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4 killed in bomb blast near Egypt foreign ministry

State television reported that a police officer and a conscript were killed in the blast in the crowded area on the Nile River which houses the foreign ministry and state television headquarters.

Man arrested for charging White House had knife

Constitution Avenue closed
Omar Gonzalez, the man arrested on Friday after climbing the fence at the White House and making his way into the executive mansion while President Barack Obama was away, was armed with a knife, the US attorney's Office said on Saturday.

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British PM targets 'unfairness' left by Scot vote

British PM David Cameron
British Prime Minister David Cameron insisted on Sunday that further devolution promised to Scotland could not leave England 'overridden', as initial relief over the Scottish people's decision to reject independence gave way to squabbling over powers.

Sierra Leone faces criticism over Ebola shutdown

E-bola 2

Sierra Leone began the second day of a 72-hour nationwide shutdown aimed at containing the spread of the deadly Ebola virus on Saturday amid criticism that the action was a poorly planned publicity stunt.

300 Turkish Kurds cross to Syria to fight jihadists

Iraqi Kurdish

At least 300 Kurdish fighters crossed from Turkey into Syria overnight to battle jihadists from the Islamic State group trying to seize a strategic border town, a monitor said Saturday.

Malaysian official slams article on MH370 pilot

Malaysia airlines, MH370

Malaysian foreign affairs minister Anifah Aman Saturday slammed an article claiming that Malaysia Airlines flight MH370's pilot, Captain Zaharie Ahmad Shah, caused the aircraft to disappear when he committed suicide.

US: Man jumps White House fence, dodges security to reach doors

Constitution Avenue closed
A man jumped over the White House fence and made it to the front doors of the executive mansion before being apprehended on Friday, sparking an evacuation within the complex shortly after President Barack Obama departed for the weekend. WATCH VIDEO

France joins Iraq war; starts air raids

Iraq airstrike
French Rafale jets targeted and destroyed a 'logistics depot' in north-east Iraq on Friday morning and will follow with more operations in the next few days in order to 'weaken Daesh and restore Iraqi sovereignty', French President François Hollande said in a statement on Friday.

Scotland fears loss of new powers in referendum hangover

George Square

Having rejected independence and lost First Minister Alex Salmond, Scotland woke up to an unsettled future Saturday as fears grew that new powers promised by London will prove a disappointment.

Qaeda affiliate executes Lebanese soldier: govt

The soldier 'was killed by terrorist groups who threatened to kill other hero soldiers in captivity', defence minister Samir Moqbel said after meeting security officials.

Kiev, rebels ink deal creating buffer zone

Kiev and pro-Russian separatists on Saturday signed a deal creating a demilitarised zone in conflict-torn eastern Ukraine after fresh talks aimed at ending a brutal five-month war.

Scot vote, Brown give Labour head-start for 2015 poll


Former prime minister Gordon Brown led Labour to electoral defeat in 2010, but the Scotland referendum has given him the opportunity to reinvent himself and make game-changing interventions that now give Labour a head-start in the run-up to the May 2015 elections.

Scotland stays, but a less united UK ahead?

Scottish referendum
Celebrations over Scotland rejecting independence by 55% to 45% on Friday were soon replaced by moves to devolve more powers not only to Scotland but also to England, Wales and Northern Ireland, and a gnawing sense that the road ahead may not be smooth.

11-hour wait! Apple lovers queue up for iPhone 6

iPhone 6 queue
Customers around the US descended upon Apple stores to get their new iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus, that began retailing on Friday, unless they had pre-booked. The new phones hit markets in the US and eight other countries on September 19, costing $199, $299 and $399 for iPhone6. And iPhone 6 Plus starts at $299.
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