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Mar 2, 2015

Killer of U.S. teacher in Abu Dhabi referred to court

An Emirati woman has been referred to court on charges of murdering one American in an Abu Dhabi mall and attempting to kill another at his home, officials said Sunday. Alaa Bader Abdullah is accused of stabbing to death teacher Ibolya Ryan, 47, in ...

Overtures made to Islamic State over Christian captives

Mar 2, 2015

Overtures made to Islamic State over Christian captives

Syrian Christian leaders and Sunni tribal sheikhs are reaching out to the Islamic State group to try to negotiate the release of more than 220 Christians who were kidnapped by the militants last week, activists said Sunday. Islamic State fighters swept through a string ...

Mar 2, 2015

Mob kills woman over suicide bombing scare in Nigeria

A mob in the northeast Nigerian city of Bauchi on Sunday beat a woman to death and burned her body over suspicion she was a suicide bomber, police and witnesses said. “At about 0700 hours (0600 GMT), information at our disposal revealed that a ...

Mar 2, 2015

Tintin set to go under the hammer at Paris auctions

Tintin’s latest adventure is taking him to Sotheby’s and Christie’s in Paris this month, as booming prices for comic books attract the attention of ultra-rich collectors. Both auction houses have organized major sales of comic and graphic novel items in the French capital this ...

Sierra Leone's vice president goes under Ebola quarantine

Mar 2, 2015

Sierra Leone's vice president goes under Ebola quarantine

Sierra Leone’s vice president has put himself in quarantine following the death from Ebola of one of his security guards. Vice President Samuel Sam-Sumana is set to become acting president later Sunday when President Ernest Bai Koroma leaves Sierra Leone to attend a European ...

U.S., Liberia kick off trial of Ebola drug ZMapp

Mar 2, 2015

U.S., Liberia kick off trial of Ebola drug ZMapp

U.S. and Liberian researchers have started a clinical trial to test the safety and effectiveness of Mapp Biopharmaceutical Inc.’s Ebola drug ZMapp, an experimental treatment that has already been tried in a handful of Ebola patients, including two U.S. missionaries. The trial, a joint ...

Russians march in memory of murdered Putin critic

Mar 1, 2015

Russians march in memory of murdered Putin critic

Holding placards declaring “I am not afraid,” thousands of Russians marched in Moscow on Sunday in memory of Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov, whose murder has widened a split in society that some say could threaten Russia’s future. Families, the old and young walked slowly, ...

'Jihadi John' relatives under watch in Kuwait, local reports say

Mar 1, 2015

'Jihadi John' relatives under watch in Kuwait, local reports say

Kuwaiti authorities are monitoring several relatives of “Jihadi John,” the masked knife-wielding extremist seen in execution videos released by the Islamic State group. A number of relatives of Mohammed Emwazi live and work in the Gulf emirate where he was born, press reports said ...