Afghanistan political rivals reportedly to sign power-sharing deal
Afghanistan's two presidential candidates will sign a power-sharing deal after months of wrangling over the disputed outcome of June's runoff election, officials said. A spokesman for current President Hamid Karzai told the Associated Press that Ashraf ...Read more...
4 of 5 California jail escapees caught
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Four of five inmates were caught Saturday night, a day after their escape from a central California jail, authorities said. The fifth man remained at large. A pair of special sheriff's units caught the four men about 24 hours after ...Read more...
Sierra Leone On Lockdown For Second Day In Attempt To Contain Ebola
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Some in Sierra Leone ran away from their homes Saturday and others clashed with health workers trying to bury dead Ebola victims as the country struggled through the second day of an unprecedented lockdown to combat the ...Read more...
Man Who Jumped White House Fence Had Knife; Secret Service Steps Up Security
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Secret Service chief has stepped-up security outside the White House after a man with a knife who jumped the fence made it into the presidential residence before being apprehended, officials said Saturday. President Barack Obama ...Read more...
F-22 fighters intercept Russian military planes 55 miles off Alaska
Two U.S. F-22 fighter jets intercepted six Russian military airplanes that were flying near Alaska, military officials said Friday. Lt. Col. Michael Jazdyk, a spokesman for the North American Aerospace Defense Command, or NORAD, said the jets intercepted ...Read more...
Pope flags Christian-Muslim ties in Albania
Security was tight for Francis' 11-hour visit to the majority Muslim nation amid reported threats from Islamic militants. While the Vatican insisted no special measures were being taken, Albania's Interior Ministry promised "maximum" protection from 2,500 ...Read more...
Clash over development plans leaves 8 dead in Guatemala
Guatemala City (AFP) - Eight indigenous people have died in a village west of the capital after a clash that saw residents turn guns on their neighbors over plans to build a road and a cement plant. Interior Minister Mauricio Lopez said the authorities ...Read more...
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