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Assange tells U.K., Sweden to let him go after U.N. finding

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange Friday urged Britain and Sweden to let him walk free from Ecuador’s embassy in London after a U.N. panel found that the antisecrecy campaigner was “arbitrarily detained.” Addressing a news conference via video link from the embassy, where he sought refuge in June 2012 and was ...

Feb 5, 2016

Three missing, 87 rescued after South Africa mine collapse

Almost 90 miners were rescued and three were still missing after a cave-in at a gold mine in northeastern South Africa on Friday, the firm that owns the mine said. The collapse at the mine’s main entrance trapped 87 workers underground, all of whom ...

Man admits killing Dutch ex-minister over euthanasia law

Feb 5, 2016

Man admits killing Dutch ex-minister over euthanasia law

A man accused of killing a former Dutch health minister admitted the slaying at a court hearing Thursday, claiming it was an “order from God” because she was responsible for the Netherlands’ euthanasia law. The suspect, identified only as Bart van U. because of ...

Islamic State brings reign of terror to fractured Libya's Sirte

Feb 5, 2016

Islamic State brings reign of terror to fractured Libya's Sirte

Public beheadings and roving jihadi gangs are terrifying residents in the Islamic State group’s Libyan stronghold of Sirte, in an ominous sign of the movement’s growing international influence. Witnesses tell of amputations and executions in squares in Moammar Gadhafi’s hometown on the Mediterranean coast, ...

Morocco switches on giant Saharan solar plant in ambitious energy push

Feb 5, 2016

Morocco switches on giant Saharan solar plant in ambitious energy push

King Mohammed VI on Thursday inaugurated Morocco’s first solar power plant, a massive project that the country sees as part of its goal of boosting its clean energy output. Prime Minister Abdelilah Benkirane and French Environment Minister Segolene Royal were among local and foreign ...

Ancient boat discovered near pyramids

Feb 5, 2016

Ancient boat discovered near pyramids

Czech archaeologists have unearthed an ancient funerary boat near the Abusir pyramids south of Cairo, a find that could shed light on shipbuilding in ancient Egypt. The discovery of the more than 4,500-year-old wooden vessel, which archaeologists believe belonged to a prominent member of ...