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Algeria soccer death seen as part of wider ills

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — The rocks came raining down after the final whistle of the Algerian soccer match, an increasingly common ritual in stadiums …

Reminder: Don’t question France’s 35-hour work week

Emmanuel Macron has been the French economy minister for less than a week and already his words are coming back to haunt him.<p>Macron, who was appointed earlier this week in a government reshuffle and whose relative youth means that the 36-year-old wasn’t yet born when France last ran a surplus, …

North Africa

Missouri governor removes St Louis police from Ferguson protest duty

The governor of Missouri stood down the police force that had been leading the policing of demonstrations against the killing of an unarmed 18-year-old, after Barack Obama added his voice to widespread criticism of a military-style crackdown.<p>Jay Nixon handed responsibility for law and order to the …

Body of American Sheila Von Weise Mack Found in Suitcase at Bali St. Regis

The half-naked body of an American tourist was found stuffed in a suitcase at a posh five-star resort in Indonesia, officials said Wednesday. Police identified the corpse as 62-year-old Chicagoan Sheila Von Weise Mack – and said the victim’s teenage daughter and daughter’s boyfriend had been …

Crime

Ebola vaccine won't be ready until 2015, says WHO

Clinical trials will be rushed through trial process to help staunch the spread of the deadly virus<p>Clinical trials of vaccines for the deadly Ebola virus should soon get underway and will likely be ready for widespread use by early next year, the World Health Organisation said Saturday.<p>"I think …

The best view of the Perseid meteor shower is from space

It's a great week for celestial gazing with both a supermoon and the year's best meteor shower lighting things up, but the best view is also from out of this world.<p>This week is a doozy for night sky watchers, with arguably the best meteor shower of the year in the Perseids (peaking tonight) and a …

Astronomy

Why Microsoft And Google Are Backing The 22-Year-Old 'Italian Zuckerberg'

Soon every major Italian news outlet wanted to cover the kid who'd started a professional networking website called Egomnia. Their interest, along with that of national politicians and business executives, expressed the hope that this young entrepreneur could become Italy's version of an American …

Silicon Valley