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Sudan's pyramids, nearly as grand as Egypt's, go unvisited

AL-BEGRAWIYA, Sudan (AP) — The small, steep pyramids rising up from the desert hills of northern Sudan resemble those in neighboring Egypt, but …

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South Korea legalises adultery

Constitutional Court says state should not intervene in people’s private lives<p>South Korea’s Constitutional Court has struck down a 60-year-old statute outlawing adultery under which violators faced up to two years in prison.<p>The nine-member bench ruled by seven to two that the 1953 law was …

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Ebro Darden Stepping Down As Program Director At Hot 97 - Exclusive Hip Hop News, Interviews, Rumors, Rap & Music Videos

<b>(AllHipHop News)</b> The man who played a major role in the direction of New York City’s Hot 97 in recent years has revealed he has stepped down as the …

Ex-New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin Found Guilty of 20 Charges of Corruption

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>A federal jury found former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin guilty of 20 counts of corruption and …

First Bong Bowl? Matchup highlights NFL's pot stance

20 states have legalized medical marijuana. But NFL players who live there can't use pot.<p>Bong Bowl. Reefer Bowl. Stoner Bowl. These names are emerging leading up to this year's Super Bowl matchup between the Denver Broncos and the Seattle Seahawks.<p>Colorado and Washington are the only two states …

Merger of Palace staff is latest step on Prince of Wales's journey to kingship

Prince of Wales will wield greater power over the Royal family when part of his household moves into Buckingham Palace<p>The Prince of Wales will take the latest significant step in his journey towards becoming king later this month when a key part of his household merges with Buckingham Palace.<p>The …

Somali pirates hijack first ship since 2012

Somali pirates have seized a cargo ship in their first successful hijacking since 2012<p>Pirates have seized a merchant ship in the Red Sea and have taken it south towards <b>Somali</b> waters, in the first successful hijacking in the region since 2012.<p>The vessel, identified as the MV Marzooqah, sent a …

Nun from El Salvador who gave birth to baby Francesco: 'He is a gift from God'

Sister Roxana Rodriguez, who gave birth to a baby boy and named him after the Pope, said she feels more like a mother than a nun<p>A nun from <b>El Salvador</b> who gave birth to a baby boy in <b>Italy</b>has described him as "a gift of god" and pledged to take care of him as she faces expulsion from the …

Obama: Marijuana no more dangerous than alcohol

President Obama doesn't think marijuana is more dangerous than alcohol, "in terms of its impact on the individual consumer," he told "The New Yorker" magazine in an interview.<p>"As has been well documented, I smoked pot as a kid, and I view it as a bad habit and a vice, not very different from the …

Cops who beat homeless man to death walk free

<b>Kelly Thomas in 2009 (Fullerton PD)</b><p>Kelly Thomas, schizophrenic and homeless, cried for his dad as he was beaten. His assaulters were found not guilty<p>Natasha Lennard<p>January 14, 2014 2:31am (UTC)<p>Kelly Thomas, a homeless man who suffered from schizophrenia, died in hospital in 2011. He had beaten, …

‘We Are Terrified as a People’: Nigeria’s Gays Live in Fear Amid New Crackdown

The country arrested dozens Tuesday as its anti-homosexual law took effect, but activists say they are prepared to fight back amid the atmosphere of …

Retired Tampa cop denied bail in movie-theater slaying

The retired Florida police captain accused of fatally shooting a man who was texting during a movie — coincidentally a fellow ex-sailor — had every right to defend himself, his lawyer argued in court Tuesday.<p>But Curtis Reeves Jr., who faces life in prison in the shooting at a Florida movie theater, …

Is It the Beginning of the End for West African Lions?

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>West African lions, the lean, majestic creatures that used to roam the region, have dwindled down to …

Whitey Bulger jailhouse love letters revealed as he's moved to Arizona

Former South Boston crime boss James "Whitey" Bulger was transferred to a high-security federal penitentiary in Arizona as the Boston Globe revealed an emotional exchange of prison love letters between Bulger and the woman with whom he lived in hiding for years.<p>Bulger, 84, is at USP Tucson, …

Franklin McCain, One Of 'Greensboro Four,' Dies

Franklin McCain, one of the "Greensboro Four" who in 1960 sat down at a whites-only lunch counter in North Carolina and launched a sit-in movement that would soon spread to cities across the nation, has died.<p>North Carolina A&T State University said Friday morning that McCain died Thursday "after a …

Israeli parliament shuts its doors on protesting African refugees

Around 10,000 African refugees have taken their protest to the Israeli parliament in Jerusalem on the fourth consecutive day of demonstrations and strikes against harsh detention laws, and to demand the authorities consider their asylum claims.<p>The speaker of the Knesset, Israel's parliament, …

Florida moves ahead with bill legalizing 'warning shots'

Florida legislators are pushing ahead with a bill designed to make it clear people can show a gun, or even fire a warning shot, without drawing a lengthy prison sentence.<p>The legislation was partially inspired by the case of Marissa Alexander, a Jacksonville woman who was given a 20-year prison …

Sudan's 'Lost Boys' get caught in their country's violence once again

Jacob Atem has been through hell and back, twice.<p>Two decades ago, he was one of the "Lost Boys of Sudan," part of that wave of Sudanese war orphans who wandered through East Africa in the 1990's, fleeing the civil war in southern Sudan.<p>Atem, like many of his peers, resettled in the US. He worked …

African migrants protest Israel detention law

Thousands of African migrants have continued to march in the Israeli city of Tel Aviv, appealing for the support of Western governments against Israel's detention policy towards migrants who entered the country illegally.<p>Protesters held banners reading "No more prison" and "We are refugees" outside …

Peace talks started in South Sudan, but quickly hit a roadblock

Warring factions in South Sudan may have taken a small step toward peace. The two sides actually sat down Tuesday for peace talks in Ethiopia.<p>But so far, they don't have much to show for it.<p>The talks hit a bump right away over rebel demands that the government release several supporters of former …

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In Jahi McMath saga, science and religion clash

It will take more than doctors, judges and medical records to convince Nailah Winkfield that her child is dead.<p>Winkfield's 13-year-old daughter, Jahi McMath, entered an Oakland hospital for tonsil surgery three weeks ago and wound up on life support.<p>Now Jahi is hooked to a ventilator that handles …