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Burkina Faso army enters capital to disarm coup leaders | Burkina Faso News

Burkina Faso soldiers have entered the capital Ouagadougou without resistance after coup leader General Gilbert Diendere said he would hand over power to a civilian transitional government.<p>Army leaders also began surrender talks late on Monday with the elite presidential guard that staged the coup …

Africa

Baby born from ovary frozen in mother's childhood

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Medicine

The Dark Saudi-Israeli Plot to Tip the Scales in Syria

A quiet meeting this past March in Saudi Arabia, and a recent anonymous leak from the Israeli military, set the stage for what may be a new and wider …

Islamic State: What has happened since the fall of Mosul?

<b>A year ago, militants from Islamic State (IS) seized control of Iraq's second city, Mosul, routing the Iraqi army and sending shockwaves around the world.</b><p>Despite facing an air campaign by a US-led international coalition and offensives on the ground by a variety of opponents in Iraq and …

Islam

US 'sending hundreds more troops to Iraq'

Barack Obama reportedly poised to send 500 extra military personnel to fight Islamic State and set up new training base in Anbar province<p>The White House is reportedly planning a shift in strategy in Iraq that would see hundreds of American military trainers deployed to help retake Ramadi and the …

Asharq AL-awsat | International and Arab News

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Asharq Al-Awsat

Saudi king faces changing landscape

<b>Just 100 days into his reign Saudi Arabia's new king has already launched air strikes in Yemen, promoted some conservatives, given away an estimated $32bn (£21bn) to his people and set his son on the path to the throne.</b><p>King Salman's decisive start, including the major cabinet reshuffle - which …

Saudi Arabia

The Secret Of Lawyers-Turned-Entrepreneurs?

Lawyers have launched numerous startups—some law-related, some not. But does legal training benefit or, as some have argued, hinder a future entrepreneur? In search of an answer, I interviewed three law school graduates who founded businesses and was surprised by what the members of this admittedly …

Entrepreneurship

Should we be worried about Android app permissions?

If you’re really honest, do you actually read the permissions that Android apps are asking for before you install them? If you do, then there’s little doubt that you’re in the minority. Most of us treat them like terms and conditions, blindly clicking, or tapping, our way through. Is this something …

Apps

Weekend hike: Go now to savor Malibu Creek's wildflowers, rock pools

Spring hiking in Malibu Creek State Park offers two things in short supply in California: an abundance of wildflowers and flowing water.<p>Smaller trails in the northwest corner of this Santa Monica Mountains park look downright lush -- and will make you forget the drought and the state's water woes …

Hiking

Israel & International Law: The Siege & Blockade of Gaza

PHOTO: Erez Crossing betwen Gaza and Israel (OXFAM)<p>For more on Israel's violations of international law, see our fact sheets on Israel's West Bank …

Google has a top-secret project to revolutionize smartphone battery technology

Gadget fans’ most common gripes usually revolve around their favorite devices’ battery power. Although battery life is certainly improving every …

Isis closes in on Damascus after seizing Yarmouk refugee camp

The terrorist group’s capture of the beleaguered site means it now controls territory only six miles from the centre of the Syrian capital<p>For more than 50 years, Yarmouk refugee camp was used as a showpiece of Syrian support for the Palestinian cause.<p>Now, after three years of war and siege, …

Middle East

China defends construction on disputed Spratly Islands

China defends construction on disputed Spratly Islands China says its reclamation of Spratly Islands also claimed by other countries is 'beyond reproach', as Barack Obama voices concern about Chinese 'muscle' in the South China Sea.<p>China has defended its controversial policy of land reclamation in …

The American Warlord Guilty of Torture

Chucky Taylor, the bloodthirsty son of a former Liberian dictator, is the only American rotting in U.S. prison for torturing people abroad.<p>Before …

The Original True Crime Murder Mystery That Gripped America

In 1956, a decade before In Cold Blood, Meyer Levin’s Compulsion thrilled readers with the grisly tale of the Leopold and Loeb murder and launched a …

Crime

Dispatches: Hashtag Injustice via Pakistan’s Military Courts

The Pakistan military’s public communications arm, the Interservices Public Relations (ISPR), has a new role: tweeting the death penalty verdicts of …

23 Cute Animals Who Just Want You To Have A Nice Monday

Hey, Mondays aren't so bad.

Cute Animals

Latest World News, Videos & Photos

Deadly 3-stage attack leaves the French countryside reeling<p>Autopsies being performed on family of 4 found dead in Mexico<p>American family of 4 found …

Gabriel García Márquez’s Formative Reading List: 24 Books That Shaped One of Humanity’s Greatest Writers

“Life is not what one lived, but what one remembers and how one remembers it in order to recount it.”<p>The most reliable portal into another’s psyche is the mental library of that person’s favorite books — those foundational idea-bricks of which we build the home for our interior lives, the integral …

Literature

Pakistani man kills family of 10 over marriage dispute: police | Reuters

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - A Pakistani man is suspected of killing his fiancé and nine of her relatives after the woman’s family appeared reluctant to give her permission to marry, police said on Monday.<p>The 25-year-old suspect, who police identified as Gul Ahmad Saeed, had been on the run since …

Pakistan

Barack Obama fights back against Israeli critics of Iran nuclear deal

US president says framework is ‘once-in-lifetime’ chance to prevent Iran getting nuclear weapon and pledges to support Israel’s defences<p>Barack Obama has answered continuing Israeli criticism of the framework agreement over Iran’s nuclear ambitions, telling the New York Times the deal is a …

South Asia

Ex-NFL star Darren Sharper pleads not guilty to U.S. charges he drugged women | Reuters

NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - Former NFL star Darren Sharper entered a not guilty plea on Monday in New Orleans to federal charges that he drugged women with the intent to rape them, having already pleaded guilty to related charges in three states.<p>Former National Football League star Darren Sharper (L) …

Crime

Four-bedroom house in Spain 'sold' in €10 raffle

A stone’s throw from a former palace and vestiges of a medieval wall, this four-bedroom house in rural Valencia boasts a prime location, 20 miles from the beach and 50 miles from the nearest ski hill.<p>And it is a steal – given that its newest owner paid just €10 (£7.35) for it in a raffle.<p>When the …

Real Estate

New study confirms ancient people of Chile died of slow poisoning from arsenic

Previous studies have established that people of numerous pre-Columbian civilizations in northern Chile suffered from chronic arsenic poisoning …

The Ferrari FXX K sounds better than every 2015 F1 car

Soul-stirring footage from Fiorano proves this beyond any possible doubt.<p>Yes, I'm gonna harp on the sound of the current-generation V6 turbo Formula 1 cars. Again. And I'm gonna use footage of Ferrari's latest track-only oligarch special to do it.<p>This is the Ferrari FXX K during a customer-only …

Demand for more mosques in France raises tension

Muslim leaders' demand to double the number of mosques in France within two years causes anger<p>A call by Muslim leaders for the number of mosques in <b>France</b> to be doubled has aggravated community tensions barely three months after the <b>Charlie Hebdo attacks</b>.<p>"We have 2,200 mosques and we need double that …