Egypt shortens curfew as unrest over coup wanes

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s interim prime minister says his government is putting priority on increasing security to restore peace and improve the country’s economy. Hazem el-Beblawi also told reporters Saturday that a clear political process is needed to…

Chinese reporter detained after accusing official

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese police have detained a journalist on suspicion of causing trouble, after he openly alleged that a senior government official was negligent with his public duties. Si Weijiang, a lawyer for Liu Hu, said the…

UN forces join Congo soldiers on front line

GOMA, Congo (AP) — Congo’s government spokesman says at least three people are dead in eastern Congo after a rocket fell in Goma. Lambert Mende told The Associated Press that residents of Goma were protesting in the streets…

Syria warns US not to intervene militarily

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — The United Nations disarmament chief arrived in the Syrian capital on Saturday to press President Bashar Assad’s regime to allow U.N. experts to investigate an alleged chemical weapons attack this week that reportedly killed…

China’s Bo says former aide an unreliable witness

JINAN, China (AP) — Disgraced Chinese politician Bo Xilai told a court Saturday that his wife stole government funds without his involvement and revealed how the couple became estranged after he was unfaithful, offering a glimpse at his…

Greenpeace says its ship enters Russian Arctic

MOSCOW (AP) — The environmental group Greenpeace says one of its ships has defied Russian authorities and entered Arctic waters to protest against oil drilling. Greenpeace says Russia this week denied permission for its Arctic Sunrise ship to…

Karzai: Afghan sentence won’t bring back victims

KABUL (AP) — Afghanistan’s President Hamid Karzai says the life sentence handed to a U.S. soldier who massacred 16 Afghan civilians will not “bring back our children.” Karzai’s remarks came at a news conference Saturday, the day after…

Extremists slit throats of 44 in northeast Nigeria

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — An official says suspected Islamist extremists killed at least 44 villagers in continuing attacks in an Islamic uprising in northeast Nigeria. The official of the National Emergency Management Agency says the attackers hit Dumba…

BC-WEA–Global Weather-Fahrenheit, WEA

NEW YORK (AP) — Minimum and maximum temperatures in Fahrenheit, precipitation in inches and weather conditions as recorded for the previous day and forecast for the current and following day in each city as of 0800 GMT: ;MIN;MAX;COND;PRECIP;MIN;MAX;COND;MIN;MAX;COND…

Relief in Guantanamo as 9/11 trial edges forward

GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba (AP) — The visitors getting VIP treatment from the U.S. military sat through days of legal debate so dense that even lawyers yawned and at times the terrorist mastermind in the front row…

Police arrest second suspect in Mumbai gang rape

NEW DELHI (AP) — A second man was arrested in the gang rape of a photojournalist in Mumbai, police said Saturday, promising swift justice for a crime that has renewed public outcry over sexual violence in India. The…

Suspect arrested over Lebanese mosque bombings

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanese authorities say the death toll from twin car bombs in the northern city of Tripoli has risen to 47. Lebanon’s police also said Saturday that some 300 people are still in the hospital —…

Japan turns up pressure on pro-Pyongyang schools

TOYOAKE, Japan (AP) — The high concrete walls of Hwang In Suk’s school enclose a world different from the rest of Japan. Another language echoes through the halls. The classrooms, with their chalky blackboards and flimsy desks, look…

Chinese prof banned from classrooms over speech

BEIJING (AP) — An outspoken college law professor calling for constitutional rule has been banned from teaching, as the Chinese authorities tighten ideological controls, including launching an unusual assault on advocacy of constitutionalism. Zhang Xuezhong, a teacher at…

Former Australian leader condemns US gun culture

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A former Australian government leader has blamed the gun culture in the United States for the shooting death of an Australian baseball player in Oklahoma and condemned America’s lax firearm controls as a corruptive…