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78 boys jailed for pro-Morsi protests

An Egyptian court sentenced 78 teenage boys to between two and five years in prison Wednesday for joining protests demanding the return of the ousted Islamist President, judicial sources said.

EU’s Jean-Claude Juncker sails through no-trust vote

Jean-Claude Juncker

Jean-Claude Juncker sailed through a European Parliament no confidence vote over the “Luxleaks” tax scandal Thursday, but the European Commission chief still faces awkward questions just a month into

‘US loser if no nuclear agreement’

Ali Khamenei

Khamenei says he is not opposed to nuclear talks extension

US Thanksgiving travel hit by weather

People weave through footpath rush outside New York Penn Station during on Wednesday. — AFP

More than 9,000 flights were cancelled or delayed in the US northeast as a winter storm snarled travel for Americans eager to celebrate Thursday’s Thanksgiving holiday, which kicks off one of the year

Court to rule on ‘pregnancy crime’

A British court is to rule on whether a woman committed a “crime of violence” against her child by drinking heavily during pregnancy, in a case that has raised concerns about criminalising mothers.

Setback to Cameron, immigration up by 40%

Prime Minister David Cameron suffered a blow to his re-election campaign on Thursday after his pledge to cut migration to the tens of thousands was undercut by new data showing a net 260,000 people mo

Blast, gunfire rock missions in Kabul

Afghan security forces inspect a British embassy vehicle which was targeted in a suicide attack in Kabul— AP

A large blast rocked Kabul on Thursday evening, followed by gunfire in the Afghan capital’s central district that houses many embassies and foreign compounds, journalists reported.

Nicolas Sarkozy tipped to lead UMP in 1st step back to presidency

File photo of French ex-president Nicholas Sarkozy. (Photo: AFP )

First the dramatic comeback, then the frenzied campaign, and now France’s ex-President Nicolas Sarkozy is limbering up for his potential springboard back into office: the leadership of his right-wing

Will support Bashar al-Assad: Moscow

Russia said on Wednesday it would support President Bashar al-Assad to combat “terrorism” in West Asia, indicating there was no new room for compromise on one of the key contentious issues in the Syri

Viswanathan Anand has for the second year running been outclassed in the World Chess Championship by a player nearly 20 years his younger.

Narendra Modi was sworn in as Prime Minister on May 26, 2014, and has clearly won the sprint when his government completes six months in office on November 26.