." Al...
Gaza's economy is on the "verge of collapse," a new World Bank report warned Friday, saying the unemployment rate there is now the highest in the world and calling on Israel and international donors to remedy the situation. It charged...
 David Letterman ended his 33-year career as a late-night television host Wednesday, ushered into retirement by four presidents who declared "our long national nightmare is over" and saying there was nothing he could ever do to repay...
Writer-director Ida Panahandeh has made a splash with her film debut, landing in competition at the Cannes Film Festival for "Nahid," fraught portrait of the byzantine legal complications and social stigmas concerning divorce and...
A Chinese television drama got pulled off the air following a public outcry over a plot in which a hidden grenade is pulled from a woman's crotch during an amorous scene. The country's regulating agency - the State Administration of Press,...