S&P cuts Egypt's credit ratings Ratings agency Standard & Poor's has pushed Egypt's sovereign credit ratings deeper into junk status, citing "continued pressure" on foreign reserves. More
Bangladesh building collapse toll rises to 433 Rescuers found more bodies in the concrete debris of a collapsed garment factory building Thursday and authorities say it may take another five days to clear the rubble. In addition to the 433 confirmed dead, police report that 149 people are still missing in what has become the worst disaster for Bangladesh’s $20 billion-a-year garment industry. More
Adichie focuses on Nigeria's present for new novel Modern life in Lagos, Nigeria's largest city, has become almost a character itself in novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's new book, "Americanah." Within its pages, one catches self-acknowledged glimpses of the writer herself, who shot to fame with her previous novel, a love story set during Nigeria's civil war entitled "Half of a Yellow Sun." More
Jones called 'greatest country singer of all time' The country music world reacted with deep emotion upon learning of the death of legendary singer George Jones. Here's a sampling of quotes and tweets about Jones: "The world has lost the greatest country singer of all time. Amen." - Merle Haggard More
Another Southwest flight with engine problem aborts takeoff CHICAGO (AP) -- For the second time this week, a Southwest Airlines plane has aborted a takeoff at Chicago's Midway International Airport because of engine trouble. Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Elizabeth Isham Cory says the crew reported ... 07/10/2015 - 1:29 am | View Link
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The internet of nothings BABBAGE is getting a little tired of all the hype surrounding the “internet of things” (IoT ... Meanwhile, the Department of Homeland Security in America has reported security holes in some 300 medical devices made by 40 companies that could be ... 05/27/2014 - 9:00 pm | View Link
Yahoo to shut down search engine AltaVista Yahoo acquired AltaVista when it bought ad firm Overture in 2003. Overture bought it in 2001, after AltaVista’s IPO was abandoned in the wake of the dotcom crash, the BBC reported. Reactions to Yahoo’s decision have already appear in different tech media. 07/1/2013 - 1:00 pm | View Link
Engine trouble reported before Nigerian plane crash BAMAKO, Mali — The crew of a Nigerian airliner that crashed into a crowded neighborhood in Lagos, Nigeria, on Sunday, killing all 153 on board, reported engine trouble just before the plane, once flown by Seattle-based Alaska Airlines, went down, an ... 06/4/2012 - 4:42 pm | View Link
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The managers of a national park in Congo say poachers killed three rangers and one Congolese military colonel who were part of a 10-man patrol that tracked the satellite collar of a killed elephant to a poachers' camp.
Ahmad Masood / Reuters The death toll in last month’s Hajj stampede in Saudi Arabia is roughly double the number that the country first reported, the Associated Press is reporting. The Saudi estimate of the disaster was 769, but the new estimate, based on an AP count, suggests that 1,453 people died in the stampede.