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
Kenya Country Profile 2015: That engine just keeps rolling The Kenya Tourist Board (KTB) reported that arrivals in the second quarter of 2014 fell 45% to 172,258. Industry players said the full year's numbers were expected to decline by similar margins because of the insecurity fears. In 2013, tourist numbers had ... 11/19/2015 - 10:00 pm | View Link
Cathay Pacific flight to Hong Kong diverted after engine shuts down Reports of fire and flames in engine of Cathay Pacific flight CX 170 from Perth-Honk Kong ... The incident comes in the same week that the South China Sunday Morning Post reported pilots at Cathay Pacific had sent an extensive warning letter to the ... 09/24/2015 - 5:28 pm | View Link
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Turkish police have reportedly arrested 11 more people believed to be part of the Islamic State network and connected to Tuesday’s terrorist attacks at Istanbul’s main airport, which left 44 people dead and 238 wounded.
Local media reports cited by Reuters say that the suspects are believed to be members of a local ISIS cell and were apprehended by a counterterrorism police squad in the early hours of Wednesday.
If confirmed, the fresh arrests would bring the total number of suspects detained in the investigation of the triple suicide bombing to 24.
Officials say the attack was perpetrated by three suspected ISIS followers from Russia, Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan armed with automatic weapons and explosive vests.
(CANBERRA, Australia) — Australians go to the polls Saturday with the opposition leader vying to become the country’s fifth prime minister in three years. Global market turmoil since the Brexit vote, Australia’ssuccess in turning back asylum seeker boats, gay marriage, housing prices, corporate tax rates and union corruption have been major issues in the eight-week campaign.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has urged Australians to vote for continuity and stability by re-electing his conservative coalition which dumped the country’s last prime minister less than a year ago.
Opposition leader Bill Shorten, who played a key role in his center-left Labor Party ousting two of its ownprime ministers in the space of three years, says the government remains deeply divided and that Labor is the stable option.
Torrential rains triggered heavy floods and landslides that poured down hills in the northern Indian state of Uttarakhand, killing at least nine people by Friday and destroying dozens of homes, officials said.
As Turkey pressed ahead with an investigation into the triple suicide bombing at Istanbul's busiest airport bombing and track down suspects, its security forces killed the mastermind of an earlier suicide bombing, an official said Friday.
Austria's highest court is due to rule on whether presidential elections narrowly lost by a right-wing candidate must be repeated after his party claimed gross irregularities in the absentee vote count.